by Stephen Dafoe
The Morinville Jets took their best-of-three series with the Beverly Warriors in two straight. Games 1 and 2 were played over the holiday weekend, and the Jets took both games in overtime.
The Jets opened the series with a 2-1 overtime win on the road Friday night.
Despite giving the Warriors a couple of powerplay advantages, both clubs ended the first period scoreless.
That scoring stalemate remained for the first 15 minutes of the middle frame until Mitchell Perrott buried a powerplay point shot to give the club a 1-0 lead. But it would be a goal the Warriors would respond to in the closing minute of the frame to end the second with a 1-1 deadlock.
The final period was as scoreless as the first with both sides working their PK to keep the other side off the board. With a 1-1 tie at the end of 60, the game went into overtime. The Jets’ Tyler Hagel got the game-winning goal, assisted by Craig Hills and Brandon Dubuc).
Game 2 took place on home ice Sunday night with an all-or-nothing pressure on the Warriors to drive the series to game three in Edmonton Wednesday night.
The Jets trailed the first period 1-0, but brought the game to a 2-2 tie by the end of the second. The Jets pulled ahead early in the final frame, but the Warriors matched it with 7:52 left in the game.
Sunday’s game was also driven to overtime, and once again the Morinville Jets took the game.Lee Gadoury got the goal on the powerplay, assisted by Jorden Rooke and Brett Dubuc.
The Jets may face the Red Wings or Mustangs but will not know until Wednesday as St Albert and Stony Plain flyers tied at a game apiece. If Stony wins Wednesday, the Jets play the Mustangs starting Saturday. If St. Albert wins, the Jets play Red Wings starting Friday night.