Gens losing streak hits five in loss to Wolves
Oshawa, Ont., – The Oshawa Generals’ comeback attempt falls shot as they drop this one 7-5 to the Sudbury Wolves on their 25th Annual Teddy Bear Toss. Third-period goals from Stuart Rolofs, Calum Ritchie, and Dylan Roobroeck were not enough to get the win as their losing streak extended to four games.
Oshawa native Luke Torrance made it rain teddy bears just one minute into his 100th OHL game, after he took a pass from Ritchie the winger fired one on the net beating Nate Krawchuk and making it 1-0 Generals early. GensNation sent 3,507 bears over the glass at the TCC and into the homes of those in need around Durham Region for this holiday season.
With six minutes to go in the first it was Jacob Oster keeping the Gens lead in order sprawling out across his crease to rob the Wolves on the powerplay.
As quickly as the Generals scored in the first Sudbury did it quicker in the second. After a fanned attempt on a cross-crease pass, the puck found its way into the crease where it was Dalibor Dvorský. Later in the period, Sudbury would get the lead as David Goyette skated the puck out of the corner before sliding it to Quentin Musty who made no mistake giving the Wolves a 2-1 lead.
Before long it was the Sudbury Wolves doubling their lead when Nick Yearwood won a battle in the corner and the puck fell onto the stick of Alex Pharand who snapped it past Oster making it 3-1 Sudbury. After Ryder McIntyre was hauled down the Generals went to the power play where it was Torrance hammering home his second of the night on a one-timer from Luca D’Amato cutting the Wolves lead to 3-2.
Just over five minutes into the third the Wolves would restore their two-goal lead as Pharand found Djibril Toure who ripped a shot past Oster hitting the crossbar and post on the way into the net giving Sudbury a 4-2 lead.
Five minutes after that the lead would grow again this time through Quentin Musty, as the big forward was driving the net Goyette through the puck on net hitting off the winger and finding its way through Oster making it 5-2 Sudbury halfway through the third.
The Generals did have a response later on a power play it was the captain Rolofs snapping a shot from the faceoff dot past the Sudbury netminder making it 5-3 Wolves. A little over a minute later it was Rolofs making a beautiful pass to find Ritchie at the back door, and he wasted no time shooting it into the back of the net cutting the deficit to one.
The Wolves’ two-goal lead would be restored not long after creating a two-on-one Nathan Villeneuve would pass it to Chase Coughlan who would take a tumble but was still able to get it back to Villeneuve for an easy tap in making it 6-4 Wolves.
Oshawa was not giving up there this time by way of Roobroeck who took a searching pass from Ritchie and snapped a shot that found the back of the net cutting it to 6-5 Sudbury.
In the dying seconds of the game, it was Goyette finding himself in on net with Roobroeck as the only thing in the way but the Wolves leading scorer found the net and put the game to rest 7-5 Sudbury.
The Generals now hit the road for five straight games before returning home on Wednesday, December 13th to take on the high-flying Mississauga Steelheads.