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RECAP: Pats Start 2017 with 7-2 Win over Raiders

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The Regina Pats kicked off 2017 with a 7-2 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders at the Brandt Centre on Sunday. The Pats scored twice in the first, twice in the second and three times in the third in the win. Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner led the way with three point nights. Bryan Lockner scored his first career WHL goal as part of a two point night as well. Goaltender Max Paddock made his first WHL start and made 30 saves for his first win. The Pats outshot the Raiders 72-32 in the contest and improved to 25-3-6-1 on the year. The Pats are back in action on Tuesday in Medicine Hat against the Tigers. Puck drop is at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Austin Wagner (17) from Lane Zablocki and Jonathan Smart – 1:38.
Regina – Riley Woods (6) from Rykr Cole and Jake Leschyshyn – 13:56.

Second Period
Prince Albert – Cavin Leth (10) from Loch Morrison and Cody Paivarinta – 5:10.
Regina – Nick Henry (18) from Dawson Leedahl and Adam Brooks – 10:14. PP.
Regina – Austin Wagner (18) from Adam Brooks – 19:09.

Third Period
Regina – Adam Brooks (21) from Austin Wagner and Lane Zablocki – 0:55.
Prince Albert – Tim Vanstone (6) unassisted – 10:12.
Regina – Bryan Lockner (1) from from Braydon Buziak and Robbie Holmes – 12:48.
Regina – Braydon Buziak (6) from Bryan Lockner and Chase Harrison – 19:55.

Shots on Goal
Regina 24-21-27-(72)   Prince Albert 8-11-13-(32)

Powerplays
Regina 1/5      Prince Albert 0/4

Quick Hits
– Bryan Lockner scored his first career goal and had his first multi-point WHL game (1G, 1A).
– Adam Brooks three point night puts him atop the WHL in scoring with 63 points.
– The Pats 72 shots in the contest is just 13 short of the WHL record of 85.

What’s Next?
The Pats will hit the road to take on the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday night. Puck drop is at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.

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