BARRIE, Ont. — Brendan Lemieux scored 5:26 into overtime as the Barrie Colts edged the Belleville Bulls 4-3 on Wednesday, to take a 3-1 lead in the OHL Eastern Conference final.
Lemieux got the puck in the high slot, turned around, and fired through a screen to beat goaltender Malcolm Subban for his first playoff goal, and give the Colts their second straight overtime victory.
Zach Hall had a goal and had two assists for Barrie, while Mark Scheifele and Aaron Ekblad round out the scoring for the Colts.
Garrett Hooey, Alan Quine and Brendan Gaunce replied for Belleville.
Hooey opened the scoring for the Bulls, and the Colts came back with first period goals from Scheifele and Ekblad.
Gaunce tied it for Belleville in the second period and the teams traded goals in the third, with Hall putting Barrie up 3-2 just 52 seconds into the period, and Quine tying it for the Bulls at 5:35.
The Colts were 1 for 4 with the man advantage, while the Bulls were 0 for 2.
Barrie’s Mathias Niederberger made 25 saves, while Subban turned aside 38 shots.