Ethan Scardina’s unassisted goal 39 seconds into overtime gave the Nanaimo Clippers a 4-3 win over the Vernon Vipers in the first game for both teams at the B.C. Hockey League’s Bauer Showcase event in Chilliwack.
The Island squad forced overtime with a goal from Jonathan Stein at 8:34 of the third period.
The teams were tied 2-2 after 20 minutes as the Vipers twice rallied from one-goal deficits with markers from Logan Cash (1) and Josh Latta (3).
Cash had the only of the second period, scoring on a nifty deflection on a powerplay off a point shot from Carver Watson.
Aiden Hosein made 16 saves for Vernon, who outshot the Clippers 31-20.
The Vipers (2-2-1-0) face the winless Surrey Eagles Saturday at 4 p.m.