BARRIE, Ont. — The Mississauga Steelheads are on to the next round of the Ontario Hockey League's playoffs.

Ty Collins scored the power-play winner in the second period as the Steelheads fended off the Barrie Colts 6-4 on Monday to win their best-of-seven series 4-2.

Mississauga will face the Hamilton Bulldogs in the second round of the OHL's post-season.

Zakary Lavoie scored twice, including once on the power play, as the Steelheads built a 5-1 lead by the second intermission. Jake Uberti and Luca DelBelBelluz also had goals on the man advantage as Mississauga built its lead. James Hardie added an empty-net goal with 1:50 left to play for some insurance.

Roman Basran made 33 saves for the win in net, including 19 stops in the third period alone.

Nathan Allensen and Ethan Cardwell had two goals apiece as Barrie mounted a late comeback to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Mack Guzda turned aside 33-of-38 shots in net for the Colts.

Mississauga went 4 for 7 on the power play and Barrie was 1 for 2 with the man advantage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2022.