The North Bay Battalion improved to 2-0 in pre-season OHL action as they edged the Ottawa 67's 3-2 at TD Place in Ottawa Friday night.
The Battalion got off to a good start as Alex Christopoulos opened the scoring less than five minutes in and Ty Nelson gave the Troops a 2-0 with a power play marker just over two minutes later.
The 67's cut into the lead less than five minutes later as Brady Stonehouse beat Dom DeVincentiis to cut the lead to 2-1 after one period of play.
Vsevolod Gaidamak evened the score for the 67's early in the second frame.
Kyle Jackson, fresh off his first NHL camp with the Nashville Predators, put the Troops back ahead at 9:39 of the middle frame.
That goal stood up as the game-winner as the two squads will finish off a home-and-home series tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. as the 67's pay a visit to Memorial Gardens.
Dom DiVincentiis got the victory in goal turning away 23 of the 25 shots he faced.
Jackson finished the night with a goal and an assist as he got a helper on Ty Nelson's first period power-play marker.
Meantime good news for Battalion fans moving forward.
The Ontario Hockey League announced Friday afternoon following the Government of Ontario’s expansion of spectator capacity limits at indoor sporting venues, the league’s 17 Ontario-based facilities will be welcoming up to 50 per cent of their respective fan capacities for games beginning Saturday, September 25.