A harmless-looking turnaround wrister off the half boards by Garrett Forster was tipped home by Jake LeBrun at 16:28 of overtime to give the West Kelowna Warriors a 3-2 home win over the Chilliwack Chiefs Tuesday night.
West Kelowna now has a 3-1 series lead and can claim the Fred Page Cup Friday night in Game 5 in Chilliwack.
The Warriors led 1-0 after one on a power-play goal by Rylan Yaremko. Zach Giuttari evened things up for the Chiefs in the second period with his first goal of the postseason. The Warriors converted another man advantage shortly after that with Kyle Marino doing the damage to put West Kelowna ahead 2-1 heading to the third.
Early in the final frame, Darien Craighead evened things up once again for Chilliwack with Jesse Lansdell and Vimal Sukumaran drawing assists.
Chilliwack had two looks on the man advantage in the third but could not capitalize. A late call against the Warriors’ Jonathan Desbiens actually carried over into overtime but West Kelowna killed it off.
After several quality chances for both teams in overtime, it was Forster’s foray into the Chiefs end that resulted in the winner. After initially being check on a solo rush, Forster recovered the puck, spun and fired with LeBrun in front to tip it past Aidan Pelino.
Matthew Greenfield made 30 saves in the Warriors crease for the win.
Game 5 goes Friday at 7 p.m. at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.