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The Pats got off to a good start when Sergei Alkhimov scored the teddy bear toss goal at 6:28, his fifth of the year and Regina led 1-0. 50 seconds later, Austin Pratt buried a rebound for his 11th and the Pats led 2-0 after one.
After a scoreless second, the Pats took the two-goal lead into the third. The Tigers started the comeback early with a goal from Bryan Lockner, 1:19 in. Josh Williams tied it for the visitors at 7:13, assisted by Cole Sillinger, the son of Pats great Mike Sillinger.
It stayed 2-2 until late when James Hamblin finished off an odd-man rush for Medicine Hat to make it 3-2 and that was the final score.
The Pats were outshot 41-32. The powerplay was 0/4 while the penalty kill went 5/5. Max Paddock made 38 saves to earn second star honours.
- Sergei Alkhimov scored the teddy bear goal, snapping a 12-game goalless drought.
- Ty Kolle picked up an assist and has a goal and a helper in his first three games with the Pats.
- Austin Pratt tied the team lead with his 11th goal and leads the team with 25 points.
The Pats (8-20) will hit the road this week for a Central Division swing starting Wednesday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.