Rush suffer first home loss of 2017

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April 15, 2017 - 11:27pm
New England goalie Evan Kirk made 43 saves in a 13-12 overtime win over the Saskatchewan Rush.
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New England goalie Evan Kirk made 43 saves in a 13-12 overtime win over the Saskatchewan Rush.

For the first time since Feb. 26, 2016, the Saskatchewan Rush lost a regular season game at home.

Shawn Evans scored 3:17 into overtime as the New England Black Wolves won 13-12.

To get to the extra frame, New England scored three unanswered goals in the final two minutes come back from 12-9 down.

Curtis Knight, Robert Church and Mark Matthews led the way offensively with two goals each. Jeff Cornwall, Mike Messenger, Ryan Keenan, Jeremy Thompson, Ben McIntosh and Matt Hossack added singles.

Aaron Bold made 35 saves as the Rush out-shot New England 55-48.

Saskatchewan will try to get back to their winning ways at SaskTel Centre on Saturday April 22 when they host the Toronto Rock.