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Nardi nets overtime winner for Devils

Michael Nardi
Michael Nardi's overtime goal lifted the North Delta Devils to a 3-2 win over the Grandview Steelers Saturday night at the Sungod Arena.
— image credit: BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER

The losing streak has ended.

But even with a victory for the first time in seven weeks, the North Delta Devils lost more ground in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League standings.

The Devils edged the Grandview Steelers 3-2 in overtime Saturday night at the Sungod Arena, snapping a seven-game winless streak. But with the single point earned in the extra-time defeat, and two points gained in a win Sunday, the Steelers pulled ahead of North Delta in the Tom Shaw Conference standings.

An evenly-played first period Saturday saw the Devils take a 1-0 lead on a powerplay goal from Manuveer Mahil. Grandview took over in the middle frame, outshooting the home side 18-9 and netting two goals in a 42-second span for a 2-1 advantage after 40 minutes.

North Delta took aver the rest of the way. A 10-4 shots on goal advantage in the third period led to a tying goal from Coltyn Hansen just 98 seconds into the session.

Former Devils netminder Norbert Biszczak kept the opposition from netting the winner until three minutes into overtime, when Hansen set up Michael Nardi for his 20th goal of the season.

At 20-12-4 (won-loss-overtime loss) on the season, North Delta is two points back of Grandview in fourth place with 10 games to play, but still assured of a playoff berth.

The Devils are in Langley tonight to face the defending league champion Aldergrove Kodiaks.

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