Recap: Regina Pats (1) vs Swift Current Broncos (4)
Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats fell 4-1 at the hands of the Swift Current Broncos on Sunday afternoon at the Brandt Centre. Despite outshooting the Broncos 17-9 in the first, the Pats found themselves down 1-0 at the break. In the second, a tough bounce off a skate ended up on the tape of Matteo Gennaro in the slot who spun and buried into the top corner and it was 2-0 Broncos after 40 minutes. In the third, the Broncos powerplay extended the lead to 3-0 before Cale Fleury broke through for the Pats with his ninth of the season and it was 3-1. Swift Current restored their three goal lead with another powerplay goal to make it 4-1 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot Swift Current 42-35, the powerplay was oh for three, the penalty kill two for four while Ryan Kubic made 31 saves. The Pats (25-21-5-0) will be back in action on Wednesday against the Prince George Cougars at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Scoring Summary - First Period: Swift Current - Beck Malenstyn (6) from Aleksi Heponiemi - 18:45. Second Period: Swift Current - Matteo Gennaro (31) unassisted - 9:00. Third Period: Swift Current - Aleksi Heponiemi (24) from Matteo Gennaro and Giorgio Estephan - 5:31 PP. Regina - Cale Fleury (9) unassisted - 7:02. Swift Current - Glenn Gawdin (40) from Tyler Steenbergen and Aleksi Heponiemi - 16:02 PP.
Shots on Goal: Regina 17-8-17-(42) Swift Current 9-11-15-(35) Powerplays: Regina 0/3 Swift Current 2/4
Quick Hits: - Liam Schioler returned to the lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury. - Cale Fleury scored his third goal with the Pats and has 26 points in 31 games to go along with a plus 15 rating. - The Pats and Broncos won't meet again until the final weekend of the season in another home and home set.
What's Next? The Pats will be back in action on Wednesday against the Prince George Cougars 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.
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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