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, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 3:30 p.m.
BAYVIEW PLACE STARS OF THE GAME:
Victoria: Patrick Ostermann (Saves: 27, Save Percentage: .900)
Westshore: Brandon Tutte (Goals: 1, Assists: 1)