OHL Roundup: Generals’ playoff hopes still alive

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OSHAWA, Ont. — Jalen Smereck was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Oshawa Generals edged the Peterborough Petes 4-3 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Mitchell Vande Sompel scored twice in regulation as Oshawa (26-31-8) stayed in playoff contention. Sam Harding’s goal at the 15:22 mark of the third period forced the extra time for the Generals, who are in a race with the Hamilton Bulldogs for the eighth and final playoff spot in the OHL’s Eastern Conference.

Jonathan Ang, Greg Betzold and Josh Maguire built a 3-0 lead for the Petes (31-27-7).

Jeremy Brodeur started in net for Oshawa, stopping 6-of-9 shots in 11:30 of work. He was pulled after Maguire’s goal in favour of Justin Nichols, who turned aside all 22 shots he faced in relief.

Dylan Wells made 30 saves for Peterborough.

Both teams went 1 for 3 on the power play.

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BULLDOGS 4 ICEDOGS 1

HAMILTON -- Adam Laishram struck twice as the Bulldogs topped Niagara.

Trent Fox and Matt Luff also scored for Hamilton (25-33-8).

Johnny Corneil replied for the IceDogs (33-26-6).

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RANGERS 4 GREYHOUNDS 2

SALUT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- Nick Magyar scored the game-winning goal as Kitchener defeated the Greyhounds.

Joseph Garreffa, Brandon Robinson and Adam Mascherin also scored for the Rangers (43-15-7) while Darby Llewellyn had two assists.

Zachary Senyshyn and Tim Gettinger scored for Sault Ste. Marie (31-26-8).