In unfamiliar territory going into the third, Edmonton found a way to regroup.
In front of the largest home crowd of the season, the Edmonton Senior Warriors (8-0) came back from a four goal deficit in the third period to win 6-5 in overtime.
The first two periods didn't go as planned for a slow starting Edmonton squad as cross-city rivals Beaumont came out flying.
Last time these two teams met, the Warriors walked out of Beaumont with a 11-4 win.
On Wednesday (May 31), at the JRC, the red army was held scoreless through the first 40 minutes and trailed 4-0 going into the the third.
Just over a minute into the final frame, Greg Bourret was able to finally beat Outlaws goaltender Tyler Hollick with a long range shot that squeaked through his arm.
Bourret would add another one shortly after, cutting the lead in half.
The Warriors didn't do themselves any favours after that as a defensive breakdown led to a shorthanded goal by Chris Britton, giving Beaumont a 5-2 lead.
Halfway through the third period, Jordan Wheaton was able to walk to the slot and fired a shot stick side, cutting the lead to 5-3.
Then, Cornell Big Red grad Erik Turner took over, scoring two goals in the final five minutes to tie the game and force overtime.
"Being down four nothing going into the third period isnt the ideal place to be," said Turner. "We have a great leadership group and the mindset is to always stick to our gameplan."
In the extra frame Turner was able to force a turnover in the offensive zone, leading to Greg Bourret finding Wheaton back door for the game winner.
"Low and behold, (Greg Bourret) saw some room between the middle and I just found a whole the size of the ball to squeeze it in," said Wheaton.
Goaltender Jon McMillan was a rock in net all night making some huge saves in the third keeping the high scoring Outlaws to five goals.
Sherwood Park's own Jordan Wheaton has been loving his time in the Fort; he has four game winning goals in all four home games at the JRC.
"What a night," commented Wheaton, "when you get the fan support and you have especially young kids that maybe don't know the game very well coming out and watching it's pretty special."
Next up for the Senior Warriors will be the Rockyview Knights on Saturday (June 3), and the Calgary Raiders on Sunday (Jun 4). Both games are away.

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