MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Forward Dale Mitchell scored twice to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 3-1 victory over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in Ontario Hockey League action Friday.
Mitchell, who had a career-high 43-goal season last year with Oshawa, scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season for the Generals (32-12-2-4).
His second goal of the night just before the three-minute mark of the second period proved to be the game winner.
"Points-wise, it's been a struggle," said Mitchell, the five-foot-nine, 206-pound Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick.
"But we're winning so that's positive. It's time for me to start stepping up and maybe this is a good game to start."
Brett Parnham had the other goal for the Generals, his 26th of the season.
Brett MacLean, the OHL individual goal and points leader, was held to an assist on the night. He now has 50 goals and 52 assists in 46 games.
Rookie Jordan Mayer scored the only goal for the Majors (25-26-1-1), who lost their second game in as many nights.
Oshawa goaltender Michal Neuvirth, making his second start since recovering from a hamstring injury, stopped 24 of 25 shots.
At the other end, Mississauga netminder Anthony Grieco made 34 saves.