Game Day: Petes vs Generals

The Oshawa Generals are back for another exciting season of OHL hockey!  The team kicks off the home schedule tonight with an always enjoyable match up against the Peterborough Petes.  Tonight’s game starts at 7:35 PM at the General Motors Centre and is presented by Ontario Motor Sales and Mills.  Keep a look out during the first intermission for the car parade!

Fans, don’t miss the Pre-Game Tailgate Party starting at 5:00 PM!  Come down to the General Motors Centre and take part in the festivities at the front of the building.  The live band, Rock Party, will provide the musical entertainment while fans enjoy the Oshawa Generals Shooting Challenge, Bubba the Clown, and meet Deke the mascot.  Food and beverage will also be available.

There are a lot of new faces on the ice and off this season for the Generals.  The team has welcomed aboard new General Manager Jeff Twohey, Head Coach DJ Smith, and Assistant Coach Paul McFarland.  On the ice, the Generals have some exciting new players led by Michael Dal Colle, 1st round pick, 7th overall, of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.  Another addition that will be hard to miss is Tyler Biggs, who is joining the team after playing with the United States National Development program and Miami University.  He brings to the team a large frame and wealth of experience and talent.  

The Generals also have some key returning players in the likes of Boone Jenner, Lucas Lessio, and Scott Laughton, to name a few.  Daniel Altshuller has taken over the net now in his second season, with Ken Appleby backing him up.  Returning on the blueline are Colin Suellentrop, Geoffrey Schemitsch, and Matt Petgrave who will provide veteran stability to the younger defensemen.

Oshawa opened up the season on the road last week when they travelled to Peterborough and downed the Petes 5-2.  Daniel Altshuller made 34 saves on the night and Lucas Lessio scored twice, including a goal that earned him an OHL Play of the Week nod.  Lucas, Boone Jenner, and Matt Petgrave all had 3 point nights.

The Generals played the next night in Sudbury and though they held their own for much of the game, the team fell 4-2.  Despite outshooting the Wolves 30 to 28, the Generals could not complete the come back and had their fate sealed with an empty net goal.

The Petes were in action last night against the Erie Otters on home ice.  The Petes were unable to climb back after a harsh first period where the Otters claimed 3 goals.  They ultimately fell 5-1.  

The Generals player to watch tonight is Lucas Lessio.  Lucas put on a dazzling performance in the Generals season opener against the Petes, scoring a highlight reel goal that could be an early candidate for goal of the year.  He scored the first two goals for the Generals and earned the first star of the game.

On the other side of the ice, watch out for Francis Menard.  A new addition to the Petes, Francis was acquired from the Guelph Storm where he totalled 60 points in 68 games last year.  He scored once and had a two point game against the Generals last week and currently leads his team with 3 points in 3 games.

The Generals continue their three in three tomorrow night in Belleville when they take on the Bulls at 7:05 PM.  They will wrap up the weekend back on home ice Sunday.  Come out to see the team take on the Brampton Battalion at 6:05 PM at the General Motors Centre.  Buy your tickets early and save up to $2.00 over Day of Game ticket prices!

VS North Bay
Apr 20, 2014 06:05 PM
Loss 5-2
AT North Bay
Apr 22, 2014 07:00 PM
AT North Bay
Apr 23, 2014 07:00 PM
VS North Bay
Apr 25, 2014 07:05 PM
AT North Bay
Apr 26, 2014 07:00 PM

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