The Ontario Hockey League Championship Series heads to Hamilton with the Bulldogs and Sault Ste. Marie tied 1-1 after a Greyhounds 4-2 win in Game 2 Saturday night.
The Bulldogs came out firing early in the 1st period, but it was the Greyhounds who opened the scoring on a power-play at 4:19. Hamilton’s power-play broke out of a 0-15 slump when Mackenzie Entwistle (8) tied the game late at 19:35.
The Soo went out to a 3-1 lead in the 2nd period with a power-play goal at 8:20 followed by one at even strength at 11:18.
Hamilton pressed in the 3rd period and cut the deficit to 3-2 at 12:46 when Brandon Saigeon (14) scored on a 4-on-3 advantage, his OHL leading 8th power-play goal of the playoffs. With Kaden Fulcher on the bench, the Bulldogs got another power-play opportunity late after the Greyhounds were called for a rare face-off infraction, only to see the Soo score into the empty net to make the final 4-2.
Hamilton out-shot Sault Ste. Marie 38-34.
Greyhound goal scorers were Barrett Hayton (7), Morgan Frost (8, 9) and Jack Kopacka (10).
1) Matthew Villalta (SSM)
2) Barrett Hayton (SSM)
3) Brandon Saigeon (HAM)
The OHL Championship Series shifts to Hamilton for Games 3 and 4 at FirstOntario Centre on Monday May 7th at 7 pm and Wednesday May 9th at 7 pm.
For more information on how to get Bulldogs playoff tickets for Round 4, call 905-529-8500 or go to www.hamiltonbulldogs.com