RECAP: Bradley & Oksanen lead Pats to 7-3 win over Saskatoon

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Matt Bradley and Emil Oksanen each scored twice and had two assists to lead the Pats to a 7-3 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday night. Regina led 4-0 after the opening period, scoring three times with the man advantage. Oksanen picked up all four of his points in the opening frame while Jake Leschyshyn picked up his first goal of the year. In the second, the Blades scored twice to the Pats one and it was 5-2 heading to the third. Saskatoon got it to within two with a shorthanded goal from Cameron Hebig, but Matt Bradley would answer for the Pats and then Jeff de Wit added another late goal on the powerplay to make it 7-3 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot Saskatoon 41-21, the powerplay was four for 10 and the penalty kill four for five. Max Paddock made 18 saves for his first win of the year. The Pats (3-3-1-0) will host a rematch with the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Emil Oksanen (6) from Braydon Buziak and Jonathan Smart – 3:27.
Regina – Sam Steel (2) from Josh Mahura and Emil Oksanen – 5:01 PP.
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (1) from Matt Bradley and Emil Oksanen – 13:14 PP.
Regina – Emil Oksanen (7) from Sam Steel and Matt Bradley – 19:15 PP.

Second Period
Saskatoon – Braylon Shmyr (4) from Cameron Hebig – 0:14.
Regina – Matt Bradley (6) from Dawson Davidson and Egor Zamula – 3:17.
Saskatoon – Braylon Shmyr (5) from Brad Goethals and Cameron Hebig – 9:51 5v3 PP.

Third Period

Saskatoon – Cameron Hebig (2) from Braylon Shmyr – 9:54 SH.
Regina – Matt Bradley (7) from Jake Leschyshyn – 16:24.
Regina – Jeff de Wit (1) Wyatt Sloboshan and Dawson Davidson – 17:50 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 12-13-16-(41)   Saskatoon 9-6-6-(21)

Regina 4/10           Saskatoon 1/6

Quick Hits
– Egor Zamula picked up his first career WHL point with an assist in the second period.
– Emil Oksanen has had multi-point games in each of his last four contests with seven goals and five assists in that stretch.
– The Pats have scored a powerplay goal in all seven games this season going 12 for 40 (30.0%)

 What’s Next?
The Pats will host a rematch with the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.  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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