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Saturday, March 17, 2007
Gretzky's OHL scoring record eclipsed by Tavares

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A Wayne Gretzky record has fallen. No, not his NHL-record 894 goals or 2,856 career points. The Great One's mark of most goals in a season in the Ontario Hockey League by a 16-year-old is now finished.

Oshawa Generals player John Tavares broke Gretzky's record with two goals Friday night against the Ottawa 67's to give him 71 on the season, breaking Gretzky's record of 70.

''It was pretty excited when I saw the puck go in. It was nice to finally get it,'' Tavares told the Canadian Press.

''It takes a bit of pressure off myself. I've been holding my stick a little tight the last couple games. Now I'm going to enjoy this with my teammates and my family.''

Tavares could increase his total since the Generals still have two games left in their season.