It was the first of eight meetings between the Swift Current Broncos and the Regina Pats Sunday afternoon at the Credit Union i-Plex. Trailing 3-1 midway through the third period, the Broncos scored a pair of goals just 23 seconds apart to knot it at three goals apiece but the Pats offence responded with three unanswered goals, handing Swift Current a 6-3 loss.
Colby Sissons opened the scoring 54 seconds into the second period as Lane Pederson found the New Jersey Devils prospect pinching from the point. Sissons promptly fired it into the back of the net for the 1-0 cushion.
After a series of terrific defensive plays from Broncos blue liner Max Lajoie and goaltender Travis Child, the Pats got on the board courtesy of a Sergey Zborovskiy slap shot to knot the game 1-1 through two periods of play.
The third period proved to be a wild one from an offensive stand point as Austin Wagner and Adam Brooks scored 29 seconds apart to put Regina up 3-1 early in the third period.
But once again, Swift Current showed their commitment to battle back as Kaden Elder batted in a loose puck at the side of the net to make a 3-2 hockey game. Then it was Max Lajoie who’s seeing eye shot from the point found its way through several bodies and by Pats netminder Tyler Brown to tie it up 3-3.
However, the celebration was short lived with Dawson Leedahl scoring the go-ahead goal for Regina ten seconds later to halt the Broncos momentum.
Regina went on to add two more goals in the third period, including Leedahl’s second of the night to down the Broncos by a score of 6-3.
Shots on goal were 37-27 in favour of Regina. The Broncos went 0/2 on the man advantage while Regina finished 1/4.
The Broncos return to the ice on Friday, December 9th when they clash with this same Regina Pats club at the Brandt Centre. Puck drop is set for 7:00pm CT.