The Rogers OHL Championship series has become a best 2-of-3.
Owen Sound's Cameron Brace, pictured above in Game 4, had the OT winner for the Attack Sunday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)
The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors will host the Owen Sound Attack tonight at 7 p.m. for Game 5 of the OHL Championship. One team will face elimination Thursday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Arena at 7 p.m. A seventh and deciding game, if needed, would be played Sunday afternoon at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga at 2 p.m.
Tonight's contest is a biggie. After Mississauga took wins in Games 1 and 2 of this series, the Attack answered back with overtime wins in Game 3 and 4. Matt Petgrave scored less than a minute into overtime to give Owen Sound the win on the road in Game 3, and Cameron Brace scored on an overtime breakaway Sunday afternoon in Owen Sound to knot the series.
If Game 5 is anything like Game 4, it will be another classic. Game 4 was one of the most entertaining hockey games of the season - no matter the league.
Both these teams will play for the Memorial Cup later this month, hosted by the Majors, but right now the real goal is an OHL Championship. Theses teams finished first and second in the OHL regular season, with the Majors first overall. This series has pitted the league's largest market - Toronto - against the smallest in Owen Sound.
Owen Sound players salute the home crowd after Game 4 Sunday. The Bayshore is once again sold out for Thursday's Game 6 of the OHL Finals. (Josh Howald photo)
Tonight's game may not be broadcast live on Sportsnet. If that is the case, tune in to CFOS AM560, where Fred Wallace, as always, will have the call. The Independent will be at Thursday night's Game 6 at the Bayshore. Thursday night will be the last game Owen Sound will play in front of a home crowd this season, win or lose, and tickets will be next to impossible to find.