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The ICE got the scoring started 46 seconds into the first when Alec Baer put home his 23rd and it was 1-0 after one.
In the second, the Pats found a tying goal from Nick Henry, his ninth and it was 1-1. However, Kootenay responded with three straight, one shorthanded, one on the powerplay and one even strength to lead 4-1 after 40 minutes.
The Pats got the game to within two when Matt Bradley picked up his 31st, 6:33 into the third period but the ICE would hold on from there for the 4-2 victory.
Sam Steel led the Pats with two assists while Ryan Kubic made 29 saves.
Regina outshot Kootenay 39-33, the powerplay was oh for five and the penalty kill was one for two.
- Sam Steel extended his point streak to four games with an assist. Has three goals and seven assists in the streak.
- The Pats are now 2-1-0-0 against the ICE this season.
- Cameron Hebig is also riding a four game point streak with four goals and two assists in that stretch.
- The attendance was 6,020.
The Pats (28-23-5) are right back at it Saturday night against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where Funzone Tickets are $13 plus tax.