Panthers salvage point in overtime loss to X-Men after trailing 4-0

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UPEI Panthers forward Sam Aulie, left, goes to the net while St. F.X. X-Men Mark Tremaine defends.

Cory MacIntosh scored 6:32 into overtime Friday as the visiting St. F.X. X-Men defeated the UPEI Panthers 5-4.

It was the Panthers first game of the second semester of the Atlantic University Sport season.

The Panthers trailed 1-0 after the first period and 4-0 going to the third.

Brent Andrews scored nine seconds into the final frame and added a power-play goal five minutes later. Beni Berisha, in his first game with the Panthers, made it a one-goal game two minutes later and Ryan MacKinnon tied it with two seconds to play.

Captain Mason Wilgosh had three assists, Marcus Power two while singles went to Andrews, Nick Parker and Craig MacLauchlan.

Eric Locke, Cory MacIntosh, Blake Gal and Craig Duininck scored for the X-Men in regulation.

Drew Owsley made 27 saves for the win. Matt Mahalak allowed four goals on 18 shots before being replaced by Mavric Parks to start the third. Parks stopped 10 of 11 shots.

UPEI was 1-for-4 on the power play and St. F.X. was 0-for-2. St. F.X. outshot UPEI 8-2 in overtime.

The X-Men improved to 12-2-2 while the Panthers are 8-6-2.

The Panthers play the Dalhousie Tigers (4-10-2) Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre as part of the Hockey Day in P.E.I. festivities.

Organizations: Panthers, Atlantic University Sport, Dalhousie Tigers Eastlink Centre

Geographic location: P.E.I.

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