RECAP: Austin Pratt leads Pats to 3-2 OT win in Brandon Friday

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Austin Pratt scored twice including the winner as the Pats beat the Wheat Kings 3-2 in overtime in Brandon on Friday night.

The Wheat Kings picked up the lone goal of the first shorthanded, a breakaway marker for Linden McCorrister six minutes in. In the second, Brandon extended the lead to 2-0 but the Pats got one back late off the stick of Nikita Sedov and it was 2-1 after forty minutes. In the third, Austin Pratt tied it for the Pats with his second of the preseason and that forced overtime. In OT, Pratt gave the Pats the 3-2 win with his second of the game, a beauty into the top of the net and Regina improved to 2-1-0-0 in the preseason.

The Regina powerplay was one for three and the penalty kill seven for seven. Brandon outshot the Pats 31-28 in the defeat. Kyle Dumba earned the win in goal stopping 20 of 20 shots faced after replacing Carter Woodside who stopped nine of 11.

The Pats will continue the pre-season on Saturday against the Wheat Kings at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Brandon – Linden McCorrister (1) unassisted – 6:12 SH.

Second Period
Brandon – Neithan Salame (1) unassisted – 6:17.
Regina – Nikita Sedov (2) from Liam Schioler – 19:37.

Third Period
Regina – Austin Pratt (2) from Nikita Sedov and Parker Gavlas – 11:42 PP.

Regina – Austin Pratt (3) from Nikita Sedov – 0:40.

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-12-4-1-(28)    Brandon 9-4-17-0-(31)

Regina 1/3        Brandon 0/7

Quick Hits
– The Pats penalty kill is 16 for 16 to start the preseason.
– Austin Pratt has three goals in two games in the 2018 preseason.
– Kyle Dumba earned the win making 20 saves on 20 shots.

What’s Next?
The Pats will continue the pre-season on Saturday against the Wheat Kings at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are $10 and will be available by walk-up only.

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