Cole Cassels, Matt Mistele and the entire Oshawa Generals crew brought the curtain down on the Connor McDavid show.
Cassels had tour assists, giving him a series-high 12 points, to help the Generals beat the McDavid-led Erie Otters 6-2 at General Motors Place to complete a five-game win in the Ontario Hockey League championship. Mistele also his team-high 13th post-season goal when the Generals, backed by a crowd of 6,000-plus, scored thrice in the first five minutes of the second period to force McDavid and the Otters to play catch-up mode.
"I love these guys to death," Cassels, a Vancouver Canucks signing, told Sportsnet 360. "It was a total team effort to shut down Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters. I couldn't be more proud of this team. He's the best player in the world. We had to try to get in his grille and get him off his game."
It's the Generals' OHL-record 13th title, but first since 1997. It was also the first by an Eastern Conference team since the Peterborough PetesRead More »from Oshawa Generals oust Erie Otters, clinch OHL championship