The Regina Pats extended their win streak to four games, thanks to a 4-2 victory in Swift Current over the Broncos on Friday night.
In the first, the Pats outshot the Broncos 14-7, but didn’t capitalize on a couple powerplay opportunities and it was scoreless after 20 minutes. In the second, the Pats got the game’s first goal at 2:44 when Carson Denomie picked up his 18th on a shot through the five-hole of Isaac Poulter. The Broncos tied it on a goal from Sam McGinley, but Carson Denomie restored the lead for the Pats at 2-1 with his second of the night and 19th of the year at 17:04. The Broncos went to a five on three powerplay late in the frame and tied the game at two with six seconds left. In the third, the Pats powerplay struck at 7:03 on a great shot from Austin Pratt, his 16th and it was 3-2. Carter Chorney extended the lead to two, five minutes later on a pretty set up from Ryker Evans and Cole Dubinsky and it was 4-2. The Pats salted away the final seven minutes and took the two points on the road.
The Pats outshot the Broncos 33-26, the powerplay went one for five and the penalty kill two for three. Carson Denomie, Zach Wytinck, Austin Pratt and Ryker Evans led the offence with two points apiece, while Donovan Buskey made 24 saves.
The Pats (17-26-3-2) will host a rematch with the Broncos on Saturday at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m.
Regina – Carson Denomie (18) from Austin Pratt and Zach Wytinck – 2:44.
Swift Current – Sam McGinley (3) from Cole Nagy and Tyler Smithies – 13:14.
Regina – Carson Denomie (19) from Zack Smith and Zach Wytinck – 17:04.
Swift Current – Alex Moar (2) from Jaxan Kaluski and D-Jay Jerome – 19:54 5v3 PP.
Regina – Austin Pratt (16) from Robbie Holmes and Ryker Evans – 7:03 PP.
Regina – Carter Chorney (5) from Ryker Evans and Cole Dubinsky – 12:39.
Shots on Goal
Regina 14-9-10-(33) Swift Current 7-10-9-(26)
Regina 1/5 Swift Current 1/3
– Zach Wytinck had two assists in his return to the lineup.
– Carson Denomie had taken over the team lead in goals this season with 19 on the year.
– Regina has won four straight games for the first time this season.
The Pats will host a rematch with the Broncos on Saturday at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m. on Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.