RED DEER, Alberta -- Mathew Dumba scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Red Deer Rebels to a 3-2 victory Friday over the Tri-City Americans at Enmax Centrium.
The Americans (35-11-1-1) are tied atop the Western Hockey League standings with the Kamloops Blazers and the Edmonton Oil Kings with 72 points.
Red Deer (22-21-1-4, 49 points) which has won two in a row, is in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, just two points behind the eighth-place Brandon Wheat Kings.
The Americans squandered a 2-0 lead in the third period as John Persson and Dumba put in goals for Red Deer.
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An Americans turnover led to Persson's goal. He slid the puck under Eric Comrie's left pad at 4:21.
Dumba's first goal came on his own rebound at 10:52.
Rebels goalie Deven Dubyk stopped all 14 of the Americans' shots in the third period to give his team a chance. He finished with 36 saves.
Dumba, a top defensive prospect for this year's NHL draft, scored just 38 seconds into overtime on a feed by Charles Inglis, beating Comrie glove side.
The Americans opened the scoring in the first as Adam Hughesman threaded a pass across the slot to Connor Rankin, who found daylight behind Dubyk at 8:04.
Zach Yuen cleaned up a rebound off a Hughesman shot at 6:09 of the second period to put Tri-City up 2-0.
Rookie goalie Comrie (15-4-1-0) finished with 35 saves for the Americans, including 22 through the first two periods.
Tri-City wraps up its three-game trek to the Central Division on Sunday at Calgary.