Tyler Steenbergen’s three goal night led the Swift Current Broncos to a 5-2 victory over the Regina Pats and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Broncos will look to move into Round 2 on Saturday at the Brandt Centre knowing if they can’t get it done, they will be back on home ice Monday for a Game 7 if needed.
Nick Henry gave Regina a 1-0 lead, but penalty problems came back to haunt the Pats as Steenbergen scored his first with Glenn Gawdin adding another before the first period came to an end.
In the 2nd, Steenbergen completed his hat-trick with Sahvan Khaira also putting one past Regina goalie Ryan Kubic.
Henry added another one in the 3rd, but even with the Pats pulling their goalie with 9 minutes to play, they could not come any closer.
Game 6 will go at a sold-out Brandt Centre starting at 7. We will have it for you on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Nick Henry (1) from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura – 9:40 PP.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (3) from Colby Sissons and Aleksi Heponiemi – 16:44 PP.
Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (4) from Tyler Steenbergen and Aleksi Heponiemi – 19:06 PP.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (4) from Giorgio Estephan and Glenn Gawdin – 2:40 PP.
Swift Current – Sahvan Khaira (1) from Matteo Gennaro and Kaden Elder – 4:43.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (5) from Glenn Gawdin and Aleksi Heponiemi – 18:11.
Regina – Nick Henry (2) from Cameron Hebig and Sam Steel – 2:01 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 17-10-15-(42) Swift Current 13-13-7-(33)