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Hawks Dealt Heartbreaker in Game 3 OT

May 15, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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The Hawks rallied to force overtime, but the Warriors landed a dagger 2:20 into the extra frame to take a 3-0 series lead.

WHL Championship, Game 3: Portland (3) vs. Moose Jaw (4) OT [MJ leads series 3-0]

SOG: POR (33) - MJ (36)

PP: POR (0/2) - MJ (2/6)

Saves: Špunar (32/36) - Unger (30/33)

COMPLETE BOX SCORE

SCORING:

MJ - First Period - 4:22 - Lucas Brenton (2) from Rilen Kovacevic and Ethan Semeniuk

POR - First Period - 6:41 - Tyson Yaremko (2) from Ryan Miller and Hudson Darby

POR - First Period - 8:34 - Nate Danielson (7) from James Stefan

MJ - Second Period - 3:37 - Denton Mateychuk (10) from Matthew Savoie and Brayden Yager

MJ - Second Period - 17:30 - Denton Mateychuk (11) from Atley Calvert and Brayden Yager

POR - Third Period - Marcus Nguyen (7) from Tyson Jugnauth and Luca Cagnoni

MJ - Overtime - 2:20 - Brayden Schuurman (6) from Rilen Kovacevic and Ethan Semeniuk

The Story:

Brayden Schuurman scored 2:20 into overtime to lift the Warriors past the Winterhawks by a 4-3 final in Game 3 of the 2024 WHL Championship presented by Nutrien.

Moose Jaw owns a 3-0 series lead heading into Game 4 tomorrow night.

Schuurman's winner came on a rebound as Rilen Kovacevic rattled the crossbar and a ricochet went straight to his stick for the finish.

Portland rallied twice to force overtime, first erasing an early 1-0 deficit, then striking in the third to even the contest at 3-3 and force OT.

The Warriors opened the scoring for the third straight game through Lucas Brenton at 4:22 of the first, but two Portland tallies in 1:53 helped the Hawks to a 2-1 lead through 20 minutes. Tyson Yaremko nabbed the first on a breakaway after a beautiful saucer feed from Ryan Miller, then Nate Danielson pulled out the tricks for a splendid shorthanded strike and Portland's first lead of the series.

The second period saw Denton Mateychuk nab two goals to give Moose Jaw a 3-2 lead through 40 minutes, but Marcus Nguyen quickly evened things up once again in the third with a bouncing shot at 3:56.

Puck drop for Game 4 is 7:00 P.M. PT tomorrow night as the Winterhawks enter must-win territory.

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"It's not pressure. What we need to do is win a game, so our focus is just going to be on winning a game, and then a series can be turned around quickly."

Mike Johnston, Ryder Thompson and Tyson Yaremko provided comments following Game 3.#WHLChampionship | #FeedingTheFuture pic.twitter.com/tuWxI5eVQs

- Portland Winterhawks (@pdxwinterhawks) May 15, 2024

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