Despite almost 60 shots, and one that went off the post in the extra frame, the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins were unable to pull out the win on Wednesday night as the Notre Dame Hounds edged the black-and-gold 4-3 in overtime.
Notre Dame got the scoring 14:51 into an evenly-played 1st period, as Cole Golden banged home a loose puck past Jake Anthony to make it 1-0 after 20 minutes.
The Bruins would respond just 21 seconds into the 2nd period as Michael McChesney chipped the puck past the Hounds’ Andrew Henderson to make it 1-1. Jayden Davis and Turner Ripplinger assisted on the goal. That would be it for scoring in the middle frame as we would see many more goals in the final period.
Estevan-born Ryder Pierson put the Bruins ahead 3:21 into the 3rd period as he rifled a perfect shot past Henderson to make it 2-1. Jerzy Martin and Tyson Manz got the assists.
However the Hounds would tie the game less than two minutes later as, after the referees ruled a Notre Dame forward was pushed into Anthony which took the Bruins goaltender out of the play, Jakob Breault scored at the 5:07 to make it 2-2.
The Bruins gained the lead back at the 11:35 mark as Tristyn Deroose batted home the bouncing puck on the powerplay to put Estevan up 3-2. Isaiah Thomas and Kade McMillen assisted on the goal.
There was some rough play over the final five minutes, including a post-whistle scrum that notably saw a check-from-behind on Bruins forward Jayden Davis go uncalled. There were a pair of coincidental roughing minors called and a Bruins bench minor. Later, the Hounds would pull the goalie in an effort to tie the game. Jarrett Penner would find the back of the net with only 52 seconds remaining to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime.
After two breakaway opportunities in overtime for Estevan, including a Jayden Davis shot off the post, Marshall Wilton beat Anthony 2:16 into the extra frame to give Notre Dame the 4-3 victory.
Jake Anthony stopped (22/26) shots in the losing effort. Andrew Henderson made 54 saves for the Hounds in the win.
Estevan’s powerplay went (1/10) in the game, while Notre Dame was shut out on the man advantage going (0/6).
A total of 845 fans were in Affinity Place for the game, with the Certified Energy Services 50/50 jackpot exceeding $3,200.
The Bruins are back at home on Friday night hosting the Melville Millionaires at 7:30pm.
Tristyn Deroose Gave The Bruins A 3-2 Lead With This Powerplay Goal In The 3rd Period.