Garnet Batrynchuk netted the thrilling overtime game winner early into the extra period on Wednesday night as the hometown Glanbrook Rangers defeated the Niagara Riverhawks 5-4. The victory was the fourth straight for the Rangers who are now 4-0 on the season.
After a scoreless period the Niagara Riverhawks got on the board first early in the second period. After the power play goal put Niagara up 1-0 the Rangers responded with back to back power play goals late in the period. Michael Fortino netted a power play maker at 15:43 followed by Mathew Rimac at 18:15.
Carter LeRoux closed out the period for Niagara with a tying goal at 19:17 of the second.
By the midway mark of the third period Niagara had retaken the lead and held a 4-2 lead into the final minute of regulation, but the Rangers stepped up the pressure.
Connor Maitz found the back of the net at 19:13 of the third period followed up seconds later by Josh Pace with the game tying goal at 19:34 of third.
Garnet Batrynchuk would light the lamp at 3:32 of overtime to seal victory for Glanbrook.
Glanbrook will host the Grimsby Peach Kings from Glanbrook Arena next Wednesday night at 7:30pm.