Peterborough Petes one win shy of OHL title after victory over London Knights


Michael Simpson made 50 saves, J.R. Avon scored twice and the Peterborough Petes are one win shy of an Ontario Hockey League title after defeating the London Knights 5-3 on Wednesday.

Donovan McCoy, Owen Beck and Avery Hayes, with an empty-net goal, also scored for Peterborough.

The Petes have won three in a row in the best-of-seven championship series since dropping the opening game.

Denver Barkey, Sam Dickinson and Easton Cowan replied for London. 

Zach Bowen stopped 27-of-31 shots and Owen Willmore saved both shots he faced in 7:09 of action.

Game 5 will take place Friday at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont.

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