Pickering’s Othmann and his Petes snap Oshawa Generals’ three-game winning streak

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Published January 20, 2023 at 8:58 am

Local boy Brennan Othmann, fresh off a star turn with Canada’s gold medal national junior team, put a dramatic stop to the Oshawa Generals’ three-game winning streak (and their playoff hopes) Thursday night in Peterborough, scoring with 52 seconds to play to give his Petes a 3-2 victory.

Othmann, a Pickering native, scored in the first period to tie the game at 1-1 and was bloodied in the second when he was hit in the face with a puck. He returned in the third period wearing a full bubble-style face shield in time to take a drop pass from Avery Hayes and snipe the winner past Jacob Oster.

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Oster faced 38 Peterborough shots in just his second game with Oshawa.

Ryan Gagnier continued his hot hand of late when he scored on a short-handed breakaway to give the Generals the early lead – his team-leading 17th of the season – and Calum Ritchie potted his 15th 47 seconds into the third to square the match at 2s after Othmann and Tucker Robertson had given the Petes the lead.

Oshawa is now 15-20-4 on the season and trail the Sudbury Wolves by three points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Generals are in Kingston Friday and return home Sunday to face the Windsor Spitfires (and former Gen Brett Harrison) Sunday night at the Tribute Centre.

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