ERIE, Pa. - Dylan DeMelo scored the go-ahead goal 8:12 in the third period as the Mississauga St. Michael?s Majors rallied for a 4-2 win over the Erie Otters on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League play.
DeMelo's goal was one of three scored on the power play as the Majors (8-1-0) went 3-for-6 with the man advantage. He also had two assists in the game.
The Otters took a 1-0 lead on rookie Connor Brown?s second career goal. He stole the puck at the Majors? blue-line, raced in and fired a shot under the crossbar with 4:06 left in the first period.
The Majors tied it on the power play, as Sergey Kuptsov scored his sixth goal of the season with 49 seconds left in the period.
But the Otters capitalized on a power play early in the second. Chris Marchese turned rookie defenceman Travis Wood?s point shot into a rebound goal 6:37 into the period.
Derek Schoenmakers' power-play goal tied the score at 3:18 of the third, then the Majors turned a five-minute charging penalty against Otters rookie Tyler McCarthy into their third power-play goal of the game when DeMelo scored with 11:48 left. McCarthy also received a game misconduct.
Spencer Cobbold capped the Majors? win with his first OHL goal late in the game.
Goaltender Spencer Martin earned the win in his OHL debut after being a late addition to the lineup in place of veteran J.P. Anderson. He made 29 saves.
Christopher Festarini made 28 saves for Erie (1-6-0).