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Southland Mall Recap: Tough third sinks Pats against the Raiders Friday night

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The Prince Albert Raiders scored three times in the third to break a 2-2 tie and beat the Regina Pats 5-2 at the Brandt Centre on Friday.

In the first, the Pats got a good bounce to open the scoring at 5:49. Riley Krane snapped a shot from the left-wing boards, and it went off a Raider and in for his second of the year. The Pats got the lead to 2-0 with three minutes left in the period when Austin Pratt centered, and Riley Krane made no mistake for his second of the night from the slot. In the second, the Raiders scored two, 26 seconds apart in the latter stages of the frame to tie it at two after forty minutes. In the third, Aliaksei Protas, Ozzy Weisblatt and Brayden Watts combined to score three times for Prince Albert, once into an empty net, and the Raiders took the two points in a 5-2 final score.

The Pats were outshot 29-25, they did not have a powerplay and the penalty kill went two for three. Riley Krane led the offence with two goals, while Danton Belluk made 24 saves in his Pats debut.

The Pats (1-2-0-0) are back in action on Sunday when they host the Winnipeg ICE at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Riley Krane (2) unassisted – 5:49.
Regina – Riley Krane (3) from Austin Pratt and Makai Mitchell – 16:50.

Second Period
Prince Albert – Cole Nagy (1) from Cole Fonstad and Kaiden Guhle – 16:06 PP.
Prince Albert – Evan Herman (1) from Jakob Brook – 16:32.

Third Period
Prince Albert – Brayden Watts (1) from Aliaksei Protas and Ozzy Wiesblatt – 4:23.
Prince Albert – Aliaksei Protas (2) from Brayden Watts and Ozzy Wiesblatt – 12:40.
Prince Albert – Brayden Watts (2) from Aliaksei Protas and Ozzy Wiesblatt – 18:33 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 12-4-9-(25)    Prince Albert 7-11-11-(29)

Powerplays
Regina 0/0        Prince Albert 1/3

Quick Hits
– Riley Krane had his first multi-goal game of his WHL career.
– Danton Belluk made 24 saves in his first start in a Pats uniform.
– Austin Pratt has points in all three games this season, scoring once and adding three assists.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Sunday when they host the Winnipeg ICE at 4 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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