It was a thriller Saturday afternoon at the Barkman arena as the Briercrest Clippers capped off a dramatic come-from-behind double overtime victory over the visiting Concordia Thunder. 

"It's pretty awesome-" shared Halen Cordoni after the game. "We came back and showed we deserved to win."

Briercrest followed a familiar script to start the first period as they played sound defensive hockey and kept the guests off the shot clock for over five minutes. Halen Cordoni scored a pair of goals to help the home side take a 2-1 lead into the intermission.

The second period was a tale of two halves. For the first ten minutes, the Clippers dominated and again held Concordia without a shot. The second half was all Thunder as they struck for four goals, led by their player of the game Isaac Leik, and built up a 5-3 lead as the period came to a close.

Briercrest started chipping away at the lead early in the third, as Jake Dale took a great feed from Campbell Ens and closed the gap to one. Caleb Grandfield and Trey Doell were buzzing as the hosts ramped up the intensity to try to find an equalizer. With only seconds left and the crowd on the edge of their seats, Reagan Poncelet skated up under pressure and scored to tie the game and send the fans into a frenzy.

Overtime almost produced an early hero as Colton Aikens forced Eric Ward to make a miraculous save, but player of the game Daine Milgate ensured that wouldn't matter as he one-timed the game winner and almost took the roof off the Barkman with his first ACAC goal.

"It feels good," said Milgate afterward. "We love our atmosphere here in Caronport."

Briercrest also defeated Concordia on Friday night by a score of 5-2.

With the weekend sweep, Briercrest vaults into third place (pending this evening's results) and is currently in a position to host a home playoff series for the first time. They have a bye weekend upcoming before heading to Camrose later in January. Catch their next home series against their playoff rivals, the Red Deer Kings, Feb. 3-4.