Kilrea's career concludes

CHRIS STEVENSON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:28 AM ET

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa 67's season and Brian Kilrea's coaching career are over.

A goal by Andrew Agozzino 13 seconds into overtime gave the Niagara IceDogs a 4-3 win in Game 7 of their opening-round OHL playoff series.

Agozzino took a pass after the 67's lost the puck in the corner to the left of Ottawa goaltender Adam Courchaine.

Kilrea retires with 1,193 wins, a Canadian junior hockey record.

He will remain as the 67's general manager.

The IceDogs erased a 3-1 67's lead entering the third, outshooting the 67's 18-0 to start the third and getting goals from Dylan MacEachern and Reggie Traccitto to tie it 3-3.

They wasted little time cutting the 67's two-goal lead in half to start the third. After Mathew Sisca scooped up a loose puck in the corner, he centred to MacEachern, alone in front to beat Courchaine to the stick side at 2:56.

The IceDogs kept pressing and Traccitto tied it at 12:17, poking in a loose puck in the crease.

The 67's opened up a 3-1 lead through 40 minutes on a pair of power-play goals by Corey Cowick, his sixth and seventh goals of the series.

The second was big, coming with 27 seconds left in the period and the 67's on a 5-on-3 advantage.

Cowick cut in from the left wing side, took a pass from Julien Demers and made it look easy when he flicked home a high backhander.

The IceDogs got a big power-play goal from Reggie Traccitt with just 18 seconds left in the first period to escape with a 1-1 tie.

The 67's had taken the lead at 16:50 on a good individual effort by Jon Carnevale.


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