For the first time in more than three decades, the Regina Pats will play in the WHL Championship Series.

The Pats punched their ticket by scoring three times in the third period, on their way to a 7-4 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday night in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Goaltender Tyler Brown made 24 saves for the Pats.

“It was a complete team effort,” said Regina Pats captain Adam Brooks after Sunday’s win. “All four lines, all the defense, and [Tyler Brown] was outstanding, especially stopping two penalty shots late. That’s what we need this time of year, especially in games like this that are close. So we are really looking forward to getting this other series going.”

The Pats will now advance to face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Championship Series, which is set to begin Friday night in Regina.

The Pats will host games one and two on Friday and Saturday nights at the Brandt Centre. The series will then shift to Seattle for games three, four and five on May 9th, 10th, and 12th. If necessary, the teams will return to Regina for the final two games of the seven game series. 

Tickets for games one and two in Regina will go on sale Monday at noon.