Recap: Regina Pats (4) vs Saskatoon Blades (6)
Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats lost 6-4 to the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. The Blades led 1-0 and 2-1 in the first but goals from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura drew the Pats even at 2-2. Saskatoon then jumped out to a 4-2 lead before Matt Bradley picked up his eighth and it was 4-3 after 20 minutes. The clubs traded goals in the second, Brad Goethals for Saskatoon and then George King for the Pats who trailed 5-4 going to the final period. Regina outshot Saskatoon 13-9 in the third but could not beat Ryan Kubic and Cameron Hebig would score an empty netter with 20 seconds left to give the Blades the 6-4 victory. The Pats outshot Saskatoon 31-27, the powerplay was oh for two and the penalty kill two for three. Matt Bradley led the offence with a goal and an assist while Max Paddock made nine saves on 14 shots and Tyler Brown stopped all 12 he faced. The Pats (3-4-1-0) will hit the road on Friday for their next game in Prince Albert against the Raiders. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre.
Scoring Summary First Period Saskatoon - Libor Hajek (1) from Michael Farren and Josh Paterson - 4:50. Regina - Sam Steel (3) from Owen Williams - 7:58.
Saskatoon - Cameron Hebig (3) from Braylon Shmyr - 10:45.
Regina - Josh Mahura (2) from Bryce Platt - 12:14.
Saskatoon - Seth Bafaro (1) from Braylon Shmyr - 14:44 PP.
Saskatoon - Braylon Shmyr (6) from Cameron Hebig and Brad Goethals - 16:10.
Regina - Matt Bradley (8) from Jonathan Smart - 18:44.
Second Period Saskatoon - Brad Goethals (3) from Cameron Hebig and Braylon Shmyr - 5:03.
Regina - George King (3) from Matt Bradley and Koby Morrisseau - 17:17.
Third Period Saskatoon - Cameron Hebig (4) unassisted - 19:40 EN.
Shots on Goal Regina 11-7-13-(31) Saskatoon 11-7-9-(27) Powerplays Regina 0/2 Saskatoon 1/3 Quick Hits - Koby Morrisseau picked up his first point with the Pats with an assist in the second period. - Matt Bradley extended his point streak to eight games with a goal and an assist. Has eight goals and eight assists in that stretch. - Wednesday was the first game this season the Pats have not recorded a powerplay goal. What's Next? The Pats will hit the road on Friday for their next game in Prince Albert against the Raiders. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. Next home game is Sunday against the Edmonton Oil Kings at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone 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. To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.
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