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Smith scores two goals, assist as Attack defeat visiting Oshawa Generals 6-2

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OWEN SOUND, Ont. - Gemel Smith scored two goals and added an assist as the Owen Sound Attack defeated the visiting Oshawa Generals 6-2 on Saturday night in Ontario Hockey League action.

Artur Gavrus, Cameron Brace and Jay Gilbert each chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Attack (7-8-2). Jarrod Maidens added a single.

J.P. Labardo and Cole Cassels replied for the Generals (7-7-2).

Jordan Binnington turned aside 25 shots for the victory, while Dan Altshuller made 37 saves in a losing cause.

Rookie forward Gavrus opened the scoring for the Attack at 12:36 while on a 5-on-3 man advantage. The swift Belarussian blasted the puck pass top shelf from the point for his seventh goal of the season.

With 31 seconds remaining in the first period, Brace extended the Attack's lead with his second short-handed goal of the season on a breakaway.

Labardo cut the Generals deficit to one with a power-play marker at 4:05 of the second period.

Maidens restored the Attack's two-goal lead on the power play at 9:27, before Smith, only 19 seconds later, made it 4-1 Owen Sound on a rebound.

Generals rookie centre Cassels, with his second goal of the season, cut the Attack's lead in half at 18:20 of the second frame.

Gilbert and Smith both scored for Owen Sound in the third period to round out the game scoring.

Owen Sound went 4-for-7 on the power play, while Oshawa went 1-for-6.

Notes: Oshawa right wing Christian Thomas, 19, who scored a league second-best 54 goals last season, served his second game of a 10-game suspension for a high sticking incident last Sunday versus Saginaw??? Attack's Matt Petgrave, who is second only to Niagara's Dougie Hamilton for points among defencemen, was a late scratch for a second straight game??? Owen Sound hosts Windsor on Sunday afternoon, while Oshawa returns home to entertain Mississauga.

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