After opening the series with back-to-back victories on GFL Memorial Gardens ice by scores of 3-2 and 4-2, the Greyhounds headed south to Kitchener with a 2-0 lead in the series.
Not to be outdone the Rangers outscored the Hounds 10-4 to even the series as it shifted back North.
And while the Greyhounds flexed their muscles with a 7-3 victory in Game 5 in the Soo, the Rangers staved off elimination two days later with an overtime victory.
That set the stage for the memorable Game 7.
An electric crowd of 4,859 jammed the Gardens as the likes of Morgan Frost, Boris Katchouk, Taylor Raddysh et all took on Kole Sherwood, Greg Meireles and Kitchener in a one game showdown.
A late goal at 16:27 of the first period by Katchouk gave the Greyhounds their first of three leads on the night.
Holding a 1-0 lead after the first, the game was later tied 2-2 after the second.
Just past the midway point of the third period Frost notched a powerplay goal to make it 3-2 for the Soo and the countdown was on.
But with just 52 seconds remaining in regulation time, Logan Stanley put the Rangers back on even terms to force overtime.
Overtime, in Game 7.
Twenty minutes would pass undecided so onto the second overtime session.
It was there just four minutes in, Metamora Michigan native Jack Kopacka scored his 9th goal of the playoffs beating Sooite Mario Culina to lift the Hounds to a memorable victory.
For the first time in 25 years (since 1993) the Greyhounds were heading to the OHL Championship.