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Edmonton's Dario Meyer opened the game's scoring with his first WHL goal just over a minute in. Adam Brooks wasted no time in responding as Austin Wagner sent him in alone shorthanded to tie the game three minutes later. The Oil Kings got it back in the back-half of the frame when Tyler Robertson knocked in a rebound on the powerplay for a 2-1 Edmonton lead through twenty minutes.
The Oil Kings added to their lead early when Andrew Koep got some space in the slot and fired home a one-timer. The Queen City Kids turned things around, scoring four unanswered in the frame. Lane Zablocki opened things up grabbing a rebound and firing it to the back of the net. Adam Brooks got his second of the game when Sergey Zborovskiy spied him to the side of the net on the powerplay to tie the game. Then Brooks and Zablocki combined to put the Pats ahead on a two-on-one with Brooks setting up Zablocki for his team-leading fourth of the year. The powerplay struck again when Riley Woods got the puck away from pressure, over to Rykr Cole who snuck a shot by Alec Dillon for a 5-3 Pats advantage through two periods.
The third period saw both teams spend plenty of time in the penalty box with a total of 17 infractions called by the officials. Despite the amount of powerplay chances, neither team could find the back of the net. Daniel Wapple and Alec Dillon both turned aside nine shots in the final frame as the Pats took the 5-3 victory.
-Adam Brooks tied his career high with four points (2G, 2A) in the game.
-Lane Zablocki registered the first multi-point game (2G, 1A) of his WHL career.
-Trygve Many Guns played the first game of his WHL career.
-The Pats outshot Edmonton 35-31.
-Regina was 2/6 on the powerplay and 5/6 killing penalties.
The Pats now head out on the road for their next five games for a swing through the Central Division. The trip opens in Medicine Hat where the Blue and White play their first game at the new Canalta Centre on Tuesday, October 13. Listen to all Pats road games with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey on 620 CKRM starting 25 minutes before puck drop.
(With files from Regina Pats/Daniel Fink)