Two weeks after the Surrey Eagles got the best of them in a double-overtime, the Chilliwack Chiefs returned the favour Sunday afternoon in South Surrey.
The Chiefs battled back from a 2-0 first period deficit to tie the BC Hockey League game, and won it in three-on-three double-OT on a goal from Luke Esposito, who scored 1:46 into the frame.
The Eagles – playing Chilliwack for the third time in a month – jumped out to an early lead after first-period goals from Brett Mulcahy and Devon Toews, but Chiefs’ forward Cooper Rush made it 2-1 with one second left before the first intermission, with a shorthanded goal.
Chilliwack’s Spencer Graboski – named the game’s first star – tied the game in the second period, and Ben Israel gave the Chiefs the lead six minutes later with a power-play marker.
In the third period, Surrey tied the game when leading scorer Demico Hannoun’s shot found the back of the net.
The game stayed knotted at two goals apiece until 1:46 into the second overtime frame, when Esposito scored.
“It was a little frustrating because we were up 2-0 again, and had played one of our best periods of the season,” Erhart said.
Surrey scored early in the third period to tie it 3-3 and put the game into overtime.
Esposito scored the winning goal in overtime to make the final score 4-3 for the Chiefs.
Chiefs over Kings
The win was the second of the weekend for the Chilliwack Chiefs. On Friday night the team held the Powell River Kings scoreless to win 3-0 before a home crowd.
Mitch Gillam gained the shutout for the Chiefs, stopping 33 shots on net.
Austin Plevy, meanwhile, scored twice in the final period to seal the win.
The Chief’s next home game is Saturday at Prospera Centre.