Two games for the price of one

IAN SHANTZ, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

BARRIE -- The white rally towels spun for hours. And no one could accuse the pre-game handouts as resembling white flags.

Fighting for their playoff lives, the Barrie Colts never did surrender.

The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors ended Barrie's season at 12:09 a.m. yesterday morning, scoring 118 minutes and five seconds after the initial puck-drop at the Barrie Molson Centre to win Game 5 in a triple-overtime marathon and take the first-round playoff series in five games.

The biggest goal of Devante Smith-Pelly's junior hockey career came on a wraparound dud that hit a body or two on the way in to give the Majors a 4-3 win and end the second-longest overtime game on record in the Ontario Hockey League.

In 1990, Belleville beat Kingston 4-3 in the fourth overtime of a game that lasted 123:51.

"I just kind of swung at it, and got it in," Smith-Pelly said.

J.P. Anderson made 68 saves for the win, while Peter Di Salvo stopped 84 pucks to keep his team's drive alive.

"It's pretty tough, seeing as how hard we fought," said Daniel Michalsky, who played his final game in a Colts jersey. "It's tough to explain. We had three pucks trickle on the line, I think. That's how it goes sometimes, I guess. We had chances to win, but that's just the way it goes."

ISHANTZ@THEBARRIEEXAMINER.COM


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