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RECAP: Jared Legien’s three point night paces Pats past Wheat Kings

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Jared Legien scored twice and added an assist as the Pats extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. The Wheat Kings opened the scoring on the poweprlay in the first and led 1-0 after one. Matt Bradley tied it up in the second with his 25th and it was a 1-1 game after 40 minutes. In the third, Jared Legien picked up his 15th on the powerplay and the Pats led 2-1, however Brandon responded three minutes later to tie the game. With just under 10 minutes left, Legien took a pass on the left wing, drove the net and finished on the back hand for his second of the night, 16th of the year to give Regina the 3-2 lead and that was the final score. The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 61-30, the powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill one for two. Legien put up three points, Matt Bradley had a goal and an assist while Tyler Brown made 28 saves. The Pats (20-18-3-0) will be back in action on Saturday night in Swift Current against the Broncos.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Brandon – Zach Wytinck (3) from Evan Weinger and Connor Gutenberg – 7:38 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Matt Bradley (25) from Nick Henry and Jared Legien – 6:46.

Third Period
Regina – Jared Legien (15) from Jake Leschyshyn and Josh Mahura – 1:58 PP.
Brandon – Ty Lewis (20) unassisted – 5:32.
Regina – Jared Legien (16) from Matt Bradley – 10:20.

Shots on Goal
Regina 22-22-17-(61)    Brandon 14-7-9-(30)

Powerplays
Regina 1/4        Brandon 1/2

Quick Hits
– Jared Legien has points in all four games since joining the Pats (3G, 3A).
– The Pats improve to 4-0-0-0 on home ice against the Wheat Kings.
– The game was the 250th of Matt Bradley’s WHL career.

What’s Next?
The Pats will be back in action on Saturday night in Swift Current against the Broncos. Next home game is January 7 against the Prince Albert Raiders at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.

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