Erie Grabs Series Opener

Dylan Strome's second-period goal stood up as the winner as Erie downed the Mississauga Steelheads 2-1  to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series.

The Arizona Coyotes prospect is second in playoff scoring behind teammate Alex DeBrincat. Strome has 12 goals and 26 points in 18 games while DeBrincat has nine goals and 31 points in 18 contests.

Warren Foegele opened the scoring 5:38 into the second period and Strome doubled the lead at 14:45.

Stefan LeBlanc got one back for the Steelheads with 2:35 remaining.