The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Gold Wings were looking to get a win back from the Swift Current Wildcats Sunday afternoon after the Wildcats ruined Weyburn’s home opener Saturday with a win in a shootout. The Gold Wings got solid goaltending from Amy Swayze and got some timely goals as they skated to a 3-2 overtime win at Crescent Point Place.
Weyburn had taken the lead in the first period when just 2:42 into the game Julia Durr scored her second goal of the season to make it 1-0. Kaydance Ray had the assist on the tally. The Gold Wings then made it a 2-0 lead in the third period. With 10:38 left to play in regulation, Peyton Birnie would score, unassisted.
The Wildcats would come pushing back, though.
It started with a power play goal with 4:45 remaining by Cassidy Peters. Then, a goal by Alexie Palchinski with 1:25 to play in regulation tied the game up, forcing overtime.
In the 4-on-4 overtime period, neither team would score, setting up a second overtime, this time 3-on-3. In the extra period, Swift Current captain Evangeline Hill would take a minor penalty for head contact, giving the Gold Wings a man advantage, and they would take advantage of it.
With 2:11 left on the clock, Maicy Groenewegen scored, assisted by Addison Longmore and Kiah Shields, to make it a 3-2 victory for Weyburn.
With the win, the Gold Wings extended their lead over the Wildcats for fourth in the league. Weyburn is now four points back of Saskatoon for third place.
The next game for the Gold Wings will be one of their toughest matchups of the young season, as they play a pair of games against the Regina Rebels. The next home game for the Gold Wings is November 1st when they host the Notre Dame Hounds.
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