Jared Maxwell scored a power-play goal midway through the third period and the Deloraine/Hartney Colts shut the door after that as they survived a scare from the Crocus Plainsmen in the Westman High School Hockey League playoff series on Sunday.
Maxwell netted the other marker for the Colts, the regular-season champions, as they edged the Plainsmen 2-1 in the third and deciding game in their league quarter-final.
In Saturday’s games, it was: Plainsmen 3, Colts 2 (OT) and Melita/Waskada Devils 4, Dauphin Clippers 3 (OT).
In Hartney, Mitch Vandoorne and Ty Moffat picked up helpers for the Colts.
Norman Brightnose replied for the Plainsmen, who got an assist from Dawson Waddell.
Plainsmen 3 Colts 2 (OT)
In Kinsmen Arena, Brightnose scored the overtime winner for Crocus, which also got goals from Waddell and Hunter Goodon. Maxwell and Regan Bertholet replied for Deloraine/Hartney.
Devils 4 Clippers 3 (OT)
In Melita, Brett Murray scored in overtime as the Devils tied the best-of-three quarter-final 1-1. James Turnbull scored the tying goal for Melita/Waskada with only 21 seconds left in the third period. Theron Ash had a goal and an assist for the Clippers, who host the deciding game tonight at 8:30.
» Brandon Sun