Red Wings win in OT

The Weyburn Red Wings landed a victorious win Wednesday night against the Melville Millionaires. The overtime 4-3 win for the Red Wings means they are tied for points in the standings with the Millionaires.

The Millionaires had the upper hand scoring the first goal of the game a minute and 57 seconds into the first. Despite the Millionaires outshooting the Wings 13-4 during that period, that was the only goal for the team in the first. Jacob Piller however was able to make use of the Red Wings four shots and tied up the game. Dawson McKenzie and Garrett Szeremley were credited with the assists.

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53 seconds into the second, with help from Jordan Kazymyra, Sean Olson put one between the pipes to get the Wings ahead. The Wings completely turned things around and dominated the period outshooting the Millionaires 16-12. Unfortunately, Szeremley was handed a five minute major for a blow to the head on Millionaires Luke Spadafora and was tossed from the game. Melville was able to use the five minute power play to even up the score.

The third period saw fierce game play from both teams and some incredible saves made by Cody Levesque and Millionaires Colby Entz. Just before the halfway mark, a passing sequence between Kazymyra and Eric Soar allowed Olson to drive to the net for a one-on-one battle and snag his second of the night. Will Cruise was sent to the box with a high-sticking call, which allowed the Millionaires to make it three across the board and send the game to overtime.

Only one minute and six seconds into overtime, McKenzie became the hero of the night scoring the 4-3 overtime winner with help from Drew Anderson and Soar. The three stars of the game were awarded to Millionaires Josh Borynec with the third star, Kazymyra was given the second, and in his 200th SJHL career game, Soar was given the first star.

The Red Wings now have three more crucial regulation games against some tough opponents. This weekend, they play their last home-and-home against the Estevan Bruins, who will host first on Friday night. Then their last regular season game will be at home on Tuesday, March 5th against the Yorkton Terriers. All games start at 7:30 p.m.