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The Pats came out strong in the first, outshooting the Wheat Kings 17-10, but gave up a powerplay goal with less than a second left in the frame and trailed 1-0 at the break.
Brandon extended the lead to 2-0 early in the second thanks to Jonny Hooker at 2:34. Austin Pratt responded for the Pats, his third of the season and it was a 2-1 game. The Wheat Kings came back with four unanswered and led 6-1 at the intermission.
The Pats got goals from Nick Henry and Scott Mahovlich, both their firsts of the season in the third but fell 7-3.
- Garrett Wright picked up his first career assist in the defeat.
- Carter Woodside made his WHL debut in the third and stopped eight of nine shots faced.
- Parker Gavlas picked up an assist in his season debut.
- Melees broke out late in the third period when Regina's Sergei Alkihmov picked up 2-5-&-10 for instigating, fighting and a misc with 3:10 remaining. Pats captain Jake Leshyhsyn got 5-&-5 for spearing and fighting with 1:12 to go.
The Pats will kick off a three-game Central Division road trip on Wednesday in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Wednesday, October 17 against the Spokane Chiefs. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.