Recap: Regina Pats (4) vs Prince George Cougars (1)
Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats closed out the month of January with a 4-1 win over the Prince George Cougars on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. Jesse Gabrielle opening the scoring for the Pats against his former club while on the powerplay for his seventh of the season. The Cougars would respond with a shorthanded goal from Jared Bethune and it was a 1-1 game after 20 minutes of play. In the second, Regina picked up goals from Sam Steel, his 18th, and Matt Bradley, his 30th, to lead 3-1 heading to the third. Cameron Hebig added to the lead with a shorthanded goal on a 2 on one rush for his 35th of the year to make it 4-1 and that was the final score. Sam Steel and Emil Oksanen led the offence with two points each while Max Paddock made 29 saves. The pats outshot Prince George 60-30, the powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill eight for eight. The Pats (26-22-5-0) will be back in action on Saturday night against the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Scoring Summary - First Period: Regina - Jesse Gabrielle (7) from Nick Henry and Emil Oksanen - 1:20 PP. Prince George - Jared Bethune (17) unassisted - 7:57 SH.
Second Period: Regina - Sam Steel (18) from Robbie Holmes - 4:14. Regina - Matt Bradley (30) from Emil Oksanen and Cale Fleury - 11:17.
Third Period: Regina - Cameron Hebig (35) from Sam Steel and Aaron Hyman - 1:36 SH.
Shots on Goal: Regina 24-25-11-(60) Prince George 7-13-10-(30)
Powerplays: Regina 1/4 Prince George 0/8
Quick Hits - The Pats put up a season high 60 shots on goal in the win. - The Pats finish the month of January with a record of 8-4-2-0, picking up 18 of 28 possible points. Emil Oksanen picked up his first two points since returning from his upper body injury.
What's Next? The Pats will be back in action on Saturday night against the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
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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