Season on line for Oshawa Generals in OHL championship elimination game

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Published May 15, 2024 at 3:21 pm

Oshawa v London
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The season is on the line tonight for the Oshawa Generals as the team tries to stave off elimination in the Ontario Hockey League championships.

The club dropped two lopsided games to begin the best-of-seven series on the road against the powerhouse London Knights but battled back in game three in front of a boisterous home crowd, racing out to a 6-2 lead after two periods before the bottom fell out in the third and London battled back to win it in double overtime.

Oshawa coach Derek Laxdal, while admitting his players took a few “undisciplined” penalties in the third period, challenged the officials to not be “intimidated” by London coach Dale Hunter, saying there were a few non-calls that could have changed the game’s outcome.

“I thought we were robbed tonight,” Laxdal said at Monday night’s post-game press conference. “But at the end of the day our backs are against the wall and we have to pick ourselves up.”

Oshawa star centre Cal Ritchie expressed confidence the team would respond. “It was a tough result but we’ll bounce back Wednesday.”

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