Clint Windsor turns aside 37 shots, but it wasn’t enough asthe Ottawa 67’s fell 4-2 to the Oshawa Generals Friday night.
The 67’s knew they were in for a tough game against theunder achieving Generals. Not only didTyler Graovac miss his fourth game with a lower body injury, but also remove BrettGustavsen (injury) and Sean Monahan (suspension) from the lineup. Due to the depleted roster, the 67’s dressedfive 16-year olds for this game.
Opening the scoring was Dante Salituro with an early powerplaygoal for the 67’s. The goal beat DanielAltshuller right in the slot after perfect crisp passes from Cody Ceci and RyanVan Stralen showing exactly why the 67’s have the league’s top powerplay with a35% success rate.
The Gens would get on the board four minutes later. BooneJenner was awarded with a strange goal that rolled of the stick of 67’s rookie KevinGroulx and in past Windsor. Just fifteenseconds later, the Gens would take the lead for good. Scott Laughton scored his 4th ofthe season off a great rush using his speed get past the Ottawa defender.
Late in the second, Jenner would pick up second goal of thegame. His hard point shot rang off thepost and into the net to give the Gens a two goal cushion.
Cody Ceci responded early in the third with a bullet shotfrom the point just six seconds into the man advantage. The 67’s continued to press, but came upshort. Tyler Biggs rounded out thescoring with an empty net in the final seconds of the game.
The 67’s drop the first of nine road games and look toregroup vs the Guelph Storm tomorrow night.