67’s Lose in OT; Huge Game Friday at TD Place

By: Barre Campbell – Staff
Photo: Robert Lefevbre – IceLevel Photography

OTTAWA – Arizona Coyotes prospect Brendan Perlini scored at 6:03 of overtime to give the Niagara IceDogs a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa 67’s in Game 4 of the Ontario Hockey League Eastern Conference quarter-final.

The series is tied 2-2, with Game 5 at TD Place in Ottawa on Good Friday, April 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The 67’s had a chance to win this one, holding a 3-2 lead late into the third, but the IceDogs pressed and scored the equalizer with 3:42 remaining on a goal from Graham Knott.

Ottawa defenceman Evan de Haan put the 67’s in the lead early in the third.

Travis Konecny scored on a breakaway to open the scoring early in the first. Brendan Bell also counted for the 67’s, outshot 26-20 in regulation and 29-24 in the match.

Tickets for Game 5 are available at or by calling 613-232-6767.

Summary – Game Four

Best of-seven OHL Eastern Conference Quarter-final

Niagara IceDogs 4, Ottawa 67’s 3 (OT) (Series tied, 2-2)

67’s goals: Travis Konecny (2), Brendan Bell (1), Evan de Haan (1)
IceDogs goals: Josh Ho-Sang (1), Vince Dunn (5), Graham Knott (1), Brendan Perlini (2, OT)

Multi-point games: 67’s – Travis Konecny (1-1), Brendan Bell (1-1), Nathan Todd (0-2)
IceDogs – Vince Dunn (1-1)

Goaltenders: 67’s – Liam Herbst (L, 2-2, 29 shots, 25 saves); IceDogs: Brandon Hope (W, 2-2, 24-21)

Power Play: 67’s 0-2; IceDogs 0-2
Shots on goal: 67’s 24, IceDogs 29
Attendance: 5,300

Upcoming series games: Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at TD Place; Sunday, April 5, 2 p.m. at Meridian Centre, St. Catharines; x-Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m., TD Place (x-if game is necessary)

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