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RECAP: Steel and Henry lead Pats past Hitmen

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Sam Steel and Nick Henry each had a goal and an assist to lead the Pats to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. Emil Oksanen got the scoring started with a powerplay goal early in the first, his 11th of the year. Calgary tied it up five minutes later with a powerplay goal of their own, but Sam Steel would respond for Regina with his sixth of the season and it was 2-1 after 20 minutes. In the second, Matt Bradley gave the Pats a 3-1 lead when he snapped his 16th into the top of the net. However, 33 second later, Tristen Nielsen tipped home a point shot to bring Calgary to within a goal heading to the third period. In the final frame, Nick Henry would swat his first of the year out of midair, just 15 seconds in, and again the Pats had a two goal lead. The Hitmen powerplay got them back to within a goal at 10:42, but Regina would hold on from there for the 4-3 victory. The Pats outshot the Hitmen 40-28, the powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill two for four. Sam Steel and Nick Henry each had a goal and an assist to lead the offence while Max Paddock made 25 saves. The Pats (12-8-2-0) will kick off their five game U.S. Division road trip on Saturday night in Portland against the Winterhawks at 8 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

First Period
Regina – Emil Oksanen (11) from Dawson Davidson – 2:52 PP.
Calgary – Matteo Gennaro (13) from Vladislav Yeryomenko and Jake Bean – 7:20 PP.
Regina – Sam Steel (6) from Nick Henry and Robbie Holmes – 11:18.

Second Period
Regina – Matt Bradley (16) unassisted – 11:30.
Calgary – Tristen Nielsen (6) from Vladislav Yeryomenko and Orca Weisblatt – 12:03.

Third Period
Regina – Nick Henry (1) from Sam Steel – 0:15.
Calgary – Luke Coleman (5) from Jake bean and Layne Toder – 10:42 4v3 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 15-13-12-(40)    Calgary 11-9-8-(28)

Powerplays
Regina 1/4         Calgary 2/4

Quick Hits
– Nick Henry scored his first goal and first assist since returning from injury.
– The Pats improved to 9-4-0-0 on home ice this season.
– Regina has won five in a row over Calgary going back to the 2017 playoffs.

What’s Next?
The Pats will kick off their five game U.S. Division road trip on Saturday night in Portland against the Winterhawks at 8 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM. Next home game in Friday, December 8 against the Kelowna Rockets. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

 

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