Oshawa Generals vs Ottawa 67s
November 10, 2017
OTT #71 F Clark, Kody (2018) – Clark was effective in the offensive zone again tonight, putting up 3 primary assists. In the first period, he wheeled up the sideboards in the offensive zone and set up Travis Barron in front of the net with a perfect tape-to-tape pass for Ottawa’s first goal of the game. He demonstrated quick feet entering the offensive zone with the puck and showed a willingness to go to the dirty areas in the offensive zone in order to battle for the puck. In the second period on the Powerplay, he faked a shot forcing the goalie to come out to cut down the angle and made a pass backdoor for Ottawa’s second goal of the game. In the first period, his puck handling skills were on display, as he made a nice move to pull the puck back to change the angle of a pass and make a clean pass off to Travis Barron for his third assist of the game.
OTT #88 D Bahl, Kevin (2018) – Bahl played an aggressive style and was tough to play against in his own end throughout the game. In the first period he showed tremendous strength behind his own net to fend off a check and make the pass cleanly and accurately to his defence partner. He was consistently difficult to play against in front of his own net, battling hard against some of Oshawa’s large forwards and boxing out players like Serron Noel effectively on most occasions. He doesn’t seem to have that explosive acceleration to separate from the play but he moves quickly around the ice once in stride. He was very physical in his own end down low on the penalty kill and played aggressively on the defensive side of the puck throughout the game.
OSH #61 F McShane, Allan (2018) – Allan McShane was dominant offensively in Oshawa’s losing effort tonight. In the first period, he exhibited a high skillset to drop to his knee and put the rebound goal in the back of the net up high on a quick play on the powerplay. He consistently does a good job of finding the open space on the Powerplay by moving his feet and remaining engaged, anticipating where the puck will be and finding the open passing lanes to remain open. He saw some time killing penalties on a 5-on-3 for Ottawa, where he dropped down to the ice to block a shot from the point. In the second period, he had his second goal of the game, showing off his quick release by snapping the puck over the goalie far side, hitting the post and in with a perfectly placed shot. Later in the period, he was set up on a beautiful give-and-go play to score his second goal in the period. He was dynamic offensively with his speed and shooting ability throughout the game, and easily could have scored a few more goals if he got the right bounces. He is quick on his feet once he’s in stride and did a good job of leading the rush up the middle at one point in the third period. At one point in the third period, he showed strong hand-eye coordination by knocking down a clearing attempt with his stick oon the Powerplay to maintain Oshawa’s offensive zone time. Later on the Powerplay, he led another quick rush up the ice and was dominant with the puck, stick handling through multiple defenders and getting another shot off with a quick release, missing the net by a small margin far-side.
OSH #8 F Noel, Serron (2018) – Noel is a big body forward who battles hard and likes to plant himself in front of the net in the offensive zone. He does a good job of screening the goalie while following the play and battled hard against Ottawa’s defencemen to maintain his positioning in front of the net. In the second period, he showed some offensive skill by setting up his linemate on the backdoor with a hard, accurate pass, but the goalie made a big stop to keep him off the scoresheet.
OSH #90 F Antropov, Danil (2018) – Antropov had a strong game for Oshawa, contributing with some offensive opportunities. He is a large player at the OHL level and uses his body to his advantage in terms of his physical playing style. He skates well for a player of his size, and has a smooth stride which makes him effective on the forecheck. He was consistently making hard, accurate passes on the rush and demonstrated quick, smart decision making. For example, at one point in the first period, he received a pass by immediately one-timing it up the ice tape-to-tape to his teammate, showing strong awareness of where his linemates were on the ice. He finished the game with a second assist on McShane’s third goal of the game.