Regina Pats (3) vs Medicine Hat Tigers (1)
Regina, Saskatchewan - Ryan Kubic made 47 saves and Cameron Hebig scored the game winner in his debut as the Pats got by the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1 on Friday night at the Brandt Centre.
Regina opened the scoring when Josh Mahura picked up his 13th on a shot from the blue line and it was 1-0 after one. The Tigers found the game tying goal in the second when Mark Rassell tipped in his 35th and it was 1-1 heading to the third. In the final frame, Cameron Hebig scored his first with the Pats and 31st of the season on a beautiful toe drag snap shot into the top corner to make it a 2-1 game. Sam Steel added an empty netter late as the Pats picked up a big two points in a 3-1 final. Ryan Kubic was outstanding making 47 saves while Josh Mahura paced the offence with a goal and an assist. Regina was outshot 48-31, the powerplay was oh for three and the penalty kill two for two in the victory. The Pats (22-19-4-0) are right back at it Saturday night against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Scoring Summary First Period: Regina - Josh Mahura (13) from Cale Fleury and Nick Henry - 12:03.
Second Period: Medicine Hat - Mark Rassell (35) from Kristians Rubins and James Hamblin - 6:37.
Third Period: Regina - Cameron Hebig (31) from Jared Legien and Matt Bradley - 3:48. Regina - Sam Steel (15) from Josh Mahura - 19:53 EN.
Shots on Goal: Regina 8-9-14-(31) Medicine Hat 18-15-15-(48).
Powerplays: Regina 0/3 Medicine Hat 0/2.
Quick Hits - Cameron Hebig scored the game winning goal in his first game with the Pats. - Ryan Kubic picked up his first win with the Pats, making 47 saves. - Sam Steel scored a goal in his first game back after winning gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships.
What's Next? The Pats are right back at it Saturday night against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office or stop by any Regina Safeway where Fun Zone tickets are just $13 plus tax.
About the Regina Pats: Named for the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world. Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL's Eastern Division.
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