Comeback falls short versus Fronts
Oshawa, Ont. – The Oshawa Generals lose 5-4 to the Kingston Frontenacs in their first shootout of the season.
After tying the game up in the last two minutes of play on Ryder McIntyre’s second goal of the season the Gens were unable to solve Mason Vaccari in the shootout.
It took almost half of the first period for either team to get on the score sheet, but it was Kingston opening the scoring. Maddox Callens got the puck just outside the Oshawa zone skated in and wristed his first of the season past Oster.
Kingston doubled their lead making it 2-0 early in the second when crossed the blue line and made a nice toe drag before sliding it to Matthew Soto who went from backhand to forehand, then snapped it past Oster.
The Generals would answer back, Calum Ritchie got the puck in the corner and passed it across the ice to Luke Torrance, the winger one-touch passed it to Rolofs who took the monkey off his back finishing the tic-tac-toe play making it 2-1 Kingston.
The Frontenacs would restore their two-goal lead a short while later when Gage Hayes took a cross-ice pass from Callens and wristed one into the net over a sprawled-out Oster, 3-1 Kingston.
To start the third period the Gens found themselves on the better side of a 5-on-3 and after the Frontenacs managed to kill the first one off Torrance found Ritchie who buried his first of the season cutting the lead to 3-2.
It was only 20 seconds later that Kingston would respond as Soto found himself on the doorstep managing to squeeze the puck through Oster for his second of the game making it 4-2 Frontenacs.
Two minutes later the Generals were able to cut the lead in half. Dylan Roobroeck found Torrance sitting at the back door, the winger made no mistakes shooting the puck into the top corner for his third point of the night, 4-3 Kingston.
Then with just under two minutes to go in regulation, the Generals would tie things up, it was Luca D’Amato finding a seam to Ben Danford who tapped it out front to McIntyre for an easy goal.