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GAME 16 RECAP: Caps come back to earn a point, but fall to Victoria in overtime

The Cowichan Capitals erased a 3-0 deficit and pulled out a point, but fell to the Victoria Grizzlies 4-3 in overtime in Colwood on Tuesday night. Victoria went up on goals from James Davenport, Andrew Braun, and Andrew Amousse prior to the mid way point of the game. Davenport’s goal came under two minutes into the game for his 3rd, while Braun netted his first BCHL goal, playing as an affiliate player. Victoria lead 2-0 after one before Amousse extended the lead early in the 2nd. Cowichan came alive after the 3-0 goal, and Luc Wilson set up Andy Bridgewater with a goal mouth pass as Bridgewater’s 4th of the year got the Caps on the board. Then early in the 3rd, Bridgewater forced a turnover and Matt Crasa set up Wilson on a back door 2 on 1 play to get the Capitals within one early in the 3rd. Finally Tyrell Boucher going end to end set up Will Arquiett to tie the game with just over 2 minutes left and force overtime. In the extra session, Boucher was assessed a tripping penalty as Eddie Yan tried to get by him 1 on 1. Cowichan got through the first 90 seconds of the Victoria power play before Bryce Anderson one-timed home the game winner at 3:22.

Cowichan’s comeback secured them a point, but it was the second time in the last 3 road games the Caps heavily outshot a team and didn’t win the game. Blake Wood stopped 44 of 47 in the Victoria goal, while Zach Borgiel made 22 saves on 27 shots. Each team had 2 power play chances, with Victoria’s 4 on 3 overtime winner standing as the lone man advantage goal.

Next up the Capitals host Victoria to wrap up the home and home set on Friday at the Cowichan Community Centre. The Caps will then welcome the Wenatchee Wild to Duncan on Saturday.