Whew, that was close.
Soo Thunderbirds ousted the visiting North Bay Trappers 3-2 in double overtime on Tuesday to win the second-round, best-of-five, Great North Midget Hockey League playoff series three games to two.
Forward Zach Senecal beat Trappers goalie Colton Point at 3:40 of the second OT stanza to give the T-Birds the triumph.
Senecal (Oshawa Generals) and Point (Erie Otters) were both selected at the 2014 Ontario Hockey League draft.
With the win, the T-Birds advance to the GNMHL championship series against the New Liskeard Cubs.
Game 1 is set for Friday night in New Liskeard.
Brendan Gillis and Matt MacKay had the other goals for the T-Birds, who held a 2-1 lead until North Bay’s Devyn Martel tied the game with just over a minute to play in the third period.
Finn Seguin, with just under 10 minutes to play in the third, scored the other North Bay goal.
The T-Birds had won the opening two games of the series at home before the Trappers bounced back with a pair of wins last weekend in North Bay.
The Soo-New Liskeard final will match the top two teams during the regular season in a best-of-five series.
New Liskeard finished first during regular-season play, just two points ahead of second-place Soo.
PHOTO: Zach Senecal of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League.