Puck drops on OHL championship tonight as Oshawa and London renew rivalry

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Published May 9, 2024 at 9:04 am

Oshawa Generals
Oshawa Generals players after winning the Bobby Orr Trophy as Eastern Conference champions. Photo Goodall Media

The last time the London Knights won the Ontario Hockey League championship was 2016 and the Knights would go on to win the Memorial Cup that year.

The last time the Oshawa Generals won the title was the season before in 2015. The club would also go to win the Memorial Cup.

Both teams are hoping history repeats itself but something’s gotta give, and with the league championship getting underway tonight we will find out quickly which team still has some weapons in their arsenal.

Oshawa is the most successful junior team in the country with five Memorial Cups and 13 OHL titles. Since London joined the league in 1965 (as the London Nationals) both clubs have two Memorial Cups on their mantels and Oshawa leads London 6-4 for Ontario championships.

London, as the #1 seed has home ice advantage and will be favoured, especially with the status of Generals star sophomore Beckett Sennecke, fellow forward Matthew Buckley and physical defender Connor Punnett still uncertain.

London will host the first two games before the series shifts back to the Tribute Centre for games 3 (Monday) and 4 (Wednesday). Fun fact: This will be the first time in the rivalry’s 59-year history the two clubs have ever met in the post-season.

Puck drop is at 7 p.m., with all games on TSN.

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