Oshawa Generals drop another two, now on the outside of a playoff spot in the East

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Published January 2, 2023 at 12:35 pm

Oshawa Generals coach Derek Laxdal - is his job on the line this week?

A natural hat-trick by Connor Lockhart paced the Peterborough Petes to a 6-1 win over the host Oshawa Generals on Sunday.

The Generals, who snapped a seven-game losing streak with a five consecutive wins before the holiday break, are now winless in five and have slipped a point behind Sudbury for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the trade deadline fast approaching.

Oshawa has also shown a penchant for blowing leads of late, including a 2-0 lead Saturday in North Bay that ended up as a 7-3 blowout win for the Battalion.

Sunday the Petes never gave the Generals a chance to cough up the lead by taking a 4-0 lead before Joseph Serpa – with his first as a General – got Oshawa on the board late in the second

Jonathan Melee scored twice and Robertson Tucker had a goal and an assist for Peterborough Sunday.

Cam Butler, Dylan Roobroeck and Ryan Gagnier scored for Oshawa Saturday.

This is a busy week for the Generals, now 11-17-4 on the season. The club welcomes Mississauga Tuesday before travelling back to North Bay Thursday before a big game with plenty of playoff implications  – and perhaps Oshawa coach Derk Laxdal’s job on the line – in Sudbury Friday.

Oshawa will finish the week with a home date against Hamilton Sunday at the Tribute Communities Centre.

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