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Southland Mall Recap: Pats earn second consecutive victory Saturday night in Brandon

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The Regina Pats picked up a second consecutive win, 5-4 in Brandon over the Wheat Kings on Saturday night.

The Wheat Kings opened the scoring just over a minute in, Ben McCartney snapped one from the slot to make it 1-0. Brandon was awarded a penalty shot a short time later and Donovan Buskey made a sensational glove save to keep it a one goal game. The Pats responded when Riley Krane banged in his own rebound at the nine-minute mark to tie the game at one and that was the score after the first. In the second, Brandon went ahead 2-1 on a goal from Lynden McCallum at 8:59. The Pats powerplay tied the game thanks to Carter Chorney, his third and it was 2-2 after two period. In the third, Carson Denomie scored his sixth, 30 seconds in on the powerplay to give Regina the lead. Then Robbie Holmes potted his ninth and the Pats led by two. The Wheat Kings got one back, but Kyle Walker restored the two-goal advantage with his second, making it 5-3. Brandon battled to get one back in the last minute, but Regina held on for the 5-4 win.

The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 37-31, the powerplay was two for four and the penalty kill two for two. Robbie Holmes and Carter Chorney led the offence with a goal and an assist each, while Donovan Buskey made 27 saves for isi first win in his first start with the Pats.

The Pats (5-14-2-0) are back at it in Lethbridge on Wednesday to take on the Hurricanes at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Brandon – Ben McCartney (12) from Braden Schneider and Connor Gutenberg – 1:03.
Regina – Riley Krane (5) unassisted – 8:59.

Second Period
Brandon – Lynden McCallum (7) from Ridly Greig and Luka Burzan – 8:59.
Regina – Carter Chorney (3) from Nikita Sedov – 10:54 PP.

Third Period
Regina – Carson Denomie (6) from Robbie Holmes and Carter Chorney – 0:30 PP.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (9) unassisted – 3:39.
Brandon – Jonny Lambos (3) from Duncan Pierce – 8:08.
Regina – Kyle Walker (2) from Ryker Evans and Drew Englot – 16:54.
Brandon – Braden Schneider (3) from Connor Gutenberg and Duncan Pierce – 19:17 SH.

Shots on Goal
Regina 20-3-14-(37)            Brandon 9-10-12-(31)

Powerplays
Regina 2/4                             Brandon 0/2

Quick Hits
– Riley Krane has goals in consecutive games for the Pats.
– The Pats powerplay has gone five for ten over the last two games.
– Carson Denomie scored his first goal in a Pats uniform in the game.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back at it in Lethbridge on Wednesday to take on the Hurricanes at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Teddy Bear Toss Night on December 7 at 7 p.m. against the Red Deer Rebels. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.

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