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Nanaimo Buccaneers win in overtime in playoff opener

Bucs goalie Austin Dendl makes 46 saves to lead his team to 2-1 win over Campbell River Storm
The Nanaimo Buccaneers, led by goalie Austin Dendl, defeated the Campbell River Storm 2-1 in overtime in Game 1 of the best-of-seven playoff series Tuesday in Campbell River. (Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror)

The Nanaimo Buccaneers came into the playoffs ready to compete.

The city’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League team won Game 1 of its best-of-seven series Tuesday on the road, edging the Campbell River Storm 2-1 in overtime.

Dylan Hartl scored the game-winning goal and netminder Austin Dendl made 46 saves for the Buccaneers.

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GAME ON … The Bucs host the Storm in Game 2 tonight, Feb. 27, at 7:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children and will be available at the door.

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