You can put an “X” besides the Regina Pats because they are going to the playoffs.
The Pats clinched a playoff spot Friday night in Cranbrook, B.C as they edged the Kootenay Ice 2-1 in overtime for their 4th straight win.
For the second time on this trip through the Central Division, Sam Steel was the hero as his goal in the extra frame just 31 seconds was the winner. Steel had also scored the Pats lone goal in regulation.
The two-point night gives Steel a 10 game point streak—one in which he has nine goals and nine assists.
It is the 5th straight year Regina has made the playoffs. They will finish their eight-game road trip in Lethbridge Saturday.