University of Saskatchewan Huskie Steven DaSilva scored 2:18 into overtime to give his team a 4-3 victory over the visiting University of Manitoba Bisons Sunday night in Saskatoon's Rutherford Rink.
After the first three periods of back-and-forth play solved nothing, the Bisons and Huskies entered the five-minute four-on-four extra frame. DaSilva's goal came on Manitoba netminder Steve Christie's glove side.
The win moves the No. 6 ranked Huskies to 3-3 on the season, while the No. 9 ranked Manitoba falls to 2-1-1. Since 2005-06, the Huskies are 23-13-1 against the Bisons.
Manitoba's Nolan Waker opened the scoring at 7:13 in the first period when his shot went off Huskie goaltender Ryan Holfeld's skate and into the net. The 1-0 lead lasted six minutes until Huskie Steven Gillen was able to beat Christie five-hole on a rush into the Bisons' zone.
Bison Blair Macaulay snapped the tie at 10:27 in the second period when Tyler Dittmer's rebound landed on his stick. But once again Saskatchewan answered the goal when Brenden Dowd was sent the puck from Jason Wagar and chipped it straight into the net on Christie's glove side at 12:07.
This time it was Saskatchewan's turn to break the tie when Michael Kaye's shot hit the post and fell into the net at 2:30 into the third period. Once again the opposition found a way to tie the game. Waker scored his second of the game at 9:45 beating Holfeld stick side.
Holfeld made 36 saves in the win, while Christie stopped 27 shots at the other end of the ice for Manitoba.
The Huskies will take a week of rest before travelling to meet the University of Calgary Dinos November 5-6. Manitoba will hit the road next weekend to face the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.
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