By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – After dropping Game 1 of a best-of-3 series to Guelph by a score of 6-2, the Lancers rebounded with a 5-2 win at home on Saturday. The tied series set up a showdown back in Guelph on Sunday.
Sebastien Beaugregard, who scored in Game 1 helped to set up Kyle Hope to open the scoring in the 1st period. And despite Guelph tying the score, the Lancers went back in front before the end of 20 minutes on a goal by Tyson Ness.
A scoreless 2nd made way for an exciting 3rd period. Dylan Seguin shoved the puck under the Gryphon goaltender after flying in from the quarter boards. Guelph would get within one with 13 minutes left to play but Beauregard and Chris Scott each scored to put the game out of reach.
The rubber match in Guelph proved to be a nail biter as both teams paid attention to defense all the way into the 1st overtime period.
After dropping to a 1-0 deficit, Windsor shot back with two goals. Justice Dundas scored his second of the series to tie the score and Ness followed suit for a 2-1 lead at the end of the 1st period.
Guelph tied the score on the power play before both goaltenders barred the door to force overtime. It took just over 10 minutes before Guelph finally ended the series and advance to the western semi-finals.