While a look at the Western Hockey League standings would suggest the Prince Albert Raiders are middle-of-the-road, their performance on Saturday night was anything but.
Dustin Cameron capped a three-goal third-period rally by the Prince Albert Raiders and scored the overtime game-winner as the Raiders stunned the Everett Silvertips 4-3 on Saturday night in the Western Hockey League.
Cameron's tying goal came with less than four minutes remaining in regulation. Prince Albert (12-12-0-0) trailed 3-0 after the first and second periods, but Ryan McDonald set the tone for the comeback with a goal 13 seconds into the third.
Justin Bernhardt had a goal and two assists for the Raiders, who snapped a three-game losing skid. Prince Albert is 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games, and are even in goals for and goals against, with 77 in each category.
The Silvertips are 1-1-1 at the midpoint of their six-game eastern road trip. They will play games against Brandon, Moose Jaw and Swift Current before returning to Everett on November 19 to host Portland.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Vancouver 5, Prince George 2; Calgary 4, Lethbridge 3 (SO); Medicine Hat 6, Brandon 2; Red Deer 6, Portland 2; Saskatoon 5, Moose Jaw 3; Seattle 3, Chilliwack 2 (SO); and Spokane 4, Tri-City 3 (SO).
At Prince Albert, Sask., Tyler Maxwell scored twice and added an assist for Everett (9-7-3-0), while Paul Van de Velde also scored.
Raiders starting netminder Garrett Zemlak was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots in the first period. His replacement, Steven Stanford, stopped all 23 shots he faced. Kent Simpson made 36 saves for the Silvertips.
Giants 5, Cougars 2
At Prince George, B.C., Evander Kane extended his points streak to 17 games with a goal and an assist as Vancouver defeated the Cougars.
The Giants (14-0-0-3) also got goals from James Henry, Andrej Kudrna, Garry Nunn and James Wright.
Dana Tyrell and Parker Stanfield responded for Prince George (8-12-0-1).
Hitmen 4, Hurricanes 3 (SO)
At Calgary, Michael Stone scored the shootout winner to lead the Hitmen over Lethbridge.
Brett Sonne scored once and set up another for Calgary (17-4-1-0), while Brandon Kozun and Ian Schultz also notched goals.
Zach Boychuk had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (9-8-0-1), while Colton Sceviour and Carter Ashton also scored.
Tigers 6, Wheat Kings 2
At Brandon, Man., former Wheat King Matt McCue scored a goal and an assist to help Medicine Hat defeat Brandon.
Brennan Bosch notched two goals and Travis Dunstall, Tyler Ennis and Tristan King also scored for the Tigers (9-7-2-2). Ennis added two assists for a three-point game.
Matt Calvert and Matt Lowry scored for the Wheat Kings (11-7-1-0).
Rebels 6, Winter Hawks 2
At Portland, Ore., Cass Mappin had two goals and an assist, and Carter Smith added a goal and two assists to lead Red Deer over the Winter Hawks.
Red Deer (7-11-0-5) also got goals from Landon Ferraro, Josh Cowen and Brennen Wray. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists.
Portland (4-14-0-0) got goals from Colin Redden and Radim Valchar. Brad Ross assisted on both goals.
Blades 5, Warriors 3
At Saskatoon, Gaelan Patterson scored twice as the Blades claimed first place in the East Division with a win over Moose Jaw.
Burke Gallimore tallied the eventual game-winner late in the second period to put the Blades (14-6-1-0) up 4-2. Josh Nicholls and Charles Inglis also scored for Saskatoon.
Martin Filo scored his second goal of the game with under three minutes remaining to pull Moose Jaw within one, but Patterson's empty-netter put the game out of reach. Joel Broda had the other goal for the Warriors (6-12-0-1).
Thunderbirds 3, Bruins 2 (SO)
At Chilliwack, B.C., Jim O'Brien scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Seattle over the Bruins.
Lindsay Nielsen and Prab Rai scored in regulation for the Thunderbirds (7-10-1-1).
David Robinson and Jeff Einhorn replied for Chilliwack (6-11-1-2).
Chiefs 4, Americans 3 (SO)
At Spokane, Wash., Stefan Ulmer had a hand in all of the Chiefs' goals and notched the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout as Spokane outlasted Tri-City.
Mitch Wahl scored in regulation and found the net in the shootout for the Chiefs (12-4-0-3), who also got goals from Drayson Bowman and Seth Compton.
Jason Reese, Kruise Reddick and Taylor Procyshen replied for the Americans (13-5-0-2). Mitch Fadden scored Tri-City's only shootout goal.