The OHL rivalry started off with a few bangs as Generals Scott Sabourin was quick to throw the body around hammering Pete’s Slater Koekkoek cleanly behind the net. Pete’s tough guy Derek Mathers wasn’t going to have it, Just 32 seconds into the game Sabourin and Mathers dropped the mitts and were sent to the box for 5 mins each.
Mather collected an extra 2 for instigating and a 10 min misconduct.
Generals Lucas Lessio capitalized at 1:14 with a beautiful one timer to make it 1-0 early on the power play. Generals extended the lead to 2-0 when Geoffrey Schemitsch fired a shot from the point through the legs in front of the net and found the back of the net at the 11:59. Peterborough cut the lead in half on a 2 man advantage with a redirect from Francis Menard past Daniel Altshuller at 13:25. It was 2-1 as the first 20 are in the books.
Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Tyler Biggs opened the second period with a lovely one-timer past Pete’s goaltender Michael Guigovaz with a solid pass from Capitan Boone Jenner just three minutes into the period. Leafs GM Brian Burke was in the attendance to celebrate Tyler’s first ever OHL goal and the puck was collected by team mates for Tyler. The Generals lead continued to grow as defenseman Matt Petgrave throws one at the net for Scott Laughton to bang in the rebound to make it 4-1 Generals.
Oshawa continued to dominate the Pete’s into the third as Michael Dal Colle scores his first OHL goal ever at the 3:55 mark and the players once again collected another puck as the milestones continue.
Oshawa wrapped up the win with a 5-1 Victory in their home opener out shooting the Pete’s 47-23.
The Generals have 3 games in 3 nights this weekend and start off win a big win at home and head off to Belleville for a game at 7:05 on Saturday Night, then back home Sunday for a 6:05 start against the Brampton Battalion.