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Klimchuk strikes twice, including in overtime, as Pats down Broncos 4-3

Thursday, 09.27.2012 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Klimchuk strikes twice, including in overtime, as Pats down Broncos 4-3

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Morgan Klimchuk's second goal Wednesday lifted the Regina Pats to a 4-3 overtime win over the host Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action.

Klimchuk scored 2:09 into overtime to complete the comeback win as Regina (1-2-0)erased a 3-0 first period deficit for its first win of the season.

Trent Ouellette had scored with 5:05 remaining to tie the game and force the extra period.

Swift Current (1-0-2) outshot Regina 23-7 in the first period and got goals from Josh Derko, Zac Mackay, and Justin Spagrud to lead 3-0 after 20 minutes of play.

Derko and Spagrud scored on the power play as Swift Current finished 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Lane Scheidl and Klimchuk scored second-period goals to get the Pats back in the game. Klimchuk's first goal came on the power play as Regina finished 1-for-3 with the extra man.

Matt Hewitt made 38 saves for the win, while Eetu Laurikainen stopped 20 of 24 shots.

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