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Wranglers clinch 2016 Keystone Cup with OT victory

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
April 18th, 2016

Cole Zimmerman scored at 2:35 of overtime to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 3-2 victory over AGI Insurance Quakers of Saskatoon to capture the 2016 Keystone Cup Sunday in Regina.

The victory is the second in three years for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title in 2014.

100 Mile House trailed 2-0 after the first period before scoring twice in the second to even the game.

Ryan Friesen and Zimmerman, on the power play, tied the game for the KIJHL champs.

AGI out shot the Wranglers 40-32, but after the first period could get nothing by winning goalie Zane Steeves.

The game was the second in as many days the two teams played.

Saturday, the Quakers defeated the Wranglers 6-4 in the final round robin game.

However, 100 Mile House, finishing the round robin with a 3-2 record, earned a spot in the final over Regina Capitals after the two teams finished tied in points.

100 Mile House had a better goal average.

After defeating Kimberley in the KIJHL Championship, the Wranglers advanced to the Keystone Cup by posting a 5-4 victory over host Victoria Cougars in the Cyclone Taylor Championships in the Provincial Capital.

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