Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WHL Final Tied at 2

Photo: Brian Liesse

The best of 7 WHL Final is now down to a best of 3. 

The Seattle Thunderbirds evened the series at two Wednesday night with a convincing 6-1 win over the Pats.

Sam Steel got the first goal of the game for Regina, but Seattle roared back to take a 3-1 lead after 20, and added three more in the second to chase Tyler Brown from the Regina net as Jordan Hollett saw his first playoff action playing the 3rd. 

The T-Birds win means the Ed Chynoweth Cup will be handed out at the Brandt Centre as the series will return to Regina after Friday's Game 5 at the Sho-Ware Center.  The question now is will it be he Pats or T-Birds looking to end the season on Mother's Day in a 6 PM start.

If a Game 7 is needed, it goes Monday night at the Brandt Centre at 7.  


1st Period-1, Regina, Steel 10 (Leedahl, Mahura), 13:15 (PP). 2, Seattle, Gropp 5 (Kolesar, Barzal), 16:06 (PP). 3, Seattle, Moilanen 6   16:25. 4, Seattle, Volcan 4 (Eansor, Bear), 19:28. Penalties-Henry Reg (holding), 1:38; Bear Sea (hooking), 11:19; Schioler Reg (holding), 15:33.

2nd Period-5, Seattle, Tyszka 2 (Kolesar, Strand), 6:51. 6, Seattle, True 11 (Bear, Gropp), 13:52 (PP). 7, Seattle, Kolesar 10 (Strand, Neuls), 18:51. Penalties-Lockner Reg (tripping), 2:15; Ahl Reg (holding opp. stick), 13:46; True Sea (roughing), 14:35; Leedahl Reg (high sticking), 14:45.

3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Mahura Reg (slashing), 9:02; Andrusiak Sea (slashing), 9:02; Ahl Reg (holding), 11:51; Kolesar Sea (tripping), 12:56; Holmes Reg (cross checking), 16:39; Mahura Reg (roughing), 16:39; Volcan Sea (roughing), 16:39; Zborovskiy Reg (cross checking), 19:30; Adams Sea (slashing), 19:30.

Shots on Goal-Regina 7-8-4-19. Seattle 12-12-12-36.
Power Play Opportunities-Regina 1 / 3; Seattle 2 / 7.
Goalies-Regina, Brown (24 shots-18 saves); Hollett (12 shots-12 saves). Seattle, Stankowski (19 shots-18 saves).
Referees-Derek Zalaski (8), Steve Papp (17).
Linesmen-Michael Roberts (87), Kelsey Mahoney (138).


Anonymous said...

easy come , easy go

Anonymous said...

Worst effort of the year. They didn't look ready to go right from puck drop. Best of 3 now!