Orr scores late for Thunder's second win

A late goal from Joe Orr helped the Dunedin Thunder claim its second win of the weekend.

The scores were tied at 2-2 when Orr scored with three minutes remaining, giving the Thunder a 3-2 win over the Canterbury Red Devils at the Dunedin Ice Stadium.

It followed Friday's resounding 8-1 win over the same opponent and lifts it to four wins from six games.

It was Orr who got the Thunder off to a strong start, as well.

He was passed the puck in broken play and attacked up the middle.

After beating a Canterbury defender he put it past goal keeper Adam Goss to make it 1-0 after six minutes.

Paris Heyd made it 2-0 two minutes later.

He shot from close to 10m out to score a stunner and put the Thunder in control.

However, the Red Devils did not buckle as they did on Friday.

They stemmed the flow and late in the second period, Mason Rees capitalised on an awkward bounce of the puck.

Chris Eaden equalised eight minutes into the third.

His shot was locked after a break down the right but he finished off after a scramble in front of the goal.

However, it was the Thunder which was able to close the game out.

Regan Wilson sent the puck in towards the goal, before Orr flicked it in with three minutes remaining.

Meanwhile, the Stampede succumbed to its first loss on Friday night, 3-2 against the Botany Swarm.

It bounced back on Saturday with a 4-2 win to remain on top of the table.

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