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The Pats got the game's first goal early in the first period on the powerplay, Brady Pouteau picked up his second of the year to make it 1-0. The ICE tied it up with eight minutes left in the frame and it was 1-1 after one.
In the second, the Pats powerplay gave them the lead back at 1:58. Sebastian Streu scored from the left circle, his fifth, and it was 2-1. Once again, the ICE tied it on the powerplay and then Valtteri Kakkonen gave them their first lead at 3-2 and Kootenay took that lead to the intermission.
Early in the third, the ICE took a two-goal lead thanks to Davis Murray. Regina got back to within one on a beauty goal from Duncan Pierce at 6:11, his sixth and it was 4-3. The Pats pressed for a tying goal, outshooting Kootenay 12-5 in the third but could not find a fourth marker and fell 4-3.
The Pats outshot the ICE 29-22. The powerplay was 2/9 and the penalty kill was 4/5. Sebastian Streu and Nikita Sedov led the offence with two-point nights, while Dean McNabb made 18 saves.
- Brady Pouteau has points in three straight games, two goals and two assists in that stretch.
- Sebastian Streu has goals in three straight contests.
- Duncan Pierce extended his point streak to three games, has two goals and two assists in that span.
The Pats (12-31-1-1) are back at it on Friday in Saskatoon at 7 p.m. against the Blades on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Saturday against Saskatoon at the Brandt Centre at 7 o’clock. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.