Saskatoon showed up for roughly 15 minutes of this one, and it still turned out to be enough.
The game was scoreless through 40 minutes and Regina was the first to get on the board.
Jordan Weal got his 41st and 42nd goals of the year at 4:52 and 8:31 of the third to put the Pats out in front. The shots to that point were 30-15 for the home side.
But, that's when the Blades woke up.
Brett Stovin got a goal on the powerplay at 12:42 to cut the lead in half. Josh Nicholls scored almost exactly 5 minutes later, also on the powerplay, to tie things up. For Nicholls, it was his 33rd goal of the year and 86th point. With Viedensky held pointless for the game, those two head into the final game of the year tied for the team lead!
Back to the game.
No one scored in the final 2+ minutes and the game headed to overtime where Saskatoon-product Brayden Schenn ended it with a shot high glove side on Damien Ketlo at 3:55.
The final was 3-2.
Both goaltenders were very good in the game with Adam Morrison earning the win with 34 saves. Ketlo made 31 saves in the loss.
These two teams meet up again tonight in Saskatoon as they close out the regular season. The game goes at 7:05 from CUC. That game will be followed by the team award presentation that goes on the ice, directly following the game. Make sure you stay in your seats to see who takes home the big hardware!
Elsewhere in the WHL last night, the Prince Albert Raiders doubled up Swift Current 6-3. With those two points, PA clinched a playoff birth and a first round matchup with the Blades. Here is the schedule for that round 1 series:
Game 1 - Sat Mar 26 7:05 PM Prince Albert at Saskatoon
Game 2 - Sun Mar 27 6:05 PM Prince Albert at Saskatoon
Game 3 - Wed Mar 30 7:00 PM Saskatoon at Prince Albert
Game 4 - Thurs Mar 31 7:00 PM Saskatoon at Prince Albert
Game 5 - Sat Apr 2 7:05 PM * Prince Albert at Saskatoon
Game 6 - Sun Apr 3 7:00 PM * Saskatoon at Prince Albert
Game 7 - Tues Apr 5 7:05 PM * Prince Albert at Saskatoon