Hamilton looked to go into the Christmas break on a high note, but Oshawa had other ideas as the Eastern Conference leading Generals defeated the Bulldogs 4-1.
The Bulldogs got off to an energetic start, pushed the pace for a majority of the 1st period, but it was the Generals who opened the scoring at 8:57 on a lucky goal that went in off a skate in front of the Hamilton net and beat goalie Kaden Fulcher. The Bulldogs out-shot Oshawa 16-8 in the first frame.
Rookie Zachary Jackson (1) scored his first career OHL goal at 6:12 of the second period to tie the game 1-1. Isaac Nurse picked up the only assist. However, Generals goaltender Jeremy Brodeur then stole the show as the Bulldogs out-shot Oshawa 19-10 in the middle frame, but it was the Generals who scored two more to take a 3-1 lead after two periods.
The Generals got the only goal in the third period to make the final 4-1.
Danil Antropov scored twice for the Generals with singles going to Sullivan Sparkes and Medric Mercier.
The Bulldogs outshot the Generals 42-28.
Hamilton’s power-play was 0-5 while Oshawa was 1-5.
Oshawa has won all three games over the Bulldogs this season.
With the loss, Hamilton goes into the break at the .500 mark at 14-14-3-2.
The Bulldogs return to action after the holidays on December 28th when they host the Erie Otters at the FirstOntario Centre at 7 pm.
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