Double OT magic gives Bears sixth straight win

Double OT magic gives Bears sixth straight win

EDMONTON – Jayden Hart scored the winner four minutes into the second overtime frame as the No. 3 ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears earned a thrilling 5-4 win over the Calgary Dinos, Friday night at Clare Drake Arena.

Rookie Luke Philp potted a pair, while Graeme Craig and Stephane Legault also scored for Alberta on Friday. Danny Gayle, TJ Dumonceaux, Jared Hauf, and Elgin Pearce scored for Calgary in the loss.

The Golden Bears opened with an early two goal lead, and held leads of at least one throughout the remainder of the game, until Calgary evened the game with 34 seconds left, forcing OT.

NEED to know:  Alberta has now won 6 straight games dating back to a loss against UBC in Vancouver, and now own a 7-2-0 conference record.

Game Star: Luke Philp (UofA) – Two goals, five shots, plus one rating

Game Star: TJ Dumonceaux (UofC) – One goal, three shots, plus one rating

Stat Line: 

 

Golden Bears

Dinos

Shots

42

29

Saves

25

37

Powerplay

1/5

0/5

SHG

0

1

Goals

5

4

Assists

9

5

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Philp got the Bears on track incredibly early on in the first, capitalizing on a breakaway 49 seconds into the game. Craig doubled the just six minutes later, sniping a perfectly placed half-clapper over Steven Stanford's glove hand. Calgary managed just six shots in the opening frame, not testing Siemens in the Alberta net.

They were finally able to generate some substantial pressure halfway through the second, evening the game with two goals in 17 seconds. Gayle scored his second of the season off a loose puck in the slot, before Dumonceaux raced in on a partial break and snapped a shot over Siemens' blocker.

Legault restored the one goal Alberta lead three minutes later, tapping in the Crooks deflected shot short side on Stanford.

Philp scored his second of the night and seventh of the season midway through the third, blowing a slap shot from the slot far side on a deep Stanford.

Calgary, however, responded quickly. Hauf cut the Alberta lead back to one with a quick shot short side on Siemens that was deflected by Sawyer Lange and into his own net. Dylan Walchuk forced Siemens out of is net, before feeding Pearce for the game-tying goal in the dying seconds.

Alberta dominated the pace in OT, outshooting the Dinos 9-1 in nine minutes. Hart finally ended the game late in the second frame, blowing a one-time shot past Stanford.

These two inter-provincial rivals will finish off the home-and-home series tomorrow night in Calgary.

 
 Connor Hood - Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics