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Southland Mall Recap: Oil Kings comeback to down Pats Tuesday at the Brandt Centre

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The Regina Pats saw a 3-0 first period lead evaporate in a 5-3 home loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday night.

The Pats scored the game’s first goal four minutes in, Kyle Walker snapped a shot from the left side, and it took a couple bounces before finding the back of the net. Just over a minute later, Robbie Holmes finished off a rebound off the post for his third and it was a 2-0 game. Then in the dying seconds of the period, Austin Pratt snapped home his third from the slot and Regina took a 3-0 lead to the break. In the second, the Oil Kings ate into the Pats lead with goals from Liam Keeler and Jalen Luypen and it was a 3-2 game after 40 minutes. In the third, the Oil Kings score twice in the opening two minutes to take a 4-3 lead. Edmonton added another midway through the frame and took the victory in a 5-3 final.

The Pats were outshot 39-18, the powerplay was oh for four and the penalty kill went four for five. Austin Pratt and Kyle Walker led the Pats with a goal and an assist, Dawson Holt had two helpers and Max Paddock made 34 saves.

The Pats (1-7-0-0) are back in action on Saturday night when they host the Vancouver Giants at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Kyle Walker (1) from Austin Pratt and Dawson Holt – 4:02.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (3) from Ryker Evans and Dawson Holt – 5:34.
Regina – Austin Pratt (3) from Kyle Walker and Duncan Pierce– 19:47.

Second Period
Edmonton – Liam Keeler (3) from Jacson Alexander – 4:57.
Edmonton – Jalen Luypen (1) from Ethan Cap and Brendan Kuny – 14:28.

Third Period
Edmonton – Vladimir Alistrov (4) from Carter Souch and Conner McDonald – 0:28 PP.
Edmonton – Ethan McIndoe (1) from Riley Sawchuk – 1:29.
Edmonton – Dylan Guenther (2) from Jake Neighbours – 9:40.

Shots on Goal
Regina 11-5-2-(18)              Edmonton 7-16-16-(39)

Powerplays
Regina 0/4                           Edmonton 1/5

Quick Hits
– Austin Pratt recorded his third multi-point game of the season.
– Kyle Walker scored his first goal of the season in the opening period.
– The Pats were playing their fourth game in five days Tuesday night against Edmonton.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Saturday night when they host the Vancouver Giants at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway Location.

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