REGINA — Donovan Neuls scored 14 seconds into overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Regina Pats 2-1 on Friday in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League's championship series.

Seattle leads the best-of-seven series for the Ed Chynoweth Cup 1-0. Regina will host Game 2 on Saturday.

Ethan Bear had a goal in regulation time for the Thunderbirds and Carl Stankowski made 31 saves for the win.

Connor Hobbs tied it 1-1 at the 12:11 mark of the third period for Regina as Tyler Brown stopped 24 shots in net.

Seattle went 1 for 4 on the power play and the Pats were 1 for 3 with the man advantage.