The Brampton Inferno came from behind to defeat the defending CLax Champion Ohsweken Demons by the score if 15-14 in overtime at the Powerade Centre Friday night. Ohsweken took an early 3-0 lead in the opening four minutes of the first quarter. The Demons extended their lead to five, leading 7-2 with 5:38 left in the second quarter. Brampton answered with three straight goals before the end of the half as they trailed by two, 7-5 after 30 minutes. In the third quarter, Ohsweken took a 9-7 lead 3:19 in before the Inferno added three straight to take their first lead of the game, going ahead 10-9 with 7:30 left in the quarter. The Demons answered right back, registering three more over the final 4:37 to lead 12-10 after three quarters.
In the final quarter, the Demons took a 13-10 lead before Brampton sparked their third comeback of the contest, adding three straight to tie the game 13-13 with 3:18 left in regulation. Just four seconds later, Roger Vyse gave the Demons a 14-13 lead. The Inferno’s Dustin Caravello tied the game on the powerplay with 2:01 left to send the game to overtime. Just 22 seconds into the extra period, with the man advantage, Brampton’s John McClure beat Ohsweken goaltender Jake Henhawk for the Inferno’s first victory of the season.
Leading the Inferno offense was Ryan Campbell, who had an eight-point performance adding three goals and five assists. Scott Tinning contributed with two goals and four assists. McLure recorded two goals and three assists. Jordan Coffey, Dustin Caravello and Travis Irving all chipped in with two goals and one assist each. Mark Farthing rounded out the Brampton scoring, adding two goals.
For the Demons, Wayne Van Every registered five goals and one assist. Cory Bomberry collected seven points adding one goal and six helpers. Roger Vyse contributed with three goals and three assists. Delby Powless (2G, 3A) and Joe Haodais Maracle (1G, 4A) both chipped in with five points each. Kyle Isaacs and Danny Vyse both added one goal each. In goal, Brampton’s Jay Preece registered 39 saves for the victory. Henhawk recorded 44 saves in the loss.
The Inferno are back in action Saturday afternoon, playing host to the Niagara Lock Monsters at the Powerade Centre. Osheweken is also at home Saturday, facing the Barrie Blizzard at the ILA.
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