The Regina Pats came away with a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre over the Brandon Wheat Kings.
The Pats opened the scoring when Scott Mahovlich put home a rebound for his second of the preseason eight minutes in. A minute later, Sergei Alkhimov scored from the low slot for his second and it was a 2-0 Pats lead through 20 minutes. In the second, Garrett Wright cleaned up a loose puck in the crease for his first to extend the Regina lead to three. The Wheat Kings got one back late in the frame and then added two more in the third to tie the game and force overtime. The extra frame solved nothing, but in the shootout, Sergei Alkhimov scored the lone goal and the Pats won 4-3.
Regina was oh for one on the powerplay and the penalty kill went six for six. Kyle Dumba started in goal for the Pats and stopped all 10 shots he faced in 30 minutes of work. Matthew Pesenti did the rest, stopping 27 of 30 and picked up the win.
The Pats (3-1-0-0) will continue the preseason on Thursday in Saskatoon against the Blades at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Scott Mahovlich (2) from Parker Gavlas and Nikita Sedov – 8:07.
Regina – Sergei Alkhimov (1) from Aaron Hyman – 9:07.
Regina – Garrett Wright (1) from Riley Krane and Aaron Hyman – 7:16.
Brandon – Ty Thorpe (1) from Ridley Greig and Rylan Bettens – 16:23.
Brandon – Baron Thompson (1) unassisted – 10:45.
Brandon – Lynden McCallum (1) from Chase Hartje – 12:42.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-11-9-4-(36) Brandon 4-15-17-4-(40)
Regina 0/1 Brandon 0/6
– The Pats are 23 for 23 on the penalty kill in the preseason.
– Nikita Sedov leads all Pats with six preseason points.
– Aaron Hyman had an assist in his 2018 preseason debut.
The Pats will continue the preseason on Thursday in Saskatoon against the Blades at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Regina will then wrap up the preseason at home on Friday against Prince Albert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available by walk-up only.