Peterborough Petes look to upset Oshawa Generals in OHL playoffs
The Peterborough Petes will meet a familiar foe in the Ontario Hockey League’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
The maroon and white are set to face the Oshawa Generals.
The two clubs have met 14 times in the post-season, with the Gens winning 10 of those series.
“I think if we do the right things and follow what we’ve been working on this week, I don’t think we’ll have a problem,” defenceman Cole Fraser said.
The Petes and Gens last met in 2015. Oshawa won in five games and went on to capture the Memorial Cup.
The only player still playing in the league from either team is forward Adam Timleck.
“I remember a couple of fights and being on the ice as a 16-year-old and listening to the crowd,” Timleck said.
“I couldn’t believe how loud they were, my ears were ringing at one point,” he added. “So it’s going to be a hell of a series.”
If the Petes want a shot at winning the championship, the team will have to dig in and play their best hockey of the year. The Petes will meet one of the hottest teams in the league since the OHL trade deadline.
Plus, the Oshawa Generals have owned the Petes in the regular season. The Gens outscored Peterborough 41-24 and defeated the Petes in six of their eight meetings in 2018-2019.
But captain Zach Gallant is confident his team can pull off an upset.
“You know it’s a new season, you know everything is forgotten about,” he said. “Everybody comes in with a fresh start.”
The best-of-seven series will kick off Friday night at 7:35pm in Oshawa.
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