The Cullitons shutout the Cambridge Winter Hawks 2-0 Friday night.
The victory gives Stratford a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Tyson Baker and Jordan Currie each scored the win for the Cullitons.
Nick Caldwell repelled 25 shots to get the shutout.
Game Two is set for Saturday night at the Galt Arena Gardens.
The puck drops at 7:00pm.
If you can’t make it out, tune into 1240 CJCS at 6:45pm for the pregame show followed by the match up.
In other Friday night action, the Kitchener Dutchmen pummeled Listowel 8-2 while Leamington skunked St Marys 5-0.