REGINA - Jordan Eberle scored two goals, including an OT winner, to continue his hot streak as the Regina Pats beat the Kootenay Ice 2-1 during WHL action Friday night.
Eberle leads his team with nine goals and 13 points, putting him near the top of the league's 20 top scorers.
Just four seconds into the game it looked like it might be a physical affair when Regina's Nick Ross and Kootenay's John Negrin dropped their mitts at centre ice. But the fight failed to set the tone in what turned out to be a slow and sloppy first period.
At the 4:07 mark, Eberle got Regina (6-3-0-0) on the board when he ripped a pretty pass from Michael MacAngus over the shoulder of Kootenay goalie Kris Lazurak.
Kootenay (3-7-1-0) matched Regina's hustle in the third period and managed to tie the game up on the power play when Andrew Bailey banged a loose puck under Regina goalie Linden Rowatt.
A time-out by the Regina bench failed to produce a goal but in the end may have given Eberle the energy he needed to finish things off.
Just 0:15 into the overtime period Kootenay's Ben Maxwell took a high-sticking penalty.
After working the puck around, Regina's Tim Kraus and Logan Pyett managed to get the puck to Eberle, who patiently deked out Lazurak then flipped the puck into the top of the net for the winner.
Regina goalie made Linden Rowat 31 saves for the win.