Oshawa Generals drop another two, now on the outside of a playoff spot in the East
Published January 2, 2023 at 12:35 pm
A natural hat-trick by Connor Lockhart paced the Peterborough Petes to a 6-1 win over the host Oshawa Generals on Sunday.
The Generals, who snapped a seven-game losing streak with a five consecutive wins before the holiday break, are now winless in five and have slipped a point behind Sudbury for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the trade deadline fast approaching.
Oshawa has also shown a penchant for blowing leads of late, including a 2-0 lead Saturday in North Bay that ended up as a 7-3 blowout win for the Battalion.
Sunday the Petes never gave the Generals a chance to cough up the lead by taking a 4-0 lead before Joseph Serpa – with his first as a General – got Oshawa on the board late in the second
Jonathan Melee scored twice and Robertson Tucker had a goal and an assist for Peterborough Sunday.
Cam Butler, Dylan Roobroeck and Ryan Gagnier scored for Oshawa Saturday.
This is a busy week for the Generals, now 11-17-4 on the season. The club welcomes Mississauga Tuesday before travelling back to North Bay Thursday before a big game with plenty of playoff implications – and perhaps Oshawa coach Derk Laxdal’s job on the line – in Sudbury Friday.
Oshawa will finish the week with a home date against Hamilton Sunday at the Tribute Communities Centre.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising