In a game very different from the evening prior, the Pats and a Warriors were in a tight checking game with the Pats leading 1-0 after two periods on Pavel Padakin’s penalty shot goal. Brett Howden tied the game early in the final frame, but Rykr Cole restored the lead in short order. Torrin White pulled the Warriors even again as the scoring continued to pick up. The Pats took control from there, getting goals from Braden Christoffer, Padakin, Jesse Gabrielle and Adam Brooks for a 6-2 final score.
The Pats clinched their spot in the WHL Playoffs for the third time in four years. The Blue and White hold a 12 point lead over Swift Current for 2nd in the East. The Pats’ ‘magic number’ to clinch home ice in the first round, is five points of combined Pats wins and Swift Current losses.
at Red Deer – Saturday, March 7th, 8:00 p.m. CST – Enmax Centrium (CKRM)
at Prince Albert – Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00 p.m. – Art Hauser Centre (CKRM)
at Swift Current – Wednesday, March 11th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)