It was a long hockey game as the 100 Mile House Wranglers defeated the Summerland Steam in a 3-2 decision on Tuesday evening.
The game, at the South Cariboo Rec Centre in 100 Mile House, was the first in a best of seven championship series.
Summerland opened scoring at 15:32 with a power play goal by Keenan Scott, assisted by Jack Mills and Riley Pettitt.
The Wranglers responded at 15:00 with a goal by Alex Hanson, assisted by Justin Bond.
A second Wranglers goal at 3:11 gave 100 Mile House the lead. The goal, by Ryan Friesen and assisted by Alex Meeker, came on a power play.
In the second period, Jarrett Malchow of the Steam scored at 9:12 to tie the game. Scott Robinson had the assist.
The third period was scoreless.
The game went into two overtime periods.
Cole Zimmerman of 100 Mile House scored at 9:25 in the second overtime period, assisted by Michael Lynch and Brett Harris.
The two teams will face each other again this evening in 100 Mile House. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
On Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, the two teams will meet at the Summerland Arena. Game time is at 7 p.m. both evenings.
If necessary, the fifth game in the series will be in 100 Mile House on Monday, March 21.
A sixth game, if necessary, will be at the Summerland Arena on Tuesday, March 22.
The seventh game, if needed, will be in 100 Mile House on Wednesday, March 23.