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Sam Steel Returns and Scores Twice in Pats 6-3 Win Over Edmonton

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Sam Steel scored twice in his season debut and the Pats improved to 2-0-1-0 on the year with a 6-3 win at the Brandt Centre over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Riley Woods, Filip Ahl, Rykr Cole and Sergey Zborovskiy each had two point nights in the win while Jordan Hollett made 34 saves. The Pats led 3-1 early in the 2nd but the Oil Kings battled back to tied it up. However the Regina powerplay gave them the lead for good midway through the second on Filip Ahl’s first career goal. Tyler Robertson led the Oil Kings with two assists while goaltender Patrick Dea made 36 saves in the defeat.

Scoring Summary

First Period
Regina – Braydon Buziak (3) from Robbie Holmes – 3:18.
Edmonton – Branden Klatt (1) from Tyler Robertson and Colton Kehler – 6:43 PP.
Regina – Riley Woods (2) from Dawson Leedahl and Chase Harrison – 13:08 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Sam Steel (1) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Nick Henry – 0:14 4v4.
Edmonton – Trey Fix-Wolansky (2) from Tyler Robertson – 1:12 4v4.
Edmonton – Lane Bauer (2) from Davis Koch and Aaron Irving – 9:43 SH.
Regina – Filip Ahl (1) from Rykr Cole and James Hilsendager – 11:18 PP.

Third Period
Regina – Luc Smith (1) from Rykr Cole and Filip Ahl – 12:08.
Regina – Sam Steel (2) from Riley Woods and Sergey Zborovskiy – 15:22.

Shots on Goal
Regina –14-16-12-(42)   Edmonton – 9-14-14-(37)

Powerplays
Regina 2/6   Edmonton 1/3

Quick Hits
– Filip Ahl scored his first career WHL goal and had his first multi-point game. (1G 1A).
– Braydon Buziak has a goal in each of his first three WHL games. (3G).
– Sam Steel scored twice in his first game back from NHL training camp with the Anaheim Ducks. (2G).

What’s Next?
The Pats are back at it on Sunday when they host the Red Deer Rebels at the Brandt Centre in a 4 p.m. puck drop. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.ca or at the Brandt Centre box office.

About the Regina Pats
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit
www.reginapats.com.

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