Barlow’s third-period outburst extends Offense’s winning streak in Oshawa

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Taos Jordan grew up just a bit north of Oshawa in Brooklyn, so maybe he knows a little better than most how the boards work inside the Tribute Communities Center.

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He has to because he played the angles and predicted the rebound perfectly on a play designed in the neutral zone leading to the game-winning goal Friday night as the Owen Sound offense outscored the Oshawa Generals 3-2.

Jordan slammed the puck onto the end boards of his own blue line, and Colby Barlow won the discus race as he leapt into the slot, calling off the icing call, before slamming it home for put Owen Sound ahead with less than four minutes to play.

From there, Nick Chenard shut the door in his first game after missing nine games with injury. The overage goaltender made several saves as Oshawa pushed in the final minute with the extra forward on the ice.

With the win, Owen Sound extends their winning streak to four games and jumps to 13-6-0-0 on the year, while the Oshawa Generals’ winless streak increases to eight games and their record drops to 5 -11-0-2. .

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Either the glass is lower in Oshawa or the members of the Owen Sound Attack defense are in trouble with Gennies fans because Jordan and Cal Uens were given late game penalties after sending pucks in. seats in the first period.

Two of four minor penalties the Bears ate in the first period, as well as a ten-minute misconduct penalty to Julian Fantino for a mouthguard violation.

The Attack managed to limit the damage even with the parry to the penalty box. Brett Harrison fired a shot that bounced off Ryan Gagnier and off Chenard’s glove 1:45 from the frame, but it was the only goal Oshawa scored in four power-play chances.

Owen Sound’s best chance of the period came on a power play. Backup goaltender Carter Bickle, playing only his fifth game of the season, robbed Deni Goure with an acrobatic split save, putting his skate blade on the puck to prevent a goal.

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Ethan Burroughs put things together in less than a minute in the second period. The Georgetown native rushed down the right wing around a defender before making a scoring move to beat the goalkeeper.

Just 28 seconds later, with Owen Sound on the power play, Goure collected the puck off a Generals defenseman for his 13th goal of the 2022-23 season.

Owen Sound enjoyed their first lead of the game for a few minutes before Ryder McIntrye answered the bell for the Gennies. The winger danced through the neutral zone and was wide before heading towards the net. Tyler Graham took the shot and McIntrye dropped the rebound in the air for the goal – his first of the season.

After 40 minutes, the teams were tied 2-2, with shots favoring Owen Sound 21-14.

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Owen Sound outshot Oshawa 9-7 in the third period, including the most important goal in Barlow’s 11th goal of the season.

Jordan collected a pair of assists in the contest.

Chenard made 19 saves on 21 shots in the game while Bickle edged 27 of the Attack’s 30 shots on goal.

Owen Sound returns home Saturday to take on the Central Division leaders and the undisputed best-dressed team in the Ontario Hockey League – the North Bay Battalion. The puck drop between the troops and the offense is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. inside the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Center.

STRENGTHENING THE BLUE LINE

The Owen Sound offense added another defenseman to a crowded fullback at the Bears’ den on Friday by acquiring 17-year-old James Petrovski from the Flint Firebirds for a trio of draft picks.

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Going to Flint in exchange for the Mississauga native are the Attack’s 2023 second-round pick and 2025 third-round pick as well as a fifth-round pick in next spring’s draft originally owned by the Bulldogs of Hamilton.

The decision gives Owen Sound nine defensemen on the roster, although Teddy Sawyer is out until the holidays with an injury.

The Firebirds selected Petrovski in the second round of the 2021 OHL Priority Selection Draft with the 33rd overall pick. The six-foot-three defenseman hasn’t lit up the scoreboard, with just four assists in 16 games this season, but appeared in 18 of the Firebirds’ 19 playoff games last season as a rookie while the Firebirds are went to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals before losing to the Windsor Spitfires.

Petrovski will wear number 28 in Owen Sound.

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