Raiders and Reps fight to 2-2 tie
The Ajax-Pickering Raiders and Mississauga Reps couldn’t resolve a 2-2 draw in a high-paced back-and-forth affair.
The Raiders survived a too many men penalty in overtime while Reps goaltender Ryan Dugas stopped Ajax-Pickering star Connor McMichael on a breakaway inside the final 10 seconds of the extra frame.
“I was just trying to take away as much net as I could and was able to get a piece of it,” said Dugas as he recalled the encounter. “We’d rather have two points but we’ll take one considering we made a few mistakes in that game that we managed to survive.”
Mike Petizian recorded his OHL Cup-leading sixth point of the showcase with a goal for the Reps while Riley Sutherland scored the game-tying goal with 3:03 left in the second period.
Ajax-Pickering goals came from McMichael and Ian Martin while goaltender Damon Beaver made 31 saves.
The Reps close out Thursday leading the Shanahan Division with five points while the Raiders are one point behind the second place Toronto Marlboros with three.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Reps: Mike Petizian (1G)
Raiders: Connor McMichael (1G)