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Oshawa Generals Take Game 1 Against Ottawa 67’s in Second Round Clash

The Oshawa Generals kicked off their second-round series against the Ottawa 67’s with a nail-biting 4-3 victory at the Tribute Communities Centre on Friday night. The thrilling matchup left fans on the edge of their seats as both teams showcased their determination and skill on the ice.

From the outset, it was evident that this series would be fiercely contested. In a tightly contested first period, Ottawa drew first blood with a power-play goal by Sirman at 16:26, putting them ahead early on. However, Oshawa quickly responded in the second period when Roobroeck netted a goal at 6:50, setting the stage for a back-and-forth battle.

As the game entered the third period, tensions ran high as both teams vied for control. Sennecke provided a crucial breakthrough for Oshawa with a goal at 2:52, but Ottawa refused to back down, equalizing with a goal from Pinelli at 6:34. Despite Ottawa’s resilience, Oshawa surged ahead with goals from Ritchie at 10:39 and 12:56, giving them a vital lead in the series. Although Ottawa managed to pull one back with a late goal from Kressler at 14:53, it wasn’t enough to overcome Oshawa’s determined defense.

With a total of 67 shots on goal between the two teams, goaltenders MacKenzie and Oster showcased their skill and composure under pressure. MacKenzie made 33 saves for Ottawa, while Oster turned away 27 shots for Oshawa, playing a pivotal role in securing the victory for his team.

The intensity and passion displayed by both teams set the stage for what promises to be an enthralling series. As the playoffs progress, fans can expect more thrilling encounters between these two formidable opponents.


Game 1 of the second-round series between the Oshawa Generals and the Ottawa 67’s certainly lived up to expectations, delivering excitement and drama from start to finish. The victory for Oshawa gives them a crucial advantage as they look to gain momentum in the series. However, Ottawa’s resilient performance suggests that they are more than capable of mounting a comeback in the games to come. With plenty of hockey still to be played, both teams will need to bring their A-game as they battle for a spot in the next round of the playoffs.

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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