Pats return from break with 6-5 win over the Oil Kings

The Regina Pats were not feeling the effects of Christmas dinner in their return from the holiday break as they defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-5  Monday night at the Brandt Centre.

The Pats were trailing 2-0 before replying with 4 unanswered goals that led the turnaround before jumping out to a 6-3 lead and then hanging on for the win.

Assistant Coach Ken Schneider was happy with the play from his lineup including Braydon Barnett who picked up his first WHL goal “We had all of our young guys in the lineup, the twin boys, the Vaughn boys, we’re missing a lot of key players in our lineup, so I’ll give our guys a lot of credit, young Barnett from Regina played a heck of a hockey game, he played a simple game but he did a lot of things right.”

Tom Cadieux, Ryker Evans and Layton Feist, Drew Englot, and Braxton Whitehead also scored for the Pats

Last night’s win wasn’t an easy according to Schneider especially against the Oil Kings. “Edmonton still has a pretty strong team, even though they are missing some guys there’s a reason why they’re second in the division, pretty proud of the efforts of our guys tonight.”

Matthew Kieper made 29 saves in the win for Regina.

Things will not get any easier for the Pats tomorrow night as they entertain the Winnipeg Ice at the Brandt Centre. You can catch the game on 620CKRM beginning with the pregame show at 6:35.

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