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RECAP: Pats drop 3-1 decision in Swift Current Saturday afternoon

 

The Regina Pats dropped a hard fought 3-1 decision to the Broncos in Swift Current on Saturday afternoon. Regina got the game’s first goal with the powerplay when Libor Hajek slapped home his 10th of the season and it was 1-0 after 20 minutes. Swift Current drew even on a Glenn Gawdin tip and the game was tied heading to the third. In the final frame, Gawdin scored his second of the night to make it 2-1 and then the Broncos added an empty netter for a 3-1 victory. The Pats were outshot 44-23, the powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill four for five. Ryan Kubic made 41 saves in the Regina goal, Stuart Skinner with 22 saves for Swift Current. The Pats (25-21-5-0) will host Swift Current in a rematch on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Libor Hajek (10) from Cameron Hebig and Matt Bradley – 7:35 PP.

Second Period
Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (38) from Colby Sissons and Artyom Minulin – 8:28.

Third Period
Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (39) from Aleksi Heponiemi and Tyler Steenbergen – 11:38 PP.
Swift Current – Artyom Minulin (10) unassisted – 19:27 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 16-3-4-(23)    Swift Current 11-18-15-(44)

Powerplays
Regina 1/4        Swift Current 1/5

Quick Hits
– Cameron Hebig extended his point streak to five games with an assist. Has three goals and six assists in that stretch.
– Ryan Kubic is 4-2-1-0 in his Pat career with a 2.85 GAA and a .924 save percentage.
– Matt Bradley has two goals and two assists in four games against Swift Current.

What’s Next?
The Pats will host Swift Current in a rematch on Sunday afternoon at 4 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 $13 plus tax.

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