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Smith, Generals capture OHL championship

by Jason Johnson / Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames prospect Hunter Smith is headed to the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

The Oshawa Generals brought the curtain down on Conner McDavid and the Erie Otters on Friday to capture the Ontario Hockey League championship with a 6-2 victory and a 4-2 series win.

Smith picked up a goal and an assist in the contest to finish the OHL playoffs with 9 goals and 18 points in 21 games -- good enough for 9th in league playoff scoring. He also added 38 PIM's and was a plus-7.

The title marks the Generals' OHL-record 13th and first since their 1997 league championship. Oshawa is the final team to complete the Memorial Cup field which also includes the Kelowna Rockets (WHL), Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL) and host Quebec Remparts (QMJHL).

The tournament begins Friday, May 22 in Quebec  City, QC with Smith and the Generals getting their first taste of action Saturday, May 23 when they square off against Rimouski.

The Flames drafted Smith in the second round (54th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

The hulking 6'6" 210-pound forward put up 23 goals and 49 points in 57 games with Oshawa during the 2014-15 campaign.

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