The Gens host the Ottawa 67’s on tonight in what will be the team’s first of three games to start the Family Day long weekend. This will be the fifth meeting between these teams this season which have split the series so far 2-2 with each winning on home ice, a streak the Gens will look to extend and improve on their impressive 20-5-0-0 home record. Tonight’s game night sponsor is the Armstrong Funeral Home Limited in support of the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre.
The Gens are coming off a weekend in which they won two of their three games and are sitting atop the Eastern Conference once again thanks in large part to their offence. In the two wins the team put up 12 goals with everyone chipping in. In their last game, the Gens had a total of 12 different players record a point in what was a complete team effort, an effort coach Bob Jones would like to see continue throughout the weekend as they have scored 10 goals in the two wins over the 67’s.
The Generals are winners of two straight games while the 67’s have dropped four in a row, but are still a dangerous team with Artur Tyanulin who has 6 points in his last 6 games and leads the team with 62 points. The Gens will counter with Jack Studnicka, Domenic Commisso, and Eric Henderson, who have combined for 10 points in their last two games. The Generals offence will look to take advantage of a 67’s defence that has been struggling as of late having allowed 28 goals in their last four games, a total the Gens will look to add to.
Oshawa will look to avoid getting penalty calls as the 67’s have 41 power play goals on the season, something they’ve had trouble in, taking 21 penalties in their last three games. Oshawa will also look to draw plenty of penalties as the 67’s have the second worst penalty kill in the league and the Gens have had a lot of success on the power play at home. The 67’s are fighting for the last playoff spot with the North Bay Battalion and the Gens are fighting to stay on top of the Eastern Conference. With only 15 games remaining in the season both the Gens and 67’s need every point they can get.
The Generals are on the road tomorrow night in a showdown with the Owen Sound Attack for a 7:30 pm puck drop. You can listen in to all Gens games both home and away on the Gens mobile app. Download it today!
The Generals will have a day off after their Owen Sound game and come home to host the Erie Otters and former Generals captain Anthony Cirelli on Monday afternoon for Family Day For tickets click here.