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OHL roundup: Othmann nets playoff winner as Petes edge Wolves 2-1


PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Brennan Othmann scored 14 seconds into the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and the goal stood as the winner as the Peterborough Petes opened their Ontario Hockey League playoff series on Friday with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Sudbury Wolves.

Tucker Robertson also scored for the Petes, who trailed 1-0 after the first period. The Petes outshot the Wolves 53-41.

Petes' goaltender Michael Simpson stopped 40 of 41 shots.

Evan Konyen scored for the Wolves. Goaltender Kevyn Brassard kicked out 51 of 53 shots for the visitors.

Elsewhere in the OHL:



North Bay leads best-of-seven series 1-0

NORTH BAY, Ont. — Anthony Romani scored twice as the North Bay Battalion defeated the Mississauga Steelheads 5-1 in the opening game of their best-of-seven playoff series.

Dalyn Wakely, Josh Bloom and Ty Nelson also scored for the Battalion.

James Hardie scored for the Steelheads.



London leads best-of-seven series 1-0

LONDON, Ont. — Sean McGurn scored three goals and Max McCue scored twice as the London Knights crushed the visiting Owen Sound Attack in the opening game of their best-of-seven playoff series.

Knights goaltender Brett Brochu stopped all 25 shots to record the shutout.

Attack goaltender Corbin Votary kicked out 35 of 42 shots.



Sarnia leads best-of-seven series 1-0

SARNIA, Ont. — Benjamin Gaudreau earned a shutout as the Sarnia Sting blanked the visiting Guelph Storm 5-0 in the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series.

Sandis Vilmanis, Luca Del Bel Belluz, Nolan Burke, Nolan Dillingham and Marcus Limpar-Lantz also scored for the Sting.

Storm netminder Patrick Leaver stopped 32 of 37 shots.



Saginaw leads best-of-seven series 2-0

SAGINAW, Mich. — Matyas Sapovaliv scored three goals as the Saginaw Spirit defeated the visiting Flint Firebirds 4-1 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.

Hunter Haight also scored for the Spirit, who won Game 1 on Thursday 7-1.

Nolan Dann scored for the Firebirds.

* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 31, 2023.

The Canadian Press