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RECAP: Pats drop 7-4 decision in Brandon Wednesday night

The Regina Pats fell 7-4 in Brandon on Wednesday night to the Wheat Kings. The Pats got off to a good start when Sam Steel scored his 13th of the year on a breakaway. The Wheat Kings would tie it with a breakaway goal of their own, but Matt Bradley restored the lead for Regina with his team leading 19th and it was 2-1 after 20 minutes. In the second, the Wheat Kings scored three times to the Pats one which came off the stick of Sam Steel, his second of the night and it was 4-3 Brandon heading to the third. The Wheat Kings took a 5-3 lead, five minutes into the final frame but, Dawson Davidson got it back with his sixth to make it 5-4. However, 16 seconds later Stelio Mattheos scored his 22nd to give Brandon the 6-4 advantage, they would add an empty netter late for a 7-4 final. The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 41-33, the powerplay was one for one and the penalty kill three for four. Sam Steel, Nick Henry and Emil Oksanen led the offence with two points each while Tyler Brown made 26 saves. The Pats (15-13-2-0) are back on home ice for the first time since November 15 when they host the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night at the Brandt Centre, puck drop is at 7 o’clock on Teddy Bear Toss Night.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Sam Steel (13) from Nick Henry and Dawson Davidson – 10:50.
Brandon – Gunnar Wegleitner (7) from Ben McCartney and Braden Schneider – 12:20.
Regina – Matt Bradley (19) from Josh Mahura and Emil Oksanen – 13:19.

Second Period
Brandon – Caiden Daley (3) from Ty Ettinger – 2:34.
Regina – Sam Steel (14) from Nick Henry – 3:47.
Brandon – Schael Higson (2) from Connor Gutenberg and Evan Weinger – 15:10.
Brandon – Ty Lewis (15) from Kale Clague and Stelio Mattheos – 19:56 PP.

Third Period
Brandon – Tanner Kaspick (8) from Kale Clague and Linden McCorrister – 5:13.
Regina – Dawson Davidson (6) from Emil Oksanen and Jake Leschyshyn – 11:38 PP.
Brandon – Stelio Mattheos (22) from Linden McCorrister and Tanner Kaspick – 11:54.
Brandon – Tanner Kaspick (9) from Stelio Mattheos and Schael Higson – 19:48 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 9-12-20-(41)    Brandon 13-8-12-(33)

Powerplays
Regina 1/1        Brandon 1/4

Quick Hits
– Emil Oksanen extended his point streak to three games with two assists, has four assists in that stretch.
– The Pats are now 2-2-0-0 against Brandon this season.
– Nick Henry has seven points in his last three games played.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back on home ice for the first time since November 15 when they host the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night at the Brandt Centre, puck drop is at 7 o’clock on Teddy Bear Toss Night. 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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