RECAP: Kubic makes 47 saves to lead Pats to 3-1 win over Medicine Hat
Ryan Kubic made 47 saves and Cameron Hebig scored the game winner in his debut as the Pats got by the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1 on Friday night at the Brandt Centre. Regina opened the scoring when Josh Mahura picked up his 13th on a shot from the blue line and it was 1-0 after one. The Tigers found the game tying goal in the second when Mark Rassell tipped in his 35th and it was 1-1 heading to the third. In the final frame, Cameron Hebig scored his first with the Pats and 31st of the season on a beautiful toe drag snap shot into the top corner to make it a 2-1 game. Sam Steel added an empty netter late as the Pats picked up a big two points in a 3-1 final. Ryan Kubic was outstanding making 47 saves while Josh Mahura paced the offence with a goal and an assist. Regina was outshot 48-31, the powerplay was oh for three and the penalty kill two for two in the victory. The Pats (22-19-4-0) are right back at it Saturday night against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Regina – Josh Mahura (13) from Cale Fleury and Nick Henry – 12:03.
Medicine Hat – Mark Rassell (35) from Kristians Rubins and James Hamblin – 6:37.
Regina – Cameron Hebig (31) from Jared Legien and Matt Bradley – 3:48.
Regina – Sam Steel (15) from Josh Mahura – 19:53 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 8-9-14-(31) Medicine Hat 18-15-15-(48)
Regina 0/3 Medicine Hat 0/2
– Cameron Hebig scored the game winning goal in his first game with the Pats.
– Ryan Kubic picked up his first win with the Pats, making 47 saves.
– Sam Steel scored a goal in his first game back after winning gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships.
The Pats are right back at it Saturday night against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office or stop by any Regina Safeway where Fun Zone tickets are just $13 plus tax.