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Mayer's late power-playgoal lifts Mississauga to a 5-4 win over Ottawa

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Jordan Mayer scored a power play goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation time to give the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors a 5-4 win over the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday afternoon.

Casey Cizikas had a goal and two assists for Mississauga (26-8-4), while Kelly Geoffrey, Riley Brace, and T.J. Battani also tallied.

Anthony Nigro, Dalton Smith, Tyler Toffoli and Cody Lindsay provided the offence for Ottawa (19-17-5).

Mayer backhanded a rebound of Cameron Gaunce's point shot into the open corner of the net for his 17th goal of the season.

Nigro and Smith gave the 67's some hope when they scored midway through the third period to wipe out a two-goal Mississauga lead and tie the game.

But Ottawa's Thomas Nesbitt took a slashing penalty just past the 16-minute mark of the final frame and Mayer capitalized on the man advantage situation 30 seconds later.

"We usually keep a lead in the third period but for us to come back like that shows the depth of our team," said Mississauga defenceman Brett Flemming, who also drew an assist on Mayer's winning goal.

Petr Mrazek turned aside 24 of 29 shots in the Ottawa net. The 67's had 25 shots at Mississauga goalie J.P. Anderson.

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