Brett Thompson scored the shootout winner for Sault Ste. Marie as the Greyhounds beat the Erie Otters 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday.
Erie's Andrew Yogan scored his second of the game 30 seconds into the third to tie the game 3-3. The Otters (1-0-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a Mitch Gaulton power-play goal at 14:02 of the first and Yogan's first of the night 2:01 into the second.
The Greyhounds got one back on Vern Cooper's power-play goal just under two minutes later and Carson Dubchak tied the game 2-2 at 16:51.
Sault St. Marie (2-0-0) grabbed a 3-2 lead before the second was out on Michael Quesnele's goal with the man advantage at 18:08.
Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Barrie 5, Niagra 4; Plymouth 6, Oshawa 5; Saginaw 3, Owen Sound 2; Ottawa 3, Sudbury 1; and Peterborough 3, Belleville 2.
At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., with the score tied 1-1 in the shootout, Thompson beat Otters goalie Ramis Sadikov in the fourth round. Needing to score, David Broll was stopped by Bryce O'Hagan as the Greyhounds sealed the win.
Erie finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while Sault Ste. Marie ended up 2-for-10.
O'Hagan stopped 31 shots to get the win, while Sadikov made 28 saves in the loss.
Colts 5, IceDogs 4 (OT)
At St. Catharines, Ont., Luke Pither's hat trick lifted the Barrie Colts over Niagra.
Whalers 6, Generals 5 (OT)
At Plymouth, Mich., Tyler Brown scored in overtime to lead the Plymouth Whalers past Oshawa.
Spirit 3, Attack 2
At Owen Sound, Ont., Anthony Peters made 39 saves as the Saginaw Spirit edged the Attack.
67's 3, Wolves 1
At Sudbury, Ont., Thomas Nesbitt scored a short-handed goal in the third and Petr Mrazek made 24 saves for Ottawa.
Petes 3, Bulls 1
At Belleville, Ont., Zach Kassian scored midway through the third period to help the Petes edge the Bulls.