North American Juniors Game Night: 5/12/11

OHL Finals

East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2 @ West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3
Best of seven series tied 3-3

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +4, 2 PIM
G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch scored what turned out to be the game winner on a screened shot from the point on the power play early in the third period and the Attack held off the top-seeded Majors to win 3-2 and tie their OHL Finals series at three games each. It was the first career playoff goal for Schemitsch, who had one goal in the regular season. Michael Zador sat backup to Jordan Binnington in Game 6. Zador had started the last three games, but was pulled in Game 5 after allowing two goals on six shots. Scott Stajcer, who has been the Attack's starter for most of the playoffs, replaced Zador in Game 5, but was in the bleachers for Game 6. Binnington hadn't started a game since March, but was second star Thursday night. Game 7 will be in Mississauga Sunday afternoon. (OHL photo)