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RECAP: Dean McNabb’s first WHL shutout leads Pats past Wheat Kings Friday

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Dean McNabb made 30 saves for his first shutout in the WHL and the Regina Pats snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 4-0 triumph over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

McNabb was sensational in the opening frame when the Pats were outshot 14-4 but the 18-year-old stopped them all. Late in the frame, Cole Dubinsky scored an absolute beauty after a toe drag to get in front, his third of the year and Regina led 1-0 after one. In the second, Riley Krane extended the lead with his 11th, extending his point streak to six games and the Pats led 2-0 after two. In the final period, the Pats got a powerplay goal from Austin Pratt, his team leading 18th and then Sebastian Streu picked up his sixth and it was 4-0. Dean McNabb made five saves in the third to record the shutout and the Pats picked up the 4-0 victory.

The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 36-30, the powerplay was one for six and the penalty kill went four for four. Nikita Sedov led the offence with three assists, while Austin Pratt and Sebastian Streu each recorded a goal and an assist.

The Pats (13-33-1-1) will head to Brandon for a rematch with the Wheat Kings on Saturday night at 7:30 on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Cole Dubinksy (3) from Nikita Sedov and Sergei Alkhimov– 19:18.

Second Period
Regina – Riley Krane (11) from Duncan Pierce and Liam Schioler – 9:41.

Third Period
Regina – Austin Pratt (18) from Nikita Sedov and Sebastian Streu – 9:59 PP.
Regina – Sebastian Streu (6) from Nikita Sedov and Austin Pratt – 14:01.

Shots on Goal
Regina 4-17-15-(36)                   Brandon 14-11-5-(30)

Powerplays
Regina 1/6                                    Brandon 0/4

Quick Hits
– Dean McNabb made 30 saves for his first career WHL shutout.
– Riley Krane has points in six straight, three goals and three assists in that stretch.
– Duncan Pierce extended his streak to six games as well, he has three goals and four assists.

What’s Next?
The Pats will head to Brandon for a rematch with the Wheat Kings on Saturday night at 7:30 on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Tuesday against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.

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