Icebreakers work overtime to even series

The Mission Icebreakers are proving to be a pesky first-round foe for the Abbotsford Pilots.

The Mission Icebreakers are proving to be a pesky first-round foe for the Abbotsford Pilots. The first-place Pilots won the first two games of the best-of-seven Pacific International Junior Hockey League series, but the fourth-place Icebreakers clawed back to even the series with a pair of weekend victories.The Icebreakers doubled up on the Pilots in Game 3 at MSA Arena on Friday, winning 4-2. Matthew Genovese, Daniel Higgs, Mattias Schmitt and Luke Venema tallied for Mission, while Jarrett Martin and Kevin Lourens replied for Abby.On Sunday, Sean Pesut’s goal at 4:14 of overtime lifted the Icebreakers to a 3-2 victory at Mission Leisure Centre. The Pilots had forced OT on Daniel Amesbury’s power-play goal at 14:44 of the third period. Game 5 goes tonight at 7 p.m. at MSA Arena, with Game 6 set for Thursday at 8 p.m. in Mission. Game 7, if necessary, would run Friday at MSA Arena at 7:30 p.m.