REGINA - Morgan Klimchuk scored the winner in the shootout as the Regina Pats edged the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.
Trent Ouellette and Jack Rodewald scored in regulation time for the Pats (16-21-4), who have won three straight games, and Matt Hewitt made 26 saves for the win.
Jacob Doty and Elgin Pierce scored for the Tigers (17-20-3) as Cam Lanigan turned aside 31 shots in a losing cause.
Regina went 1 for 6 on the power play while Medicine Hat scored once on four chances with the man advantage. The win pulled the Pats within a point of the Tigers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the WHL's Eastern Conference.
The Pats visit the P.A. Raiders Saturday night at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM (Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show at 6:35). Sunday the Pats host the Brandon Wheat Kings at 6:00 pm in the Brandt Centre.
(With files from the Canadian Press)