ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Alex Pietrangelo went from goat to hero in less than five minutes.
The Niagara IceDogs defenceman gave away the puck late in the third period, leading to the Brampton Battalion scoring the tying goal with less than a second left. The St. Louis Blues' first-round draft pick in the 2008 draft atoned for the mistake, firing the overtime winner as the IceDogs ended Brampton's 16-game Ontario Hockey League winning streak with a 6-5 victory Thursday night.
It was the first overtime win in five tries for the IceDogs (11-9-4-4), and the first overtime loss for the Battalion (18-7-0-0).
"I knew Andrew (Agozzino) saw me, so I just went to the front of the net," the 18-year-old King City, Ont., native said. "It wasn't even a good shot."
But it was good enough to beat Patrick Killeen, who replaced Brandon Foot early in the second period after he allowed four goals in 11 shots.
Reggie Traccitto, Dylan MacEachern and Chris DeSousa had the other goals for the IceDogs. Cody Hodgson had a goal and three assists for the Battalion, while Ben Alavie, Brad Albert, Josh Shalla and Scott Tanski also scored.
The IceDogs outshot the Battalion 36-33.