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RECAP: Pats offence sparks in 8-2 win over Calgary Saturday

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The Regina Pats got a goal and four assists from Josh Mahura in a 8-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre. Logan Nijhoff (3), Jesse Gabrielle (1) and Jared Legien (17) all scored in the first period to make it a 3-0 Pats lead. In the second, Josh Mahura picked up his 14th to extend the lead before Sam Steel scored on a shorthanded breakaway for his 16th and it was a 5-0 game. The Hitmen got one back before the end of the period to trail by four heading to the third. In the final frame, Jesse Gabrielle scored his second of the night, Robbie Holmes snapped home his 13th of the season and Matt Bradley rounded out the scoring with a highlight reel goal for his 27th in an 8-2 final score. Mahura led the way with five points while Cale Fleury, Jesse Gabrielle, Jared Legien and Sam Steel each had three point nights. Regina outshot Calgary 47-35, the powerplay was one for two and penalty kill four for five while Ryan Kubic made 33 saves in goal. The Pats (23-19-4-0) are back in action on Wednesday night in Prince Albert. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (3) from Jared Legien and Marco Creta – 12:04.
Regina – Jesse Gabrielle (1) from Nick Henry and Josh Mahura – 13:16.
Regina – Jared Legien (17) from Matt Bradley and Cale Fleury – 19:57 5v3 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Josh Mahura (14) from Jesse Gabrielle and Sam Steel – 9:06.
Regina – Sam Steel (16) from Cale Fleury – 12:39 SH.
Calgary – Cael Zimmerman (5) from Hunter Campbell – 18:01.

Third Period
Regina – Jesse Gabrielle (2) from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura – 1:12 4v4.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (13) from Josh Mahura and Cale Fleury – 5:38.
Calgary – Riley Stotts (10) from Luke Coleman and Vladislav Yeryomenko – 17:07 PP.
Regina – Matt Bradley (27) from Josh Mahura and Jared Legien – 18:07.

Shots on Goal
Regina 19-13-15-(47)    Calgary 6-12-17-(35)

Powerplays
Regina 1/2          Calgary 1/5

Quick Hits
– Josh Mahura eclipsed the 100 point mark for his career with a goal and four assists.
– Jesse Gabrielle scored his first two goals of the year as part of a three point night.
– Sam Steel has two goals and two assist in two games since returning from the World Juniors.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Wednesday night in Prince Albert. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday January 19 against Moose Jaw. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office or stop by any Regina Safeway where Fun Zone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

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