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RECAP: Pats down Wheat Kings in 2017 Home Opener

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Matt Bradley scored twice including the game winner in the third to lead the Pats past the Brandon Wheat Kings, 4-3 at the Brandt Centre on Saturday night. George King got the scoring started for the Pats in their home opener with his first career goal. Matt Bradley added to the lead with a goal on a penalty shot and it was 2-0 after one. The Wheat Kings drew even with two powerplay goals in the second before Wyatt Sloboshan ripped a shot into the top corner from the left circle to give the Pats the 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. In the final frame, Bradley scored his second of the night, third of the season to extend the lead to two. Brandon got one back with their net empty from Tanner Kaspick but the Pats held on after that for the 4-3 victory. Bradley, Sloboshan and Dawson Davidson each had two points while Tyler Brown made 15 saves in the win. Regina was one for seven on the powerplay and one for three on the penalty kill. The Pats (1-1-0-0) return to action on Wednesday when they host the Swift Current Broncos at the Brandt Centre. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – George King (1) from Wyatt Sloboshan and Dawson Davidson – 12:25.
Regina – Matt Bradley (2) unassisted – 19:39 PS.

Second Period
Brandon – Stelio Mattheos (3) from Zach Wytinck and Ty Lewis – 12:44 PP.
Brandon – Stelio Mattheos (4) from Ty Lewis and Zach Russell – 15:37 PP.
Regina – Wyatt Sloboshan (1) from Dawson Davidson – 18:19.

Third Period
Regina – Matt Bradley (3) from Emil Oksanen and Jonathan Smart – 13:06.
Brandon – Tanner Kaspick (1) from Stelio Mattheos and Garrett Sambrook – 19:22 6v5.

Shots on Goal
Regina 19-16-9-(44)   Brandon 3-7-8-(18)

Powerplays
Regina 1/7           Brandon 2/3

Quick Hits
-George King scored his first career WHL goal in the first period.
-Matt Bradley has scored three times in his first two games with the Pats.
-Emil Oksanen has an assist in each of his first two games of his WHL career.

What’s Next?
The Pats return to action on Wednesday when they host the Swift Current Broncos at the Brandt Centre. Puck drops at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office

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