COLWOOD, B.C. – Keegan Durrance scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play at 9:20 of the third period to lift the Westshore Wolves to a 3-2 come from behind win over the Victoria Cougars on Saturday night.
In the penalty box at the time of the goal was Landon Kitchen.
Westshore scored three unanswered third period goals to avoid going down 3-0 in the series.
Establishing position in front, Durrance deflected a Calijah Phillip point shot past Patrick Ostermann who was making his eighth straight start.
Jaden McNulty and Sean Patten gave Victoria a 2-0 lead before third period goals from Brandon Tutte and Benjamin Duffin tied the game.
The Cougars failed to pounce on a depleted Westshore lineup. Cameron Coutre, who won the Brian Harrison Trophy as Top Forward in the VIJHL, was in plain clothes due to a one game suspension he received in Game 2.
Tutte opened the floodgates at 4:27 of the third period.
Prior to, Ostermann had not allowed a goal in 112 minutes and 40 seconds.
Both teams finished 1-for-6 on the power play.
Jordan Spandli stopped 20 shots.
Game 4 goes Sunday, February 25. Game time at Archie Browning Sports Centre.