Your Generals are coming off of a big win last night on national television – they sit with a perfect 3-0 record on Sportsnet. Oshawa is riding a six-game point streak whereas the Spits are headed the other direction currently on a three-game losing streak. Windsor has been one of the big-four teams in the Western Conference this whole season and are loaded with talent. They will be a tough out.
In house tonight, your Generals are hosting their first ever Pride Night – you can check out those details here. Also on the concourse, Local Desjardins Insurance Agents will be hosting a photo booth behind section 116 and Trillium College will be providing free massages behind section 106. Lots going on tonight that you won’t want to miss.
Season Record (Last 10 games):
Oshawa Generals: 29-18-5-4 (5-2-1-2) – 3rd in East Division
Windsor Spitfires: 32-18-5-0 (4-6-0-0) – 4th in West Division
This is the second and final time these teams meet this season. Oshawa won the first game.
Game 1 at Windsor: January 9th, 2020: 6-3 Oshawa win
January 9th was the Phil Tomasino show. In Phil’s first game with the Gens he was dominant – putting up two goals and three assists. This game was also Cole Resnick’s first in the lineup back from the coaching staff. Windsor got off to a 3-1 lead to end the second period, including two goals from Curtis Douglas. Your Gens exploded with a five-goal third period from four different goal scorers to take the commanding win. Jordan Kooy stopped 30 of 33 shots in his first win in a Gens sweater.
Players to Watch; Oshawa Generals
Allan McShane, C/LW – McShane is often overlooked as he doesn’t often sit number one on the Generals scoring list, but he has been a consistent leader for the Generals on and off the ice. His hockey IQ is off the charts which is why he was drafted by the Canadiens in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. McShane is a leader in the community, winning the Red Tilson Award for Outstanding Community Service last season. It’s hard not to root for him
Nico Gross, D – Gross is a leader on and off the ice. Taking one of the Gens import slots for the past three years. He’s been a constant helping Oliver Suni acclimatize to life in Canada this season – just as he helped fellow Swiss Nando Eggenberger last season. The “A” on Gross’ chest in Oshawa isn’t a rare experience for Nico – he was also adorned with one at the past two World Junior Championships for Switzerland. He played in four of those tournaments. Look for Nico to dazzle with a big hit – or a rocket of a shot from the point on the top powerplay unit. He’s a Rangers’ draft pick from the fourth round of the 2018 draft.
Players to Watch; Windsor Spitfires
Curtis Douglas, C – Douglas is a monster. He’s 6-foot-9 and as a centreman. That was not a typo – he’s really 6-foot-9 at 19-years-old. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s actually been a solid scorer for Windsor since coming over from Barrie in 2018. The fixture as the Spits top-line centreman, Douglas will be a sight to behold. Drafted by Dallas also in the fourth round of the 2018 draft – he was just seven picks behind Gross and ten behind McShane.
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