Pats move into playoff position with win in Lethbridge

One night after the Regina Pats blew a lead in the third period, they were able to come from behind and earn a victory against the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Three unanswered goals in the final frame proved to be the difference, as the Pats were trailing 4-3 after the Hurricanes took the lead at the 7:50 mark of the third period.

The penalty kill unit was a big factor in the win says Assistant Coach Ken Schneider. “Our penalty kill was tremendous late in the game,  really want to get into that situation, but it happened and there’s a physical game out there. So kudos to our whole team tonight.”

Layton Feist scored the game winning goal for the Pats.  Schneider was happy to see Feist rebound from a tough game in Medicine Hat with a strong effort in Lethbridge.”He has that ability to score, he came to practice this morning, he was shooting the puck really well, he had a good clear head, so I’m proud of him for that.”

Connor Bedard led the scoring charge with a pair of goals including his 40th of the season. Logan Nijhoff, Neithan Salame, Jakob Brook and Cole Dubinsky also scored for the Pats.

Matthew Kieper made 31 saves to earn his 16th win of the season.

The win moves the Pats into the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and now the Pats are only a point behind the Hurricanes for the 7th seed.

The next action for the Pats will be Saturday night when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors. You can catch the game on 620 CKRM beginning with the pregame show at 6:35, opening faceoff is 7:00.

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