Pats Blow by Kings, 5-2
Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats won a third consecutive game, 5-2 in Brandon over the Wheat Kings on Tuesday night. The Wheat Kings opened the scoring 2:52 into the first but Jesse Gabrielle replied with a powerplay goal for his 8th and it was 1-1 after 1. In the second, Gabrielle would pot his second of the game, ninth of the season and Regina took their first lead. The Pats got it to 3-1 when Jared Legien scored on a partial breakaway for his 19th and that was the score heading to the third. In the final frame, Luka BuRzan scored on a Brandon powerplay to cut the Pats lead to 3-2. However, Regina responded with a powerplay goal of their own from Cameorn Hebig, his 37th and the two goal lead was restored. Hebig added an empty netter late for his 38th and the Pats took the two points in a 5-2 final Sam Steel and Cameron Hebig led the offence with three point nights while Jesse Gabrielle and Jared Legien chipped in with two points each and Max Paddock made 22 saves. The Pats outshot Brandon 51-24, the powerplay was two for three and the penalty kill was three for four. The Pats (28-22-5-0) will return to home ice on Friday night to take on the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Scoring Summary First Period
Brandon - Marcus Sekundiak (2) from Ben McCartney - 2:52. Regina - Jesse Gabrielle (8) unassisted - 12:53 PP.
Regina - Jesse Gabrielle (9) from Emil Oksanen - 0:50.
Regina - Jared Legien (19) from Sam Steel - 10:13.
Third Period Brandon - Luka Burzan (9) from Ty Lewis - 6:14 PP. Regina - Cameron Hebig (37) from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura - 15:25 PP. Regina - Cameron Hebig (38) from Sam Steel and Jared Legien - 17:52 EN.
Shots on Goal Regina 17-21-13-(51) Brandon 9-4-11-(24)
Powerplays Regina 2/3 Brandon 1/4
Quick Hits - Sam Steel became the ninth player in Pats history to reach 200 assists in his career. He has also jumped into 13th in overall franchise scoring with 312 points. - The Pats finish the season series with Brandon with a 5-3-0-0 record. - The Pats penalty kill is 17 for 18 over the last three games.
What's Next? The Pats will return to home ice on Friday night to take on the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where Funzone Tickets are $13 plus tax.
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