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RECAP: Big third pushes Pats past Warriors Friday

 

Josh Mahura scored twice as part of a three point third period to lead the Pats past the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-3 on Friday night. The Warriors picked up the lone goal of the first when Jayden Halbgewachs found a loose puck in front and Moose Jaw led 1-0 after one. In the second, the Pats powerplay tied it up as Nick Henry jammed home his 10th. Jesse Gabrielle then gave the Pats the lead with his 10th on a good wrist shot from the slot and it was 2-1. Moose Jaw found a tying goal with five seconds left in the period and it was 2-2 heading to the final period. In the third, the Pats powerplay struck again when Emil Oksanen picked up his 14th to make it 3-2. Then Josh Mahura would strike twice, his 20th and 21st goals of the year to extend the Pats lead to 5-2. Moose Jaw got one back on the powerplay with eight seconds left but Regina skated away with the 5-3 victory. Josh Mahura led the offence with two goals and an assist, Sam Steel and Cam Hebig picked up two helpers while Max Paddock made 25 saves. The Pats outshot Moose Jaw 36-28, the powerplay was two for four and the penalty kill was one for three. The Pats (30-24-5-1) will take on the Warriors for a third straight time on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Jayden Halbgewachs (54) from Brett Howden and Tanner Jeannot – 15:06.

Second Period|
Regina – Nick Henry (10) from Sam Steel and Cameron Hebig – 0:36 PP.
Regina – Jesse Gabrielle (10) from Cale Fleury and Libor Hajek – 11:21.
Moose Jaw – Vince Loschiavo (16) from Kale Clague and Brett Howden – 19:55 PP.

Third Period
Regina – Emil Oksanen (14) from Jake Leschyshyn and Josh Mahura – 3:59 PP.
Regina – Josh Mahura (20) unassisted – 6:12.
Regina – Josh Mahura (21) from Sam Steel and Cameron Hebig– 7:34.
Moose Jaw – Justin Almeida (31) from Kale Clague and Brett Howden – 19:52 PP.

Shots on Goal

Regina 13-10-13-(36)    Moose Jaw 7-14-7-(28)

Powerplays
Regina 2/4        Moose Jaw 2/3

Quick Hits
– Josh Mahura had two goals and an assist Friday and has scored five goals and seven assists against Moose Jaw this season.
– The victory was the first for the Pats against the Warriors this season.
– Koby Morrisseau returned to the lineup after missing the previous 14 games.

What’s Next?
The Pats will take on the Warriors for a third straight time on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where FunZone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

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