HAMILTON — Connor Walters put away the winner at the 12:56 mark of the third period as the Hamilton Bulldogs edged the Kingston Frontenacs 2-1 on Wednesday to win the Ontario Hockey League’s Eastern Conference final in five games.
Hamilton will face either the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds or the Kitchener Rangers for the J. Ross Robertson Cup, the OHL’s championship.
The Western Conference final is currently tied 2-2.
Justin Lemcke tied it 1-1 for the Bulldogs at the 8:22 mark of the second period. Kaden Fulcher made 17 saves for the win.
Jason Robertson opened scoring for Kingston in the first period. Jeremy Helvig stopped 36 shots in net.
Neither team scored on the power play. Hamilton went 0 for 4 and the Frontenacs were 0 for 3.