Thursday, April 21, 2005


Boys and girls, tonight's number is three. Three goals for the win. Three straight series-opening road wins. Three wins away from the OHL finals (and possibly, even likely, a Memorial Cup berth).

The 67s were lucky to win tonight. They played a decent game, but far from their best. The Petes had the 67s pinned in their own end for much of the third period. Other than their final chance, the 67s power play was nothing short of brutal.

Neverless, they pulled it out. Althogh he wasn't as busy as in previous rounds (facing ony 25 shots), Danny Battochio made the key stops when needed, and Jeremy Akeson drove to the net to poke home the winner (early enough in OT that I missed it while watching the ballgame) to give the 67s the victory.

Next up in the alternating home-and-home series is a Saturday night encounter at the Civic Centre.