It’s fair to say, at this point, that the Ottawa 67’s have bounced back from their season-opening loss in Kingston. Ottawa followed up their opening game with a 3-2 victory over the Frontenacs at home, Sunday, and capped off their weekend with a 7-3 win over the Oshawa Generals, Monday.
Tonight, those same Generals return to The Arena at TD Place, for a 7:00pm EDT puck drop. Barber Poles fans can catch this one on Rogers TV, or with a CHL TV subscription. Kenny Walls will have the call on TSN Radio 1200.
Despite falling into a 2-1 hole early on Monday, the 67’s roared back into the game for a 7-3 victory. Defenceman Jack Matier, fresh off of signing his entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators, led the way with five points, including his first two OHL goals. Jack Beck added two goals of his own, while Vinzenz Rohrer and Anthony Costantini each scored the first of their respective OHL careers, before Vsevolod Gaidamak potted an insurance marker. In goal, first-year netminder Collin MacKenzie made 28 saves, en route to his first OHL win.
With the loss, Oshawa fell to 0-2-1. They were bolstered by goals from Calum Ritchie, Luke Torrance, and Ryan Stepien.
|Ottawa 67’s (2-1-0)
||Oshawa Generals (0-2-1)
||Jack Matier, Cameron Tolnai
||Jack Beck, Jack Matier
||Calum Ritchie, Ty Tullio
|Shots on Goal
||Shots on Goal
- Jack Beck is tied for second in OHL goal-scoring.
- Jack Beck and Jack Matier are tied for second in OHL point-scoring.
- Cameron Tolnai and Vsevolod Gaidamak have been stellar in the face-off circle, both sitting at 54% on the year.
- Brady Stonehouse has drawn four penalties through three games.
- Vinzenz Rohrer leads the team with nine hits.