It was a close game but the 100 Mile House Wranglers managed to defeat the Summerland Steam 5-4 in overtime on Friday evening.
The game was the third in the best of seven championship series for the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference Title in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
The game, at the Summerland Arena, began with a goal by Calvin Hadley of the Steam at 17:30 in the first period. Michael Maclean and Calvin Rout assisted.
The Wranglers responded with a goal by Alex Hanson, assisted by Cole Zimmerman at 7:11 to tie the game.
At 3:52 the Wranglers took the lead with a goal by Nick McCabe and assisted by Hanson.
In the second period, Paulson Lautard scored for the Steam at 18:49, assisted by Jack Mills.
The Wranglers answered with a goal by Ryan Friesen at 2:59. Assists were by Brett Harris and Todd Bredo.
In the third period, Maclean scored for the Steam at 11:51 to tie the game once more. Cody Egilson had the assist.
At 7:44, the Steam took the lead with a goal by Mills, assisted by Lautard and Braden Eliuk.
The Wranglers tied the game with a power play goal by Tavis Roch at 5:31. Zimmerman and Justin Bond.
The game went into overtime, with the Wranglers scoring at 1:01. Stephen
Egan scored the goal and Tyler Povelofskie assisted.
The Wranglers now lead the series two games to one. The two teams will face each other in Summerland on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.
On Monday, March 21, the teams will return to 100 Mile House for the fifth game in the series.
If needed, the sixth game will be in Summerland on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and the seventh game, if necessary, will be in 100 Mile House on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m.