Ontario Hockey League
Western Conference Semifinal
Erie Otters 5 London Knights 4 (OT)
( The Otters win the best of 7; 4-3 )
Otters 5 Knights 4 (OT)
Warren Foegele scored the winner 10 minutes into overtime for the Otters who won the best of 7; 4-3 and now advance to the Western Conference Final against the Owen Sound Attack.
With Erie leading 4-3 late in the 3rd period, Foegele took a penalty which allowed Mitchell Stephens to tie the game for London and send it to overtime.
Ivan Lodnia, Darren Raddysh, Anthony Cirelli and Alex DeBrincat also scored for Erie who will host the Attack in the opening 2 games of the Western Final Friday & Saturday night.
You can hear the games from Erie live on 560 CFOS with Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio.
Janne Kuokkanen, Evan Bouchard and Cliff Pu had the other goals for the defending Memorial Cup Champion Knights who were playing their 14th game of the post season.
Troy Timpano started in net for Erie but was replaced by Joseph Murdaca after allowing 3 goals in a span of 2 minutes & 11 seconds in the 1st period.
Games 3 & 4 of the Western Conference Final will be in Owen Sound Monday and Wednesday of next week at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre
WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:
Fri., April 21 Owen Sound @ Erie, 6:30 for CFOS Bearadio
Sat., April 22 Owen Sound at Erie, 6:30 for CFOS Bearadio
Mon., April 24 Erie at Owen Sound, 7:00
Wed., April 26 Erie at Owen Sound, 7:00
Fri., April 28 Owen Sound at Erie, 6:30* for CFOS Bearadio
Sun., April 30 Erie at Owen Sound, 2:00*
Mon., May 1 Owen Sound at Erie, 6:30* for CFOS Bearadio