The Regina Pats have evened the WHL Final at one after a dramatic 4-3 overtime win.
Josh Mahura’s second goal of the game in overtime on the power-play at 5:22 was the winner as his shot from the line got past Seattle goalie Carl Stankowski.
The Pats were on the power-play because Seattle forward Keegan Kolesar was handed a penalty for kneeing as he delivered a knee to Connor Hobbs in a scrum by the Regina net after a whistle.
Regina led the game 1-0 on a goal by Sam Steel just 50 seconds in, but in a 56 second span, Seattle erased that lead and took a two goal advantage in the second period as Austin Strand, Turner Ottenbreit and Alexander True all scored to quiet a sold-out Brandt Centre squad.
Mahura reduced the deficit to one before the second period was over with Filip Ahl scoring 5:20 into the 3rd to tie the game.
Regina played the game without the services of Adam Brooks as he continues to recover from injuries suffered when he was hit by Ottenbreit in the second period of Game 1.
The two teams will now head to Seattle where the series will resume with Game 3 Tuesday, Game 4 on Wednesday and Game 5 on Friday.
Regina – Sam Steel (9) unassisted – 0:50.
Seattle – Austin Strand (5) from Donovan Neuls – 3:56.
Seattle – Turner Ottenbreit (2) from Matt Barzal – 4:12.
Seattle – Alexander True (9) from Ryan Gropp and Ethan Bear – 4:52 PP.
Regina – Josh Mahura (5) from Dawson Leedahl and Sam Steel – 18:35 PP.
Regina – Filip Ahl (5) unassisted – 5:20.
Regina – Josh Mahur (6) from Filip Ahl and Dawson Leedahl – 5:22 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 5-8-11-2-(26) Seattle 8-11-10-2-(31)