Wranglers take strangle hold on conference series

100 Mile House boys skate to back-to-back wins against Summerland

Jaydon Gilding is another one of the Wranglers D-men who doesn't mind getting his nose dirty in the tough places – in the corners

As was the case the previous evening, the 100 Mile House Wranglers skated off the ice with a 5-4 victory over the Summerland Steam in their own barn on March 19.

The best-four-of-seven-game Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Championship series now shifts back to 100 Mile House on March 21, with the Wranglers having a 3-1 game advantage.

For the first time in the series, the Wranglers scored first and they had a 2-1 lead heading into the second period.

The Cariboo lads extended the lead to 3-1 with the lone goal in the second stanza.

However, the third period was a mirror image of the March 18 tilt – the Steam charged back with three unanswered goals, including two power-play markers, to take the lead 4-3.

Pressing for the tying goal, 100 Mile House product Brett Harris (Austin Turner, Tavis Roch) knotted the score at four apiece with 2:18 left in the third period.

Nick McCabe (Tyler Povelofskie) scored the game winner at 15:31 of the second overtime – much to the delight of the Wrangler parents and fans who travelled to Summerland to cheer on the boys.

If needed, the sixth game will be in Summerland on March 22 and the seventh game will be in 100 Mile House on March 23, with both contests starting at 7 p.m.

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