GAME PREVIEW: GENS CLOSE AT HOME VS. 67’s IN OSHAWA TONIGHT AT 6:05PM
The Generals close out the weekend tonight at the Tribute Communities Centre in the back half of a home and home with the Ottawa 67’s. After picking up two straight wins including a victory over the 67’s yesterday in Ottawa, the Gens enter the game with a 41-19-4-0 record on the season. After taking down the Battalion and 67’s so far, Oshawa will aim for another two-point performance tonight to complete the weekend sweep.
Oshawa’s meeting with Ottawa tonight will be the eighth and final time that the two teams will square off against each other this season. So far in the season series, Oshawa has had a tough matchup against the 67’s with a 3-4-0-0 record. However, after a clutch 3-2 win in Ottawa yesterday the Generals enter tonight’s contest with momentum and will look for the same result in front of the hometown crowd.
Coming into tonight’s game with wins in their past two games and an 8-1-1-0 record in their last ten, the Gens hold 86 points in 64 games on the season. They currently hold fourth place in the eastern conference and second in their division. Meanwhile, the Ottawa 67’s sit at the top of the league with a 47-12-3-2 record on the season and remain as the only team above the Gens in the eastern division.
Three Gens forwards who have had strong performances so far this weekend include Allan McShane, Ty Tullio and Anthony Salinitri. McShane started the weekend off by jumping in on the offensive explosion in Oshawa’s 7-1 win over the Battalion after he recorded a goal and an assist. From there, McShane went on to score the game-winning goal for the Gens in yesterday’s 3-2 victory over the 67’s in a heroic performance. Tullio has also produced offensively in both games so far this weekend, tallying a goal and an assist on Friday and potting another yesterday for 3 points in the past 2 games. Finally, Salinitri was on fire against North Bay on Friday after recording his 5th hat trick as a General. With all three forwards on a tear, look for each to be a key factor up front for the Gens tonight.
Join us at the Tribute Communities Centre tonight for the 6:05pm puck drop to cheer on the Gens as they go up against the Ottawa 67’s! After tonight, the team will play again at home on Wednesday night against the Frontenacs before heading into their final weekend of the regular season facing Kingston once more and then the Wolves.