CHARLOTTETOWN – Jordan Birt scored at 5:35 of overtime to lift the Sherwood Falcons to a 3-2 win over the Kings County Kings in P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League playoff action on Thursday night.
The opening game of the best-of-five quarter-final series was played at the Cody Banks Arena. Game 2 is scheduled for Souris on Friday at 7 p.m.
Tanner Lund and Riley Thomson also scored for the Falcons, who held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1.
Kevin MacLeod and Keirsten Steele answered for the Kings.
Winning goaltender was Jeremy Ramsay. Nolan Compton tended goal for Kings County.
Referee T.J. Courtney called just one minor penalty against each team.