It took until the second overtime period, but the Wellington Dukes finally downed the St. Michael’s Buzzers in Ontario Junior Hockey League action on Friday night in Toronto.
Jacob Vreugdenhil scored twice for the Dukes, including the opening goal 57 seconds into the contest and the game-winner at the 2:57 mark of double-overtime.
Wellington nearly took a 1-0 advantage out of the first period, but St. Michael’s Brad Somers beat the buzzer with a power-play goal with one second left on the clock.
Graham Dickerson restored the Dukes lead with the lone goal of the middle frame, but the Buzzers evened the score in the third on a power-play marker by Jack Sparkes.
Wellington killed off a five-minute major penalty late in regulation and into overtime.
Dukes goaltender Matt Dunsmoor, was was injured prior to the latest shutdown, made 27 saves in his first game since Nov. 26.
Wellington (17-10-0-2) heads to Minden on Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. matchup against the Haliburton County Huskies (18-9-1-1)