It may not have been the outcome the Pats wanted, but the fans aren’t complaining.
The WHL championship series returns to Regina on Sunday after the Pats lost to the Thunderbirds in Seattle Wednesday night.
Tickets for game six go on sale Thursday at noon, but some eager fans lined up bright and early.
“I was here last time at seven o’clock and wanted to be the first four (in line) so I got here at quarter to six,” said Preston Henry, adding it was he had a day off today anyway.
“I’m third in line and I’m willing to wait here right until noon.”
He hoped showing up to the box office early would guarantee him tickets to Game Six.
When he talked to the CJME Morning Show just before 7 a.m., he said there were roughly 15 people behind him in line.
“People are slowly pulling in now that it’s a little later in the morning.”
Henry may have shown up to the box office early for tickets, but it’s not clear cut who he’s cheering for. While he’s lived in Regina for the last 12 years, Henry said he’s originally from Whitewood, 175 kilometres east of Regina. It’s also close to Ochapowace, where Seattle Thunderbird defenceman Ethan Bear is from.
“I love watching him play. He’s a great kid,” Henry explained. “Regina also has a good team. Hopefully it goes seven (games).”