Trio of Oshawa Generals chosen Ontario Hockey League all-stars

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Published May 29, 2024 at 7:18 am

Jacob Oster
OHL Goaltender of the Year Jacob Oster celebrates a win with Oshawa General's mascot Deke. Photo Goodall Media

The season may have ended with a thud in the league championship series, but it was still a year to remember for the Oshawa Generals, who earned two spots on the Ontario Hockey League’s first all-star team and another on the second team.

Goaltender of the Year Jacob Oster and Coach of the Year Derek Laxdal both converted their year-end hardware into first-team selections, while scoring star Calum Ritchie – who missed the first month of the season rehabbing off-season surgery – was voted to the second team at centre.

The two selections on the first team marked the first time the Generals have doubled up on the top six since the 2023-14 season when forward Scott Laughton and coach DJ Smith earned the honours.

Other players on the league’s first all-star team include two from the Sudbury Wolves: Dalibor Dvorsky (centre) and Quentin Musty (left wing); OHL MVP and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Easton Cowan (right wing) and defenceman Oliver Bonk from the league champion London Knights; and Zayne Parekh from the Saginaw Spirit at the other defence position.

Joining Ritchie on the second team are four London players: Michael Simpson (goalie), Denver Barkey (left wing), Sam Dickinson (defence) and coach Dale Hunter; as well as North Bay’s Anthony Romani at right wing and Kitchener’s Hunter Brzustewicz on defence.

Owen Beck of Saginaw (centre), Clarington product Liam Greentree of Windsor (left wing), David Goyette of Sudbury (right wing), Ty Nelson of North Bay and Michael Buchinger of Guelph (defence) and rookie Carter George of Owen Sound in goal were selected to the third team.

Ryan Oulahen of North Bay was chosen as the coach of the third team.

OHL all-star teams were selected by the OHL’s General Managers, with voting conducted in two stages beginning with a conference ballot followed by a final ballot that integrated the top selections from both the Eastern and Western Conferences.

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