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Generals Fall 6-5 to IceDogs in First Exhibition Game

Sep 03, 2012 - 15:23 EDT

The Oshawa Generals kicked off their exhibition season today in Niagara when they took on the IceDogs at the Gatorade Garden City Arena where 2358 turned out for the game.

Things got off to a quick start with Niagara tallying the first goal three minutes into the first when Brock Beukeboom scored unassisted.  Oshawa was quick to answer though.  Less than two minutes later, Scott Sabourin, off a pass from Chris Carlisle, evened things with a power play goal.  Carter Verhaeghe put Niagara ahead halfway through the period and the Generals struggled to tie the game before the buzzer, going to intermission down 2-1.

Oshawa won the goal heavy second period, scoring four goals to Niagara’s three in the second frame. Aaron Hayden scored first for Niagara to put them up 3-1 on the power play, but Cole Cassels answered for Oshawa.  After two more goals from Niagara, Oshawa came back with three of their own to tie the game.  Adam Lloyd and Brian Hughes each scored unassisted and Josh Brown scored assisted by Matt Hore.  The Generals went into the final period tied 5-5.

Niagara won the hard fought third period when Beukeboom scored on the power play putting the IceDogs up 6-5 near the end of the period.  Scott Sabourin received the second star of the game for 1 goal and 1 assist in the afternoon game.

Ken Appleby started in net and played the first thirty minutes for the Generals, while Justin Tugwell played the second half of the game.  The Generals outshot the IceDogs 41 to 29.

1st Period
3:04-NIA-Brock Beukeboom
4:49-OSH-Scott Sabourin (Chris Carlisle, Colin Suellentrop)
10:25-NIA-Carter Verhaeghe (Mike Robinson)
2nd Period
3:25-NIA-Aaron Haydon (Verhaeghe)
6:35-OSH-Cole Cassels (Sabourin, Michael Dal Colle)
7:38-NIA-David Sysala
10:15-NIA-Ondrej Kopta (Mitch Bursey, Sysala)
15:58-OSH-Adam Lloyd
17:25-OSH-Brian Hughes
18:34-OSH-Josh Brown (Matt Hore)
3rd Period
17:01-NIA-Beukeboom (Verhaeghe, Shayne Rover)

The Generals faceoff next in Peterborough when they face the Petes on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 PM.