CALGARY - Sam Steel scored three times in the Saddledome Tuesday evening, and teammate Tyler Brown made 41 saves to give the Pats a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Hitmen, and a 3-0 series lead in their WHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.
Steel scored twice in the first as part of a three goal period. Dawson Leedahl added another and it was 4-0 after 2.
In the third, Steel completed the hattrick with a shorthanded goal to make it 5-0.
Calgary got two back later in the third but Regina held on for the 5-2 win and are a win away from reaching the second round.
Tyler Brown was fantastic making 41 saves for his third win of the series.
The Regina powerplay was 2/4 and the penalty kill was 4/5 while Calgary outshot the Pats 43-34 in the defeat.
- Adam Brooks has points in 13 straight games going back to the regular season (13G, 18A).
- The Pats are for four eight on the powerplay in the series.
- The attendance in the Saddledome was 6736.
The Pats will visit Calgary in Game 4 of the best of seven series Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM, Access and Shaw. The next home game, if necessary, is April 2 in Game 5 against the Hitmen. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.
(Courtesy Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Thomas Foster struck twice and Zach Sawchenko made 32 saves as Moose Jaw slipped past the Broncos 4-3 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.
Jayden Halbgewachs and Brayden Burke also chipped in for the Warriors.
Glenn Gawdin, Ryley Lindgren and Colby Sissons found the back of the net for Swift Current, which hosts Game 4 on Wednesday. Jordan Papirny turned away 38 shots.