Essex 73's Face Game 7

The Essex 73's are headed to Game 7, missing out on two chances to eliminate the defending Schmalz Cup champions.

The Ayr Centennials grabbed a 5-2 win in Essex after beating back elimination at home with a 5-0 win in the semi-final series.

Anthony Cristofaro and Tyler Scott had the Essex goals. Scott's goal in the third period made it 4-2, but an empty net goal put the game out of reach for the 73's.

Tyler Ryan made 25 saves in the Essex net.

Zachary Masterson had a pair of goals for the Centennials.

Game 7 is set for Monday at 7:30pm in Ayr.