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RECAP: Pats start Alberta road swing with OT win in Calgary

 

The Regina Pats kicked off their Alberta road swing with a 3-2 overtime victory in Calgary over the Hitmen on Saturday night. Regina trailed 1-0 after one and then 2-0 early in the third. Aaron Hyman got the comeback started with his second of the season and then Jake Leschyshyn tied it at two with his 16th and the Pats went to overtime for the 11th time this season. In the extra frame, Cameron Hebig sprung Sam Steel on a breakaway and he went backhand to score his 25th, giving the Pats a 3-2 win. Hebig led the offence with a three assist night while Max Paddock made 23 saves. Regina outshot Calgary 34-25, the powerplay was oh for two and the penalty kill went two for two. The Pats (34-25-5-1) continue their road trip Sunday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings. Puck drops at 5 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Calgary – Tristen Nielsen (14) unassisted – 1:20.

Second Period
NO SCORE

Third Period
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (16) from Jakob Stukel – 3:18.
Regina – Aaron Hyman (2) from Cale Fleury and Cameron Hebig – 3:56.
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (16) from Emil Oksanen and Cameron Hebig – 11:47.

Overtime
Regina – Sam Steel (25) from Cameron Hebig and Josh Mahura – 0:32.

Shots on Goal
Regina 12-8-13-1-(34)    Calgary 8-5-11-1-(25)

Powerplays
Regina 0/2        Calgary 0/2

Quick Hits
– Aaron Hyman scored his first goal in a Pats uniform in the win.
– Sam Steel extended his point streak to seven games, has four goals and seven assists in that stretch.
– Max Paddock is 4-1-0-0 in his last five starts.

What’s Next?
The Pats continue their road trip Sunday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings. Puck drops at 5 p.m. Regina time 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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