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REGINA - Caleb Jones scored the winner at 4:05 of overtime and Michael Bullion made 47 saves as the Portland Winterhawks topped the Regina Pats 5-4 on Wednesday night in Western Hockey League action.
Keoni Texeira tied the game for Portland (7-3-0) on the power play late in the third period. Colton Veloso, Evan Weinger and Lane Gilliss rounded out the attack.
Adam Brooks struck twice for the Pats (4-0-3) with Sam Steel and Filip Ahl adding power-play goals. Tyler Brown stopped 46 shots in net.
The Winterhawks were 1 for 5 on the power play while Regina scored twice on six opportunities.
The Winterhawks went 5-2 on their East Division swing.
- Adam Brooks scored twice in his first game back from pro camp.
- The Pats have yet to lose in regulation this season.
- The Pats powerplay extended its goal streak to seven games. (11 goals).
The Pats will hit the road for two in a row in the Central Division. First they take on the Kootenay Ice Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday they are in Lethbridge for a rematch from the 2016 playoffs with the Hurricanes at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
(With files from Phil Andrews/Regina Pats)
PATS TEAM UP WITH PARTNER TECHNOLOGIES AND BIG BROTHERS
Brooksy Bucks will be accumulated throughout the season on a basis of $100 for each regular season point and $250 per playoff point (if applicable) achieved by Brooks. All proceeds will be presented to Big Brothers of Regina.
“Just when we thought we couldn’t cheer any louder for our beloved Regina Pats, Partner Technologies Inc. (PTI) just had to give us one more BIG reason to go crazy every time Adam Brooks scores a point,” said Ash Noureldin, Executive Director for Big Brothers of Regina. “PTI continues to be such a big deal to Big Brothers of Regina, and we could not be more proud of them for powering mentoring programs in their community.”
Last season Brooks tallied 120 points, (38G, 82A). For his efforts, he was awarded the WHL’s Bobby Clarke Trophy as the leagues scoring champion. He continued his torrid scoring pace in the playoffs, totaling 23 points (7G, 16A). If this valuable program had been in place last year, Adam Brooks point totals would have earned Big Brothers $17, 750 from PTI.
“We at Partner Techologies Inc. are very proud and excited to sponsor PTI Brooksy Bucks for Big Brothers,” said PTI CEO George Partyka. “Big Brothers of Regina is a great organization that continues to show tremendous program growth year over year. There is a lot of momentum around the team this year and we are hoping for some big numbers to be put up in support of Big Brothers of Regina.”
Fans can follow along with a running total throughout the season on the Brandt Centre videoboard, ReginaPats.com/BrooksyBucks and with the in-arena signage, found on the front panel of PTI’s club seating box, on the west side concourse.