The Pictou County Weeks’ troubled MHL season has turned around.
Barrett Dachyshyn notched the winning goal as the Crushers won their fifth straight game on Saturday as they pulled out a 6-5 overtime thriller against the visiting South Shore Lumberjacks at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
Kevin Mason’s second goal of the game late in the third lifted the Crushers into a 5-5 tie.
The Crushers trailed 4-1 but scored the last four goals of the game. Michael Fradette, Jacob Hickey and Dylan Riley also scored.
The win followed the Crushers 8-5 victory on Thursday over the Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre.
Crushers are 8-2 in their last 10 games and are 5-0 in December after losing their first three games in November.
They have moved within two points of the Lumberjacks and are 12 points ahead of the last-place Valley Wildcats in the South Division.
The Crushers’ win on Thursday was their third straight against the Bearcats, despite being outshot 38-28.
Mason and Riley each scored twice to lead the Crushers’ attack.
Evan MacLennan and Malcolm MacEachern scored in the first period to help the Crushers open a 2-0 lead. Mason also scored in the first period, which ended with the Crushers ahead 3-2.
Jacob Hickey, Riley and Aiden Hickey scored in the second period for the Crushers to widen their lead to 6-3.
Mason’s second goal preceded two goals by the Bearcats before Riley added his second marker into an empty net.