Vandy comes up big again

Former Sioux standout Chris VandeVelde has joined the AHL record books thanks to a pair of clutch goals in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

VandeVelde became the second player in league history to score overtime winning goals in two straight games.

On Monday, VandeVelde scored at 15:50 of the first overtime to lift the Oklahoma City Barons past the San Antonio Rampage 2-1 in Game 3, showing great patience, outwaiting the goalie and sniping it with the forehand [watch Game 3 winner at the end of this clip].

On Thursday night, VandeVelde scored at 1:05, receiving a pass on the top of the crease, moving the puck to his backhand and slipping it past Rampage goalie Jacob Markstrom [watch Game 4 winner here].

VandeVelde was named the first star in both contests. His Barons team — the top minor-league club of the Edmonton Oilers — are up 3-1 in the series and have a chance to close it out tonight in San Antonio.

The winner of that series will play Matt Frattin and the Toronto Marlies in the semifinals.

VandeVelde played five games for the Oilers, scoring his first NHL goal. He played 68 with the Barons.

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