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RECAP: Pats make it back to back 3-2 wins over Brandon Friday

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The Regina Pats won a second straight game, 3-2 over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

The Pats opened the scoring 12 minutes into the first, Garrett Wright put home a rebound for his second of the year and it was 1-0 after one. In the second, Austin Pratt scored his team leading 14th from the right circle to double the Pats lead to 2-0. Brandon got one back later in the period and Regina led 2-1 after 40 minutes. The third period saw Regina go back ahead by two when Logan Nijhoff scored on a breakaway for his second and it was 3-1 with eight minutes left. Brandon’s Luka Burzan cut the lead in half with just under three minutes left but the Pats held on for the 3-2 victory.

The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 38-20, the powerplay was oh for four, the penalty kill two for two and Max Paddock made 18 saves. Duncan Pierce led the Pats with nine shots on goal and an assist in the win.

The Pats (11-24-0-1) are back in action on Sunday on the road against the Prince Albert Raiders at 6 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Garrett Wright (2) from Brett Clayton – 12:01.

Second Period
Regina – Austin Pratt (14) from Sebastian Streu and Riley Krane – 9:09.
Brandon – Cole Reinhardt (7) from Schael Higson – 13:56.

Third Period
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (2) from Duncan Pierce and Scott Mahovlich – 11:34.
Brandon – Luka Burzan (19) from Connor Gutenberg and Neithan Salame – 17:19.

Shots on Goal
Regina 15-17-6-(38)                  Brandon 4-7-9-(20)

Powerplays
Regina 0/4                                  Brandon 0/2

Quick Hits
– Sebastian Streu has points in consecutive games since the Christmas break.
– The Pats have won back to back games after the Christmas break for the first time since 2007.
– The Pats are now 2-2-0-0 against the Wheat Kings this season.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Sunday on the road against the Prince Albert Raiders at 6 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is January 1 against the Raiders 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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