GUELPH, Ont. - Kyle Maksimovich scored in overtime as the Erie Otters narrowly escaped Guelph with a win in Ontario Hockey League action Tuesday.
The battle between the OHL's top team and its basement-dweller turned out to be closer than expected, with the Storm keeping its modest points streak alive at three games (1-0-2).
Jake Marchment opened the scoring with a power-play goal 19 seconds into the second period, but it took James McEwan just 47 seconds to erase that slight advantage.
The teams remained deadlocked at 1-1 until Maksimovich scored 41 seconds into overtime on a power play.
Goaltender Michael Giugovaz kept Guelph in the game with 35 saves.
Devin Williams stopped 29 shots for Erie.
The Otters struck on two of four power-play chances, while the Storm was shut out on two attempts.
Bulldogs 3 Firebirds 2 (OT)
FILNT, Mich. ? Trent Fox scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lead Hamilton over the Firebirds.
Matthew Strome also scored for Hamilton ().
Will Bitten and Cullen Mercer scored for Trent, while,Brent Moran made 52 saves.
67'2 5 Frontenacs 2
KINGSTON, Ont. ??? Sam Studnicka had two goals and an assist as Ottawa downed the Frontenacs.
Jeremiah Addison, Ben Fanjoy and Austen Keating had the other goals for the 67's ().
Zack Dorval and Ryan Cranford scored for Kingston ().
Rangers 3 Knights 2
KITCHENER, Ont. ??? Gustaf Franzen had a goal and an assist as the Rangers held off London.
Adam Mascherin and Doug Blaisdell also scored for Kitchener ().
Owen MacDonald and Jack Hidi had the goals for London ().
Petes 5 Steelheads 1
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. ??? Hunter Garlent had two goals and an assist to lead Peterborough over the Steelheads.
Logan DeNoble, Adam Timleck and Nick Grima also scored for the Petes ().
Nicolas Hague had the lone goal for the Steelheads ().
Attack 4 Battalion 2
OWEN SOUND, Ont. ??? Petrus Palmu scored twice to lead the Attack over North Bay.
Matthew Struthers and Jacob Busch added goals for Owen Sound ().
Kyle Potts and Mike Baird replied for the Battalion ().
IceDogs 3 Wolves 1
SUDBURY, Ont. ??? Johnny Corneil had two goals and an assist as Niagara beat the Wolves.
Jordan Maletta had the other goal for the IceDogs.
Michael Pezzetta scored for Sudbury ().