Charles Tardif sparked a late comeback for the Maine Nordiques.

The forward scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in the final 26 seconds of regulation. He then assisted on Nick Romeo’s goal in overtime for a 4-3 victory over the Maryland Black Bears in a NAHL East Division contest at The Colisee on Saturday night.

Defenseman Nicholas Bernardo had assists on both of Tardif’s goals, while Romeo had an assist on the tying marker.

Romeo’s goal came 3:23 into the overtime session.

David Helledy of the Nordiques, right, and Maryland forward Kareem El-Bashir battle for a lively puck during second period action at The Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday. Ron Morin photo

Shane Kozlina gave the Nordiques a 1-0 lead a little over a minute into the game.

Maryland responded shortly after, with Luke Rubin finding the back of the net to tie the game 1-1.

The Black Bears scored twice in 43 seconds in the second period. Dylan Gordan, who assisted on Rubin’s tally, found the back of the net at the 12:09 mark for a 2-1 lead. Dimitry Kebreau scored at 12:52 into the period, with the assists going to Michael Urgo and Jesse Haracek.

Nordiques goalie Thomas Heaney made 30 saves in the win. Colin Ronan stopped 25 shots in the loss.

Maine welcomes Cam Robichaud and Damon Bossie to The Colisee on Sunday for a 4 p.m. faceoff. Next weekend, the Nordiques travel to Danbury, Connecticut, to battle the Jr. Hat Tricks on Friday (3 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.).

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