Kurt Black scored the game-winning goal 3:29 into overtime Wednesday night as his Chilliwack Chiefs took a 5-4 win over the Coquitlam Express.
Black’s snipe saved the locals on a night where they blew a four goal lead at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.
Chilliwack held a 1-0 lead after one period. Jordan Kawaguchi netted his fifth of the season just 44 seconds into the game, then added a shorthanded tally midway through period two.
Jake Hand and Ryan Bowen also scored middle-frame markers, also shorthanded, and the Chiefs led 4-0 at the 11:49 mark. The Coquitlam comeback started less than two minutes later, with Cody Boyd getting the Express on the board.
Jackson Cressey’s power play marker at 16:07 got Coquitlam within two heading to the final frame. The Express poured it on in the third period, out-shooting Chilliwack 11-3.
Cory Mackin’s power play snipe at 9:23 led to Joey Santucci’s game tying goal at 16:57. On a bad Chilliwack line change, Santucci snuck behind the D, scoring his seventh of the season to send the game to OT.
Black’s winner was his sixth goal of the season.