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Pats advance to WHL Eastern Conference Championship
The Regina Pats celebrate after winning game 7 of the series against the Swift Current Broncos on April 17, 2017.
Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:29AM CST
The Regina Pats are going to round three of the playoffs. The Pats won game seven of their series with Swift Current on Monday night on home ice with a score of 5-1.
It had been 45 years since the Regina pats made it to game 7 at home, sending the Pats to the WHL Eastern Conference Championship, a feat they haven't achieved since 1993.
The playoffs have certainly been successful thus far for the Pats, but the team made waves during the regular season though too. The Pats won more games and sold out more regular season home games than ever before in franchise history. Phil Andrews, the voice of the Pats says it's a shift that started when the team changed ownership three years ago and began winning more games.
“To win 52 games in the regular season has never happened in Regina before in 99 years of history,” Andrews told CTV News. “The fans got on board, certainly, with the best team in the CHL ranked all year long so it's not normal at all.”
The Pats will host games one and two of the Eastern Conference Championship series on Friday and Saturday night at the Brandt Centre. They'll play the winner of Medicine Hat and Lethbridge series. Game 7 of that series goes Tuesday night.
Tickets for the game go on sale Tuesday at noon.