The Oshawa Generals are back in action tonight to take on the Owen Sound Attack at 6:05 PM at the General Motors Centre. Tonight’s game is presented by Durham Radio.
The two teams last met on October 20th when the Generals travelled to Owen Sound to defeat the Attack 2-1 in their own barn. Oshawa fell behind by one in the first period but scored twice in the second to take the lead and the win.
The Attack are currently six points ahead of the Generals but are sitting second in the Midwest Division, behind the London Knights who are riding a 23 game winning streak. The Generals are second in the East Division, but are only one point behind the leading Belleville Bulls. Every point is important for the Generals as they strive to reclaim the division lead.
The Oshawa Generals were last in action on Friday night, coming up with a 4-3 win over the Mississauga Steelheads despite a heavily depleted roster. The Generals held a 4-0 lead by the middle of the game, but the Steelheads came back with a vengeance, bringing the score within one before the end of the game. Daniel Altshuller was a game changer in net for Oshawa, backstopping the team as they were out shot 22-34.
The Owen Sound Attack were also in action on Friday night, defeating the Erie Otters 6-1. As the score would suggest, the Attack kept control of the game. With the score 3-0 going into the third, Erie managed a goal on the power play, but Owen Sound quickly answered with three more. Owen Sound swept the three stars selections with Holden Cook taking the top honours for his two goals. Brandon Hope claimed the win in net.
The Oshawa Generals player to watch tonight is Cole Cassels. The Generals first round pick in 2011, Cassels is having a great season now in his draft year. The Columbus, Ohio native has nearly doubled his point total from last season and in just half the number of games. He is riding a three game point streak, with two goals and four points in that time. He earned the first star of the game on Sunday, December 16th when the Generals defeated the Ottawa 67’s by a score of 4-3.
On the other side of the ice, keep an eye out for Daniel Catenacci. The Newmarket, Ontario native is currently leading the Attack with 49 points in 35 games played, which puts him eighth in the league. He’s also second on the team with 20 goals. He has scored a goal in each of his last three games and is sure to be a threat again tonight.
The Oshawa Generals will be back in action on New Year’s Day, hosting the Guelph Storm. The game starts at 2:05 PM at the General Motors Centre.