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Veteran forwards Adam Brooks (3-2-5) and Sam Steel (1-4-5) led the way for the Pats, each with five point nights. As much as the Pats tried to pull away, they just couldn't shake the Wheaties as the game was tied 1-1 after one period and Regina led 4-2 after 40 minutes.
The Pats led by as much as 5-2 in the third period however a pair of quick goals from Brandon's Tyler Coulter and Ty Lewis made it a 5-4 game midway through the frame.
However Steel scored the eventual insurance goal with 9:14 to go and Brooks iced it with an empty-netter with just :56 left on the clock. Also scoring for the Pats were Austin Wagner, Dawson Leedahl and Connor Hobbs.
Hobbs was my first star, engaging in a pair of fights as well as finding the back of the net. He wound up with 25 penalty minutes including a 5-minute major for kneeing and a 10-minute misconduct at the 12:50 mark of the third. That ended his evening.
Regina outshot the Wheaties 36-35 as they improved their home record to 13-0-4 on the year.
Tyler Brown picked up the win in the Regina goal making 31 saves while Brandon's Jordan Papirny took the loss making 29 saves.
The Pats were 2/4 on the powerplay and 10/10 killing penalties.
Regina (23-3-6) visits Brandon (15-15-4) in the back-end of the home-and-home series Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.