Wolves clinch first place in Lindros Division with OT win over Peterborough
Brady Martin (4, 5) scored his fifth of the showcase with six seconds remaining in overtime, clinching the Lindros Division and booking a spot in the OHL Cup Quarter-Finals with a 6-5 win over the previously undefeated OMHA champion Peterborough Petes.
Waterloo’s Bobby Tsilogianis (1) and Brendan Gerber (2, 3) opened the scoring as Peterborough’s Kaiden Harmon (1) would quickly follow to put his team on the board. Gerber would score again in the second, but the Petes responded with a goal from Max Seon (1).
The action continued in the final frame with Peterborough trailing 3-2. Martin’s second of the morning gave Waterloo insurance with a 4-2 edge before Petes blueliner Ben Radley (1) cut the deficit to once once again. Noah Vandenberg reinstated the two-goal cushion for Waterloo, but Peterborough wasn’t going away, getting late tallies from Will McFadden (3) and Cohen Bidgood (2) to force overtime.
In a high-intensity OT, Martin scored with six seconds left on the clock to clinch the victory.
“Getting the OT winner is always exciting but it was a great team effort and we got the job done. We’re going to continue to work our tails off in the quarter-finals and keep doing what we came here to do,” said Martin.
Martin’s four-point game earned him BARDOWN Player of the Game for the Wolves, while Kaiden Harmon (1) took home the honours for the Petes.
The Wolves will play the second place team in the Nash Division Saturday at 10:00am in Quarter-Final action. Peterborough plays their final round robin matchup this afternoon at 1:45 pm against the Mississauga Rebels, with a win clinching second place in the Lindros Division.
BARDOWN PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Waterloo – Brady Martin (F) – 2G, 2A
Peterborough – Kaiden Harmon (F) – 1G