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North Bay Battalion Crush Oshawa Generals 8-1, Forces Game Seven

North Bay – In a thrilling display of dominance, the North Bay Battalion soared to an 8-1 victory over the Oshawa Generals in Game Six, igniting the excitement of hockey fans at the North Bay Memorial Gardens. With this commanding win, the Battalion have leveled the playoff series at 3-3, setting the stage for a dramatic Game Seven showdown.

The Battalion wasted no time asserting their authority, as Dalyn Wakely struck just 43 seconds into the game, swiftly followed by a powerplay goal from Sandis Vilmanis at the 12-minute mark. Brice Cooke and Owen Van Steensel added to Oshawa’s woes with two more goals before the end of the first period.

North Bay’s offensive onslaught continued in the second period, with Liam Arnsby and Van Steensel finding the back of the net once again. Despite a late response from Oshawa’s Ben Danford, the Generals were unable to halt the Battalion’s momentum.

As the game progressed into the third period, North Bay maintained their relentless pressure, with Justin Ertel and Jacob Therrien extending their lead to seal the decisive victory.

In the goaltending department, North Bay’s netminder, McIvor, stood tall against Oshawa’s offensive barrage, turning aside 35 of 36 shots to secure the win.

With both teams now deadlocked in the series, the anticipation for Game Seven is palpable. Hockey enthusiasts can expect a fiercely contested battle as the Battalion and Generals vie for a coveted spot in the next round of the playoffs.

Attendance at the North Bay Memorial Gardens reached 4,204, with fans treated to a spectacle of skill and passion on the ice.

Referees Mac Nichol and Joe Monette, along with linesmen Brian Birkhoff and Dustin McCrank, officiated the game with precision and fairness, ensuring the integrity of the contest.

As the series heads to a climactic conclusion, all eyes will be on Game Seven, where only one team will emerge victorious and advance in their quest for championship glory.


The North Bay Battalion’s resounding victory in Game Six exemplifies their determination and talent, proving their mettle as formidable contenders in the playoffs. With Game Seven looming, the pressure is on for both teams to deliver their best performance yet. Expect a fiercely competitive and thrilling conclusion to this captivating series, as hockey fans eagerly await the outcome.

Marcus Godinho

Marcus Godinho is our Junior Hockey Writer, specializing in coverage of the Mississauga Steelheads and Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). With a passion for the game and a keen eye for talent, Godinho delivers in-depth analysis and updates on the teams' performances, prospects, and developments. For inquiries or feedback, contact Marcus at marcus.godinho@gtaweekly.ca.

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