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Tyees take game one in double OT thriller

Above, Bantam A Tyees captain Josh Coblenz, who scored a hat trick in Saturday’s game, dives for the puck against the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies player during game one of a best-of-three Island final Saturday afternoon at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. - Kristen Douglas/The Mirror
Above, Bantam A Tyees captain Josh Coblenz, who scored a hat trick in Saturday’s game, dives for the puck against the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies player during game one of a best-of-three Island final Saturday afternoon at Rod Brind’Amour Arena.
— image credit: Kristen Douglas/The Mirror

The No.1 Autobody Bantam A Tyees won game one 8-7 in a nailbiter.

The game was a see-saw battle with one team going up by one goal, only to have the other team erase the lead minutes later.

The Tyees ran into penalty trouble in the later half of the game, which saw Juan de Fuca have a one-goal lead several times before the Tyees would tie it up each time. The Tyees took a one-goal lead near the end of the third but were unable to seal the deal and Juan de Fuca even things up with 40 seconds left on the clock.

At the end of regulation, the teams were knotted at 7 goals a piece. A 10-minute overtime solved nothing and both teams were sent to their respective dressing rooms for an ice clean.

Following the flood, the teams returned for a second overtime which saw the Tyees score the final goal of the game.

The Tyees travel to Juan de Fuca Saturday morning for game two and if necessary, game three will be played Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rod Brind’Amour Arena.

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