Robert Thomas scored the winner on the power play as the Hamilton Bulldogs edged the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3-2 on Tuesday in the Memorial Cup round-robin finale for both teams.
The win earns the Ontario Hockey League champion at least a berth in Friday’s semifinal.
Hamilton holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Titan although still has to wait for the result of Wednesday’s match-up between the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos (0-2) and the host Regina Pats (1-1).
If the Pats win, then they will advance to the Semi-Finals on Friday against the Hamilton Bulldogs while the Titan then would book a ticket into Sunday’s Final.
If the Broncos win, then that’ll set up a Tie-Breaker game on Thursday against the Pats with Acadie-Bathurst waiting for the winner in Friday’s Semi Final and the Hamilton Bulldogs awaiting the winner of that Semi in Sunday’s Championship Final.