The Cranbrook Elite ran their winning streak to six, defeating the Calgary Wranglers 12-9 at the Rec Plex on Saturday.
The game needed an extra period to decide the score, as both were locked at eight by the end of three periods.
Mackenzie Miles broke the draw in the five-minute overtime frame, scoring ten seconds in, and the Elite found the back of the net three more times, while the Wranglers only responded with one goal.
Miles, along with line mate Mike Nelson, occupy the third and fourth spots in the scoring race for the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.
The win was also earned with an emergency replacement in goal; Brandon Bruce stood in for regular Morgan Brown, playing well enough to stymie the Wranglers' offense on more than a few occasions.
"The first period, he played awesome; he didn't have a lot of shots but he stopped a couple of breakaways," said Elite head coach Ron Miles.
As with the majority of their games, the Elite took an early lead, scoring twice in the first period off of goals from Doug Terpsma and Mike Miles.
The Cranbrook squad continued to score in the second, with Mike Nelson and Dakota Hollister getting on the board, but the Wranglers responded with four goals over 20 minutes to tie things up.
Even though Mike Miles opened the scoring for the Elite in the third, Calgary took a lead, scoring three unanswered goals for a two-goal cushion near the halfway mark.
However, the Elite fought back with a flurry of goals in a three-minute span near the end of the game, thanks to efforts from Keiffer Hollister, Caleb Ross and Terpsma's second of the afternoon, which gave them a one-goal lead with just under four minutes to go.
However, a powerplay goal with 40 seconds left by the Wranglers tied up the affair before the game ended.
While Mackenzie Miles scored first in OT, Dakota and Keiffer Hollister and Mike Nelson added to the scoresheet by the end of the five-minute overtime period.
One particular play Miles pointed out was the goal scored by Nelson in OT, which was the result of a trick play pulled with Mackenzie Miles.
Miles secretly passed off the ball to Nelson and drove to the wing, drawing all the opponents who though he had the ball.
Nelson then walked in and scored on a wide open net.
"The refs didn't see it; most of the fans didn't know what was going on, but everyone on our bench knew, because these guys have been practicing it for the last couple of weeks," said Miles.