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RECAP: Pats fall 5-3 to Swift Current Wednesday

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The Regina Pats dropped a 5-3 decision to the Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. The Pats found themselves down 3-0 early in the second period after three straight powerplay goals from the Broncos. Matt Bradley would score twice after for Regina who trailed 4-2 after 40 minutes. In the final period, Bryce Platt tipped home his first as a Pat to get the club within one but Swift Current would score an empty netter with less than a minute left and picked up the victory, 5-3 the final score. Matt Bradley led the way with two goals and an assist in the loss while Max Paddock made 29 saves in goal. The Regina powerplay went one for five and the penalty kill was three for six. The Pats (1-2-0-0) return to action on Friday when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors at Mosaic Place. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (3) from Aleksi Heponiemi and Tyler Steenbergen – 8:00 PP.

Second Period
Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (4) from Aleksi Heponiemi and Tyler Steenbergen – 3:41 5v3 PP.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (1) from Glenn Gawdin and Aleksi Heponiemi – 4:21 PP.
Regina – Matt Bradley (4) from Jeff de Wit and Braydon Buziak – 6:49 PP.
Swift Current – Colby Sissons (1) from Max Paterson and Logan Barlage – 11:21.
Regina – Matt Bradley (5) unassisted – 17:09.

Third Period
Regina – Bryce Platt (1) from Liam Schioler and Matt Bradley – 12:25.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (2) from Aleksi Heponiemi – 19:02 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-16-11-(37)   Swift Current 12-11-11-(34)

Powerplays
Regina 1/5           Swift Current 3/6

Quick Hits
– Matt Bradley has five goals and an assist in his first three games with the Pats.
– Max Paddock made 29 saves in his first start of the season.
– The Pats have a powerplay goal in each of their first three games of the year.

What’s Next?
The Pats (1-2-0-0) return to action on Friday when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors at Mosaic Place. Puck drops at 7 p.m. Next home game is Sunday at 4 p.m. against the Red Deer Rebels. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.

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