Late game heroics lead Generals over the Barrie Colts

Vande Sompel scores twice in third to cement the win

Generals' captain Anthony Cirelli faces off against Colts captain James Cordell Adam Kirshenblatt/Toronto Observer

OSHAWA, Ont. —  Mitchell Vande Sompel scored at the 9:19 mark of the third period and added another seconds later as the Oshawa Generals beat the Barrie Colts 4-2 in Sunday afternoon OHL action.

It was the New York Islanders’ prospects first two goals of the season, allowing the Generals to bounce back from a 6-0 blowout loss against the Erie Otters on Friday night.

Rookie Serron Noel, and Alex Di Carlo also potted a goal each for the Generals (3-4-0) while Domenic Cirelli added three assists. Goaltender Jeremy Brodeur stopped 22 of 24 shots in the victory

Jason Wilms and Adrian Carabonara scored for the Colts (3-3-1) while David Ovsjannikov stopped 24 of 28 shots in the loss.

Barrie opens scoring

In the middle of the first period, Wilms scored his first goal of the season during four-on-four play when he stole the puck deep in the Generals zone and beat Brodeur to make it a 1-0 Colts lead.

Generals tried to answer right back when Jack Studnicka walked in alone in front of David Ovsjannikov but was stoned on the doorstep.

Serron Noel shoots the puck of a Colts defender in the Generals 4-2 victory

Serron Noel shoots the puck of a Colts defender in the Generals 4-2 victory (Adam Kirshenblatt)

Oshawa tied the game up when rookie Noel walked in the Colts zone untouched and fired the puck past Ovsajannikov for his first goal of his OHL career.

Less than a minute later, Di Carlo let a shot go from the point where it fooled Ovsjannikov to give the Generals a 2-1 lead and Di Carlo his first of the season.

Right after, Sean Allen and Studnicka found themselves in the penalty box for hooking and slashing respectively to give the Colts the two-man advantage. The Generals held them to one shot on goal to maintain their one goal lead.

Midway through the second period with Allen in the box, Ben Hawerchuck came close to tying the game up, firing the puck past Brodeur but not past the goal post.

Carbonara walked in on Brodeur’s stick side where he scored his second goal of the season to tie the game at two, at the 13 minute mark.

The Colts came fast and furious out the gate in the third period where Cordell James and Hawerchuck walked with an odd man rush on Brodeur where the Generals goalie was barely able to keep the puck out along the goal line.

As the Colts were pressing in the Generals zone early in the third, Di Carlo hit Aidan Brown from behind causing him to leave the game. Di Carlo was assessed a five minute boarding major and a game misconduct for the hit.

Half-way through the third period Vande Sompel scored his first goal of the season in front of the net giving the Generals a 3-2 edge. Less than a minute later, Vand Sompel fired the puck from the point and it deflected into the Colts net, giving the Generals a two goal lead and Vand Sompel’s second of the game.

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Posted: Oct 9 2016 5:07 pm
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