Dawgs tie it late to force OT, but fall 5-4

MOLINE, Ill. – Jeff Jones scored shorthanded with just 32 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and force overtime but Connor Fries netted the game-winner and the Quad City Storm beat the Rail Yard Dawgs in OT, 5-4, Saturday night at the TaxSlayer Center. Roanoke settled for one standings point in the overtime loss.

With the Dawgs trailing, 4-3, in the final two minutes of the third period, Matt O’Dea was whistled for a hooking penalty that sent Roanoke to the penalty kill. While on that PK, Nate O’Brien hit Jones with a pass down the attacking left wing boards and charged the net. Jones tried to feed a pass in front to O’Brien but it was blocked and bounced back to his stick. Jones then carried it below the net and quickly wrapped it around the far post and in, tying the game at four.

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