Facing elimination, Nichols defeated St. Andrew’s College (Ont.), 4-2, to even the best-of-three CISAA boys hockey series at 1-1 on Monday at Dann Memorial Rink.

Nick Smith scored a pair of goals for the Vikings (26-14-2) and goalie Anthony Tirabassi made 23 saves in the victory.

The decisive game in the series will be at 3:15 on Wednesday at St. Andrew’s in Aurora, Ont.