OHL: the London Knights champions at the expense of the Oshawa Generals

OHL: the London Knights champions at the expense of the Oshawa Generals
OHL: the London Knights champions at the expense of the Oshawa Generals

The London Knights completed their destructive work in the Ontario Junior League grand final on Wednesday, dominating the Oshawa Generals 7-1 in Game 4.

Carried by Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Easton Cowan, who collected four points, the Knights passed the sweep en route to their coronation, just like the Drummondville Voltigeurs did the day before in the QMJHL.

For all four games, the Knights scored no less than 31 goals, 9, 8, 7 and 7.

Cowan was omnipresent during this confrontation against the Generals, as evidenced by his collection of 15 points in four games.

He was also awarded the Wayne Gretzky “99” trophy given to the most valuable player in the playoff schedule.

Earlier this season, the 18-year-old winger had at least one point in 37 consecutive games, which represents the third highest total in CHL history, behind Sidney Crosby and Alexander Radulov.

Sam Dickinson, Ruslan Gazizov, Denver Barkey, with a goal and two assists, and William Nicholl rounded out for the Knights.

London goalkeeper Michael Simpson made 25 saves.

Calum Ritchie scored the only goal for the Generals, and goaltender Jacob Oster stopped 23 pucks.

The OHL will be represented by two clubs at the Memorial Cup at the end of the month. In addition to the Knights, the Saginaw Spirit will be there as the host team.

London defeated Saginaw in six games in their semifinal.

All that remains is to crown a champion between the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL to complete the quartet which will head to Michigan (May 24 to June 2).

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