The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks find themselves squarely behind the 8-ball after dropping Game 2 to the Tavistock Royals by a 4-1 score.
The Winterhawks fell behind early and couldn't quite dig out, spotting Tavistock a 1-0 lead 3:40 into the game, as Royals leading scorer Trevor Sauder beat Hawks netminder Eric Peicheff.
The power play struggles from the previous night carried over to this one, as the Hawks had two chances in the first period with the extra attacker, but couldn't convert.
To make matters worse, Tavistock's Matt Gaetz was sprung on a breakaway as a penalty expired to make it 2-0 Tavistock after one period of play.
The Winterhawks got one back early in the second period with Justin Donnelly scoring his first of the playoffs, from Hunter Dubecki and Mike Fiegehen.
Tavistock restored the two goal lead late in the second after pouncing on an errant breakout pass and taking it the other way for an odd-man rush goal.
Despite more power play opportunities in the third period, the Winterhawks couldn't get another one past Tavistock goalie Zach Shomphe, as the Royals added an empty netter to make it a 4-1 final.
The Winterhawks trail in the best-of-seven series 2-0 and will need a win on Friday night when the series moves to Southampton.
Spectator capacity will be 300 fans at the Coliseum, and there will be absolutely no admissions prior to 8:00 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. puck drop.
Boxscore via Gamesheet