The Saginaw Spirit have won the 6th seed in the OHL's Western Conference.
Justin Kea scored 3:36 into overtime as the Spirit edged the visiting Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4-3 on Monday in the OHL's final game of the regular season.
Eric Locke had a pair of goals for the Spirit (33-30-5), who jumped over the Owen Sound Attack for the sixth seed in the West.
Patrick Watling scored twice for the Greyhounds (44-17-7) and Jorgen Karterud added a single goal.
But Sault Ste Marie did not dress a number of their star players for the game -- such as Matt Murray, Darnell Nurse, Jared McCann and Sergey Tolchinsky.
Saginaw's Jake Paterson made 31 saves for the win as Sault Ste. Marie's Brandon Halverson kicked out 48-of-52 shots in a losing cause.
Cody Payne also scored for Saginaw, a day after the team travelled to Toronto for the visitation of former teammate Terry Trafford.
Trafford's body was found last week, a week after he went missing after being disciplined by the team.
A funeral for Trafford will be held in Toronto on Tuesday.
The Greyhounds, who own the second seed in the Western Conference, will face the seventh-seeded Owen Sound Attack in Round 1 of the OHL playoffs.
The Spirit will play the third-seeded Erie Otters.
Both series start on Friday March 21st.
Series "B" SAULT STE. MARIE (2) vs. OWEN SOUND (7)
Game 1 Fri., March 21 Owen Sound at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07 PM
Game 2 Sat., March 22 Owen Sound at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07 PM
Game 3 Mon., March 24 Sault Ste. Marie at Owen Sound 7:00 PM
Game 4 Wed., March 26 Sault Ste. Marie at Owen Sound 7:00 PM
Game 5 Fri., March 28 Owen Sound at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07 PM
Game 6 Sun., March 30 Sault Ste. Marie at Owen Sound 2:00 PM
Game 7 Tues., April 1 Owen Sound at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07 PM
Series "C" ERIE (3) vs. SAGINAW (6)
Game 1, Fri., March 21 Saginaw at Erie 7:00 PM
Game 2, Sat., March 22 Saginaw at Erie 7:00 PM
Game 3, Mon., March 24 Erie at Saginaw 7:11 PM
Game 4, Wed., March 26 Erie at Saginaw 7:11 PM
Game 5, Thurs., March 27 Erie at Saginaw 7:11 PM
Game 6, Sun., March 30 Saginaw at Erie 6:00 PM
Game 7, Mon., March 31 Saginaw at Erie 7:00 PM