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RECAP: Oksanen’s hattrick leads Pats to victory Sunday

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Emil Oksanen scored his first career hattrick and added an assist to lead the Pats to a 6-1 win over the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday at the Brandt Centre. Oksanen scored once in the first and added another in the second to give Regina the 2-0 lead. Red Deer responded on the powerplay and it was 2-1 heading to the third. That’s when Regina took over starting with Oksanen’s hattrick goal, 4:27 into the period. Bryce Platt, Josh Mahura and Dawson Davidson added goals after that to give Regina the 6-1 win. Oksanen’s four points paced the offense while Sam Steel and Dawson Davidson chipped in with three points each and Tyler Brown made 21 saves. Regina outshot Red Deer 38-22, the powerplay was two for four and the penalty kill six for seven. The Pats (2-2-1-0) are back in action on Friday night in Medicine Hat against the Tigers at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Emil Oksanen (3) from Matt Bradley and Sam Steel – 9:33 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Emil Oksanen (4) from Dawson Davidson – 5:37.
Red Deer – Mason McCarty (5) from Brandon Hagel – 17:30 PP.

Third Period
Regina – Emil Oksanen (5) from Bryan Lockner and Matt Bradley – 4:29.
Regina – Bryce Platt (2) from Wyatt Sloboshan and Sam Steel – 5:47.
Regina – Josh Mahura (1) from Sam Steel and Dawson Davidson – 7:06 PP.
Regina – Dawson Davidson (2) from Josh Mahura and Emil Oksanen – 9:51.

Shots on Goal
Regina 9-8-21-(38)   Red Deer 10-10-2-(22)

Powerplays
Regina 2/4           Red Deer 1/7

Quick Hits
– Emil Oksanen recorded his first career hattrick and has eight points in four games to start the year.
– Sam Steel has three points in both of his first two games of the season.
–  Dawson Davidson had three points and has two goals and two assists in his last two games.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Friday night in Medicine Hat against the Tigers at 7 p.m. Next home game is Saturday, October 7 against Saskatoon at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

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