Southland Mall Recap: Krane and Holmes put up four points in Pats 5-3 win in Edmonton Friday

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Robbie Holmes and Riley Krane each put up four points and Donovan Buskey made 36 saves as the Pats picked up a 5-3 win in Edmonton over the Oil Kings on Friday night at Rogers Place.

In the first, the Oil Kings opened the scoring two minutes in on the powerplay to lead 1-0. The Pats responded less than two minutes later when Riley Krane finished off a back-door feed from Robbie Holmes for his 15th to tie the game. Regina took the lead with just over three minutes left in the frame when Cole Dubinsky chipped in his fifth and it was 2-1 after 20 minutes. In the second, the Pats scored 29 seconds in to lead 3-1. Robbie Holmes set up Logan Nijhoff for his 11th for the two-goal lead. Edmonton got one back at 10:37 from Scott Atkinson and Regina led 3-2 after two. In the third, Ryker Evans gave the Pats a 4-2 lead at the 10-minute mark, scoring his sixth on a shot from the left point. Edmonton got to within one with less than five minutes left, but the Pats scored into an empty net in the final minute, Logan Nijhoff with his second of the night and 12th of the season to make it 5-3 and that was the final score.

The Pats were outshot 39-25, the powerplay was oh for three and the penalty kill four for five. Robbie Holmes and Riley Krane led the offence with four points each, while Donovan Buskey made 36 saves.

The Pats (19-28-3-2) will return to home ice on Monday when they take on the Brandon Wheat Kings at 2 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Edmonton – Matthew Robertson (12) unassisted – 1:57 PP.
Regina – Riley Krane (15) from Robbie Holmes – 3:47.
Regina – Cole Dubinsky (5) from Robbie Holmes and Riley Krane – 16:40.

Second Period
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (11) from Robbie Holmes and Riley Krane – 0:29.
Edmonton – Scott Atkinson (11) from David Kope and Vladimir Alistrov – 10:37.

Third Period
Regina – Ryker Evans (6) from Riley Krane and Robbie Holmes – 10:05.
Edmonton – Logan DOwhaniuk (1) unassisted – 15:26.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (12) unassisted – 19:17 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 8-6-11-(25)         Edmonton 12-16-11-(39)

Regina 0/3                      Edmonton 1/5

Quick Hits
– Riley Krane put up a career high four points in the win.
– Robbie Holmes put up four assists to take over the team lead in points with 47 on the year.
– Cole Dubinsky has goals in back to back games.

What’s Next?
The Pats will return to home ice on Monday when they take on the Brandon Wheat Kings at 2 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.

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