Generals Take 2-1 Series Lead with Sunday Evening Win Over Petes

Kenneth Andersen/Jess Van Staalduinen

The Peterborough Petes fell to the Oshawa Generals by a score of 4-1 for the second time this weekend.

The first half of the opening period was well balanced as each goaltender, Hunter Jones for Peterborough and Kyle Keyser for Oshawa, faced numerous quality shots but stood tall.

Shortly after the midway point of the period, Cameron Butler was assessed a five minute penalty and game misconduct, sending the Generals to an extended man advantage opportunity. Peterborough’s penalty killers were up to the task, though, allowing but turning aside all 7 of Oshawa’s shots on net.

The teams appeared to be heading to their rooms unscathed, but after a strong defensive play by alternate captain Austin Osmanski, Florida Panthers prospect Serron Noel was able to bury a rebound just outside of Jones’ crease to give the Generals a 1-0 lead with 42 seconds left in the period.

After opening the second period with speed and pressure, the Petes were able to get on the board. Detroit Red Wings prospect Cole Fraser fed a cross-zone pass to Bowmanville native Declan Chisholm, who was stoned by Keyser with a toe save. However, Brady Hinz was on the doorstep and made no mistake to put the puck into a nearly open net.

Hinz nearly gave his team the lead after being sprung by a teammate as he left the penalty box, serving two minutes for cross checking, but Keyser stopped him on a breakaway.

Oshawa took control of the scoreboard with a pair of goals to close out the middle frame. Tyler Tullio netted his first OHL goal, the game winner, after forcing a a turnover in Peterborough’s zone. Cole Resnick added the insurance marker as he followed up with the first of his career less than two minutes later.

The Petes out-shot the Generals 15-11 in the second, but continued to trail on the score sheet.

An early power play chance for the Petes was unsuccessful to kick off the final stanza, which saw each team fire six shots on net.  Noel added his second tally of the evening, sending the puck over Jones’ glove off a two-on-one rush with Swiss import Nando Eggenberger.

Peterborough closed out the period with a few more shots on net, but weren’t able to add to their goal total.

The Petes hit the road early this week, visiting the Niagara IceDogs on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm before returning home on Thursday, October 25 at 7:05pm to host 2018 first overall pick Quinton Byfield and the Sudbury Wolves. Tickets are available at the PMC Collins Barrow Box Office in-person, online, or over the phone at (705) 743-3561.

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