Yanni Kaldis’ goal at 15:39 of overtime lifted the Nanaimo Clippers to a 3-2 road victory over the Powell River Kings and giving the Clips a 3-0 series lead.
Devin Brosseau and Sheldon Rempal scored 55 seconds apart in the first to put the Clips ahead 2-0 after 20 minutes. But the Kings chipped away with a goal in the second from Kyle Betts and they got the equalizer in the third, with Jonny Evans scoring on the power play.
Powell River killed off a penalty to Evans early in OT and Kaldis’ goal, his fourth of the postseason, won it just over eight minutes later. Evan Johnson made 33 saves for the win while Jeff Smith made 40 saves for Powell River. Game 4 goes Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Powell River
Liam Blackburn’s goal in the third period stood up as the winner for the West Kelowna Warriors in a 2-1 home win over the Penticton Vees. The series now stands at 2-1 for Penticton.
Nic Jones opened the scoring for the visitors on the power play in the first but Jonathan Desbiens responded to tie it late in the opening frame.
The game remained knotted 1-1 until Blackburn scored at 8:19 of the final frame. Matthew Greenfield made 23 saves for the win. Game 4 goes Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in West Kelowna.
Despite allowing the first goal of the game, the Wenatchee Wild replied with five unanswered to earn a 5-1 home win over the Chilliwack Chiefs though Chilliwack still leads the series 2-1.
Jeremy Germain opened the scoring for the visitors in the first but Daniel Nachbaur responded to make it 1-1 after one. Brendan Harris’ goal at 7:00 of the second proved to be the winner and Charlie Combs, Dakota Raabe and August Von Ungern (empty net) added on in the third.
Chase Perry made 31 saves for the win and 1st Star. Game 4 goes Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. in Wenatchee.