RECAP: Pats finish home schedule in style Friday with 5-4 win over Brandon

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The Regina Pats finished off their home schedule in 2018/19 with a 5-4 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

In the first, Cole Reinhardt and Luka Burzan would score for the Wheat Kings and they led 2-0 after the opening period, despite the Pats outshooting Brandon 14-9 in the period. In the second, the Pats found their first goal on the powerplay at 7:46. Cole Dubinsky buried his fifth of the year from the right circle and it was 2-1. Then, at 16:15 the Pats drew even when Sergei Alkhimov took a beautiful stretch pass from Brady Pouteau, drove the net and scored his 12th to make it 2-2 and that was the score after 40 minutes. In the third, the Wheat Kings took the lead 3-2 just 1:12 into the period. Eight minutes later, the Pats exploded for three goals in a span of 1:31 to take a two-goal lead. First, Liam Schioler got his fifth on a shot from the right point, Brett Clayton then tucked home his fifth to make it 4-3 and finally Sergei Alkhimov finished off his second of the night, 13th of the year, to make it 5-3 with nine minutes left. The Wheat Kings got one back with eight minutes left in the contest, but the Pats held on from there for a 5-4 victory.

The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 44-38, the powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill went two for two. Cole Dubinksy, Sergei Alkhimov and Nikita Sedov led the offence with two-point nights, while Dean McNabb made 34 saves.

The Pats (19-45-1-2) will wrap up the regular season on Saturday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings at 6:30 Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Brandon – Cole Reinhardt (22) from Marcus Sekundiak – 1:52.
Brandon – Luka Burzan (39) from Cole Reinhardt – 12:04.

Second Period
Regina – Cole Dubinsky (5) from Ryker Evans and Garrett Wright – 7:46 PP.
Regina – Sergei Alkhimov (12) from Brady Pouteau and Nikita Sedov – 16:15.

Third Period
Brandon – Braydyn Chizen (2) from Ben McCartney – 1:12.
Regina – Liam Schioler (5) from Austin Pratt and Steven Zonneveld – 9:13.
Regina – Brett Clayton (5) from Carter Massier and Nikita Sedov – 9:47.
Regina – Sergei Alkhimov (13) from Cole Dubinsky – 10:44.
Brandon – Luka Burzan (40) from Neithan Salame and Stelio Mattheos – 11:40.

Shots on Goal
Regina 14-13-17-(44)          Brandon 9-11-18-(38)

Regina 1/3                            Brandon 0/2

Quick Hits
– Brady Pouteau played in his 200th WHL game on Friday night and picked up an assist.
– Liam Schioler and Brett Clayton scored a goal in their final home game of their WHL careers.
– Seven Pats rookies tallied at least a point in the victory.

What’s Next?
The Pats will wrap up the regular season on Saturday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings at 6:30 Regina time on 620 CKRM.

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