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Petes one win shy of OHL title after victory over Knights

Peterborough Petes J.R. Avon - The Canadian Press

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — 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.

This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2023.