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RECAP: Pats mount huge comeback in Saskatoon for a fourth straight win

 

The Regina Pats came back from down 4-0 to beat the Blades 7-5 in Saskatoon Friday night. The Blades scored three times in the first and once at the midway point of the second to take that 4-0 lead. The Pats got on the board on the powerplay when Cameron Hebig hammered a one timer for his 40th. Two minutes later Koby Morrisseau scored on a two on one for his third and the Pats trailed 4-2 after 40 minutes. 58 seconds into the third, Robbie Holmes picked up his 14th to cut the lead to 4-3 and then Matt Bradley tied it with his 36th at 3:43 and it was a 4-4 game. The Blades took the lead back just 25 seconds later but once again the Pats drew even when Sam Steel tipped a point shot for his 24th. It stayed 5-5 until Jared Legien gave the Pats the lead with a breakaway goal for his 21st and it was 6-5. Matt Bradley added an empty netter for his second of the night, 37th of the season and the Pats picked up a fourth straight win in a 7-5 final. Matt Bradley, Sam Steel and Cameron Hebig led the offence with three point nights while Jacob Wassermann made 24 saves to pick up his first WHL win in his first start. The Pats outshot Saskatoon 36-29, the powerplay was one for five and the penalty kill was three for five. The Pats (33-24-5-1) are back in action on Saturday night in Moose Jaw against the Warriors. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Saskatoon – Kriby Dach (6) from Max Gerlach and Michael Farren – 3:37 PP.
Saskatoon – Seth Bafaro (3) from Brad Goethals – 16:49.
Saskatoon – Eric Florchuk (13) from Kirby Dach and Max Gerlach – 17:43 PP.

Second Period
Saskatoon – Gage Ramsay (5) unassisted – 7:47.
Regina – Cameron Hebig (40) from Sam Steel and Matt Bradley – 16:13 PP.
Regina – Koby Morrisseau (3) from Emil Oksanen and Cale Fleury – 18:08.

Third Period
Regina – Robbie Holmes (14) unassisted – 0:58.
Regina – Matt Bradley (36) from Sam Steel and Cameron Hebig – 3:43.
Saskatoon – Chase Wouters (17) from Seth Bafaro and Josh Paterson – 4:08.
Regina – Sam Steel (24) from Aaron Hyman and Josh Mahura – 7:23.
Regina – Jared Legien (21) from Emil Oksanen – 17:26.
Regina – Matt Bradley (37) from Cameron Hebig – 19:43 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 6-18-12-(36)    Saskatoon 10-7-12-(39)

Powerplays
Regina 1/5        Saskatoon 2/5

Quick Hits
– Jacob Wassermann made 24 saves to pick up a win in his first ever WHL start.
– Sam Steel played in his 250th career WHL game in the win.
– The Pats finish the season series with a 3-2-2-1 record against Saskatoon.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Saturday night in Moose Jaw against the Warriors. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.  Next home game is Wednesday, March 14 against Prince Albert at 7 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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