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RECAP: Pats fall 5-2 in game five Friday night

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The Regina Pats lost 5-2 in game five on Friday night in Swift Current. With the win, the Broncos take a 3-2 series lead. The Pats opened the scoring with the power play when Nick Henry jammed home his first of the post-season. The Broncos power play responded with two late in the period to lead 2-1 at the break. Swift Current added to their lead with three goals in the second and it was 5-1 after 40 minutes. Regina got to within three with another power play goal from Nick Henry, his second of the night but that’s as close as they came, falling 5-2. Henry and Sam Steel led the offence with two point nights while Ryan Kubic made 28 saves. The Pats outshot Swift Current 42-33, the power play was two for four and the penalty kill three for six. The Pats and Broncos will meet again in game six Saturday night at the Brandt Centre in Regina at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Nick Henry (1) from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura – 9:40 PP.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (3) from Colby Sissons  and Aleksi Heponiemi – 16:44 PP.
Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (4) from Tyler Steenbergen and Aleksi Heponiemi – 19:06 PP.

Second Period
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (4) from Giorgio Estephan and Glenn Gawdin – 2:40 PP.
Swift Current – Sahvan Khaira (1) from Matteo Gennaro and Kaden Elder – 4:43.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (5) from Glenn Gawdin and Aleksi Heponiemi – 18:11.

Third Period
Regina – Nick Henry (2) from Cameron Hebig and Sam Steel – 2:01 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 17-10-15-(42)    Swift Current 13-13-7-(33)

Powerplays
Regina 2/4      Swift Current 3/6

Quick Hits
– Parker Gavlas made his WHL Playoff debut in game five.
– Nick Henry scored his first two goals of the playoffs.
– The Pats are four for eight on the power play in the last two games of the series.

What’s Next?
The Pats and Broncos will meet again in game six Saturday night at the Brandt Centre in Regina at 7 p.m. Re-sale tickets are available at reginapats.com.

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