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(Smaller) Battle of Ontario set for Tuesday

Tuesday, 09.13.2011 / 8:12 PM

By Erin Nicks - NHL.com Correspondent / Prospecting the future

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(Smaller) Battle of Ontario set for Tuesday
OSHAWA, Ontario -- The Battle of Ontario – a smaller version of it, at least – has been the talk of the Oshawa Rookie Tournament.

Fans have been waiting for the division rivalry to simmer to its boiling point once more, after both of the big clubs have struggled in the standings in the past few seasons. The infamous grudges have somewhat lost the sparkle.

However, with both teams at 2-0 heading into Tuesday’s final game, Senators and Leafs fans actually have a chance to watch their clubs fight for all the marbles. Yes, it’s a Rookie Tournament, but it’s a sign that there may finally be something to cheer about in Ontario once more.
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