CROOKSTON - Jessica Bye had an assist and scored the game-tying goal that sent Friday's non-conference girls' hockey game between the Brainerd Warriors and Crookston Pirates into overtime.
In the extra frame Crookston's Marlee Wheelhouse scored, giving the Pirates a 3-2 victory.
Bye and Alyssa Lewandowski assisted on Aani Rangen's first-period goal to open the scoring. Then with a minute remaining in regulation tied it.
"That line was forechecking well and they created a turnover on the far boards," said Brainerd coach Jim Ernster. "Jessie shot it just above the top of the circle. She was just trying to get it on net, but there were people in front of the goalie and she couldn't see the puck.
"It was a nice one to get to push it into overtime."
Crookston outshot Brainerd 32-15. Kayla Helmberger notched 29 saves in net for the Warriors.
"Kayla played another strong game and made big saves all night," said Ernster. "We were in the game because of her. It's just good to see her get better and better as the season goes on."
Brainerd 1 0 1 0 - 2
Crookston 0 2 0 1 - 3
First period - 1, Brd-Aani Rangen (Alyssa Lewandowski, Jessica Bye) 4:42
Second period - 2, C-Brittany Persson (Marlee Wheelhouse) 6:59 shg, 3, C-Tayler Broekermeier (Erika Wheelhouse) 14:22
Third period - 4, Brd-Bye (unassisted) 15:48
Overtime goal - 5, C-M. Wheelhouse (E. Wheelhouse) 6:59
Shots on goal - Brd 5 5 3 2 - 15, C 12 11 5 4 - 32
Goalies - Brd-Kayla Helmberger (29 saves), C-Savannah Osborn ( 13 saves)
Overall - Brd 2-5-1. Next game - Brainerd at East Grand Forks 1 p.m. Saturday.
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