SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. -- Overtime was necessary in both RBC Cup semifinals on Saturday.
Mark Reners scored his second goal of the game 8:30 into overtime to lift Brooks over the Minnesota Wilderness 5-4 in the Bandits debut at the national junior A hockey championship.
Later in the day, Christopher Caissy scored in overtime as the host Summerside Western Capitals edged the Surrey Eagles 3-2.
Brooks and Summerside will play each other in the RBC Cup final on Sunday (Tape delayed on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt).
Reners' overtime goal completed Brooks' comeback from a 4-2 third-period deficit that included Dakota Mason's tying goal from behind the Wilderness net with just 18.7 seconds left in regulation.
R.J. Reed assisted on Reners' overtime goal and also scored two of his own for Brooks.
Jordan Shockley, Conrad Sampair, Mike Dietrich and Nick McCormack had the goals for Minnesota, which erupted for four goals in just under 16 minutes in the second period to take a two-goal lead to the third.
The Wilderness were set to become the second No. 4 seed in as many years to beat the top team in the semifinals, after Woodstock topped Humboldt in overtime last year.
Later, JP Harvey and Danny Chaisson also scored for the Western Capitals, with Caissy assisting on both goals. Kevin Bailie made 50 saves for the win.
Brett Mulcahy scored at the 12:32 mark of the third period to force overtime for Surrey, while Drew Best had a goal earlier in the period. Michael Santaguida stopped 42 shots for the Eagles.