The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds got two goals from Jack Kopacka and took game one of their best-of-seven series with the Owen Sound Attack, 4-1.
Devils prospect Blake Speers had the primary assist on the game winning goal, scored on the power play at 6:03 of the third period. Gustav Bouramman had the goal, Boris Katchouk had the other assist on the goal.
Kopacka scored his goals at 2:08 of the second period and 16:25 of the third. Conor Timmins added an empty net shorthanded goal at 19:14 of the third period.
Owen Sound got their only goal from Ethan Szypula at 1:32 of the third period to tie the game at one before the Greyhounds opened things up.
Soo goaltender Joseph Raaymakers made 27 saves on 28 Owen Sound shots. Michael McNiven made 34 saves on 37 shots in taking the loss.
Game two of this second round OHL playoff series comes Friday, April 7 from the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. The other Devils prospects still participating in the OHL playoffs, Michael McLeod and Nathan Bastian of the Mississauga Steelheads begin their second round series against the Oshawa Generals on Friday as well.