CBR Brave prevailed in a record-long penalty shootout against the Sydney Ice Dogs after scores were tied 1-all after regulation at the Phillip Swimming and Ice-Skating Centre on Saturday evening.
A scoreless first period was highlighted by tight defence and few real chances at goal.
A goal by the visitors at the halfway mark of the second period was countered at the end of the term by a Matt Price shot. The teams went into the second intermission locked at 1-all.
The final period was a see-sawing affair - and at the final siren the score remained 1-all. Five minutes of sudden-death three-on-three hockey was unable to separate the two teams - and the game went to penalty strokes.
After 11 strokes each neither side had scored. When the Ice Dogs' twelfth shot was unsuccessful, young Canberra junior Jackson Gallagher stepped up and beat the Ice Dogs' goaltender to secure the win for the Brave.
The win for the Brave improves their record to 4-1 this season, with the likes of fan favourites Casey Kubara and Mark Rummukainen to return to the side in the upcoming weeks.
The Brave's next games are a double-header against the Newcastle North Stars at the Phillip Swimming and Ice-Skating Centre on June 19 and 20.