Kings flavor in OHL Finals - LA Kings Insider

19-year-old Matthew Mistele (6th round / 2014) scored on a second period rebound to record the game-winning goal in a 2-1, Game 6 win over the North Bay Battalion to lead the Oshawa Generals to the OHL’s Eastern Conference Championship. He’ll meet a pair of Kings prospects in Jake Marchment (6th round / 2014) and Kurtis MacDermid (NDFA / signed 2012) – as well as projected top overall draft pick Connor McDavid – when the Generals face the Erie Otters in the OHL Championship, which begins later this week.

Mistele, who has eight goals and nine points in 16 playoff games, was acquired midway through the season from the Plymouth Whalers. To reach the finals, the Generals got past Kings prospect and North Bay forward Michael Amadio, who had six goals and 15 points in 15 playoff games after a 68-game, 71-point 18-year-old season.


Oshawa Generals v London Knights

Erie Otters v Niagara IceDogsMacDermid, who was assessed an eight-game suspension for a check to Max Domi’s head during the Otters’ second round series against the London Knights, returned to log two minor penalties and a plus-three rating in Erie’s 7-3 series-clinching win over Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday.

Marchment scored the game-tying goal in the decisive win over the Greyhounds and now has 13 playoff points (7-6=13) after totaling 23 points (10-13=23) in 51 regular season games. The former Belleville Bulls captain had been suspended for 15 games after breaking the league’s social media policy by sending harrassing text messages earlier this season.

From the Belleville Intelligencer:

Marchment said Otters head coach Kris Knoblach has had a huge hand in his development in Erie.

“He’s great,” said Marchment. “He’s real technical — we watch a lot of video. He makes adjustments when he needs to and he doesn’t panic on the bench. He has great composure and we feed off that. We’re still a pretty young team, so that helps.

“He brought me in and worked a lot with me on things every day after practice when I first got here. He’s a first-class coach, that’s for sure.”

Knoblauch, 36, coached Brayden McNabb and the Kootenay Ice to the 2011 WHL Championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup. The winners of the Oshawa-Erie series and the WHL Championship between Kelowna and Brandon will meet Rimouski and host Quebec in the Canadian Hockey League’s round robin championship series, which begins on May 21 and will likely serve as the last significant event at Colisée Pepsi, the former home of the Quebec Nordiques.



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Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
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Handedness: Left


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