The Regina Pats dropped the opening game of the 2017-18 season in Brandon on Friday night, 8-1 to the Wheat Kings. Ty Lewis led the home side with two goals and three assists while Stelio Mattheos and Cole Reinhardt chipped in with two goals of their own. Matt Bradley scored the lone goal for Regina late in the first on the powerplay. The Regina powerplay was one for five while the penalty kill went two for five. Tyler Brown and Max Paddock combined to make 37 saves in the Regina goal as the Wheat Kings outshot Regina 45-34. The Pats will host Brandon for their home opener at the Brandt Centre on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Brandon – Stelio Mattheos (1) from Ty Lewis and Braden Schneider – 11:57 PP.
Brandon – Cole Reinhardt (1) from Ty Lewis and Logan Thompson – 15:18.
Brandon – Stelio Mattheos (2) from Ty Lewis and Zach Wytinck – 16:05 PP.
Regina – Matt Bradley (1) from Emil Oksanen and Jonathan Smart – 19:30 PP.
Brandon – Ty Lewis (1) from Tanner Kaspick and Schael Higson – 0:53.
Brandon – Ty Lewis (2) unassisted – 19:17.
Brandon – Rylan Bettens (1) from Jonny Hooker – 7:29.
Brandon – Connor Gutenberg (1) from Tanner Kaspick and Schael Higson – 16:34 SH.
Shots on Goal
Regina 11-9-14-(34) Brandon 16-18-11-(45)
Regina 1/5 Brandon 3/5
The Pats will host Brandon for their home opener at the Brandt Centre on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.