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Bailey scores in regulation and shootout as Kootenay edges Regina 5-4

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REGINA - Andrew Bailey recorded a goal and an assist in regulation and added the shootout winner to lead the Kootenay Ice to a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action Friday night.

Coming into the game with similar records, Kootenay (23-20-2-4) and Regina (22-23-1-4) were battling for 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

Regina managed to outshoot Kootenay 15-8 in the first but it was the Ice who went to their dressing room with a 2-0 lead after two quick goals in the last three minutes.

The first came from captain Andrew Bailey, who snuck behind Regina captain Victor Bartley for a stretch pass from Jesse Ismond then beat Regina goalie Linden Rowat with a breakaway wrist shot.

With just nine seconds remaining Kevin King was also allowed to get behind the Regina line and converted a brilliant feed from Joe Antilla behind the net.

In the second the Ice were all over Regina, outshooting the Pats 14-3 while adding two more goals, one from Tylan Stephens and the other from Hayden Rintoul with an assist from Bailey.

The third period was even more lopsided than the second - this time, in Regina's favour. The Pats not only managed to outshoot Kootenay 22-6 but also scored four unanswered goals to force an overtime period.

The first was a beauty by Jordan Eberle, who worked his way out of the corner and popped the water bottle of the net behind Kootenay goalie Todd Matthews at the five minute mark.

A minute later Neal Prokop muscled his way to the net and made it 4-2 with his first goal as a Pat. Five minutes after, while on a power play, Bartley intercepted a Kootenay clearing attempt at the Ice blue-line, walked in and ripped a wrist shot past Mathews to cut Kootenay's lead to one.

Moments later Bartley appeared to have tied the game up during a scramble in front but the goal was waved off after a quick whistle. Seconds later Jordan Weal blasted a slapshot past Matthews to tie the game and force an overtime.

In the extra period the momentum went back to the Ice, who outshot Regina 5-0 but couldn't beat Rowat. However, in the shootout Kootenay regained its scoring touch and scored two goals to Regina's one for the victory.

Matthews (5-9-0-1) made 36 saves for the win while Rowat (15-13-1-3) made 29 saves and suffered his third shootout loss of the season.

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