Wednesday night visit to Nation’s Capital
Oshawa, Ont., – The Generals five-game road trip continues with a rare Wednesday night visit to the Ottawa 67’s and the Arena at TD Place. Coming off a split weekend in Brantford and Guelph, the Generals will look for a momentum-driving win in Ottawa tonight before heading to Windsor and Sarnia this weekend.
Ottawa is coming off of a big back-and-forth win over the North Bay Battalion, on Sunday afternoon, in their annual Teddy Bear Toss game. Captain and leading scorer Luca Pinelli had a pair of goals, while goaltender Collin MacKenzie made his return to the net.
The Generals return to the ice following a close 3-2 loss to the defensive juggernaut Guelph Storm on Sunday afternoon. The loss to the Storm came one day after the Generals snapped their five-game losing streak with a big 5-2 win over the Brantford Bulldogs. Minnesota Wild prospect Rasmus Kumpulainen had a big weekend with three goals across the two games. Kumpulainen now leads the team in points with 25 in 24 games.
Tonight marks the fifth meeting already between the 67’s and Generals, with Ottawa holding a 3-1-0-0 edge on the season series, with one of the victories coming in overtime. The 67’s overtime win came in the team’s previous meeting. After New York Rangers prospect Dylan Roobroeck tied the game with just 23 seconds remaining, the 67’s got the last laugh when Cooper Foster scored the game-winner wth less than three seconds on the clock.
The 67’s sit first in the East Division with 32 points while the Generals sit fifth with just 21 points. Despite the Generals sitting on the outside of the playoff picture to start December, the Generals have finally found consistency in their lineup after some injuries and suspensions, and have shown they can compete with anyone with a full lineup.
Tonight’s contest can be viewed on Rogers TV Durham Channel 10 and on CHL TV. Rather listen? Join Jack Moore on Oshawa Generals Radio at mixlr.com/oshawagenerals