Southland Mall Recap: Robbie Holmes career night paces Pats to fifth straight win Saturday

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Robbie Holmes put up a career high four points to lead the Pats to a fifth straight win, 6-2 over the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre.

In the first, the Pats opened the scoring at the 3:38 mark. Riley Krane jammed in his 14th to make it 1-0. The Broncos tied it with a powerplay goal at 11:37, but the Pats responded with a powerplay goal of their own. Drew Englot tipped in his 11th on a shot from Robbie Holmes and Regina led 2-1 after one. In the second, the Broncos tied it at two on a goal from Matthew Benson. Regina took the lead back with a shorthanded goal from Robbie Holmes, his 19th of the season, and it was 3-2. Ryker Evans extended the lead to 4-2 in the final minute of the second with his fifth and the Pats led by two at the break. In the third, Zack Smith potted his 10th on a back hand shot from the left circle to make it 5-2. Carson Denomie rounded out the scoring with his 20th at 13:09 to make it 6-2 and that was the final score.

The Pats outshot the Broncos 36-19, the powerplay was one for five and the penalty kill was three for four. Robbie Holmes led the way offensively with four points, while Donovan Buskey made 17 saves.

The Pats (18-26-3-2) will start a three-game road trip in Alberta on Tuesday when they visit the Medicine Hat Tigers at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Riley Krane (14) from Robbie Holmes and Logan Nijhoff – 3:38.
Swift Current – Aiden Bulych (11) from Alex Moar and Hayden Ostir – 11:37 PP.
Regina – Drew Englot (11) from Robbie Holmes and Zach Wytinck – 15:13 PP.

Second Period
Swift Current – Matthew Benson (4) from Kye Buchanan and Parker Hendren – 3:20.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (19) unassisted – 10:05 SH.
Regina – Ryker Evans (5) from Riley Krane and Robbie Holmes – 19:15.

Third Period
Regina – Zack Smith (10) unassisted – 5:29.
Regina – Carson Denomie (20) from Ryker Evans and Drew Englot – 13:09.

Shots on Goal
Regina 11-16-9-(36)                Swift Current 3-10-6-(19)

Regina 1/5                                Swift Current 1/4

Quick Hits
– Robbie Holmes recorded a career high four points in the win.
– The Pats have won five straight games for the first time since March of 2018.
– Ryker Evans has points in four straight, scoring a goal and seven assists in that stretch.

What’s Next?
The Pats will start a three-game road trip in Alberta on Tuesday when they visit the Medicine Hat Tigers at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Monday, February 17 at 2 p.m. against the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.

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