The Sudbury Wolves make their way to the General Motors Centre as the Oshawa Generals play host for a special Family Day game. The game is set to start at 2:05pm and will be presented by Rodman’s Heat & A/C.
Make sure to bring a dollar to the game, as Rodman’s goes LOONIE for Grandview Kids. The donations collected will support the Grandview Children’s Foundation as well as the Include Me Campaign.
Having met twice this year, the two teams have split the season series with each team getting a win. The last matchup saw the Generals travel to the Sudbury Community Centre and beat the Wolves in a shootout, 3-2. Wolves goaltender Franky Palazzese was a strong opponent, making saves before he was solved in the shootout by Boone Jenner. The Generals’ record of 32-20-1-3 has them sitting second in the East Division while the Wolves record of 25-20-4-7 has them sitting third in the Central Division.
The Generals travelled to Sarnia on Saturday to take on the Sting where they fell by a score of 4-2. The Generals outshot the Sting 42-19 but it was the Sting that came out on top of a tight game. Bradley Latour and Scott Laughton (penalty shot) scored for the Generals while Daniel Althsuller took the loss in net.
The Sudbury Wolves were also in action on Saturday. They took on the Belleville Bulls at the Yardmen Arena and fell 7-5. Sudbury took the lead in the first and held on to it for half the game, but Belleville surged back in the second half for the win. Sudbury saw their five goals come from five different players. Franky Palazzese took the loss in net.
The Generals player to watch is Cole Cassels. The Generals sophomore has slowly been taking on more responsibility this season, and has grown tremendously as a result. His playmaking ability has opened the door for several of his teammates to score, while he patrols the front of the net for the rebound. Cole is also a potential draft pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, and was selected to play in this year’s Home Hardware Prospects Game.
Fans should also keep an eye out for Wolves forward Mathew Campagna. Campagna has been a point machine for the Wolves this season, collecting 18 goals and 40 assists in 53 games. He also has the longest point streak this season, collecting points in 18 consecutive games stretching from November 24th to January 12th.
The Generals hit the road as they travel to Peterborough to take on the long time rivals Petes before returning home to the General Motors Centre on February 22nd to host the Ottawa 67’s. Puck drop is at 7:35pm.