OSHAWA, Ont. - Michael Dal Colle scored twice and assisted on three others as the Oshawa Generals crushed the visiting Mississauga Steelheads 6-0 on Friday to take Game 1 of their Ontario Hockey League first-round matchup.
Oshawa's Daniel Althsuller made 21 saves for his first-career post-season shutout.
Hunter Smith matched Dal Colle's five-point outing with a goal and four assists while Josh Sterk added a pair of goals for the Generals.
Spencer Martin started in net for Mississauga and allowed five goals on 38 shots before giving way to Chase Marchand, who stopped 5-of-6 shots in nine minutes of relief.
OTTERS 4 SPIRIT 3
FRONTENACS 4 PETES 1
KINGSTON, Ont. — Matt Mahalak made 28 saves and Darcy Greenaway had a goal and an assist as the Frontenacs opened their first-round matchup against Peterborough with a victory.
Samuel Schutt, Henri Ikonen and Corey Pawley also scored for Kingston.
Greg Betzhold scored the lone goal for the Petes as Andrew D'Agostini kicked out 39-of-43 shots in a losing cause.
The Frontenacs went 0 for 2 on the power play while Peterborough failed to score on four opportunities.
ATTACK 5 GREYHOUNDS 4 (OT)
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Kyle Platzer scored 2:40 into overtime to give Owen Sound a 1-0 series lead against the Greyhounds.
Zach Nastasiuk had a pair of goals for the Attack and Daniel Milne added a goal and two assists.
Jared McCann led the Greyhounds offensively with two goals and Bryan Moore had a goal and an assist.
Owen Sound's Brandon Hope made 31 saves for the win as Matt Murray stopped 30-of-35 shots for Sault Ste. Marie.
STORM 5 WHALERS 2
GUELPH, Ont. — Brock McGinn had a goal and an assist and Justin Nichols made 19 saves as the Storm downed Plymouth in Game 1 of their first-round clash.
Plymouth's Alex Nedeljkovic turned away 34-of-38 shots in a losing cause.
KNIGHTS 6 SPITFIRES 1
The Spitfires got their lone goal from Ben Johnson at 5:48 of the third period.
Windsor's Alex Fotinos turned aside 31-of-37 shots in defeat.
BATTALION 4 ICEDOGS 0
NORTH BAY, Ont. — Jake Smith stopped all 28 shots his way as the Battalion blanked Niagara to go ahead 1-0 in their first-round series.
Brent Moran stopped 23-of-27 shots for the IceDogs.
Niagara and the Battalion split their regular-season series 3-3.
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