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RECAP: Pats conclude road trip with overtime win in Calgary Sunday

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The Regina Pats picked up a second straight win on Sunday afternoon, 4-3 in overtime over the Calgary Hitmen.

Riley Stotts got the scoring started for the Hitmen with his first of the year, a powerplay goal at 2:32 and it was 1-0. 34 second later, Cole Dubinsky stole a puck in the offensive zone, cut left and buried his first career WHL goal into the top corner to tie it 1-1 and that was the score at the break. The Hitmen took the lead again 11 seconds into the second, but Jake Leschyshyn picked up a powerplay goal at the 12-minute mark and it was 2-2 after 40 minutes. In the third, the Pats fell behind 3-2 on a powerplay goal from Kaden Elder. But once again, the Pats found a tying goal, this time from Aaron Hyman on the powerplay, his third of the year and the game needed overtime. 14 seconds into the extra frame, Jake Leschyshyn set up Nick Henry on a two on one and he scored his second to give the Pats the extra point in a 4-3 final.

The Pats went two for six on the powerplay and the penalty kill was four for six. Nick Henry and Jake Leschyshyn led the offence with a goal and two assists each, while Max Paddock made 29 saves.

The Pats (3-6-0-0) are back on home ice Wednesday to take on the Spokane Chiefs at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Calgary – Riley Stotts (1) from Mark Kastelic and Vladislav Yeryomenko – 2:32 PP.
Regina – Cole Dubinsky (1) unassisted – 3:06.

Second Period
Calgary – Jake Kryski (6) from Mark Kastelic and Kaden Elder – 0:11.
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (4) from Nick Henry and Aaron Hyman – 12:35 5v3 PP.

Third Period
Calgary – Kaden Elder (3) from Luke Coleman and Riley Stotts – 3:12 PP.
Regina – Aaron Hyman (3) from Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry – 11:06 PP.

Overtime
Regina – Nick Henry (2) from Jake Leschyshyn – 0:14.

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-7-4-1-(22)    Calgary 15-5-12-0-(32)

Powerplays
Regina 2/6        Calgary 2/6

Quick Hits
– Cole Dubinsky picked up his first career WHL goal in the first period.
-. Nick Henry extended his point streak to five games, has two goals and seven assists in that stretch.
– The Pats finish the Central Division road trip with a 2-1-0-0 record.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back on home ice Wednesday to take on the Spokane Chiefs 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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