OTTAWA - Andrew Agozzino's overtime goal ended the Ottawa 67's season, and coach Brian Kilrea's storied career.
Agozzino scored 13 seconds into overtime to give the Nigara IceDogs a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the 67's Tuesday night to win their best-of-seven Ontario Hockey League opening-round series 4-3. His goal came as he took a centring pass from Freddie Hamilton and beat Adam Courchaine low stick side.
It was the final game behind Ottawa's bench for Kilrea, who retires with 1,193 wins, a Canadian junior hockey record. He will remain as the team's general manager.
The 67's were eliminated after forcing Game 7 with a 4-0 win over Niagara Monday in Ottawa.
The 67's had a 3-1 lead heading into the third period, but Reggie Traccitto scored his second goal of the game to tie the score 3-3 at 12:17. Traccitto pounced on a loose puck in the crease after Andrew Shaw tucked the puck between Courchaine and the post.
The goal came on the IceDogs 18th shot of the period while the 67's had yet to register one up to that point.
Dylan MacEachern scored early in the third period to pull the IceDogs within a goal at 4-3. Jeremy Smith made 32 saves for the win.
Corey Cowick scored twice for the 67's while Jon Carnevale had one goal. Courchaine made 41 saves in the 67's goal.
Tied 1-1 entering the second period, Cowick scored twice on the power play to give the 67's a comfortable lead heading into the final frame.
Anthony Nigro fed Cowick with a great pass from behind the net to put the 67's up 2-1 9:17 into the second.
Smith made a great stop on Nigro later in the period and IceDogs captain Alex Pietrangelo took an interference penalty on the play. Just 46 seconds into that power play, Alex Friesen was penalized for delay of game when it was deemed he intentionally knocked the net off during a scramble.
On the ensuing five-on-three, Cowick scored his second of the night and fourth in two games as he flipped a backhand overtop of Smith.
Carnevale opened the scoring and gave the 67's a 1-0 lead at 16:50 of the opening period when he swung wide around IceDogs defenceman Drew Schiestel and put a quick chip shot into the top of the net.
A little less than three minutes later, Traccitto scored on the power play. After Courchaine made an initial stop, Traccitto was there for the rebound to tie the game 1-1.