The Regina Pats won game one of their first round playoff series over the Calgary Hitmen at the Brandt Centre on Friday night, 5-2 the final score. After a scoreless first, the two clubs traded powerplay goals in the second and it was 1-1 heading to the third. In the final frame, the Pats scored four times, two from Adam Brooks and singles from both Bryan Lockner and Austin Wagner en-route to a 1-0 series lead. Adam Brooks led the offense with two goals and two assists while Connor Hobbs and Filip Ahl each had two assists. Regina outshot Calgary 32-22 in game one, the powerplay was one for two, the penalty kill two for three with a shorthanded goal and Tyler Brown made 20 saves in goal. The Pats will host game two of the best of seven series, Saturday night at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m.
Calgary – Jake Kryski (1) from Jakob Stukel and Jake Bean – 10:50 PP.
Regina – Josh Mahura (1) from Adam Brooks and Connor Hobbs – 16:28 PP.
Regina – Adam Brooks (1) from Filip Ahl and Connor Hobbs – 4:25.
Regina – Adam Brooks (2) from Filip Ahl – 6:03.
Calgary – Jake Kryski (2) from Tyler Mrkonjic from Brady Reagan – 9:04.
Regina – Bryan Lockner (1) from Sam Steel – 14:14.
Regina – Austin Wagner (1) from Adam Brooks – 16:59 SH.
Shots on Goal
Regina 9-11-12-(32) Calgary 2-9-11-(22)
Regina 1/2 Calgary 1/3
– Adam Brooks has 29 points in the Month of March.
– Tyler Brown is 8-5 in 14 playoff starts with a 2.65 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
– Austin Wagner scored his 19th career shorthanded goal. 17 in regular season, 2 in post season.
The Pats will host game two of the best of seven series, Saturday night at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.