EDMONTON, AB - The Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder played host to the first place undefeated NAIT Ooks at the Clareview Arena on Friday night. The cross town rivals played a closely contested and exciting game, with the Thunder eventually pulling off the upset with a 3-2 win in overtime.
The NAIT Ooks opened the scoring early in the 1st period with a goal from 2nd year defenseman Issac Farrah (assists from #27 Jordan Davies and # #16 Jarid Hauptman), and took a 1-0 lead into the locker room at the intermission.
In the 2nd period, the Thunder battled back with a quick goal by #27 Adam Wheeldon (assist from #37 Phil Dillon). Despite the effort, the NAIT offense was relentless in finding ways to get at 2nd year netminder Tanner McCorriston (#35), adding a 2nd goal by #4 Colton Waltz before the break to lead 2-1 after 2 periods of play.
The 3rd period was a tight back and forth affair with both sides getting their chances. Thunder's #6 Ben Sowa scored mid-way through the 3rd period to tie the game up at 2-2, eventually pushing the game to overtime.
The Big Kahuna Sport Players of the Game the NAIT Ooks #9 Issac Farrah and for the Thunder #37 Phil Dillon.
The CUE Thunder and the NAIT Ooks will play the rematch tomorrow evening at 6:00 PM at the NAIT Arena.