RECAP: Pats start road trip with 6-3 win over Kootenay

The Regina Pats kicked off their four game road trip with a 6-3 win in Cranbrook B.C. over the Kootenay ICE. Josh Mahura got the Pats on the board early with his fourth of the year, but 19 seconds later Brett Davis tied it for the ICE. Regina responded with goals from Matt Bradley (12) and Bryce Platt (3) on a penalty shot to lead 3-1 at the break. In the second, George King (5), Robbie Holmes (1) and Josh Mahura (5) gave Regina a 6-1 advantage on the road. In the final period, Kootenay got two back with the powerplay, but the Pats held on for the 6-3 victory and improved to 7-3-0-0 in the month of October. Regina outshot the ICE 39-26, the powerplay was one for two and the penalty kill five for seven. Sam Steel, Josh Mahura, Emil Oksanen and Bryce Platt each had two point nights, while Tyler Brown made 23 saves for his seventh win of the year. Pats (8-5-1-0) are back in action on Wednesday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Josh Mahura (4) from Emil Oksanen and Dawson Davidson – 2:44.

Kootenay – Brett Davis (5) from Keenan Taphorn – 3:03.
Regina – Matt Bradley (12) from Jake Leschyshyn – 11:14.
Regina – Bryce Platt (3) unassisted – 18:05 PS.

Second Period
Regina – George King (5) from Cole Muir and Bryce Platt – 2:50.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (1) from Sam Steel – 6:57.
Regina – Josh Mahura (5) from Sam Steel and Emil Oksanen – 10:07 PP.
Third Period
Kootenay – Brett Davis (6) from Cale Fleury and Peyton Krebs – 4:29 PP.
Kootenay – Colton Veloso (4) from Cale Fleury and Colton Kroeker – 10:02 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 14-15-10-(39)   Kootenay 5-10-11-(26)

Regina 1/2           Kootenay 2/7`

Quick Hits
– Cole Muir picked up his first career WHL point with an assist in the second period.
– Bryce Platt recorded his first multi-point game with the Pats (1G, 1A).
– Robbie Holmes scored his first goal of the year in the second period.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Wednesday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.  Next home game is Wednesday November 1st against the ICE. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

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