By Craig Stein
The Notre Dame Hounds watched a 4-1 lead evaporate in the third period, but bounced back in overtime, defeating the visiting Estevan Bruins 5-4 (OT) on Wednesday night, ending their losing streak at three games.
Chaz Smedsrud (1g-1a) scored the winner just 34 seconds into overtime, and Alec Zawatsky had yet another big night, scoring once, and setting up three others including the winner. Zawatsky now has 5-goals and 5-assists in five games as a Hound, and has four straight multi-point games. Connor Mylymok (1g-1a), Chance Longjohn and Riley Perka also scored for the Hounds (4-3-1-1) and Jacob Standen made 28/32 saves.
The usual suspects were at it again for the Bruins (6-2-1-0) as well, with Michael McChesney (1g-1a) scoring his 11th goal of the season and Zach Goberis (1g-1a) adding his 10th and now has a league-high 22 points.. Jake Fletcher and Hayden Guilderson also both had a goal and an assist.
Cody Hodgson scored a powerplay goal with 6:44 left in regulation to break a 2-2 tie, and help the Kindersley Klippers beat the La Ronge Ice Wolves 3-2.
Tanner Thompson opened the scoring for the Klippers (4-3-1-0) but the Ice Wolves (1-6-0-1) pulled ahead in the second period on goals from Connor Smith and Blaise Arkle. Devon Cyr tied things up for the Klippers before Hodgson’s winner.
Justin Close got the win making 30/32 saves while Luke Lush turned away 44/47 in goal for the Wolves.