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RECAP: Pats Down Wheat Kings, Win 7th Straight Game Friday Night

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The Regina Pats closed out their home regular season schedule with a 7-1 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday night. The Pats scored twice in the first, four times in the second and once in the third in the win. Sam Steel scored his 50th of the season while Adam Brooks had two goals and two assists to lead the Regina offence. Austin Wagner chipped in with a goal and two assists. Goaltender Tyler Brown made 21 saves for his 33rd victory and the Pats improved to 51-12-7-1 on the season. Regina outshot Brandon 36-22, the powerplay was two for four and the penalty kill four for four with a shorthanded goal. The Pats also learned their first round playoff opponent will be the Calgary Hitmen on Friday. The Pats close out the regular season in Brandon Saturday night. Puck drop is at 6:30 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Adam Brooks (41) from Dawson Leedahl and Austin Wagner – 0:34.
Regina – Sam Steel (50) from Connor Hobbs and Adam Brooks – 8:29 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Braydon Buziak (11) from Austin Wagner – 6:23 SH.
Brandon – Daniel Bukac (2) from Schael Higson and Nolan Patrick – 9:05.
Regina – Austin Wagner (29) from Adam Brooks and Filip Ahl – 12:01.
Regina – Adam Brooks (42) from Bryan Lockner and Liam Schioler – 16:24.
Regina – Filip Ahl (27) from Robbie Holmes and Nick Henry – 18:13.

Third Period
Regina – Wyatt Sloboshan (11) from Josh Mahura and Connor Hobbs – 16:15 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 14-13-9-(36)   Brandon 9-7-6-(22)

Powerplays
Regina 2/4            Brandon 0/4

Quick Hits
– Sam Steel is the first Pat to score 50 goals since Jordan Eberle in 2009-10.
– The Pats finish the season with a home record of 24-7-5-1.
– The Pats will take on the Calgary Hitmen in round one of the 2017 WHL Playoffs.

What’s Next?
The Pats close out the regular season in Brandon Saturday night. Puck drop is at 6:30 p.m. on 620 CKRM. The Pats open the 2017 Playoffs, Friday March 24 against the Calgary Hitmen at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.

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