Pats scratches - Hilsendager, McAmmond, Krushen, Elmer and Steel.
Broncos scratches - Harris, Penner, Johnson, DeBrusk, J. Gordon and Sissons.
In the first period the Pats had some great early chances. Adam Brooks tipped a point shot that got through Landon Bow but rested on the goal line and was cleared away. Then Luc Smith hit the post and the game stayed scoreless. The Pats carried the bulk of the play in the period but gave up the first powerplay with 1:13 left. The Broncos were unable to capitalize and the two clubs skated to their first scoreless period of the series. Pats led on the shot clock 10-9.
In the second the Pats picked up their first powerplay in 6 plus periods in the series but did not score. Just as it ended the Broncos went to a powerplay of their own but with 3 seconds left in it Adam Brooks scored his second short handed goal in as many games from the right goal line. Landon Bow couldn't hold the post and let in a tough one at 11:53 and the Pats led 1-0. Just over three minutes later Adam Brooks scored his second of the period and 4th of the series on a great feed from Austin Wagner at 15:16. Colby Williams the second assist and it was 2-0. The Pats then went up 3-0 at 16:54 as Patrick D'Amico fired into the top corner for his 3rd of the playoffs with assists to Carter Hansen and Jesse Gabrielle. That was the score after 2, the Pats outshot the Broncos 16-7 in the period and led 26-16 overall.
In the third the Pats played a great period and scored on a 4 on 3 powerplay at 13:06. Connor Hobbs hammered a slap shot from the right circle for his 1st of the playoffs with assists to Patrick D'Amico and Pavel Padakin and that made it 4-0. The Pats held on from there, Daniel Wapple 24 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Pats completed the 4 game sweep with the 4-0 win. The Pats outshot Swift Current 15-8 in the third and 41-24 overall.
The Pats powerplay went 1 for 4 in the game and the penalty kill was 3 for 3 with a short handed goal.
The third star of the game went to the Broncos Dillon Heatherington. The second star to the Pats Colby Williams who had an assist and the first star to Adam Brooks who scored twice including the game winner.
The Pats will take on either Brandon or Edmonton in round 2.
Pats SH Goal at 11:53. Adam Brooks (3) unassisted.
Pats Goal at 15:16. Adam Brooks (4) from Austin Wagner and Colby Williams.
Pats Goal at 16:54. Patrick D'Amico (3) from Carter Hansen and Jesse Gabrielle.
Pats 4v3 PP Goal at 13:06. Connor Hobbs (1) from Patrick D'Amico and Pavel Padakin.
Radio highlights and post game interview with goaltending coach Rob Muntain to come...