The Saskatoon Blades will not go away much to the chagrin of the Regina Pats.
The Blades got a big two points in the standings Sunday on home ice as they beat Regina in a shootout 2-1.
The win leaves Saskatoon five back of Regina for the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The loss also prevented Regina from moving into a tie for 3rd with Brandon in the Eastern Division.
Matt Bradley had the lone goal for Regina (29-23-5-1) while Max Paddock was once again solid between the pipes as he stopped 38 of 39 shots including six in overtime.
The Pats get a chance to battle the WHL’s top team on home ice Wednesday night when the Moose Jaw Warriors pay a visit in a 7 o’clock start.