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RECAP: Pats Fall in Game 4, WHL Championship Series tied 2-2

The Regina Pats dropped game four of the WHL Championship Series on Wednesday night, 6-1 to the Seattle Thunderbirds. The series is now tied at two. The Pats opened the scoring on the powerplay in the first when Sam Steel potted his 10th from the right circle. However, Seattle scored three times late I the first and added three more in the second to lead 6-1 and that was the final score. The Thunderbirds outshot Regina 36-19 in the win, Tyler Brown and Jordan Hollett combined to make 30 saves for the Pats, Carl Stankowski made 18 saves for the Thunderbirds. The Regina powerplay was one for three and the penalty kill five for seven. The Pats will visit Seattle for game five of the WHL Championship Series, presented by Rogers, Friday at 8:30 p.m. Regina time at the ShoWare Centre. Tickets for game six of the series, Sunday back at the Brandt Centre will go on sale Thursday at noon at ticketmaster.ca and the Brandt Centre Box Office. Check with your local Safeway location for on-sale times Thursday.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Sam Steel (10) from Dawson Leedahl and Josh Mahura – 13:15 PP.
Seattle – Ryan Gropp (5) from Keegan Kolesar and Mathew Barzal – 16:06 PP.
Seattle – Sami Moilanen (6) unassisted – 16:25.
Seattle – Nolan Volcan (4) from Scott Eansor and Ethan Bear – 19:28.

Second Period
Seattle – Jarrett Tyszka (2) from Keegan Kolesar and Austin Strand – 6:51.
Seattle – Alexander True (11) from Ethan Bear and Ryan Gropp – 13:52 PP.
Seattle – Keegan Kolesar (10) from Austin Strand and Donovan Neuls – 18:51.

Third Period
NO SCORE

Shots on Goal
Regina 7-8-4-(19)   Seattle 12-12-12-(36)

Powerplays
Regina 1/3      Seattle 2/7

Quick Hits
– The Pats have scored a powerplay goal in every game in this series (6 for 17).
– Sam Steel has points in four straight games, two goals and three assists.
– The WHL Championship will go at least six games, game six Sunday at 6 p.m. in Regina.

What’s Next?
The Pats will visit Seattle for game five of the WHL Championship Series, presented by Rogers, Friday at 8:30 p.m. Regina time at the ShoWare Centre. Tickets for game six of the series back at the Brandt Centre will go on sale Thursday at noon at ticketmaster.ca and the Brandt Centre Box Office. Check with your local Safeway location for on-sale times Thursday.

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