History did not repeat itself on Sunday afternoon for the Moose Jaw WINMAR AAA Warriors, as they tied the game late in the third period and then won 3-2 in overtime to beat the Warman Wildcats.

Liam Fitzpatrick scored with 30 seconds left to tie the game for his second of the afternoon and then Ryder Knutson was the hero in the extra frame to secure the win.

Moose Jaw would secure their 16th win of the season and improve their record to 16-16-0-4, giving them a five-point lead on the Prince Albert Mintos for seventh place. The win also gives them the weekend split after a tough 5-3 loss to the Tisdale Trojans on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday’s game got off to the right start that Moose Jaw would’ve wanted, as they produced countless opportunities on their first shift but were stopped by Wildcats’ starter Corben Schnurr.

That stellar play helped Warman get on the board first 5:44 into the first period. Liam Bursaw would find twine, beating Warriors’ starter Ryan Bain to take the early 1-0 lead.

So for the second game in a row, Moose Jaw would find themselves down 1-0 early into the game and be back on their heels.

Trailing early didn’t phase the Warriors, as 3:56 later Moose Jaw would get back to even. Grady Hoffman would find some space and cut to the front of the net, Schnurr would make the initial save and Liam Fitzpatrick would pounce on the rebound and tap home for his 25th of the season.

After 20 minutes the game would be deadlocked at 1-1 with Moose Jaw leading in shots 14-7.

The second period was a different story, as the Warriors would be back on their heels the whole frame. Bain had to make some big saves to keep the game tied but Warman was able to break through.

With just over 10 minutes left in the period, an odd-man rush would ensue, and Ty Dauvin would fire one on the net, Bain would make the save but Cade Hynd would follow up on the rebound to take the 2-1 lead.

Moose Jaw would escape the second period only being down 2-1 and trailing in shots 26-18 in the shots.

The Warriors would come out like a brand-new team in the third period, as they threw all they had at Schnurr but he stood tall for his team. Warman’s 2-1 lead would hold up until late in the game.

With under a minute left, and with Moose Jaw’s goalie pulled, Liam Fitzpatrick would get the puck on his stick in the slot and rifle it over the blocker of Schnurr to tie the game 2-2.

That would be his second of the game and 26th of the season. Wyatt LaCoste would grab the lone assist on the goal.

Fitzpatrick’s goal would set up overtime for the second time between these two clubs at the Moose Jaw Events Centre with Warman winning 3-2 back on Jan. 4.

In the extra frame, Ryder Knutson would be the hero with just under a minute left in overtime. Connor Miller would get a shot on the net and Knutson would follow up on the rebound for the game-winner. Ryan Bain added an assist after making a miraculous toe save moments before, setting up the game-winner by Knutson.

The final shots were 43-33 for the Warriors. Moose Jaw went 0-for-2 on the powerplay but was perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

Ryan Bain made 31 saves for his 10th win of the season.

Moose Jaw will be back at the Moose Jaw Events Centre on Friday, as they welcome the Swift Current Legionnaires at 7:00 p.m.