REGINA -- The plucky Regina Pats forced a Game 7 in their second round WHL Playoffs series with Red Deer, smoking the Rebels 5-1 on Sunday before a soldout crowd of 6484 in the Brandt Centre.
The game was tied 1-1 after one as the clubs traded goals from Regina's Jared McAmmond (just 2:24 into the contest) and Red Deer's Jake DeBrusk.
The turning point was the entire second period in which the Pats outshot the Rebels 22-4 and scored three unanswered goals from Connor Hobbs, Cole Sanford and Lane Zablocki to up their lead to 4-1 after 40 minutes.
The Rebels didn't mount much of a comeback in the third, although they outshot the home side 11-8. Regina's Colby Williams scored the only goal of the final frame - his second of the playoffs - at 7:07 to put the game on ice.
NOTES: Regina outshot Red Deer 40-21. ... Tyler Brown got the win in the Pats net while Rylan Toth took the loss. ... Regina was 0/2 on the powerplay while Red Deer was 0/1. ... Sam Steel and Hobbs led the Pats with two points each.
Game 7 goes Tuesday at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer in a 7:00 pm faceoff on 620 CKRM radio and Access 7 television across Saskatchewan and selected parts of Alberta.