The Regina Pats are now .500 in November.
Two third period goals led them a huge 6-5 win over the Saskatoon Blades.
Goals in the first from Duncan Pierce and Nick Henry staked the Pats to an early 2-1 lead, one that grew in the second when they traded goals with the Blades to have a 4-2 lead.
Once the back half of the second period hit, the Blades seemed to wake up, rattling off three straight goals, allowing them to head into the second intermission with a 5-4 lead.
In the third, Regina’s big guns came through. Jake Leschyshyn knocked home his ninth to draw the game even, before a blast from Nick Henry, his second of the game, put the Pats up for good 6-5 with 4:12 left.
“Throughout the year, we’ve seen a lot of letdowns,” said Pats goalie coach Rob Muntain. “We haven’t responded real well to those letdowns. Giving up that two goal lead was a huge letdown and the way we responded today was definitely nice for the growth of the team.”
Regina now gets a break until next Friday, when they welcome the visiting Tri City Americans to the Brandt Centre. Puck drop in that game is at 7, our pre-game show on 620 CKRM begins at 6:35.