Brady Albert was the overtime hero for the Summerside Hemphill GM Capitals on Saturday afternoon.
Albert’s unassisted goal at 12:40 of the third sudden-death period gave the Capitals a 4-3 win over the Charlottetown Abbies in the fifth and deciding game of a quarter-final series in the P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League.
The Capitals, who finished 11 points behind the Abbies in the regular season, now advance to the semifinals against the first-place Western Regals in the best-of-five series.
At Simmons Sport Centre, the Abbies led 1-0 after the first period, but the Caps answered back to take a 3-1 lead into the second intermission.
Alec MacKinnon, Ryan Campbell and Connor McAulay scored in regulation time for the Capitals. Cody Deighan, Spencer Groom and Logan VanderVelden chipped in with assists.
Ryne MacIsaac, Alex Young and Jarrod MacAdam, who scored in the final minute of the third period to tie the score 3-3, replied for the Abbies. Kyle Doucette, Alex Brown, Ryan May and Bobby Jamieson earned helpers.
Jaxon Lamont earned the goaltending win while Ava Boutilier was between the pipes for Charlottetown.