Matt Bradley’s 23rd goal of the season at the 13:21 mark of the 3rd period was the winner as the Regina Pats beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-4 to end a five game losing streak.
Rookie Logan Nijhoff scored his second goal in as many nights and added an assist while new Pat Jared Legien also chipped in with a helper as Regina improved to a record of 17-18-3.
The game was the sixth of the season between the two Eastern Division rivals with each team having won on home ice.
The Pats will close out the calendar year Saturday in Prince Albert with a game against the Raiders. Prince Albert will be back at the Brandt Centre on New Year’s night.