Toronto tops Pickering in dramatic 2OT Game 6 of the Buckland Cup – series finale goes Sunday night


Published May 13, 2022 at 11:12 pm

Toronto captain Liam Fedak would get the better of Pickering captain Brendan Tomlinson Friday night, scoring the 2OT winner to send the Buckland Cup to a seventh game. Photo by Timothy Bates, OJHL Images

Toronto captain Liam Fedak was the hero for the Jr. Canadiens Friday night in Pickering, scoring the winner and breaking the hearts of Pickering hockey fans in a 5-4 double-overtime victory in Game 6 of the Buckland Cup final.

Game 7 goes Sunday night at Scotiabank Pond at Downsview Park.

Pickering, on goals from Jake Partridge, Ryan Johnstone and Alex Papaspyropoulos, had taken a 3-2 lead in a wild first period and Ethan Lindsay gave the home side a two-goal cushion heading into the third.

But Toronto stormed back with the two they needed in the third, including Eric Vitale’s second of the match with 8:38 to go to square the game at fours going into overtime.

The first extra period solved nothing, and the teams were two-thirds through the fifth frame before Fedak’s heroics.

Puck drop Sunday is 7:30 p.m.

The winner earns a berth in the Centennial Cup national Junior ‘A’ championships May 19-29 in Estavan, Saskatchewan.

Jake Partridge opened the scoring for Pickering Friday night. Photo by Timothy Bates, OJHL Images

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