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Regina led 4-3 after the first period thanks to a pair of goals from both Josh Mahura and Nick Henry.
Mahura scored the teddy bear goal four minutes into the game.
The Rockets responded with two in the second and two more in the third to take a 7-4 lead. Mahura would complete his hattrick on the powerplay with his 11th of the year in the final minute but the Pats went on to fall 7-5 on home ice.
Regina outshot Kelowna 37-32, the powerplay was 2/4 and the penalty kill was 1/1.
Mahura led the offence with four points, Matt Bradley had three while Sam Steel and Nick Henry put up two. Tyler Brown made 19 saves in just over two periods of work, Max Paddock came in and stopped six of seven.
- Josh Mahura picked up his first career hattrick in the loss.
- Nick Henry scored twice and has three goals and six assist in his last five games.
- Jake Leschyshyn has points in four straight (2G, 2A).
The Pats (15-14-2) are right back at it on Saturday night against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. 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.