Minutes away from defeat, Dawson Penner scored to force overtime and Nowel Maarhuis capped the comeback in a 2-1 victory for the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds on Saturday.
The Thunderbirds were facing the Okanagan Rockets in a weekend set with the visiting Rockets scoring a 4-1 win in game two to earn the split. Both games were at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre.
The split leaves Fraser Valley with a record of 11-7-3-1 and fifth place in the BC Major Midget Hockey League standings.
The Rockets (16-4-0-2) sit in second place.
Boston Bilous earned the victory in Saturday’s game.
Sunday’s contest saw Jonathan Rees tie the score at one for the T-Birds in the first period before the Rockets scored the final three goals for the 4-1 victory.
Fraser Valley is in Trail this weekend for a pair of games against the Kootenay Ice.