Pats fans will have one more chance to try and rattle the Swift Current Broncos during the WHL playoffs.
After battling back to tie the series at two apiece — including a 6-3 win Wednesday night — the Pats will host the Broncos one more time on Saturday.
With an impending home game, tickets went on sale at noon Thursday for the Regina faithful.
“We went to the first game too and that was quite a debacle so it was good to see that they’re stepping up and getting back into the series here,” William Moxam said as he waited in line to grab tickets. “We’re all excited.”
About 25 people stood in line at the Brandt Centre box office before the tickets officially went on sale for the possible deciding game. This is the third time in four seasons the two teams have met in the WHL playoffs, with last year’s series going the full seven games.
While this year’s Broncos team comes into the series the higher seed, fans still like Regina’s chances of once again ending Swift Current’s season.
“Tomorrow night they take them and then game six here then the series will be over,” Brian Brown said.
But no matter how game five goes, Brown expects the Brandt Centre to be rocking.
“It’ll be a big crowd here regardless. The screaming and hollering gets the fans excited, the players excited, you can’t lose.”
Long-time fan Gord Getz said it’s important to have a packed house in the Brandt Centre when the team returns.
“Gets the team going, fans get into it and should have some adrenaline there.”
George Gessie wants to see the team continue to the next few rounds of the playoffs to keep them fresh for the Memorial Cup which will be hosted in Regina.
“They can play a little longer rather than having to sit around for an extra month waiting for the Memorial Cup.”
The Pats will first travel to Swift Current on Friday night before hosting Saturday.