Bainsville's Sebastian Dirven found the target, just 1:15 into overtime last night, to notch a 4-3 playoff victory for the CCHL Cornwall Colts.
The March 16 contest in Cornwall was the team's post-season opener of a best-of-seven series against the Smiths Falls Bears.
Tanner Spink and Nick Lalonde set up the game-winning tally.
The Bears had forced overtime with a late third-period goal, after Christopher Mammas had given the Colts a 3-2 lead. Konnor MacCormick and Brennan Markell also scored for the Colts.
Cornwall outshot Smiths Falls 36-20, with Liam Lascelle picking up the goaltending victory.
Game two goes tonight in Smiths Falls. Game time is 7:30 at the Smiths Falls Arena.
The Colts and Bears return to Cornwall for game 3 on Sunday evening. Game time is 7pm at the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall Civic Complex.
– with files from David Murphy