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OHL: Colts edge Bulls in OT; Knights beat Whalers

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The Canadian Press
4/24/2013 10:33:46 PM
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BARRIE, Ont. - Brendan Lemieux scored 5:26 into overtime as the Barrie Colts edged the Belleville Bulls 4-3 on Wednesday, to take a 3-1 lead in the OHL Eastern Conference final.

Lemieux got the puck in the high slot, turned around, and fired through a screen to beat goaltender Malcolm Subban for his first playoff goal, and give the Colts their second straight overtime victory.

Zach Hall had a goal and had two assists for Barrie, while Mark Scheifele and Aaron Ekblad round out the scoring for the Colts.

Garrett Hooey, Alan Quine and Brendan Gaunce replied for Belleville.

Hooey opened the scoring for the Bulls, and the Colts came back with first period goals from Scheifele and Ekblad.

Gaunce tied it for Belleville in the second period and the teams traded goals in the third, with Hall putting Barrie up 3-2 just 52 seconds into the period, and Quine tying it for the Bulls at 5:35.

Broadhurst, Griffith score twice, Knights beat Whalers 6-4, take 3-1 series lead

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Alex Broadhurst's power-play goal at 5:29 of the third period snapped a 4-4 tie and the London Knights defeated the Plymouth Whalers 6-4 on Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in OHL Western Conference final.

Plymouth, fined $7,500 earlier in the day by the league for coach Mike Vellucci's comments about the officiating after Game 3, were without forward Mitchell Heard, who was suspended one game by the OHL for a check from behind on Tuesday.

Sebastian Uvira and Vince Trocheck scored in the first period for the Whalers, while Broadhurst and Seth Griffith replied for the Knights.

London's Bo Horvat and Ryan Rupert scored to open the second period before Garrett Meurs and Tom Wilson tallied late for Plymouth to make it 4-4 after two periods.

Uvira took a hooking penalty at 3:51 of the third period, allowing London to work on the power play and Broadhurst getting the game-winner.

Griffith added an empty-netter at 18:40.

London goalie Anthony Stolarz finished with 42 saves.

Alex Nedeljkovic started in goal for Plymouth and made seven saves on 11 shots, before getting the hook after Rupert's goal at 9:38 of the second period.

Matt Mahalak, in just his second game of the playoffs, played the final 29:16 and stopped 15 of 16 shots.

The Knights finished 3 for 4 on the power play, while the Whalers were 2 for 3.

London hosts Game 5 on Friday

Barrie Colts (Photo: TSN)

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