The Notre Dame Hounds built up a three-goal lead then had to withstand a furious third comeback attempt by the Winnipeg Wild before eventually prevailing with a 4-3 triumph in Day 2 play at the TELUS Cup West Regional in Thunder Bay.
Notre Dame jumped out into a quick 2-0 lead just over five minutes into the game on a pair of goals by Drew Englot with Brad Morrisey making it 3-0 midway through the second.
While Winnipeg fought back to tie the game at 3 at the 14:47 mark of the 3rd, the Hounds would get the winner less than two minutes later when Cole Stevenson jammed one in off a goalmouth scramble.
With the result Notre Dame improves to 2-0 at the four-team event while Winnipeg slips to 1-1.
The Hounds will meet Thunder Bay on Saturday to wrap up round-robin play. The winner will represent the West region at the Telus Cup national midget hockey championship in Sudbury April 23-29.