Nick Opinsky scored the sport-profitable objective with 50 seconds left within the second additional time interval Thursday, lifting the West Eagles to a three-2 semifinal upset of second-seeded Dimond within the Prepare dinner Inlet Convention hockey event.
The Eagles will play prime-seeded South for the CIC title Saturday at Ben Boeke Ice Area. The Wolverines blanked Service four-zero in Thursday’s different semifinal recreation.
West, the event’s No. three seed, misplaced each of its common-season convention video games towards the Lynx, three-zero and four-2.
However the Eagles by no means trailed Thursday on the McDonald Middle. They led 1-zero on Jack Opinsky’s objective within the first interval and a couple of-1 on Chase Schwamm’s energy-play aim within the second interval.
Jakub Corridor’s aim for Dimond tied the sport 1-1, and Max Hickel’s brief-handed aim tied it 2-2 with lower than 4 minutes left in regulation.
Dimond outshot West 38-30, together with 9-three in extra time. Connor Batman stopped 36 photographs for the Eagles, and Hunter Kattness stopped 27 for Dimond.
Revy Mack registered two assists for West, together with one on the sport-winner.
In South’s win over Service, Nicholas Corbin scored the primary two objectives of the sport to set the tone for the Wolverines. Sam Jemmings and Ryan Bailey every added a aim and Hunter Schmitz tallied two assists.
Zane Anderson made 12 saves for South, which outshot the Cougars 24-12. Kevin Taunton turned again 20 photographs for Service.
South and West will play for the championship at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Dimond and Service meet within the third-place recreation Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Ben Boeke.