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Oshawa Generals in Movember mode

Story by Shannelle Parchment

Courtesy of the Oshawa Generals

 

November is here, and it marks the traditional Movember campaign, raising awareness for men’s health, specifically those with prostate cancer. The Oshawa Generals hockey team shaved their moustaches recently in support of the month-long campaign, and is taking it quite seriously.

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Generals team up with Patty Shack for good cause

The Patty Shack and the Oshawa Generals teamed up to serve burgers for Feed the Need Durham on September 21.

Dan Altshuller, Scott Laughton and Sebastian Uvria started their shift at 6 p.m. serving up burgers from behind the counter and signing autographs for customers. Part of the profits from the night will go to Feed the Need Durham along with donations collected at the counter.

Oshawa Generals player Scott Laughton works behind the counter at The Patty Shack

While it rained hard outside and even inside—a water pipe in an apartment upstairs was leaking through the ceiling in front of one entrance—owner Dave Hannah and the Generals kept the piled high burgers coming despite the inclement weather.

Sebastian Uvira (left) and Dan Altshuller of the Oshawa Generals working for Feed The Need Durham

“It’s great to be able to work with three of their players, they’re great young kids,” says Hannah. He added they even brought along some Generals’ staff members to indulge in some charitable beef.

He says they’re involved with the charity because it’s local and it’s important to support the community. This is the second Feed the Need fundraiser The Patty Shack has hosted and Hannah says they’re planning another to add to the money made from this event. To hear about future events and daily deals, follow The Patty Shack on Twitter or like their Facebook page.

Feed The Need Durham is a non-profit that seeks to ends hunger in the region. Actually a food distribution warehouse, they provide both perishable and non-perishable food items to a large number of food banks and other food programs.

Story and images by Nathan MacKinnon

Hockey lovers play on in downtown competition

Athol and Mary Street were shut down for two days as people from all over Durham Region came out to play in Canada’s largest sports festival. Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! Oshawa event ran June 25-26 outside of the General Motors Centre.

The 4-on-4 tournament was a mix of recreational and competitive street hockey for all ages, genders and skill levels including four divisions: Tidbit, Youth, Adult and Elite Street.

Streets were shut down for the Play On! tournament hosted downtown Oshawa.

The ‘Regular Season’ games were played on Saturday and the ‘Playoffs’ took place on Sunday, where winning teams from all divisions received prizes provided by national and local sponsors.

The Elite Oshawa champions will advance to the national championships, formerly held in Victoria B.C., to compete for The Redwood Cup, which is awarded to the National Champions and was brought home by the Oshawa Bulls in 2008.

Eric Brown of 'Radio Park Ricks' playing against the 'LiGHTS OUT' team in the Muckers subdivision of Adult Street.

St. Johns Hospital volunteer medical first responder Lui Sgroi said downtown was a safe zone, saying any injuries he had responded to were, “just a few minor bumps and bruises.” He believes the tournament is a positive thing, “I hope it grows. I hope it builds, as it keeps kids off the streets or puts them on the street for a good reason.”

Between games, patrons had a chance to witness a breakaway competition and a celebrity street hockey game.

Out-of-town teams and spectators also had a chance to explore downtown Oshawa’s establishments. Dave Hannah, manager of The Patty Shack on King Street said it was a good location for the tournament, as the weekend saw a few extra people stop by the popular burger joint.

The Red Team will be competing for this year’s national championship in the men’s division and the UOIT Ridgebacks will be competing in the women’s division. The location for those final events has yet to be disclosed.

Deke, the Oshawa Generals mascot, was on hand to cheer on players.

Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! Oshawa ran in partnership with the Oshawa Generals, Ajax Minor Hockey Association, Markham Minor Hockey Association, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, the Pickering Panthers and the Whitby Wildcats. Read more about Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! schedule, results and upcoming details on their website.

Story by Matthew McPhee. Images by Ryan Tir

Generals look to tame Bulls

Story, image & video: Nathaniel Smith

Oshawa Generals home rink: The General Motors Centre

The Oshawa Generals have been an impressive squad so far in the 2010-11 season and with a committed effort to hard work and aggressiveness they have compiled a 6-3 record, which places them second in the east division and fifth in their conference.

Tonight the Generals face the Bellville Bulls at the General Motors Centre and they hope to thwart any attempts the Bulls put forth to gain a victory. Currently the Bulls sit in ninth place in the conference and last in the division.

Led by right-winger Christian Thomas the Generals hope to get an offensive outburst that will throw off the aggressive Bulls defence. Thomas leads the generals with 11 goals, eight assists and 19 points.

Currently the Bulls have allowed 54 goals this season but hope to stop the talented Generals’ offensive attack.

Considering the Bulls have had success against the Generals in the past, they hope this game will help them earn another victory and salvage a disappointing season.

The Bulls have four victories, 10 losses and eight points going into tonight’s matchup against the Generals.

If you are unable to see the match tonight at the General Motors Centre then fans are encouraged to watch the game on Rogers TV.