The Swift Current Broncos came from behind to beat the Regina Pats 4-3 on Wednesday night in Swift Current.
The Pats opened the scoring at 10:09 when Scott Mahovlich buried a rebound for his fifth of the year to make it 1-0. Brett Clayton added to the lead at 16:23 with his first in a Pats uniform and Regina led 2-0 after one. In the second, the Broncos cut the lead in half with a powerplay goal. The Pats got the two-goal lead back when Riley Krane put home his fifth. Sam McGinley picked up his first WHL point with an assist on the goal and Regina led 3-1. The Broncos drew back to within a goal with six minutes left in the period and it was 3-2 after two. In the third, the Broncos tied the game at 11:18 and then at 16:44 Tanner Nagel buried a shot from the left circle to make it 4-3 Swift Current. The Pats pulled Max Paddock for the extra attacker late and had a powerplay to go up six on four but could not find the tying marker and fell 4-3.
The Pats were outshot 39-38, the powerplay was oh for four and the penalty kill two for three. Brett Clayton led the offence with a goal and an assist, while Max Paddock made 35 saves.
The Pats (8-23-0-1) are back on home ice Friday at the Brandt Centre against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m.
Regina – Scott Mahovlich (5) from Duncan Pierce – 10:09.
Regina – Brett Clayton (3) from Robbie Holmes and Kyle Walker – 16:23.
Swift Current – Andrew Fyten (7) unassisted – 5:46 PP.
Regina – Riley Krane (5) from Brett Clayton and Sam McGinley – 8:39.
Swift Current – Andrew Fyten (8) from Tanner Nagel – 13:43.
Swift Current – Joona Kiviniemi (7) from Ben King and Garrett Sambrook – 11:18.
Swift Current – Tanner Nagel (5) unassisted – 16:44.
Shots on Goal
Regina 13-14-11-(38) Swift Current 13-19-7-(37)
Regina 0/4 Swift Current 1/3
– Sam McGinley made his WHL debut and had an assist.
– Brett Clayton recorded his first goal and first assist in a Pats uniform.
– Robbie Holmes returned to the lineup and picked up an assist after missing the last 17 games with injury.
The Pats are back on home ice Friday at the Brandt Centre against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.