Lane Bauer's second power-play strike of the game, 1 minute, 50 seconds into overtime Friday, lifted the Alaska Junior Aces (2-0-0) to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Junior Kings (1-0-1) in a U-18 showdown at the USA Hockey Pacific District Tier I Championships at the Subway Sports Centre.
Bauer converted off assists from Kenny Hausinger and Trevor Geerin.
The Kings forced extra time when Taylor Maruya scored on the power play with less than three minutes left in regulation. Garrett Vincent assisted.
Bauer's power-play goal less than three minutes into the game -- he scored off helpers from Hausinger and Steven Orizotti -- held up for nearly 45 minutes until Maruya's equalizer.
Owen Carlson backstopped the Aces with 28 saves and Los Angeles' Jon Manlow stopped 22 shots.
The tournament, which features three age-groups in Tier I, the highest level of American youth hockey, will determine three teams that advance to next month's national championship.
Play continues Saturday at Subway, with championship games set for Sunday.
Aces 5, Storm 1
Tanner Congdon delivered a four-point game and Aidan Teilborg and Drake Glover each added three-point outbursts to trigger the Alaska Junior Aces (2-0-0) to a 5-1 victory over the Las Vegas Storm (0-2-0).
Congdon furnished two goals and two assists, and Teilborg and Glover each provided one goal and two assists. Brandon Sakumoto also scored for the Aces, who got eight saves from Davis Kitagawa.
Cory King scored for Las Vegas, which received a sharp 45-save performance from Scot Albertoni.
Kings 9, Eagles 0
Robert Jackson's five-point game and Gavin Nieto's 23 saves engineered the Los Angeles Junior Kings' 9-0 win over the Mat-Su Eagles.
Jackson scored twice and assisted on three goals. Ty Comrie had two goals and two assists for the Kings (2-0-0), and Joshua Wilkins and Nick Rivera each had one goal and two helpers. Evan Weinger, Keanu Yamamoto and Evan Johnson also scored for Los Angeles.
Mat-Su dropped to 0-2-0.
Ducks 5, Wenatchee 1
The Anaheim Junior Ducks (1-1-0) received multiple-point games from three players and 19 saves from Garrett Melo for a 5-1 win over the Wenatchee (Wash.) Junior Wild (1-1-0).
Cameron Mack led the charge with one goal and two assists, and Shane McMahan and Connor Reed each added a goal and an assist. Matthew McGrew and Eetu Selanne also scored for the Ducks.
Duncan Cochrane scored for the Wild and Alex Olson made 23 saves.
All Stars 7, Aces 2
The Alaska All Stars (1-1-0) started slow, but blazed after that, roaring back from a two-goal deficit after one period to score a 7-2 win over the Alaska Junior Aces (0-2-2).
The All Stars got multiple-point games from Adam Vandenbos (2-1--3), Payton McSharry (1-1--2), Luke Millen (1-1--2), Blake Halfpenny (1-1--2) and Tyler Millar (1-1--2). Kenneth Griffin also scored for the All Stars and Kevin Lake stopped 23 shots.
Jacob Garman had one goal and one helper for the Aces, Ben Trujilo scored their other goal and Jeremy Swayman turned back 26 shots.
Kings 7, Wenatchee 0
Kailer Yamamoto's hat trick spurred the Los Angeles Junior Kings (2-0-0) to a 7-0 win over the Wenatchee Junior Wild (0-1-1).
Dylan Strahan generated one goal and three helpers, Matthew Burg scored once and assisted on a goal, and Connor Nobach and Alec Johnson scored goals. Evan Bohan stopped 11 shots for the shutout.
Wenatchee's Brandon Davison kept the score from getting completely out of hand with a 53-save performance.
Ducks 7, Grizzlies 1
The Anaheim Junior Ducks remained undefeated (2-0-0) with a 7-1 victory over the Alaska Grizzlies (1-1-0).
Jacob McGrew scored twice for the Ducks, Evan Gray contributed one goal and one assist, and Anaheim also received goals from Brady Newton, Ethaen Barriga, Declan Curtis and Paul Selleck. Alexander Frosh furnished 15 saves.
Cole Michaelis scored for the Grizzlies and Eric Yancey made 29 saves.