Essex and Lakeshore Earn Playoff Wins

Essex and Lakeshore were both winners Friday night in the Provincial Junior Hockey League playoffs.

The 73's opened their series with Mooretown by posting a 5-1 win.

Eric Shaw had two goals and an assist in the Game One victory.

Tyler Ryan made 21 saves for the 73's.

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Eric Shaw of the Essex 73's fends off two defenders from the Mooretown Flags. February 3rd, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Laurie Beaten)

JJ Percy scored 3:31 into overtime as the Lakeshore Canadiens topped Petrolia 5-4.

The game was sent to overtime after Jake Nimmo scored with just 7 seconds left in regulation.

Kyle Carter had a goal and three assists, including one on the game-tying and game winning goals.

Lakeshore leads the series 2-0.