Jake Terra, Cole Jenkins, and Drew Haxton led the Junior Bruins’ comeback against the Twin City Thunder on Friday.

The trio combined for three goals and seven assists, and the Junior Bruins downed the Thunder 4-3 in overtime in a USPHL NCDC game at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Haxton and Jenkins assisted on Svante Strandberg’s game-winning power-play goal 39 seconds into overtime goal.

That was the Junior Bruins’ (23-23-4, 50 points) lone power play, while the Thunder (16-29-4, 36 points) went 1 for 4 with the man advantage.

Twin City led 2-0 heading into the third period, but Terra scored quickly to get the Bruins on the board.

Jack MacDonald, set up by John Clay Humphreys, restored the two-goal lead for the Thunder 6:38 into the third.


Jenkins got the Bruins within 3-2 a short time later by beating Thunder goalie Ludwig Svensson (39 saves).

Haxton scored late in the third stanza to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime.

Scott Lagos and Ervin Terwilliger scored 18 seconds apart in the first period, giving Twin City the 2-0 lead the held up until the final frame.

James Tatro, Nolan Leonard, Wyatt McAvoy and Jack Henry Lages each had an assist in the first period for the Thunder.

Peter Baldwin stopped 37 shots in the win for the Junior Bruins.

The Thunder’s postseason hopes ended last weekend with back-to-back losses to the Northern Cyclones, whom they were chasing for the fifth and final playoff spot in the New England Division. Twin City wraps up its season with two more games against the Junior Bruins, on Saturday (2:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1:30 p.m.), in Marlborough.

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