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RECAP: Pats Win Game 2, Even Series with Swift Current

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The Regina Pats evened their second round series with the Swift Current Broncos at a game apiece on Friday night with a 6-2 win at the Brandt Centre. Regina opened the scoring in the first but the Broncos responded with two on the powerplay and led 2-1 after one. In the second, the Pats got goals from Connor Hobbs, Nick Henry and Austin Wagner and took the 4-2 lead to the third period. In the final frame, Robbie Holmes scored his first and Wagner his second of the night to make it 6-2 and gave the Pats the win. Regina outshot Swift Current 40-17 in game two, Tyler Brown made 15 saves for the Pats, ordan Papirny 34 for the Broncos. Regina’s powerplay was two for 10 in the win and the penalty kill was two for four. The Pats will visit the Broncos in game three on Monday night at the Credit Union Iplex at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM and Sportsnet.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Jonathan Smart (1) from Dawson Davidson and Adam Brooks – 9:36.
Swift Current – Max Lajoie (1) from Tyler Steenbergen and Aleksi Heponiemi – 12:35 PP.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (7) from Aleksi Heponiemi and Max Lajoie – 16:18 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Connor Hobbs (2) from Sam Steel and Dawson Leedahl – 0:43 PP.
Regina – Nick Henry (2) from Josh Mahura and Connor Hobbs – 6:08 PP.
Regina – Austin Wagner (5) unassisted – 14:28.

Third Period
Regina – Robbie Holmes (1) from Nick Henry and Sam Steel – 1:30.
Regina – Austin Wagner (6) from Chase Harrison – 14:45 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 8-19-13-(40)   Swift Current 8-6-3-(17)

Powerplays
Regina 2/10      Swift Current 2/5

Quick Hits
– The Pats had five different goal scorers in their game two win.
– Robbie Holmes and Jonathan Smart scored their first career playoff goals.
– Austin Wagner scored twice and leads the club with six goals in the post-season.

What’s Next?
The Pats will visit the Broncos in game three on Monday night at the Credit Union Iplex at 7 p.m. Next home game is game five of the series on Friday April 14th at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway Location.

 

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