Fighting for their playoff lives, the Home Hardware Midget 'AAA' Legionnaires did something no other team has been able to do in the Saskatchewan Midget 'AAA' Hockey League this season.

Out east in the provincial capital, the Legionnaires took down the league-leading Regina Pat Canadians 3-2, handing Regina their first regulation home loss of the 2016/2017 campaign.

After losing their first home game of the season in a shoot-out, the Pat Canadians had won 19 games in a row at the Co-Operators Arena until the Legionnaires ended the streak.

For Swift Current, they entered the contest having played Regina closely all season but were finally able to break through Wednesday night when they needed it most.

After majority of the first period went by and both teams unable to find the back of the net, the Legionnaires managed to jump out in front.

With exactly 4:00 minutes remaining in the opening frame Jerzy Orchard scored his 6th goal of the season giving Swift Current a 1-0, however, it was short-lived.

Just over a minute later, the Pat Canadians beat Legionnaires' goalie Cody Levesque to tie the game 1-1.

With the game still even early in the second, Swift Current's power-play let them down.

Early in the middle frame, Regina's Preston Brodziak was issued a 5-minute major and a 10-minute game misconduct for Checking to the Head, however, it was the Pat Canadians who would take the lead during the penalty.

With under a minute left to go in the major the Pat Canadians put home a short-handed goal for a 2-1 lead, there first of the game.

Much like Swift Current's lead, Regina's would also be short-lived though.

Two-minutes after the Pat Canadians jumped out in front, Mason Strutt put home his 4th goal of the season for Swift Current to quickly put the Legionnaires back on even ground.

In their most recent match-up, coming back on January 31st, the Legionnaires held a 2-1 lead over Regina entering the final twenty minutes before being outshot 11-2 in the period and outscored 3-0 in a 4-2 loss.

This time around, Swift Current was determined not to let that happen.

Although ultimately being outshot 13-10 in the third period on Wednesday, Levesque stopped each and every Regina attempt while Jake Misskey gave the Legionnaires the lead.

With two second left to go on their 5th power-play opportunity of the night, Misskey beat Regina goalie Dean McNabb putting Swift Current up 3-2 with 8:57 left to play.

Regina would go on to pull McNabb in the late stages, but Levesque and the Legionnaires were able to turn aside every Regina effort and hold on for the 3-2 win.

Unfortunately for the Legionnaires, they still sit two points back of 8th place despite their victory.

The Saskatoon Blazers, who currently own the 8th spot, picked up a 5-4 overtime victory over Moose Jaw to maintain their two point lead in the standings.

The Legionnaires will be back on the ice over the weekend looking to continue their late season playoff push.

The Beardy's Blackhawks will be in Swift Current for a pair of games on Saturday and Sunday.

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