The West Sound Warriors hockey team opened the three-game Western States Hockey League series last weekend with a loss, but came right back to win the second game in overtime and take game three by one goal.
The Warriors lost to the Lake Tahoe Icemen 8-2 as Erik Safstrom, and Harri Kroll scored for West Sound.
The second game was a battle from the start as both teams went back and forth with the lead. With the game tied at 3-3, Connor Wherrett put West Sound ahead 19 seconds into the third period.
Tahoe tied the game on a goal by Tanner Turcott, and neither team was able to gain the advantage in regulation.
It would be Kroll who scored the game-winner just 1:10 seconds into overtime to give the Warriors the 5-4 win. Brian Eisele made 38 saves for West Sound.
The Icemen came out strong in the final game, taking a 3-1 lead over West Sound after two periods.
The lead didn’t last.
Safstram scored two goals less than two minutes apart to tie the game midway through the third as the Warriors bench erupted. Mattias Wikstrom assisted on both goals.
Kroll came up with the clutch goal with about three minutes left to give the Warriors a 4-3 victory.
Robbie Brennan, who joined the Warriors recently after playing in Cheyenne, Wyo., stopped all nine shots he saw in the third and finished with 32 saves.
The three points picked up by the Warriors helped them move into third place, behind Northwest-Division leading Idaho (12-0, 24 points), Tahoe (10-8-3, 23). West Sound (8-9, 16) will host the Seattle Totems Friday and Saturday.
West Sound (8-9, 16) will look to capitalize on its recent hot streak when it hosts the Seattle Totems Friday and Saturday. The Warriors have won four of their last five games.
Game times for both is 7:35 p.m.