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Oksanen scored once in the first and added another in the second to give Regina the 2-0 lead. Red Deer responded on the powerplay and it was 2-1 heading to the third.
That’s when Regina took over starting with Oksanen’s hattrick goal, 4:27 into the period.
Bryce Platt, Josh Mahura and Dawson Davidson added goals after that to give Regina the 6-1 win.
Oksanen’s four points paced the offense while Sam Steel and Dawson Davidson chipped in with three points each and Tyler Brown made 21 saves. Regina outshot Red Deer 38-22, the powerplay was two for hour and the penalty kill six for seven.
- Emil Oksanen recorded his first career hattrick and has eight points in four games to start the year.
- Sam Steel has three points in both of his first two games of the season.
- Dawson Davidson had three points and has two goals and two assists in his last two games.
The Pats (2-2-1) are back in action on Friday night in Medicine Hat against the Tigers at 7 p.m. Next home game is Saturday, October 7 against Saskatoon at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.