1ST STAR: ANTHONY SALINITRI (OSHAWA GENERALS):
Overage winger Anthony Salinitri‘s fifth goal of the series stood as the game winner as the Oshawa Generals advanced to the second round of the OHL Playoffs with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Peterborough Petes. Salinitri had a goal and a beautiful assist in the win, stretching his point streak to eight games for a team-leading eight points (5-3–8) in the series. The 21-year-old Windsor, Ont. native continues to produce after finishing the season with 88 points (48-40–88) over 68 games between Oshawa and Sarnia. Salinitri is in the hunt for an NHL contract. He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2016 before going unsigned.
2ND STAR: ZACH GALLANT (PETERBOROUGH PETES):
Detroit Red Wings prospect Zach Gallant scored twice as the Peterborough Petes fell by a score of 4-2 in Oshawa on Saturday. The Petes captain came to play, scoring shorthanded 1:47 into the first period before striking again on the power play just beyond the midway point of the second. The 20-year-old from Oakville, Ont. had 25 points (13-12–25) over an injury-shortened 30 game season in Peterborough. He tacked on three points (2-1–3) in the five-game series against Oshawa. Gallant was Detroit’s third round pick in 2017.
3RD STAR: KYLE KEYSER (OSHAWA GENERALS):
Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser kept busy on Saturday, making 37 saves as the Oshawa Generals skated to a 4-2 series clinching Game 5 win over the Peterborough Petes. The Generals were outshot 39-31 but Keyser answered the call, fending off a desperate Petes attack. The 20-year-old native of Coral Springs, Fla. went 4-1 in the series, posting a 1.81 goals-against average and .948 save percentage. Keyser, who won silver with the United States at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship this past January, was a free agent signing by the Boston Bruins in October 2017.
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