Capitals Come Back to Beat Warriors

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(ISN) – COWICHAN VALLEY, BC- The Cowichan Valley Capitals came back twice from two goals down and tied the game with 41.4 remaining, then beat the Warriors 3:22 into OT

Kyle Horsman was responsible for getting the game to the extra frame, and he would play hero as well, completing the hat trick to give the Capitals their 3rd win.

The Warriors controlled things throughout the majority of the 1st period, but it was 1-1 after 20. Jason Cotton had the goal as he deflected a shot from Michael Buonincontri on the power-play to tie it up.

Just 7 seconds after Mitchell Stapely gave the Caps a 2-1 lead, AP Cole Woodliffe got his 1st in the BCHL for the Warriors, deflecting in a Hunter Zandee shot.

West Kelowna would take a 3-2 lead on Jonathan Desbiens 1st of the night.

Desbiens would continue to fly around early in the 3rd, making a nifty move on a 2 on 1 with Andrew Johnson, then banging in a loose puck from his knees to give West Kelowna a 5-3 lead.

The Capitals took advantage of the only sloppy play all night in those final 5 minutes, beating Scott Patton on a wrap around with Horsman laying in the crease.

The final minute scramble was after Cotton has an empty net attempt blocked, as Horsman tied it up.

In overtime, just moments after Kristian Blumenschein was hauled down on an end to end rush, Skylar Pacheco set up Horsman with the one-timer to win it.

Short turn around for the Warriors as they play tomorrow at 2 pm against Victoria.

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