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The Pats opened the scoring 12 minutes into the first, Garrett Wright put home a rebound for his second of the year and it was 1-0 after one.
In the second, Austin Pratt scored his team leading 14th from the right circle to double the Pats lead to 2-0. Brandon got one back later in the period and Regina led 2-1 after 40 minutes.
The third period saw Regina go back ahead by two when Logan Nijhoff scored on a breakaway for his second and it was 3-1 with eight minutes left. Brandon’s Luka Burzan cut the lead in half with just under three minutes left but the Pats held on for the 3-2 victory.
The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 38-20. The powerplay was 0/4 while the penalty kill went 2/2. Max Paddock made 18 saves. Duncan Pierce led the Pats with nine shots on goal and an assist in the win.
- Sebastian Streu has points in consecutive games since the Christmas break.
- The Pats have won back to back games after the Christmas break for the first time since 2007.
- The Pats are now 2-2-0-0 against the Wheat Kings this season.
- The attendance was 5,501.
The Pats (11-24-0-1)are back in action on Sunday on the road against the Prince Albert Raiders at 6 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is January 1 against the Raiders at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.