May 15, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Regina Pats
Regina, Saskatchewan - The Seattle Thunderbirds won their first ever Ed Chynoweth Cup on Sunday night with a 4-3 overtime victory in game six at the Brandt Centre. The Pats took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a powerplay goal from Sam Steel. Seattle would tie it in the second, setting up a big third period. The Pats went ahead 3-1 on goals from Josh Mahura and Austin Wagner, the later coming with 6:48 remaining. However Seattle scored twice late and forced overtime at 3-3. 12:30 into the first overtime, Alexander True put home a rebound to clinch the championship for the Thunderbirds. Seattle outshot the Pats 43-31 in the win, Tyler Brown made 39 saves for Regina, Carl Stankowski 28 for the Thunderbirds. Seattle moves on to the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Windsor, ON.
Scoring Summary First Period Regina - Sam Steel (11) from Josh Mahura and Connor Hobbs - 7:18 PP.
Second Period Seattle - Sami Moilanen (7) from Scott Eansor - 8:55.
Third Period Regina - Josh Mahura 98) from Jeff de Wit and Dawson Leedahl - 11:50. Regina - Austin Wagner (16) unassisted - 13:12. Seattle - Ryan Gropp (7) from Ethan Bear - 14:38. Seattle - Keegan Kolesar (12) from Ethan Bear and Ryan Gropp - 17:06 PP.
Overtime Seattle - Alexander True (12) from Keegan Kolesar and Aaron Hyman - 12:30.
Shots on Goal Regina 3-15-9-4-(31) Seattle 10-14-11-8-(43)
Powerplays Regina 1/4 Seattle 1/4
About the Regina Pats Named for the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world. Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL's Eastern Division. To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.