Nazareth 1 Hamilton 1 2 OT
September 24, 1996
Hamilton's Gaston Yordan tied the game at 63:29 off a feed from Erik Porcaro. Nazareth opened the scoring 13 minutes into the game on a goal by Kevin Flynn and the scoe remained tied until midway into the second half when Yordan scored his first of the year. Both goalies were solid in goal: Mike Heffernan made 14 saves for Hamilton while Jim tiffin stopped 13 shots for Nazareth.
Hamilton (1-1-1): Gaston Yordan (1-0), Erik Porcaro (0-1), Mike Heffernan 14 saves.
Williams (1-0-1): Kevin Flynn (1-0), Mike Marques (0-1). Jim Tiffin 13 saves.