Red Deer, AB – Concordia's Brandon Wallis played hero Saturday evening. After the RDC Kings and Concordia University Thunder were even late in the third period, the former Sherwood Park Crusader helped his squad pick up a 3-2 road win.
The visitors hit the scoresheet 36 seconds into the rematch. Rory Davidson found space behind Arik Weersink for the quick tally.
Forward Mathieu Lapointe scored the game-winning goal yesterday and started things off for the Kings Saturday evening. Just past the mid-way point of the period, the Mechanical Engineering Technician student beat Thunder goaltender Tanner McCorriston, tying the game 1-1.
After a scoreless middle stanza, Concordia University captured a lead 3:19 into the third period. Tyler Benko set up Scott Allan for the go-ahead marker. It didn't take long for the home team to knot it up. Just over a minute later, Ryley Smith found open cage on the power play.
With 4:41 remaining, Brandon Wallis picked up a loose puck and went high past Weersink's glove.
The Kings netminder was pulled for the extra attacker but McCorriston and the Thunder shut the door. Concordia picked up a 3-2 road win.
Weersink made 13 saves.
McCorriston turned aside 26 shots.
The Kings struck once on six power plays. The Thunder went zero-for-five.
Mathieu Lapointe was selected the Collegiate Sports Medicine Kings Player-of-the-Game. Brandon Wallis received the honour for the Thunder.
Next, the second place Red Deer College Kings (15-5-2-0) will entertain the Portage College Voyageurs (0-21-1-0) twice. On Friday, Feb. 14, the two teams will hit the ice at 7:00 pm at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Then on Saturday the Kings and Voyageurs will face-off at 1:00 pm.
Concordia University (8-11-1-2) will play the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (9-13-0-0) on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 pm in Camrose.