By Jeff Gard/Today’s Northumberland
Cole Kimble scored 5:27 into overtime as the Port Hope Panthers opened the Provincial Junior Hockey League Tod Division final with a 2-1 victory over the host Picton Pirates on Thursday night at the Prince Edward Community Centre.
Port Hope led 1-0 after the first period on a power-play goal by Josh Sainthill, assisted by Carter Clarke.
Zack Brooks tied the score for Picton early in the second.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday night in Port Hope with puck drop scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Jack Burger Sports Complex.