The Oceanside bantam Sharks show off their gold medals after an overtime win in the championship final of the Tim White Memorial tournament in Nanaimo May 29.

Overtime thriller delivers Sharks title

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Captain Jayden Haftner scored on a short-handed breakaway in the second overtime to give the Oceanside Sharks bantams the championship of the Tim White Memorial tournament with a 5-4 win over the Nanaimo Timbermen May 29 in Nanaimo.

The Sharks had scored four first-period goals, only to watch host and top-seeded Nanaimo rally to force the extra periods. After the teams played a scoreless, five-minute overtime, the clock was set for a 20-minute running time sudden-death period. Oceanside was assessed a pair of penalties in the period and were working on a 5-on-3 penalty kill when Haftner broke free and raced in to cap a hat trick with his game-winner.

Adam Fyfe added two goals as the bantams finished 2-1-1 in the tourney. Korman Branter had two assists and Owen Baker, Jaden Koch and Xander Davidson each added a helper in the win. The title game win avenged a 5-0 loss by the Sharks to Nanaimo in the opening round of pool play.

The bantams also rolled to an 8-2 win over Campbell River and played to a 4-4 draw with Saanich.

—Submitted by Oceanside bantam Sharks

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