Spitfires force Game 7 with win over Bulldogs in OHL championship series

WINDSOR, Ont. — The Windsor Spitfires, trying to shake off back-to-back one-goal losses and stay alive in their Ontario Hockey League championship series, did just that Monday with a 5-2 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Daniel D'Amico scored twice, while Michael Renwick, Will Cuylle and Pasquale Zito chipped in with singles as the Spitfires tied the best-of-seven series 3-3 to force a Game 7 on Wednesday in Hamilton.

Logan Morrison scored both goals for the Bulldogs, who won Friday and Sunday by 3-2 scores to take a lead in the series. Friday's win was in overtime.

The teams were tied 1-1 after one period Monday, and Windsor took a 3-2 lead into the final frame. Hamilton outshot Windsor29-26.

The winner of Wednesday's showdown will represent the OHL in the 102nd Memorial Cup championship, which goes June 20-29 at Saint John, N.B. The other three participants are the host Saint John Seadogs, QMJHL champion Shawinigan Cataractes and WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings.

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