Justin Edison scored his second goal of the game just eight seconds into overtime to give the visiting Trinity Placentia Flyers a 9-8 win in a wild score-fest Monday night in the second-last game of the St. John’s Junior Hockey League regular season.
The victory means the Flyers can claim sixth place in the standings by picking up at least a point Wednesday when they take on the Paradise Warriors in Paradise in the last contest on the regular-season-schedule.
The Avalon Capitals (11-17-0) and Trinity Placentia (10-15-2) both have 22 points, but Avalon officially still holds sixth place because of more wins.
Eight of the leagues nine teams will advance to the playoffs, which begin this coming weekend.
The sixth-place finisher will take on the third-place St. John’s Caps in an opening-round quarter-final, while the seventh-place team will face the defending champion CBR Renegades.
Monday night at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts, Michael Pittman scored three goals and added three assists for the Flyers, who got two goals and two assists from both Edison and Andrew Ryan and a pair of markers from Jesse Ryan.
Andrew Mercer had three assists for the winners
Ryan Williams and Luke Akerman scored twice for CBN (17-7-4), which will face the Southern Shore Breakers in a first-round series. Akerman, who will win the league’s scoring title, also had two assists Monday, giving him 61 points in 28 games.
Darcy Dawe, Braedon Carlson, Kyle Tetford and Cass Warren also scored for the Stars.