Alex Lepkowski was +1 with a minor penalty Monday as Barrie closed out their first round series with a 3-2 overtime win at Mississauga. Fourth-line grinder Gregg Sutch did not play due to a separated shoulder, and is expected to remain out of the lineup when the Colts begin their second round tilt with Ottawa on Friday.
On Sunday, Steven Shipley (+1) was held without a point for the second straight game as Niagara advanced to the second round of the OHL playoffs with a 4-1 win over Oshawa. The 6'3 center collected five goals and an assist in the six game victory. The IceDogs move on to face the Brampton Battalion, who feature West Seneca native Dylan Blujus ('12) on the blueline. The puck drops on game #1 Friday night in St. Catharines.