The Oshawa Generals are back on the ice for three games this Family Day Weekend starting with a home game Friday night against the Ottawa 67’s. Saturday night the boys head to Owen Sound to take on the Attack, before coming home and finishing off the weekend Monday afternoon hosting the Erie Otters and former captain Anthony Cirelli. The Gens are coming off a weekend where they won two out of their three games and regained their spot atop the Eastern Conference, something they’ll look to keep for the remainder of the season.
The Gens host the Ottawa 67’s on Friday in the fifth meeting between these teams this season. The teams 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. 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 Gens are winners of two straight 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 then head to Owen Sound on Saturday to take on the Attack looking for a season sweep in the second and final meeting of the regular season between the teams. The Gens took the first meeting by a score of 2-1 in which Kenny Huether and Danil Antropov stepped up with two goals and two assists respectively. The Gens defence will have to be at its best as the Attack are winners of four straight heading into the weekend in which they scored 24 goals, with five players cracking the 50 point marker. Should Jeremy Brodeur and Michael McNiven start in goal Saturday night fans could be in for a show as the two are two of the premier goaltenders in the league, Brodeur currently with 27 wins and a .919 save percentage, while McNiven has 29 wins and a .919 save percentage.
The Gens will have a day off before hosting the Erie Otters on Monday afternoon for Family Day. The Gens will welcome home former captain Anthony Cirelli as he makes his only return to Oshawa. The teams faced off earlier this season in Erie that the Otters took by a score of 6-0, a performance the Gens will look to see flipped. This will be a battle of division leaders as the Otters are currently atop the Western Conference having clinched a playoff spot, and the Gens are sitting top in the Eastern Conference looking to clinch their own playoff spot. The Gens defence will have to keep a close eye on Alex DeBrincat and Taylor Raddysh who sit 1st and 2nd in points in the OHL. The Gens will counter with Jack Studnicka, Domenic Commisso, and Eric Henderson, who have a combined 10 points in their last two games.
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