Pats gain ground on the Raiders in the playoff race with 4-3 win

The Regina Pats picked up a pair of valuable points on Saturday night with a 4-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders.

With the victory, the Pats now trail the Raiders by five points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Goalie Kelton Pyne. Photo: Keith Hershmiller

Jaxsin Vaughan opened the scoring for the Pats, taking advantage of a Raiders turnover as he collected his 10th goal of the season.

Sam Oremba extended Regina’s lead with a power play marker, banging home a rebound from Ty Gibson’s point shot, picking up his 10th goal of the season as well.

In the third period, the Raiders tied the game with a pair of goals in a 1:48 span as Krzysztof Macias and former Pat Sloan Stanick scored for Prince Albert to tie the game.

Tye Spencer provided the Pats with the go-ahead goal on the power play.

Anthony Wilson provided a much need insurance marker for Regina.

Brayden Dube added late marker to make the final 4-3.

Tanner Howe had a pair of assists for Regina in the win.

Kelton Pyne made 26 saves in the win, and also picked up an assist on Wilson’s goal.

Max Hildebrand made 24 saves for Prince Albert.

The Pats will close out their weekend on Sunday when they head to Saskatoon to meet the Blades.

Coverage on 620 CKRM begins at 3:35, with the opening faceoff at 4:00.

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