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Southland Mall Recap: Pats end slide in Red Deer with come from behind shootout victory

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The Regina Pats put an end to their 10-game losing streak with a 6-5 shootout victory in Red Deer over the Rebels on Saturday night.

In the first, the Rebels took a 1-0 lead just 36 seconds in. They added another at 12:32 of the opening period and led 2-0 at the break. In the second, the Pats cut the lead in half on the powerplay, Ty Kolle picked up his fifth to make it a 2-1 game. Red Deer responded with two quick goals to lead 4-1. The Pats didn’t go away however, first Austin Prat tipped in his fifth and then Robbie Holmes ripped home his fourth from the slot and the Pats trailed 4-3 after forty minutes. In the third, the Pats tied it up 1:16 into the period. Ryker Evans finished off a feed from Carter Massier for his second and it was 4-4. It stayed that way until late when the Rebels got a go-ahead goal on the powerplay with 2:47 left in regulation. The Pats pulled Danton Belluk late and found a tying goal with 15 seconds left. Austin Pratt scored his second of the night and sixth of the season to force overtime. The extra frame solved nothing, and in the shootout, Ty Kolle, Austin Pratt and Zach Wytinck all scored and the Pats snapped their 10-game losing streak, 6-5 the final score.

The Pats outshot the Rebels 37-29, the powerplay was one for six and the penalty kill three for four. Zach Wytinck led the offence with four assists, Jake Johnson, Austin Pratt, Robbie Holmes and Ty Kolle each had two points and Danton Belluk made 24 saves.

The Pats (2-10-0-0) will return to action on Sunday, October 27 in the 2019 Prairie Classic outdoors at Mosaic Stadium. Puck drop is 2 p.m. when the Pats host the Calgary Hitmen.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Red Deer – Zak Smith (1) unassisted – 0:36.
Red Deer – Ethan Rowland (1) from Chris Douglas and Mason Ward – 12:32.

Second Period
Regina – Ty Kolle (5) from Zach Wytinck and Robbie Holmes – 2:55 PP.
Red Deer – Dawson Barteaux (3) from Christoffer Sedoff and Dallon Melin – 6:40.
Red Deer – Cameron Hausinger (2) from Mason Ward – 9:04.
Regina – Austin Pratt (5) from Jake Johnson and Zach Wytinck – 10:51.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (4) from Zach Wytinck – 18:42.

Third Period
Regina – Ryker Evans (2) from Carter Massier and Logan Nijhoff – 1:16.
Red Deer – Cameron Hausinger (3) from Jayden Grubbe and Josh Tarzwell – 17:13 PP.
Regina – Austin Pratt (6) from Ty Kolle and Zach Wytinck – 19:45 6v5.

Overtime
NO SCORE

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-13-12-1-(37)          Red Deer 8-10-9-2-(29)

Powerplays
Regina 1/6                                Red Deer 1/4

Quick Hits
– Jake Johnson picked up his first two WHL points with a pair of assists.
– Zach Wytinck put up a career high four points and scored the shootout winner.
– Logan Nijhoff played in his 100th career WHL game in the victory, picking up an assist.

What’s Next?
The Pats will return to action on Sunday, October 27 in the 2019 Prairie Classic outdoors at Mosaic Stadium. Puck drop is 2 p.m. when the Pats host the Calgary Hitmen. Tickets are available at reginapats.com.

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