BRAMPTON, Ont. - Michael Latta scored twice, including the power-play winner with 28 seconds remaining in the second period, as the Ottawa 67's doubled up on the Brampton Battalion 4-2 in season-opening Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.
The 67's (1-0-0-0) opened the scoring a mere 10 seconds into the game, when Thomas Kiriakou poked home a loose puck on a goalmouth scramble. The Battalion (0-1-0-0) answered at the 7:06 mark when Ken Peroff's long wrist shot from the point sailed through traffic and eluded goaltender Chris Perugini.
Latta put the visitors in front again at 1:21 of the second period with the home side pulling even yet again at 5:51 of the second on a Jason Dale goal.
After Latta put Ottawa out in front again, Cory Cowick provided some insurance with one second left in the second period.
Battalion starting goaltender Patrick Killeen struggled, surrendering four goals on 12 shots in two periods. Brandon Foote took over for the third period.
Perugini was solid in goal for the 67's, turning aside 30 shots.