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Regina Pats Forward Adam Brooks extended his point streak to nine games turning in a six point night (2G, 4A) as the Pats downed the Kootenay Ice 7-5. In a matchup that featured Hobbs versus Hobbs, Pats Defenceman Connor facing his younger brother, Kootenay rookie Goaltender Declan, it was the older brother who would come out on top posting a hat trick on his way to a four point evening.
Regina came into tonight’s contest winners of their last three and four of their last five. Connor Hobbs broke the ice for the Pats, scoring on the power play seven minutes in to the opening frame. Kootenay would retaliate five minutes later when Zak Zborosky would get one of his two goals on the night to tie the game. Adam Brooks would add two goals of his own in the contest to go along with four assists. The 19 year old Winnipeg product now has 95 points (33G, 62A) on the season. He is now one point ahead of Moose Jaw’s Dryden Hunt for the WHL scoring lead.
With the game tied 4-4 in the third, it was Connor Hobbs who would collect his second of the night at the 13:09 mark of the final frame to pull ahead. He would add the third marker two and half minutes later, in what would prove to be the game winner. Kootenay would get a late goal with .30 seconds left to pull within one, but the Pats Austin Wagner would seal the deal with an empty netter.
-Adam Brooks now has points in nine straight games with 24 (6G, 18A).
-Connor Hobbs recorded the first hat trick of his WHL career.
-The Regina Pats are on a four game winning streak.
-Cole Sanford now has points in six straight games with 11 points (4G, 7A).
-Tonight’s attendance 4884
The Regina Pats are back at home this Sunday, February 21, when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings in a 4 p.m. start. Listen to all the action on Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey on 620 CKRM beginning at 1:35 p.m. Tickets are available by visiting Brandt Centre Box Office, Ticketmaster.ca, or all Regina Safeway locations.
(Courtesy Mark Rathwell/Regina Pats)