PBO: 24-22-1-1 / 3rd East Division / 5th Eastern Conference
OSH: 28-18-2-0 / 2nd East Division / 4th Eastern Conference
Last Game (January 10/19): Generals 6 at Petes 5 OT
This Season vs OSH: 2-2-1-0
2017-18 Regular Season vs OSH: 2-5-0-1
Last Five Years vs OSH: 12-19-3-3
Last Five Years vs OSH on the road: 5-12-0-1
PBO: 6-3 W vs HAM
OSH: 5-3 L vs LDN
PBO: Merkley – 44GP – 9G – 343 – 52P
OSH: Saigeon – 48GP – 29G – 41A – 70P
PBO: PP 16.3% (17th), PK 78.9% (9th)
OSH: PP 23.4% (8th), PK 80.9% (4th)
This is the sixth of eight meetings between these East Division rivals, who will each host one more game after Friday’s match up.
Bowmanville native Declan Chisholm has 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points in 5 games against Oshawa this season.
Brandon Saigeon has 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in 6 game against the Petes this season, but 8 of those points came while he was with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The most saves Hunter Jones has made in a game this season, 45, was in a 2-1 road win over the Gens on October 12.
Oshawa has 3 players in the top 16 of overall scoring – Saigeon (10th; 29-41–70), Anthony Salinitri (13th; 37-27–64), and Serron Noel (16th; 25-34–59)
Salinitri leads the OHL in shorthanded goals with 7. Chris Paquette and Saigeon are tied for second with 5 each.
The last two games between the Petes and Gens have gone to overtime, with each team taking a win.