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Top two ready to go toe to toe

This Ott to be good.

The top two teams in the Ontario Hockey League are set to lock horns, but not for the OHL championship.

The first-place Guelph Storm take on the second-place Erie Otters with a berth in the OHL championship series on the line.

Guelph finished first overall this season with 108 points. Erie was second with 106.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven Western Conference championship series is tonight (Thursday) at the Sleeman Centre at 7 p.m.

Game 2 is Friday at 7:30 p.m. also at the Sleeman Centre.

All the games in the series can be seen live on TV on Rogers, channel 20. Games can be heard live on the radio on CJOY 1460 AM.

In the Eastern Conference championship, the North Bay Battalion will be taking on the Oshawa Generals.

Head to head this season:
• Guelph 1 at Erie 0 (Jan. 18)
(Playback: Ryan Horvat scores game’s lone goal, in second period. Justin Nichols makes 25 saves as Storm shuts out Erie for second time this season.)

• Erie 2 at Guelph 5 (Dec. 29)
(Playback: The Storm’s Adam Craievich records three of his 10 season points in the win, with a goal and two assists.)

• Erie 0 at Guelph 5 (Dec. 15)
(Playback: Storm outshoots Erie 37-21 as Matthew Mancina earns the shutout for Guelph. Scott Kosmachuk scores two goals.)

• Guelph 4 at Erie 6 (Nov. 28)
(Playback: Storm trails game 6-1 with less than 10 minutes left in third period before scoring three straight goals.)

• Guelph 3 at Erie 4 (Nov. 16) in overtime
(Playback: Erie trails game 3-0 in third period before scoring three straight short-handed goals to tie it. Connor McDavid nets the winner 53 seconds into the extra frame.)

• Erie 3 at Guelph 4 (Sept. 20) in overtime
(Playback: Guelph’s Zac Leslie scores 13 seconds into overtime in the season opener for both teams. The Storm’s Tyler Bertuzzi goal tied the game 3-3 in the third period.)

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