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OSHAWA – The Niagara IceDogs season came to a close after a 3-2 loss to the Oshawa Generals in Oshawa on Friday. Oshawa claimed the best-of-seven conference quarterfinal 4-1.
The first period saw Oshawa score first just prior to the midpoint of the frame to make it a 1-0 game. Ryan Strome answered back for the IceDogs with just over a minute to go in the period, scoring on the powerplay. Oshawa came right back with a goal of their own to retake the lead 2-1 after one. Shots after one were 8-5 Oshawa.
Oshawa extended their lead, scoring six minutes in to make it a 3-1 game. The IceDogs continued to battle as Carter Verhaeghe connected to make it a 3-2 contest with 1:45 remaining in the second. Oshawa continued to outshoot the IceDogs 21-14.
Final shots were 35-20 Oshawa after a scoreless final frame.
1. OSH B. Jenner, (1) (M. Petgrave, G. Schemitsch), 9:38 (PP)
1. NIAG R. Strome, (2) (B. Ritchie), 18:59 (PP)
1. OSH B. Jenner, (2) (S. Sabourin, M. Dal Colle), 19:24
2. OSH B. Latour, (3) (S. Laughton, M. Petgrave), 6:00
2. NIAG C. Verhaeghe, (2) (L. Mercer, A. DiFruscia), 18:15