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RECAP: Pats Win Eastern Conference Championship

The Regina Pats overcame a 3-0 first period deficit to win the Eastern Conference Championship Series with a 7-4 victory in game six over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Pats got goals from Robbie Holmes and Jeff de Wit to get within a goal after 20 minutes. Lethbridge got it to 4 -2 early in the second but Regina tied it up 4-4 after goals from Filip Ahl and Nick Henry. In the third, Jeff de Wit scored the eventual game winner eight minutes in, Austin Wagner and Wyatt Sloboshan would score after that to make it 7-4 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot Lethbridge 45-28, Tyler Brown made 24 saves for Regina, Stuart Skinner 38 for Lethbridge. The Pats will host games one and two of the WHL Championship Series on Friday and Saturday against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Tickets will go on sale Monday at noon at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and Regina Safeway Locations. Check with your local Safeway for on sale times.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Lethbridge – Egor Babenko (10) unassisted – 1:43.
Lethbridge – Jordy Bellerive (7) from Egor Babenko and Alec Baer – 6:54 PP.
Lethbridge – Ryan Vandervlis (8) from Zak Zborosky and Brennan Menell – 8:02 PP.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (2) from Braydon Buziak and Bryan Lockner – 8:25.
Regina – Jeff de Wit (4) from Braydon Buziak and Josh Mahura – 10:46.

Second Period
Lethbridge – Giorgio Estephan (11) from Brennan Menell and Zak Zborosky – 1:05 PP.
Regina – Filip Ahl (4) from Wyatt Sloboshan and Josh Mahura – 15:47 PP.
Regina – Nick Henry (4) From Dawson Leedahl and Sergey Zborovskiy – 17:20.

Third Period
Regina – Jeff de Wit (5) from Adam Brooks and Braydon Buziak – 8:41.
Regina – Austin Wagner (14) from Filip Ahl – 9:41.
Regina – Wyatt Sloboshan (4) unassisted – 19:22 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 18-20-7-(45)   Lethbridge 13-4-11-(28)

Powerplays
Regina 1/3      Lethbridge 3/3

Quick Hits
– The Pats will play in the WHL Championship series for the first time since 1984.
– Jeff de Wit scored twice including the game winner and finished the series with four goals.
– Adam Brooks led the Pats in the Eastern Conference Championship Series with 9 points.

What’s Next?
The Pats will host games one and two of the WHL Championship Series on Friday and Saturday against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Tickets will go on sale Monday at noon at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and Regina Safeway Locations. Check with your local Safeway for on sale times.

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