RECAP: Pats win on Max effort from Paddock

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The Regina Pats got 33 saves from Max Paddock in a 4-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre. Regina opened the scoring early in the first when Libor Hajek got a wrist shot through from the blueline for his 11th of the season. The Hurricanes powerplay tied it up late in the period and it was 1-1 after one. In the second, Sam Steel made an unbelievable play to find Matt Bradley back door and he scored his 32nd to give Regina the 2-1 lead. Steel added to the lead with a powerplay goal, his 21st and it was 3-1 after 40 minutes. In the third, Cale Fleury scored shorthanded for his 10th to extend the lead to 4-1. Lethbridge got one back with 14 seconds left, but the Pats took the two points in a 4-2 final. Sam Steel, Jake Leschyshyn, Cale Fleury and Libor Hajek all put up two points in the win while Max Paddock made 33 saves in a first star performance. Regina was outshot 35-34, the powerplay was one for 10 and the penalty kill four for six. The Pats (29-23-5-0) complete their three in three weekend on Sunday afternoon in Saskatoon against the Blades at 4 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Libor Hajek (11) from Cale Fleury and Jake Leschyshyn – 4:04.
Lethbridge – Logan Barlage (4) from Calen Addison and Taylor Ross – 17:55 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Matt Bradley (32) from Sam Steel and Brady Pouteau – 2:23.
Regina – Sam Steel (21) from Libor Hajek and Josh Mahura – 15:09 PP.

Third Period
Regina – Cale Fleury (10) from Jake Leschyshyn and Robbie Holmes – 3:17 SH.
Lethbridge – Brad Morrison (18) from Jordy Bellerive and Jadon Joseph – 19:46 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-11-13-(34)    Lethbridge 11-11-13-(35)

Regina 1/4         Lethbridge 1/3

Quick Hits
– Scott Mahovlich returned to the lineup after missing the previous 12 games with a lower body injury.
– Max Paddock has given up two goals or less in nine of his last 12 appearances.
– Sam Steel has four goals and nine assists over a five game point streak.

What’s Next?
The Pats complete their three in three weekend on Sunday afternoon in Saskatoon against the Blades at 4 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Wednesday against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where Funzone Tickets are $13 plus tax.

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