Legionnaires drop pivotal third game

Swift Current Home Hardware Legionnaires FILE PHOTO BY STEVEN MAH

The Swift Current Home Hardware Legionnaires will put their season on the line on Thursday after another lopsided road loss in Regina on Monday.

The eighth seeded Legionnaires lost 7-1 to the Pat Canadians in game three of the best-of-five series to fall behind 2-1 in the opening round of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League playoffs.

Riley Dekowny scored the lone goal with assists from Maguire Scheidt and Jaxon Martens with 4:56 remaining in regulation to spoil the shutout bid.

Cal Caragata led the Pat Canadians with two goals and three assists, while rookie Kyren Gronick followed with a goal and four assists. Logan Hammett, Josh Ramanyk, Ayden Third, and Alex Liskowich also scored for the Pat Canadians, who have outscored the Legionnaires 13-1 in two post-season games in Regina. Drayden Ramage made 21 saves in the win for Regina.

Jacob Herman took the loss after allowing three goals on seven shots over 8:36. Justin Dueck worked the final 51:24 and allowed four goals on 27 shots.

Game four will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Fairview West Arena in Swift Current. Game five, if necessary, would be Friday back in Regina.