The Regina Pats avoided elimination on Friday night with a 3-2 win at the Brandt Centre in game five over the Swift Current Broncos. The Broncos got the game’s first goal in the first period but Sam Steel responded on the poweprlay and it was 1-1 after one. In the second, the Pats took the lead when Connor Hobbs jammed home his third, early in the frame. Less than a minute after that, Nick Henry picked up his third and that was the difference in a 3-2 victory. The Pats now trail the best-of-seven set, three games to two. Regina outshot Swift Current 36 -32, Tyler Brown made 30 saves for the Pats, Jordan Papirny 33 for the Broncos. The Pats are in Swift Current Saturday night for game six, puck drop is at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM and Access 7.
Swift Current – Colby Sissons (4) from Riley Stotts and Artyom Minulin – 17:16 PP.
Regina – Sam Steel (5) from Nick Henry and Josh Mahura – 19:46 PP.
Regina – Connor Hobbs (3) from Robbie Holmes and Braydon Buziak – 3:49 DP.
Regina – Nick Henry (3) from Sam Steel and Dawson Leedahl – 4:27.
Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (5) from Tyler Steenbergen from Max Lajoie – 13:18 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 14-10-12-(36) Swift Current 16-10-6-(32)
Regina 1/4 Swift Current 2/6
– Sam Steel scored his first goal of the series in the first period, fifth overall.
– Tyler Brown made 30 saves and owns the best goals against average in the playoffs at 1.88.
– Dawson Leedahl extended his point streak to four games with an assist. Has five goals and two assists in that stretch.
The Pats are in Swift Current Saturday night for game six of the best-of-seven series. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM and Access 7.