Wild­cats use third pe­riod rally to de­feat Red­men in over­time

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

SYD­NEY — The Syd­ney Academy Wild­cats bounced back from a seem­ingly in­sur­mount­able 5-1 deficit early in the third to nip the Riverview Red­men, 7-6, in over­time in Cape Bre­ton High School Hockey League action at Cen­tre 200, Wed­nes­day night.

Kenny MacIn­nis played the hero for the Wild­cats with four goals, in­clud­ing the over­time win­ner, and one as­sist.

The Red­men were up 4-1 af­ter one pe­riod of play on goals by Kyle Mul­ley, Cory Youden, Mark Knickle and Mitch MacDougall, three of which were short-handed.

Colton Abra­ham net­ted the lone first-pe­riod marker for the Wild­cats.

Riverview’s Zack Walsh pot­ted the lone goal of the sec­ond stanza to put the Red­men up 5-1 af­ter two pe­ri­ods.

Then Syd­ney Academy came alive. MacIn­nis scored his first 1:57 into the third, fol­lowed by an An­drew MacPhee goal at 3:04 and an­other by MacIn­nis at 13:29.

Mul­ley then net­ted his sec­ond of the night for Riverview, on the empty net, with 44 sec­onds left in the game.

Syd­ney Academy’s Kevin Cormier scored with 31 sec­onds re­main­ing to bring the home team within one and MacIn­nis pot­ted the ty­ing goal with seven sec­onds left in the match to even­tu­ally force over­time.

MacIn­nis went on to score the win­ner in ex­tra time.

In nets for the Wild­cats, Gabe Dowie stopped eight shots in the first, af­ter which he was re­placed by Kilian Sch­lem­mer, who went on to make 20 saves. In goal for the Red­men, Chad MacDon­ald de­flected 30 shots.

Greg MacVicar - Cape Bre­ton Post

Riverview Red­men goalie Chad MacDon­ald de­flects a shot by Syd­ney Academy Wild­cats cap­tain Kenny MacIn­nis, right, dur­ing Cape Bre­ton High School Hockey League play at Cen­tre 200, Wed­nes­day night. The Wild­cats won 7-6 in over­time.

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