OT victory for wily Wheaties

SCOTT FISHER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:49 AM ET

The post-game pyrotechnics were somewhat anti- climactic.

Especially after the Brandon Wheat Kings and Calgary Hitmen provided 60-plus minutes of fireworks at the 'Dome.

The two Eastern Conference powers lit up the scoreboard for 13 goals in a back-and-forth affair that required overtime to solve.

Jay Fehr scored on the powerplay 49 seconds into sudden death to give the visiting Wheaties a 7-6 victory.

The turning point came with five seconds left in regulation time when the Hitmen got caught with too many men on the ice.

Head coach Dave Lowry said a miscommunication proved costly.

"The rules are you can only play with five players," Lowry deadpanned. "We had someone jump on for someone who didn't come off. It was a mental breakdown."

Paul Postma's huge slapshot earned the Hitmen (43-7-3-1) a point. The blueliner unleashed a pair of one-timers in the third period -- including the equalizer with 2:50 left in regulation -- that Brandon starter Andrew Hayes is still looking for.

The Hitmen dropped to 26-2-1 on home ice.

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The three stars were Hitmen D Paul Postma, Wheat Kings C Andrew Clark and Wheat Kings LW Jay Fehr ... The Hitmen are back at the 'Dome Tuesday night when the Edmonton Oil Kings pay a 7 p.m. visit.


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