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Chandler Stephenson leads Pats to 4-3 shootout win over Wheat Kings

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 10:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Chandler Stephenson leads Pats to 4-3 shootout win over Wheat Kings

REGINA - Chandler Stephenson scored once in regulation then buried the shootout winner to give the Regina Pats a 4-3 comeback victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League on Sunday night.

Morgan Klimchuk had a goal and an assist and Carson Samoridny had a goal for Regina (24-35-7). Kyle Burroughs added two assists.

Jayce Hawryluk had a goal and an assist for Brandon (22-39-6) while Eric Roy and Jason Swyripa had one goal each. Tim McGauley helped out with two assists.

At the midway point of the third the Wheat Kings were up 3-1.

Brandon then let Regina third-liner Carson Samoridny bang in a rebound then gave up a power-play goal to Stephenson with less than five minutes remaining in the period to tie the game up.

Stephenson scored the only shootout goal for the win.

Brandon was 2 for 5 on the power play while Pats scored once on six attempts.

This is the first time in 13 years the Wheat Kings failed to make the playoffs. The Pats also failed to secure a post-season spot.

Teagan Sacher made 28 saves for the win. Corbin Boes stopped 24.

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