The Winnipeg Blues erased a two-goal third period deficit before winning 5-4 in overtime over the Selkirk Steelers.
After giving up the opening goal, Winnipeg responded with two goals of their own. First, Brandt Young wristed home his first MJHL goal into the top right corner to tie the game. After that, Sean Williams scored a beauty off the rush with one second to go in the period.
Selkirk would tie things up on the power play in the second, but really didn’t have a lot going on for themselves in the first two periods. Winnipeg held Selkirk to just eight shots through 40 minutes, Selkirk’s lowest total of the season.
The Steelers struck twice early in the third, with a short-handed goal followed by a power play goal to give themselves a two-goal lead. Things were looking rough, but Winnipeg battled through and waited for their chance.
They got it when Matthew Gerke got a double minor. Ryan Ostermann, in his return to Selkirk, potted his fourth as a Blue to bring Winnipeg within one and to swing momentum the Blues’ way.
A few minutes later, Garett Zasitko fired home the tying goal, and things stayed locked up through the end of regulation.
In overtime, Dawson Cowan made some excellent saves before Mathieu Moreira finished the game with a beautiful move on a breakaway. The win gives the Blues three wins in a row.
The Steelers come to Winnipeg to battle the Blues again tonight at 7:30 p.m.