With every first round Western Hockey League series now complete, all eyes are on tonight's Game 7 between the Regina Pats and Saskatoon Blades. 

The exciting series began with Regina sweeping the first two on the road, and then Saskatoon won back-to-back games in Regina to knot the series up 2-2. Saskatoon took Game 5 at home by a score of 4-2, and then Game 6 went to the Pats 5-3 to set up tonight's winner-take-all Game 7.

The SaskTel Centre crowd will be full once again tonight. The team was unable to use a packed house in Games 1 & 2 to their advantage, but were able to rebound with a win in Game 5 to send fans home happy. 

Rosetown's Vaughn Watterodt has played a big role for Saskatoon. Not only has the local winger's line been a key defensive option for head coach Brennan Sonne to play heavy minutes against Connor Bedard, the gritty forward has chipped in offensively with 2 goals and 4 assists for a point in each game so far.

Watterodt's play gets even more energetic when the Blades home arena is rocking.

"Obviously a packed rink. It's really exciting to play in front of so many people at the SaskTel. I think we kind of feed into that, and it helps us play really well."

Photo via BladesHockey on Twitter.jpg Heading into tonight, Watterodt is the face of Game 7 for the Blades (Photo via BladesHockey on Twitter)

Watterodt predicted a good series from the beginning, as stopping a team that features a star forward like the Pats takes everyone. Rosetown's own has been more than up for the challenge, and knows that the Blades at their best can play some strong defensive hockey.

Talking about his season as a whole, Watterodt feels it was a strong learning year.

"I know what I can do. What I bring to the team."

Anyone who watches Watterodt knows the feisty side of his game. That's just what you get with #18, and he is happy to see results coming through on both sides of the ice.

"Scoring goals isn't my number one thing that makes me a good player. Kind of just a bonus on top of being a good two-way forward. It was really awesome."

The winner of tonight's game will finalize the WHL's second round of playoffs.