The Mississauga Chargers dropped a 6-2 decision to the Georgetown Raiders in Monday's Ontario Junior Hockey League tilt at Port Credit Arena. Chargers goalie Austin Washkurak stops a shot deflected by Georgetown's Anthony Marra (17).

The Mississauga Chargers dropped a 6-2 decision to the Georgetown Raiders in Monday's Ontario Junior Hockey League tilt at Port Credit Arena. Chargers goalie Austin Washkurak stops a shot deflected by Georgetown's Anthony Marra (17).

Time's running out for the Mississauga Chargers.

With 16 games left in the Ontario Junior Hockey League season, the Chargers have to pick things up in a hurry if they want to make the playoffs.

After tonight's 6-2 loss to the Georgetown Raiders at Port Credit Arena, the Chargers (12-24-1-2) have lost five straight games and sit 16 points behind the Burlington Cougars for the eighth and final playoff spot in the OJHL South West Conference.

Tonight's match looked like it would favour the second-ranked Raiders and it played out as such.

Georgetown jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead on a pair of goals by Robbie Murden and another by Brandon Woods.

Mississauga's Nick Tetley scored on the power-play to trim the deficit to 3-1 by the first intermission.

Matthew Hore scored for Mississauga in the second period, but that goal was sandwiched between markers by Georgetown's John Adams and Tyler McCarthy.

Nick Perruchio rounded out the scoring with an empty net goal for the Raiders in the third.

Austin Washkurak made 49 saves for the Chargers while Georgetown's Gabe Grunwald finished with 38.

The Raiders went 3-for-5 on the power-play. Mississauga could only convert on one out of five chances.

The Chargers will host the Toronto Jr. Canadiens Saturday night in Port Credit.

icolpitts@mississauga.net