Vipers take down Winterhawks in overtime

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Legal – After a humiliating 7-1 home-ice defeat Oct. 28, the Legal Vipers took to the road Saturday night looking to settle the score with the Slave Lake Winterhawks. That score was settled by Ryan Martin with 1:36 left in overtime. The Viper’s 7-6 overtime victory elevated the club’s record to 3-2-1, pushing them above .500 hockey for the first time this season.

The Vipers built themselves a 2-1 lead during the opening frame, but ended the second period tied 4-4 with Slave Lake. The third period saw the two clubs alternating goals with two a piece, Slave Lake bringing the game to a 6-6 tie with 8 minutes left in the frame. Neither team was able to capitalize on their chances for the remainder of regulation play. Martin captured the win with 1:36 left in overtime off an assist from Chris Brand.

The club takes on the Drayton Valley Wildcats Nov. 12 in Legal. Game time is 8:30 p.m.

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