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RECAP: Ryker Evans first WHL goal lifts Pats past Rebels in OT Friday

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Ryker Evans scored his first career Western Hockey League goal with 2:13 left in overtime as the Pats downed the Red Deer Rebels 3-2 on Friday night.

In the first, the Pats outshot the Rebels 12-7 but neither team would score, and it was 0-0 after 20 minutes. In the second, Red Deer opened the scoring 1:35 in off the stick of Cameron Hausinger. Just over a minute later, the Pats powerplay responded, Ty Kolle with his 12th of the year to tie it 1-1. The Rebels powerplay gave them the lead back halfway through the frame, but again Regina found a tying goal. This time Logan Nijhoff buried his fourth on a pretty feed from Blake Allan to make it 2-2 and that was the score after 40 minutes. In the third, the Rebels threw everything at the Regina goal, outshooting the Pats 17-2 but Max Paddock was sensational, and the game went to overtime tied 2-2. In the extra frame, the Pats went to the powerplay and on it, Ryker Evans ripped home his first career goal from the right circle to give the Pats the extra point in a 3-2 final.

The Pats were outshot 33-27, the powerplay was two for four, the penalty kill four for five and Max Paddock made 31 saves in a second star performance.

The Pats (15-36-1-2) will wrap up their four-game road trip on Sunday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at 5 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
NO SCORE

Second Period
Red Deer – Cameron Hausinger (17) from Alexander Alexeyev and Ethan Anders – 1:35.
Regina – Ty Kolle (12) from Brady Pouteau and Nikita Sedov – 2:39 PP.
Red Deer – Brett Davis (16) from Brandon Hagel and Jeff de Wit – 10:14 PP.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (4) from Blake Allan – 15:24.

Third Period
NO SCORE

Overtime
Regina – Ryker Evans (1) from Garrett Wright and Logan Nijhoff – 2:37 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 12-12-3-2-(27) Red Deer 7-9-17-0-(33)

Powerplays
Regina 1/3 Red Deer 1/4

Quick Hits
– Ty Kolle has four goals in his last two games.
– Ryker Evans first WHL goal was an OT winner in the contest.
– The Pats are 3-3-0-1 in their last seven games and 2-1-0-0 on their road trip.

What’s Next?
The Pats will wrap up their four-game road trip on Sunday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at 5 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday, February 15 against the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.

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