The Regina Pats won their third straight game on Friday night, 4-3 over the Red Deer Rebels at the Brandt Centre. The Rebels scored twice in the opening 17 minutes of the first period but Regina responded when Josh Mahura burned up the left wing and buried his sixth of the year to get the Pats to within a goal before the end of the period. Jack Flaman restored the two goal lead for Red Deer early in the frame, making it 3-1, but the Pats powerplay would respond. First, Jonathan Smart potted his second of the season and then Josh Mahura hammered home his second of the night, seventh of the year, to tie the game 3-3 heading to the third. The game stayed tied until the 9:44 mark, Matt Bradley scored from his knees at the left goal line for his team leading 14th and that stood up as the winner in a 4-3 final. Regina outshot Red Deer 48-28, the powerplay was three for seven and the penalty kill four for four. Josh Mahura, Jonathan Smart and Wyatt Sloboshan each had two point nights while Tyler Brown made 25 saves for his eighth win in goal. The Pats (11-6-2-0) are off until Friday, November 10 when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m.
Red Deer – Austin Pratt (5) from Alexander Alexeyev – 9:24.
Red Deer – Kristian Reichel (6) from Jack Flaman – 16:47 SH.
Regina – Josh Mahura (6) unassisted – 18:51.
Red Deer – Jack Flaman (6) from Lane Zablocki and Ethan Sakowich – 1:34.
Regina – Jonathan Smart (2) from Wyatt Sloboshan and Dawson Davidson – 9:17 PP.
Regina – Josh Mahura (7) from Jonathan Smart and Wyatt Sloboshan – 15:36 PP.
Regina – Matt Bradley (14) from Sam Steel and Emil Oksanen – 9:44 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 22-13-13-(48) Red Deer 11-11-6-(28)
Regina 3/7 Red Deer 0/4
– Jonathan Smart had a goal and an assist, extending his point streak to four games (1G, 7A).
– Dawson Davidson also extended his point streak to four games with an assist (3G, 5A).
– The Pats have won eight of their last 12, picking up 17 of 24 possible points (8-3-1-0).
The Pats are off until Friday, November 10 when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.