The Regina Pats needed a win to even their best-of-seven playoff matchup with Swift Current at one and they got it thanks to 20 year old Cameron Hebig.
Hebig scored both Regina goals as they held off a furious Broncos comeback in the final 10 minutes to beat Swift Current 2-1 sending the series back to the Brandt Centre Monday even at one.
Kaden Elder scored with 7:12 to go in regulation to give the Broncos a chance. They had a powerplay with 2:20 to go that they turned into a two man advantage by pulling goalie Stuart Skinner, but they could not get the goal needed to send the game into overtime.
Hebig was not the only Pats player to shine as goalie Ryan Kubic once again got the start stopping 32 of 33 shots.
Regina played their second straight game without 20-year-old Jesse Gabrielle in the lineup while Swift Current had to play Game 2 without the services of defenceman Artyom Minulin who didn’t play after a hit from Tanner Sidaway in Game 1.
Regina – Cameron Hebig (1) from Sam Steel and Matt Bradley – 9:46.
Regina – Cameron Hebig (2) from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura – 5:45 5v3 PP.
Swift Current – Kaden Elder (1) from Max Paterson – 12:48.
Shots on Goal
Regina 12-10-10-(32) Swift Current 12-12-9-(33)
Regina 1/5 Swift Current 0/7