|Photo courtesy Dustin Halvorson|
Regina was ready to go in this one, as Dryden Hunt scored just 1:25 into the contest. Colby Williams also scored for Regina in the opening 20, as they led 2-1 after one.
However the Blades scored two goals in 35 seconds in the second to take a 3-2 lead which spelled the end of the night for starting goalie Nick Schneider (9/12).
Dawson MacAuley stopped all 10 shots the rest of the way and captain Kyle Burroughs tied it for Regina at 11:30 of the middle period. That was the last scoring before the shootout although Regina outshot the Blades 17-11 in the third and 5-0 in OT.
The Pats outshot Saskatoon 47-22 overall while going 0/3 on the powerplay and 2/3 killing penalties.
Regina (20-17-4) is now tied for fifth in the WHL's Eastern Conference but holds only a two-point edge over ninth-place Red Deer. The Pats visit Brandon Saturday at 7:30 pm on 620 CKRM (Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show at 7:05 pm.