Steelheads Win the Battle
Steelheads win the battle with the Generals 3-1, extending their point streak to 9 games.
Coming off of a dominating win against Barrie last night, the Steelheads looked to replicate that performance in their match up against the Generals this evening. The Blue and White's Roman Basran made an exemplary glove save to start the game against the Generals Captain Ty Tullio. Moments later, Oshawa received a power play with various shots on Basran, yet the Steelheads continued to shut down the Generals from getting on the board first.
Mississauga received their first power play of the night at the 16:27 mark. With 27 seconds left in the power play, Steelheads' Zakary Lavoie took a sniper of a shot that rebounded off the pad of Paputsakis, giving his team a second opportunity at the net. At the 17:58 mark, Aidan Prueter capitalized off the rebound, putting the Steelheads first on the board. Prueter's goal marks his 20th point of the season, assisted by Lavoie and Luca DelBelBelluz.
Shots on Goal - 9 OSH/12 MISS
Steelheads continued to outshoot the Generals early into the second as rookie leader Owen Beck took a fire shot against Paputsakis but got ricocheted off the post.
After multiple shots on the Steelheads' net, the Blue and White were able to get the puck back into the Generals' zone. Ty Collins took a hard shot against Paputsakis, which bounced back, and DelBelBelluz capitalized on the rebound opportunity. DelBelBelluz's 18th goal of the season extended the Steelheads' lead to 2-0. Collins and Kasper Larsen received the assists.
Late into the second period, Mississauga received their third power play at the 15:14 mark as the Generals obtained a five-minute penalty. However, with multiple shots on Oshawa's net, the Steelheads could not capitalize on the power play in the second, sending the Trout to the third with a 2-0 lead with 14 seconds remaining in their five-minute power play.
Shots on Goal - 5 OSH/14 MISS
Opening the third on the power play, the Steelheads could not damage the board, yet moments later, at the 2:26 mark, the Trout received another power play. Again, Mississauga had various opportunities in the Generals' zone but were stopped by Paputsakis.
Late into the third, the Generals took Paputsakis out of the net to try to even the score, yet that did not affect the Steelheads. Max Dodig sunk the empty netter to give the Steelheads a 3-0 lead. Ethan Del Mastro received the assist.
After a big celebration, Steelheads took a penalty, giving the Generals a final power play of the game. Brett Harrison took a fire shot that slipped behind Basran, giving the Generals their first game goal. Tullio and Moore received the assists. However, the Steelheads stopped the Generals from further damaging the scoreboard, winning 3-1 against Oshawa.
Shots on Goal - 6 OSH/11MISS
Total Shots - 20 OSH/37 MISS
Luca DelBelBelluz (1G, 1A)
Zachary Paputsakis (34 Saves)
Aidan Prueter (1G)
Steelheads extend their point streak to nine games as they beat the Generals 3-1. The Steelheads will travel back to Oshawa to face the Generals yet again on Thursday, January 20th. Watch the game on CBC Gem!
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