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Friday, February 5, 2016


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Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (22-22-3-4) defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers (20-29-3-1) 5-1 at the Brandt Centre before over 4300 fans on Friday Night.  It was a huge victory for the Queen City Kids as it fattened their lead over Medicine Hat to seven points for the final playoff spot.

Game Story
The Regina Pats got on the board early and often in the first as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Medicine Hat scored one late on the power play.  The Regina goals came from Sean Richards, Austin Wagner and Lane Zablocki to get things started.  The story in the first, however, was Pats Forward Adam Brooks who notched three assists to bring his season point total to 77.  In doing so, Brooks took over the league lead in scoring.  He currently sits one point up on the Moose Jaw Warriors, and former Pat, Dryden Hunt in the scoring race.

Regina would add one in the second from Sam Steel and an empty netter late in the third from Sergey Zborovskiy.  With the win the Pats move seven points up on Medicine, sweeping the season series 4-0.  Regina Pats Goalie Tyler Brown turned away 41 shots en route to the victory.

Quick Hits
-The Pats are back to .500 on the season.
-Adam Brooks leads the WHL in scoring with 77 points.
-Jared McAmmond played the 99th game of his WHL career.
-Tonight’s attendance 4713

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on home-ice tomorrow night at 7 p.m. when they host the Prince George Cougars.  The puck drops at 7 p.m.  The game sponsor is Home Depot who will be giving away toques before the game.  Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box Office and Safeway locations throughout Regina.

(Courtesy Mark Rathwell/Regina Pats)