Whether they’re hitting the road to Swift Current or sticking around the Queen City, Pats fans will have their eyes glued to game seven Monday night.
The Regina Pats and Swift Current Broncos will meet in the deciding game after splitting the first six — with the Pats taking the most recent game 7-2 at the Brandt Centre Saturday.
The Broncos will look to flip the script following last year’s game seven loss in Regina.
“It was screaming, it was unbelievable,” said Elise Tuttosi, who was at last year’s game seven and a Pats season-ticket holder for four years.
“It was so great to see so many people supporting them. (The Pats) are a great team and a great organization so it, to hear how loud it is in there, is just phenomenal.”
This year, Tuttosi and her family are making the trip to Swift Current to take in another WHL Playoffs showdown between the Broncos and Pats.
“We woke up early and were waiting online to buy our tickets. There was three of us trying to buy them,” she said.
“Only one of us was able to get any, but at least we were able to buy our tickets and we can’t wait to go.”
It’s not the first time they will head into enemy territory, having travelled to game two of the series.
“I think every person there owns at least one or two cowbells so they’re very loud there, but they’re great fans,” Tuttosi said.
“Their fans have always been very welcoming to us, they always wish us well and shake hands at the end of the game and say, ‘Great game, safe travels home.’”
Not all fans can make the two-and-a-half hour drive to Swift Current, meaning some may head to Regina bars to take in the WHL action.
The Lancaster Taphouse has been showing all Pats games over the past few seasons, including this year’s playoff run.
“The first game we had a really good crowd and as the series has gone on, the crowds have been bigger and bigger,” said Lancaster co-owner Tim Rogers.
“Last game it was a lot of blue and red jerseys here, they had some noise makers, it was a good time.”
Rogers said he anticipates a full house of around 140 people Monday night as the Pats try to keep their quest for the Ed Chynoweth Cup alive.
“If we can fit you in under our guidelines, we’ll find a way to fit everybody in.”
The puck drops at 7 p.m.