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The Medicine Hat Tigers earned a come from behind 3-2 win over the Regina Pats on Sunday at the Brandt Centre.

The Pats got off to a good start when Sergei Alkhimov scored the teddy bear toss goal at 6:28, his fifth of the year and Regina led 1-0. 50 seconds later, Austin Pratt buried a rebound for his 11th and the Pats led 2-0 after one. After a scoreless second, the Pats took the two-goal lead into the third. The Tigers started the comeback early with a goal from Bryan Lockner, 1:19 in. Josh Williams tied it for the visitors at 7:13, assisted by Cole Sillinger, the son of Pats great Mike Sillinger. It stayed 2-2 until late when James Hamblin finished off an odd-man rush for Medicine Hat to make it 3-2 and that was the final score.

The Pats were outshot 41-32, the powerplay was oh for four, the penalty kill five for five and Max Paddock made 38 saves to earn second star honours.

The Pats (8-20-0-0) will hit the road this week for a Central Division swing starting Wednesday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Sergei Alkhimov (5) from Cole Dubinsky and Garrett Wright – 6:28.
Regina – Austin Pratt (11) from Ty Kolle and Kyle Walker – 7:18.

Second Period
NO SCORE

Third Period
Medicine Hat – Bryan Lockner (8) from Linus Nassen and James Hamblin – 1:19.
Medicine Hat – Josh Williams (6) from Cole Sillinger – 7:13.
Medicine Hat – James Hamblin (13) from Corson Hopwo and Bryan Lockner – 18:30.

Shots on Goal
Regina 12-12-8-(32)     Medicine Hat 12-11-18-(41)

Powerplays
Regina 0/4                     Medicine Hat 0/5

Quick Hits
– Sergei Alkhimov scored the teddy bear goal, snapping a 12-game goalless drought.
– Ty Kolle picked up an assist and has a goal and a helper in his first three games with the Pats.
– Austin Pratt tied the team lead with his 11th goal and leads the team with 25 points.

What’s Next?
The Pats will hit the road this week for a Central Division swing starting Wednesday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. 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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