The Regina Pats won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as WHL regular season champions for the second time in franchise history on Tuesday night. The Pats outlasted the Saskatoon Blades 5-4 to clinch the title. Regina got off to a tough start and trailed 3-1 after the first period at the Brandt Centre. In the second however, Jeff de Wit, Josh Mahura and Sam Steel scored to give the Pats the 4-3 lead heading to the third. In the final frame, Connor Hobbs scored on the powerplay to make it a 5-3 game, the Blades got it back to within one but Regina held on for the 5-4 win. Adam Brooks and Sam Steel led the way with three points each while Tyler Brown made 22 saves in the victory. The Pats outshot Saskatoon 35-26, the powerplay was two for seven and the penalty kill six for seven. The Pats (49-12-7-1) return to action Wednesday night against the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Saskatoon – Caleb Fantillo (5) unassisted – 3:04.
Regina – Nick Henry (34) from Adam Brooks and Connor Hobbs – 5:38 5v3 PP.
Saskatoon – Dryden Michaud (1) from Caleb Fantillo and Cole Johnson – 16:23.
Saskatoon – Josh Paterson (16) from Markson Bechtold and Logan Christensen – 16:51.
Regina – Jeff de Wit (9) from Adam Brooks and Jonathan Smart – 3:43.
Regina – Sam Steel (49) unassisted – 13:38 4v4.
Regina – Josh Mahura (17) from Sam Steel and Dawson Leedahl – 18:16.
Regina – Connor Hobbs (29) from Adam Brooks and Sam Steel – 15:22 PP.
Saskatoon – Michael Farren (7) from Jesse Shynkaruk and Braylon Shmyr – 18:43 5v3 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-15-10-(35) Saskatoon 14-4-8-(26)
Regina 2/7 Saskatoon 1/7
– The Pats are WHL regular season champs for the second time in franchise history. The only other time was 1973/74.
– Adam Brooks point streak is up to seven games with six goals and 11 assists.
– Connor Hobbs scored his 29th goal, one away from tieing a franchise record for goals by a defenceman in a single season.
The Pats return to home ice on Wednesday night against the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.