Defenceman Adam Comrie stepped up in front of his hometown crowd to keep his Guelph Storm in the playoff picture.
Comrie scored twice to lift Guelph to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.
The Storm used one of their three games in hand to pull within two points of the idle Owen Sound Attack, who hold down the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference of the OHL.
The win and two-goal performance was also nice for Comrie, who was born in Asburn, Va., but grew up in Ottawa. He had a nice cheering section Sunday at the Urbandale Centre.
"This definitely feels good, especially being the third game in three days," said Comrie.
"It was nice to come here and get the two goals and to get the win. It was good to play here. It was my dream (growing up) to play for the 67's. It was also a big key game that we had to win as we're in position for a playoff spot."
Elsewhere in the OHL it was Sault Ste. Marie 4, Brampton 1; Kitchener 5, Saginaw 4 (SO) and Barrie 4, Oshawa 1.
At Ottawa, Taylor Beck and Connor Tresham also scored for Guelph (23-25-4), who got a 34-save performance from Brandon Foote.
Andrew Merrett, Shane Prince and Travis Gibbons scored for Ottawa (27-19-7). Petr Mrazek started in goal for the 67's but was replaced late in the first period after allowing three goals on 11 shots. Chris Perugini finished up and turned aside 14 of 15 shots.
Greyhounds 4, Battalion 1
At Brampton, Ont., Robin Lehner stopped 49 shots, including 25 in the third period, as Sault Ste. Marie downed the Battalion.
Michael Quesnele scored twice for the Greyhounds (28-21-5), while Myles McCauley and Jordan Nolan also tallied.
Philip Lane was the lone scorer for Brampton (18-23-12).
Rangers 5, Spirit 4 (SO)
At Kitchener, Ont., Chris MacKinnon and Jeff Skinner scored in regulation and in the shootout as the Rangers topped Saginaw.
Matthew Tipoff tied the game for Kitchener (34-15-4) with just over five minutes left in the third period. Captain Dan Kelly also scored.
Tyler Murovich had a hat trick for the Spirit (25-22-6), while Peter Hermenegildo tallied.
Colts 4 Generals 1
At Oshawa, Ont., Darren Archibald scored twice as Barrie out-paced the Generals.
Captain Stefan Della Rovere and Alex Hutchings also scored for the Colts (43-7-2).
Jeff Hayes was the lone scorer for Oshawa (21-27-5).