BRANDON -- Austin Wagner's 3-on-3 goal 43 seconds into overtime was the winner Friday night as the Regina Pats upset the Wheat Kings 2-1 at Westman Place. The game was televised across Saskatchewan on Access.
In a wildly entertaining game reminiscent of the WHL from 20 years ago, the Pats led 1-0 just 1:06 into the contest on a powerplay goal by Connor Hobbs (set up by Sam Steel and Adam Brooks).
The score remained that way for almost the entire game but the match was highlighted by rock 'em, sock 'em hits and fights keeping the nearly soldout crowd on the edge of their seats.
Rookie Pats goalie Jordan Hollett was 1:29 away from his first career shutout but the Wheat Kings' Reid Duke spoiled the bid with the extra attacker.
The teams each had just one shot on goal in the OT session but it was the Pats who made theirs count.
With the win, the Pats improved to 4-3-1 on their nine-game rodeo trip which concludes Saturday night in Moose Jaw (7 pm in 620 CKRM).
NOTES: The Wheat Kings outshot the Pats 41-31 ... Regina was 1/5 on the powerplay and 3/3 killing penalties ... Hollett was the 1st star, Brandon goalie Jordan Papirny was #2 and Wagner #3 ... The victory improved the Pats' record to 14-11-2.