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OHL Roundup: Petes advance to Round 2 after defeating Frontenacs in Game 7

Tuesday, 04.01.2014 / 10:54 PM / News

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OHL Roundup: Petes advance to Round 2 after defeating Frontenacs in Game 7

KINGSTON, Ont. - Nick Ritchie scored 12:17 into overtime as the Peterborough Petes edged the host Kingston Frontenacs 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to Round 2 of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

Andrew D'Agostini stopped 39 shots for the win, including all 26 his way through the final two periods and overtime, as Peterborough erased a 3-0 series deficit with four straight victories.

Hunter Garlent also scored for Petes while Ritchie picked up an assist for a two-point outing.

Sam Bennett had the lone goal for the Frontenacs and Matt Mahalak made 31 saves in a losing cause.

The Petes will face the Generals in the second round, with Oshawa hosting Game 1 on Friday.

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BATTALION 2 ICEDOGS 1

NORTH BAY, Ont. — Nick Paul broke a 1-1 deadlock at 9:50 of the third period as the Battalion slipped past Niagara to take Game 7 and advance to the second round.

Alex Henriksson put North Bay on the board 6:05 into the third.

Eric Ming opened the scoring for the IceDogs at 18:25 of the first period.

Jake Smith made 16 saves for the Battalion while Niagara's Brent Moran stopped 32-of-34 shots in defeat.

The Battalion will play the Barrie Colts in Round 2, with North Bay hosting Game 1 on Friday.

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