Nicholas Roy found the back of the net with just six seconds left overtime to cap off a 4-3 comeback win for No. 6 Rutland over visiting No. 11 Rice in Division I high school boys hockey playdown action Saturday.
Trailing 3-0 entering the third period, Rutland exploded for three goals in the final 15 minutes as Max Major, Tyler Slusarczyk and Jordan Godfrey each tallied.
Jason Macfarlane had 16 saves for the Raiders (12-7-2).
Rice saw scoring from Alex Morse, Colby Audette and Anthony Phillip.
Jamie Cruickshank made 35 saves for the Knights (4-17).
* (9) Middlebury 6, (8) Spaulding 2: Sawyer Hescock broke out with two goals and two assists as Middlebury rolled over Spaulding.
Justin Stone and Keenan Bartlett each collected a goal and an assist, while Rio McCarty also put one in for the Tigers (6-12-2). Goalie Edger Sherman stopped 29 shots between the pipes.
Jack McQuesten lit the lamp twice for Spaulding (9-10-2) as teammates Alex French and Matt Blouin each collected two helpers. Justin LaRule made 22 saves for the Crimson Tide.
* (7) BFA-St. Albans 5, (10) Missisquoi 0: Five players scored in host BFA-St. Albans’s win over Missisquoi.
Nick Berno, Tanner Cioffi, Caleb Rudden, Cam Russell and Brady Walsh each netted goals for the Bobwhites and teammate Jack Vallee tallied two assists. Sean Hengemuhle posted a shutout with 22 saves.
Nate Muller turned away 29 saves for Missisquoi.
* (6) Hartford 7, (11) Peoples 3: A strong first-period sparked Hartford’s scoring attack over Peoples.
Andrew Atkinson and Jeremy McGlone each tallied two goals for the Hurricanes, who received help from Jeff Lyford with three assists.
Mak Lyford and Teaghan Meekes combined to make 20 saves in the victory.
* (8) Woodstock 2, (9) St. Johnsbury 0: Braden McCarthy and Ben Orr tallied goals while Brady Stewart worked a 12-save shutout in Woodstock’s win over visting St. Johnsbury.
Ben Greenstein stopped 16 shots for St. Johnsbury.
* (9) U-32 3, (8) Brattleboro 2: Three players scored for U-32 as it beat host Brattleboro in Division II playdowns.
Emily George, Nepta Sairs and Megan Ryan all had a goal for U-32 (4-16) and Cheyenne Smith 23 stops. Brattleboro’s Greta Pellarin and Meyru Bhanti scored.