The Vancouver Warriors erased an early four-goal deficit on Friday night, but superman saved the day for the Calgary Roughnecks.
Curtis Dickson scored 31 seconds into overtime to help Calgary win 10-9 and keep pace in the West Division playoff race.
Haiden Dickson and Logan Schuss exchanged goals to open the game. However, a three-goal run by Calgary gave them a 4-1 advantage at the first break.
Scoring for the Roughnecks were Curtis Dickson, Zach Herreweyers and Jesse King.
Dan Taylor would add another 1:06 into the second quarter and suddenly the Warriors found themselves down 5–1 early in this contest.
Vancouver would claw their way back with goals from Marty Dinsdale, Reid Bowering and Adam Charalambides.
Curtis Dickson would score his second of the game at 11:42 to make it 6-4 Roughnecks at the half.
Haiden Dickson would score 2:24 into the third quarter to make it 7-4, but Calgary’s offence would go listen for over a quarter of play.
Vancouver would end the quarter on the three-goal stretch with two markers from Keegan Bal and one from Schuss. And just like that, we were tied 7-7.
Kyle Killen would give the Warriors their first lead of the game at 8:36 of the fourth quarter.
Tyler Pace would finally break the silence for Calgary at 9:25 to tie it and Curtis Dickson would score 28 seconds later to give the Roughnecks the lead once again.
Dinsdale, however, would come up clutch by score if at 10:49 to tie the game and send it to overtime.
In the extra frame, superman saved the day. Curtis Dickson would let a low shot go to simply run out the shot clock. That shot, however, fooled Alex Buque and found the back of the net to count as the winner.
Jesse King, 1g 5a
Curtis Dickson, 4g 1a
Tyler Pace, 1g 4a
Logan Schuss, 2g 3a
Keegan Bal, 2g 3a
Adam Charalambides, 1g 3a
Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years. For the past five years, he’s been the Saskatchewan correspondent for LaxPhilly.