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In the first, Cole Reinhardt and Luka Burzan would score for the Wheat Kings and they led 2-0 after the opening period, despite the Pats outshooting Brandon 14-9 in the period.
In the second, the Pats found their first goal on the powerplay at 7:46. Cole Dubinsky buried his fifth of the year from the right circle and it was 2-1. Then, at 16:15 the Pats drew even when Sergei Alkhimov took a beautiful stretch pass from Brady Pouteau, drove the net and scored his 12th to make it 2-2 and that was the score after 40 minutes.
In the third, the Wheat Kings took the lead 3-2 just 1:12 into the period. Eight minutes later, the Pats exploded for three goals in a span of 1:31 to take a two-goal lead. First, Liam Schioler got his fifth on a shot from the right point, Brett Clayton then tucked home his fifth to make it 4-3 and finally Sergei Alkhimov finished off his second of the night, 13th of the year, to make it 5-3 with nine minutes left. The Wheat Kings got one back with eight minutes left in the contest, but the Pats held on from there for a 5-4 victory.
The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 44-38. The powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill went two for two. Cole Dubinksy, Sergei Alkhimov and Nikita Sedov led the offence with two-point nights, while Dean McNabb made 34 saves.
- Brady Pouteau played in his 200th WHL game on Friday night and picked up an assist.
- Liam Schioler and Brett Clayton scored a goal in their final home game of their WHL careers.
- Seven Pats rookies tallied at least a point in the victory.
The Pats will wrap up the season on Saturday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings at 6:30 Regina time on 620 CKRM.