Tickets for first 2 WHL championship series games in Regina sell out in minutes

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Regina Pats tickets reselling for hundreds online

Games one and two of the WHL playoff finals sold out in minutes.

According to the Regina Pats, tickets for game one sold out in two minutes while tickets for game two sold out in five minutes. 

Approximately 120 people lined up in an attempt to grab tickets, some of whom doubled up by ordering online while standing in line at the box office.

Kjeldt Gattinger chose to forego the online method. 

"I think the site's going to crash," Gattinger said.

Gattinger had some spare time in his day. He originally tried to buy tickets at Safeway but they were gone in minutes as well.

"I actually think the old-fashioned method is going to work before the electronic method."

Gattinger has been to one game this season, though he has never been to a WHL playoff final. 

"I'm starting to catch a little bit of the fever so I thought I'd come down and give it a try."

As of Monday afternoon, tickets for the games had appeared on resale sites. Sellers are asking upwards of five times the original price of the tickets.

The Pats advanced to the WHL championship series after they walloped the Lethbridge Hurricanes 7-4 on Sunday. They will play the Seattle Thunderbirds for a chance to hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup. 

The Pats are playing for the cup for the first time since 1984.

Game one is Friday at 7 p.m. CST.