BRAMPTON, Ont. - Michael Pelech had a goal and two assists, while Kaspars Daugavins set up three goals as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors solved Thomas McCollum to beat the Brampton Battalion 5-1 on Sunday afternoon in Game 3 of their Ontario Hockey League Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Brampton, which leads the series 2-1, only allowed one goal in the first two games. McCollum made 21 saves for a shutout in Game 1 and stopped 29 of 30 shots on Friday.
On Sunday, J.P. Anderson stole the show for Mississauga, stopping 35 of 36 shots, the only blemish being an Anthony Peluso goal on the power play at 9:56 of the second period to make it a 4-1 hockey game.
Brett Fleming opened the scoring for the Majors six minutes into the game and Jordan Mayer made it 2-0 in the final minute of the first.
Mississauga continued to dominate just 15 seconds into the second period when Kale Kerbashian surprised McCollum, tucking a wrist shot just under the crossbar. Pelech made it 4-0 at 4:59 before Peluso brought the Battalion to within three. William Wallen rounded out the scoring on the man advantage at 11:08 of the third period.
McCollum finished with 18 saves.
The two teams meet Tuesday night in Mississauga in a pivotal Game 4.