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Matt Pelech scores twice as Belleville comes from behind to beat Ottawa 4-2

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OTTAWA (CP) - Matt Pelech had two goals, including a short handed goal into an empty net, as the Belleville Bulls came from behind to record a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday.

Pelech scored at 10:01 of the second period, cutting the 67's lead in half at 2-1, then scored into an empty net with nine seconds to play as the 67's pressed for the equalizer.

Shawn Matthias broke a 2-2 tie in the third after Bryan Cameron tied the game in the second as the Bulls skated with a five-on-three man advantage.

Tyler Cuma opened the scoring in the first period as the 67's capitalized on a five-on-three of their own, and Matt Cowie gave the 67's a 2-0 lead early into the second period.

"It's always tough when you're playing from behind," said Kevin Lalande who made 24 stops in the Belleville goal in front of family and friends who were on hand to support the hometown boy.

"I tip my hat to the guys. It's not easy to come back and they did a nice job. It was key for us to pull out a win here."

Brady Morrison kept the 67's in the game as he made several very big saves, but none was bigger than a quick glove hand to snare a rocket of the stick of Cory Tanaka with seven minutes to play.

The Bulls (33-18-0-5) outshot the 67's (24-27-0-3) 31-26.

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