Even a blackout couldn't stop Colten Teubert and the Regina Pats.
Teubert's third period power-play goal stood as the winner for Regina as the Pats beat the host Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night. The game took nearly three and a half hours to complete after a 58 minute long power-outage plunged the Credit Union iPlex into darkness between the second and third periods.
Rink crews parked the zamboni on the ice with its lights on to assist people in seeing the main exit so that the large crowd could leave the arena. The game had a season-high 2,571 fans in attendance.
Play resumed after the ice was flooded and the teams had a five-minute warm-up to prepare for the completion of the game.
Teubert's game-winner was his ninth of the season and sixth power-play goal of the year.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Prince Albert 5 Kootenay 2; Brandon 5 Saskatoon 2; Medicine Hat 9 Edmonton 2; Red Deer 3 Moose Jaw 1; Chilliwack 4 Kamloops 1; Kelowna 6 Prince George 2; Portland 6 Seattle 1; and Spokane 3 Tri-City 2.
At Swift Current, Sask., Brett Leffler and Matt Strueby scored early to give a 2-0 lead to Regina (22-24-4), while Cody Carlson and Jordan Weal also tallied.
Dillon Wagner and Adam Lowry replied for Swift Current (24-22-3).
Raiders 5 Ice 2
At Prince Albert, Sask., the Raiders ended Kootenay's 14-game winning streak.
Brandon Herrod scored and added two assists to lead the Raiders (26-22-3), while Ryan Harrison, Mark McNeill, Craig McCallum and Dustin Cameron also found the back of the net.
Jesse Ismond and Jagger Dirk replied for Kootenay (30-16-3).
Wheat Kings 5 Blades 2
At Saskatoon, Matt Calvert scored twice as Brandon topped the Blades.
Mark Stone, Aaron Lewadniuk and Darren Bestland also had goals for Brandon (32-16-3).
Darian Dziurzynski and Mark Viedensky replied for Saskatoon (32-11-5).
Tigers 9 Oil Kings 2
At Medicine Hat, Alta., the Tigers got goals from nine different players in a mauling of Edmonton.
Emerson Etem, Linden Vey, Matthew Konan, Mark Isherwood, Jace Coyle, Taylor Gal, Cole Grbavac, Tristan King and Joey Frazer netted singles for the Tigers (28-15-8).
Mike Piluso and Garry Nunn replied for the Oil Kings (10-29-11).
Rebels 3 Warriors 1
At Red Deer, Alta., Landon Ferraro notched a pair of goals as the Rebels downed Moose Jaw.
John Persson scored a second-period goal for Red Deer (25-19-4).
Jason Bast had the lone goal for Moose Jaw (25-17-5).
Bruins 4 Blazers 1
At Chilliwack, B.C., Tim Traber had the eventual winner as the Bruins ripped Kamloops.
Brandon Manning, Jamie Crooks and Alexander Wiklund also scored for Chilliwack (23-23-6).
Dylan Willick was the lone scorer for Kamloops (23-23-5).
Rockets 6 Cougars 2
At Prince George, B.C., Brett Bulmer scored twice as Kelowna topped the Cougars.
Shane McColgan and Brandon McMillan each had a goal and two assists for Kelowna (21-25-4), while Cody Chikie and Dallas Jackson also tallied.
Nick Buonassisi and Kurt Torbohm replied for Prince George (9-37-2).
Winterhawks 6 Thunderbirds 1
At Kent, Wash., Ty Rattie scored twice as Portland skated to a win over Seattle.
Chris Francis had a goal and two assists for Portland (29-19-2), while Luke Walker, Brad Ross and Seth Swenson also tallied.
Prab Rai had the only marker for Seattle (14-26-8).
Chiefs 3 Americans 2
At Kennewick, Wash., Kyle Beach had the winner to lead Spokane to a victory over Tri-City.
Tyler Johnson and Mitch Wahl also scored for Spokane (27-16-4).
Justin Feser and Adam Hughesman had goals for Tri-City (36-12-1).