Prediction: Owen Sound in 7
Owen Sound captured the Wayne Gretzky Trophy as the Western Conference Champions with a 10-4 shellacking of the Windsor Spitfires.
Owen Sound will now face the Mississauga St Mikes Majors for the OHL Championship and the J Ross Robertson Cup. And because Mississauga is the host city of the Memorial Cup, both teams automatically move onto the Memorial Cup.
Things started out well for Windsor when Alex Khokhlachev score his ninth of the playoffs just 2:12 into the contest. But Matt Petgrave would tie it with his first of 3 on the night and first of the playoffs at 5:31. Brady Vail would restore the Windsor lead with his second at 9:38 before Joey Hishon would tie it at 12:27 with just his fourth of the playoffs. The teams would end the period all even at two apiece.
Petgrave would then score the only two goals of the second period. The first came at 14:41 and the second, on the power play at 19:44 to complete the hat trick and send Owen Sound to the locker room with a 4-2 lead.
Owen Sound took over in the third. Mike Halmo scored his second of the playoffs at 4:32. And as Windsor tried to open things up to get back in it, Owen Sound dominated the scoreboard. Garrett Wilson would make it 6-2 at 5:48. Andrew Fritsch assisted on the goal, his first game since round one against the London Knights.
Vail would score his second of the night for Windsor at 6:02 to make it 6-3 but at 7:11 Andrew Shaw would score back to back with his seventh and eighth of the playoffs. His second came at 11:03 on the power play.
Halmo would score his second of the night on the power play at 15:31 and Jarrod Maidens would add another power play marker at 16:22, his third of the playoffs to make it 10-3.
Vail would score his third of the game for Windsor short handed to close out the scoring.
Scott Stajcer faced 35 shots for Owen Sound while Jack Campbell faced 38 for Windsor. Jordan Binnington dressed as back up for Stajcer.