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Ice Hawks win game one in double OT

Colin Jang was the hero in home win over North Vancouver
Colin Jang made an immediate impact in his return to the lineup Tuesday night, scoring the double overtime winner to start the Ice Hawks’ playoff off right with a 2-1 win over the North Van Wolf Pack.

Colin Jang played the hero in his first game back after injury scoring in double overtime to give the Delta Ice Hawks a 2-1 win over the North Vancouver Wolfpack in game one of their best-of-seven second round playoff series.

Jang, in his first game back from injury since Jan. 2, scored the winner with less than three minutes remaining in the second extra frame of the night on the team’s 70th shot of the game.

The first two periods were tight, with both sides getting some good chances, but neither was able to find the back of the net after 40 minutes.

It took until nearly the halfway mark of the third period before anyone got on the board, and it was Carson Merriman on the power play for the Ice Hawks. He took a pass from Tye Hemenway and did all the work, looping around his defender and putting it five-hole on Brayden Burrows to break the scoreless tie.

The Wolf Pack would tie it up a few minutes later on a goal from Ryan Hunter, who picked up the puck out front after a blocked shot, making it a 1-1 game and eventually sending it to overtime.

Games two and three of the series are set for North Van on Thursday and Saturday with game four back in Ladner on Sunday night and a potential game five on Tuesday night, Feb. 27. Both games four and five are set for 7:30 p.m. face-offs at the Ladner Leisure Centre.