Adam Brooks had four assists, Dawson Leedahl scored the game winner, six minutes into the third and the Pats won game five, 5-3 for a 3-2 series lead on the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night. The Pats battled back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits thanks to goals from Josh Mahura and Sam Steel in the first and second periods. Filip Ahl gave the Pats their first lead, midway through the second with his third but the Hurricanes would tie it up and it was 3-3 heading to the third. 6:25 into the final period, Adam Brooks set up Dawson Leedahl all alone in front and he buried his 11th to make it 4-3. Austin Wagner added an empty netter late and the Pats took game five, 5-3. The Hurricanes outshot Regina 32-31, Tyler Brown made 29 saves for the Pats, Stuart Skinner 26 for Lethbridge. The Regina powerplay was one for two and the penalty kill three for four. The Pats will visit Lethbridge for game six on Sunday at the Enmax Centre at 6 p.m.
Lethbridge – Josh Tarzwell (1) from Ryan Vandervlis – 2:53.
Regina – Josh Mahura (3) from Sam Steel – 15:37.
Lethbridge – Ryan Vandervlis (7) from Giorgio Estephan and Brennan Menell – 3:04 PP.
Regina – Sam Steel (8) from Dawson Leedahl and Adam Brooks – 5:10 PP.
Regina – Filip Ahl (3) from Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner – 11:29.
Lethbridge – Egor Babenko (9) from Dylan Cozens and Calen Addison – 13:54.
Regina – Dawson Leedahl (11) from Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner – 6:25.
Regina – Austin Wagner (13) from Adam Brooks and Sergey Zborovskiy – 19:57 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 11-12-2-(31) Lethbridge 10-15-7-(32)
Regina 1/2 Lethbridge 1/4
– Adam Brooks has a goal and six assists in his last two games.
– The Pats are leading in a series for the first time since round one against Calgary.
– Austin Wagner had a goal and an assist in game five after missing game four with injury.
The Pats will visit Lethbridge for game six on Sunday at the Enmax Centre at 6 p.m.