Thanks to Adam Brooks, the Regina Pats are heading to Lethbridge with the WHL’s Eastern Conference final even at one.
In what was a classic playoff encounter, the Pats captain ended it in overtime as he rifled a shot past Stuart Skinner at the 17:05 mark of overtime to give Regina a 3-2 win as the series heads back to Lethbridge,
It looked like the game wouldn’t need to go to overtime when Austin Wagner scored at 7:21 of the 3rd to give Regina a 2-0 lead, but Zane Franklin and Jordy Bellerive scored 33 seconds apart midway through the period setting the stage for Brooks who returned to the active lineup in Game 1 after getting injured in the Swift Current series.
The teams will head back to Lethbridge for Games 3 and 4 Tuesday and Wednesday with Game 5 going at the Brandt Centre Friday night at 7.
Tickets for that game will go on sale at the Brandt Centre ticket office, the Pats ticket office, and Ticketmaster at noon Monday with tickets also going on sale Monday at Canada Safeway locations throughout the Queen City.
Regina – Jeff de Wit (2) from Liam Schioler and Kjell Kjemhus – 9:44.
Regina – Austin Wagner (12) from Wyatt Sloboshan and Sergey Zborovskiy – 7:21 SH.
Lethbridge – Zane Franklin (2) from Jadon Joseph and Igor Merezhko – 9:31.
Lethbridge – Jordy Bellerive (6) from Alec Baer – 9:54.
Regina – Adam Brooks (4) from Sergey Zborovskiy – 17:05.
Shots on Goal
Regina 14-12-11-14-(51) Lethbridge 3-8-11-9-(31)