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Maulers top Spartans in 2OT

The Missoula Maulers edged the Southern Oregon Spartans, 3-2, in double overtime during Western States Hockey League action at The RRRink on Saturday.

The Spartans beat Missoula, 4-0, in their season opener on Friday.

Jonathon Lovelace scored two goals for Southern Oregon.

After his team fell behind 1-0 in the first period, Lovelace tied things with a short-handed goal using an assist from Doug Gutierrez at the 10:55 mark. The Spartans took the lead on Lovelace’s second goal after passes from Gutierrez and Devin Laird at 17:06 in the period.

Southern Oregon led 3-1 after Drew Carriere’s power-play goal on a Mackenzie Wood assist at the 5:01 mark in the second period.

But the Maulers would rally with a goal in the second, another in the third and the go-ahead score in the second OT.

Corey Schafer had the game-winner at 3:28.

Southern Oregon earned a 41-37 shot advantage.

Tymen Edelkoort III made 22 saves for the Spartans, who wrap up the three-match series with Missoula at 1:30 p.m. today.