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RECAP: Pats lose OT Thriller in Moose Jaw

Sam Steel and Josh Mahura each had three points in their season debut on Friday night in Moose Jaw but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Warriors. Steel got the scoring started shorthanded in the first to give the Pats a 1-0 lead. The Warriors would tie it with a powerplay goal later in the frame and then added two in the second to lead 3-1 heading to the third. That’s when the Pats powerplay went to work, Emil Oksanen scored twice, 1:45 apart and it was a 3-3 hockey game. The Warriors took the lead back on the powerplay with just under 10 minutes left but Regina drew even three minutes later when Dawson Davidson scored his first of the year on a shot from the blueline. The game went to overtime, and in the extra frame, Brett Howden scored on a breakaway to give the Warriors the extra point, 5-4 the final score. Both teams went two for five with the powerplay and Moose Jaw held the edge in shots at 38-34. The Pats (1-2-1-0) return home on Sunday to host the Red Deer Rebels at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Sam Steel (1) unassisted – 9:44 SH.
Moose Jaw – Oleg Sosunov (1) from Dmitri Zaitsev and Noah Gregor – 16:08 PP.

Second Period
Moose Jaw – Brayden Burke (3) unassisted – 13:17 SH.
Moose Jaw – Oleg Sosunov (2) from Noah Gregor and Jayden Halbgewachs – 16:02.

Third Period
Regina – Emil Oksanen (1) from Matt Bradley and Josh Mahura – 4:12 PP.
Regina – Emil Oksanen (2) from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura – 5:57 PP.
Moose Jaw – Jayden Halbgewachs (2) from Brayden Burke and Justin Almeida – 10:12 PP.
Regina – Dawson Davidson (1) from Josh Mahura and Sam Steel – 13:14.

Overtime
Moose Jaw – Brett Howden (1) from Jett Woo and Brody Willms – 2:47.

Shots on Goal
Regina 11-8-12-3-(34)   Moose Jaw 8-11-13-6-(38)

Powerplays
Regina 0/3           Moose Jaw 1/4

Quick Hits
– Sam Steel had a goal and two assists in his return.
– Josh Mahura picked up three assists in his first game of the season.
– Emil Oksanen scored his first two goals of his WHL career in the defeat.

 What’s Next?
The Pats return home on Sunday to host the Red Deer Rebels at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

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