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RECAP: Warriors come back to steal two points in Regina Saturday night

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The Regina Pats surrendered two third period goals in a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre.

The Pats opened the scoring on the powerplay when Austin Pratt banked a puck in off the back of the goaltender from below the goal line and it was 1-0 after one. In the second, the Warriors scored shorthanded to tie it up at 1-1. Later in the period, Regina got the lead back when Jake Leschyshyn buried a beautiful shot into the top of the net from the left circle, his fifth of the season, and it was 2-1 Pats after 40 minutes. In the third, Moose Jaw drew even again when Ryan Peckford cleaned up a loose puck in the crease on the powerplay four minutes in. At the 12:39 mark, a tough bounce came off the glass into the slot and Tristin Langan scored the go-ahead goal for the Warriors to make it 3-2 and that was the final score.

The Pats went two for seven on the powerplay, the penalty kill was five for six and Regina led on the shot clock 33-26 in the defeat. Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry led the offence with two points each, while Max Paddock made 23 saves.

The Pats (3-8-0-0) are right back at it on Sunday afternoon against the Everett Silvertips at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Austin Pratt (5) from Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry – 15:38 PP.

Second Period
Moose Jaw – Tate Popple (2) from Nick Bowman – 10:22 SH.
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (5) from Nick Henry and Aaron Hyman – 17:43 PP.

Third Period
Moose Jaw – Ryan Peckford (2) from Tristin Langan and Justin Almeida – 4:05 PP.
Moose Jaw – Tristin Langan (8) from Daniil Stepanov – 12:39.

Shots on Goal

Regina 16-7-10-(33)    Moose Jaw 10-7-9-(26)

Powerplays
Regina 2/7        Moose Jaw 1/6

Quick Hits
– Nick Henry picked up his team leading 11th and 12th assists of the season.
– Jake Leschyshyn scored his fifth powerplay goal of the year as part of a two-point night.
– Aaron Hyman picked up an assist and leads all Pats defencemen with 10 points.

What’s Next?
The Pats are right back at it on Sunday afternoon against the Everett Silvertips at 4 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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