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Pats Beat Rebels to Force Game Seven

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (3-3-0-0) beat the Red Deer Rebels (3-3-0-0) 5-1 to even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi Final series at three games each.  Sunday afternoon was the fourth sellout crowd for the Regina Pats this season and first of the playoffs.   

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Jared McAmmond (1) from Steel and Cole – 2:24
Red Deer – Jake DeBrusk (5) from Bobyk – 13:20

Second Period
Regina – Connor Hobbs (4) from Wagner and Brooks – :24
Regina – Cole Sanford (7) from Zborovskiy and Richards – 5:36
Regina – Lane Zablocki (7) unassisted – 13:03

Third Period
Regina – Colby Williams (2) from Hobbs and Steel – 7:07

Shots on Goal
Regina –10-22-8 (40)   Red Deer – 6-4-11(21)

Power Play
Regina – 0/2    Red Deer – 0/1

Game Story
The Regina Pats struck first and they struck often getting goals from Jared McAmmond in the first, Connor Hobbs, Cole Sanford, Lane Zablocki in the second and Captain Colby Williams in the third.  For Red Deer, they could only muster one goal, which came in the first from Jake DeBrusk.  The Pats outshot the Rebels 40-21 overall including 22-4 in the second period alone.  In a series that has seen plenty of scoring on the power play, neither team could convert today.  Pats goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 20 shots for the victory.  The series now shits back to Red Deer for Game Seven on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. 

Quick Hits
Cole Sanford now has points in 11 straight games with 16 points (7G, 9A)
-Sean Richards now has points in three straight games with 3 points (1G, 2A)
-The Regina Pats will play their first game seven since 2000.  (Eastern Conference Quarter Final loss to Saskatoon)
-Today’s attendance 6484

What’s Next?
The best-of-seven, second round series, now goes back to Red Deer for Game 7 on Tuesday night.  Puck drop from the Enmax Centrium is 7 p.m.  You can catch all the action on Access 7 who is travelling to Red Deer and broadcasting the game live starting at 7 p.m.  You can watch it in high definition, in Regina, on channel 70 and provincially in standard definition on channel 7.  Not near a TV.  Listen to the action on Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey on 620 CKRM with the pregame show getting underway at 6:35 p.m. 

 About the Regina Pats
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.

 

 

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