Clearly, Ryan Howse has an impeccable sense of timing.
Howse scored two goals in the third period, and a third in overtime as the Chilliwack Bruins defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-4 in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.
After Brent Raedeke scored two straight goals early in the third period to give Edmonton a 3-2 lead, Howse replied with two of his own to put Chilliwack up 4-3.
Brett Breitkreuz scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to send the game to overtime, but Howse came through for the Bruins again with a power-play goal 3:03 into the extra period.
Elsewhere in the WHL, Moose Jaw 5 Prince George 4 OT; Saskatoon 4 Prince Albert 3 SO; Brandon 5 Medicine Hat 1; Red Deer 4 Kootenay 3 OT; Lethbridge 7 Swift Current 6 SO; Kamloops 5 Kelowna 3; Portland 4 Seattle 3 SO; and Spokane 2 Vancouver 1.
At Chilliwack, B.C., Roman Horak and Kevin Sundher had goals for the Bruins (8-9-4)
Robin Soudek also scored for Edmonton (7-10-5).
Lucas Gore made 26 saves for the Bruins, while Cam Lanigan stopped 24 shots for the Oil Kings.
Warriors 5 Cougars 4 (OT)
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Brendan Rowinski's third goal of the game was the overtime winner as the Warriors beat Prince George.
Jesse Paradis and Ryan Stanton also scored for Moose Jaw (13-8-0).
Dallas Jackson, James Dobrowolski, Robbie Ciolfi and Brock Hirsche scored for the Cougars (3-13-2).
Blades 4 Raiders 3 (SO)
At Saskatoon, Sask., Burke Gallimore and Jeremy Boyer scored in the shootout as the Blades rallied to beat Prince Albert.
Saskatoon (16-3-3) forced overtime on third-period goals by Boyer and Duncan Siemens. Walter Wintoneak added a goal and an assist for the Blades.
Mark McNeill, Craig McCallum and Justin Maylan replied in regulation for the Raiders (10-8-2).
Wheat Kings 5 Tigers 1
At Brandon, Man., Brayden Schenn scored one goal and set up two others as the Wheat Kings beat Medicine Hat.
Scott Glennie, Brodie Melnychuk, Toni Rajala and Matt Calvert also scored for Brandon (11-8-2).
Jace Coyle replied for the Tigers (10-9-4).
Rebels 4 Ice 3
At Cranbrook, B.C., Colin Archer's overtime winner helped Red Deer edge Kootenay.
Dustin Sylvester had two goals for Kootenay (8-11-1), while Kevin King with a late short-handed marker to send it to overtime.
Willie Coetzee notched two goals and added an assist for Red Deer (9-10-0), with Brett Ferguson getting the other Rebel marker.
Hurricanes 7 Broncos 6 (SO)
At Lethbridge, Alta., the Hurricanes got the game-winner from Cam Braes in the shootout to post a win over Swift Current.
Austin Fyten and Carter Bancks scored twice each for Lethbridge (7-11-2), while Brody Sutter and Max Ross each scored once.
Justin Dowling scored a pair for Swift Current (10-9-2), while Cody Eakin, Taylor Vause, Adam Lowry and Eric Doyle had singles.
Blazers 5 Rockets 3
At Kamloops, B.C., Tyler Shattock scored twice to help the Blazers to a victory over Kelowna.
Jimmy Bubnick also scored twice for Kamloops (10-9-2), and Dylan Willick added a marker.
Cody Chikie, Kyle St. Denis and Brandon McMillan replied for the Rockets (10-8-1).
Winterhawks 4 Thunderbirds 3 (SO)
At Portland, Ore., Chris Francis had a hat trick and added a goal in the shootout to lead the Winterhawks over Seattle.
Jacob Berglund also scored in the shoot out for Portland (14-7-0).
Jeremy Schappert, Sena Acolatse, and Brad Haber had goals for Seattle (4-12-4).
Chiefs 2 Giants 1
At Spokane, Wash., Mitch Wahl scored the early winner as the Chiefs held on for their fourth win in a row over Vancouver.
Levko Koper also had a goal for Spokane (10-6-1) with just 49 seconds left in the first period.
Brendan Gallagher scored on the power play for Vancouver (12-6-3).