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Dundas Blues forced to sixth game

By Craig Campbell, Dundas Star News

Chippawa Riverhawks held off elimination for the second time Monday night, beating the Dundas Blues 5-1 to push the first round Niagara District Junior C hockey playoff series to a sixth game – back in Dundas Tuesday night.

The Blues will have their third straight chance, and second at home, to clinch the series in what will the third game in three nights between the two rivals. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Grightmire Arena, Tuesday, Feb. 12.

With their backs against the wall and facing elimination for the second night in a row, Chippawa responded again – scoring once in the first period, and twice more to start the second frame, to build a 3-0 lead.

Dundas didn’t get any rubber into the net until defenceman Matt Tate scored in the final minute of the second period, assisted by Garret Incze.

Chippawa scored twice more in the first six minutes of the final period, to build a 5-1 lead and continue their effort to storm back into the series. Dundas still leads three games to two.

Dundas goalie Mark Sinclair stopped 40 of 45 shots, while Chippawa’s Colin Dunne stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced.

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