Oshawa Generals lose a home date Sunday because of Kingston COVID outbreak; Hawerchuk honoured in Barrie

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Published December 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm

The COVID bug hasn’t hit the Oshawa Generals yet but they are feeling the affects anyway with their home game Sunday against Kingston cancelled because of an outbreak among the Frontenac players.

The Generals currently sit in fourth in the East, one point behind the Ottawa 67s (with four games in hand), the team they play tonight in the nation’s capital. Oshawa has another road game the following night against Peterborough.

Games involving the Sudbury Wolves and the Owen Sound Attack have also been cancelled because of the virus, while the Ontario Hockey League has suspended all team activities at two American clubs – the Flint Firebirds and the Erie Otters – because of widespread outbreaks. Eleven players and staff in Flint have already tested positive.

In other OHL news, Oshawa boy and hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk has had a street named after him in Barrie.

The street leading into Sadlon Arena will now be known as Dale Hawerchuk Way in honour of the long-time Barrie Colt coach who died of stomach cancer August 18, 2020.

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