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RECAP: Pats end slide Thursday against Brandon

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The Regina Pats snapped their five game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Thursday night at the Brandt Centre. The Wheat Kings scored the game’s first two goals to lead 2-0 early in the second period. However the Pats responded with three goals in a 2:23 span to take the lead. First, Logan Nijhoff scored his second in as many games, Cale Fleury got his eighth on the powerplay and then Bryan Lockner tipped home his fifth and it was 3-2 Regina. Brandon tied it up midway through the second but Nick Henry restored the lead with his fifth and it was 4-3 after 40 minutes. In the third, Brandon again drew even at the nine minute mark but Regina responded thanks to Matt Bradley who put in a rebound for his 23rd with just over six minutes left and the Pats held on from there for the 5-4 win. The Pats outshot Brandon 36-28, the powerplay was two for eight and the penalty kill three for three. Jake Leschyshyn, Logan Nijhoff and Matt Bradley led the offense with two point nights while Tyler Brown made 24 saves.  The Pats (17-18-3-0) will be back in action on Saturday night in Prince Albert against the Raiders.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Brandon – Ty Lewis (19) from Evan Weinger – 16:18.

Second Period
Brandon – Evan Weinger (16) from Ty Lewis – 1:30.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (2) from Jared Legien and Egor Zamula – 4:14.
Regina – Cale Fleury (8) from Dawson Davidson and Jake Leschyshyn – 5:08 PP.
Regina – Bryan Lockner (5) from Dawson Davidson and Jake Leschyshyn – 6:37 PP.
Brandon – Zach Wytinck (2) from Caiden Daley and Cole Reinhardt – 11:11.
Regina – Nick Henry (5) from Logan Nijhoff and Matt Bradley – 17:13.

Third Period
Brandon – Stelio Mattheos (27) from Evan Weinger – 8:57.
Regina – Matt Bradley (23) from Scott Mahovlich – 13:21.

Shots on Goal
Regina 6-19-11-(36)    Brandon 8-11-9-(28)

Powerplays
Regina 2/8        Brandon 0/3

Quick Hits
– Cale Fleury picked up his 100th career point in the victory.
– Logan Nijhoff has his first two WHL goals in his last two games.
– The Pats are 3-3-0-0 against Brandon, with the home team winning all six meetings this season.

What’s Next?
The Pats will be back in action on Saturday night in Prince Albert against the Raiders. Next home game is January 1 against the Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.

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