REGINA - Tomas Hricina scored two goals to help the Regina Pats beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
The win ends a seven game losing streak for Regina (24-31-1-5) while the loss leaves Moose Jaw (16-41-1-2) in the basement of the Eastern Conference.
Moose Jaw outshot Regina 34-28 on the night and had an early 2-0 lead thanks to a power-play goal from Martin Filo five minutes in and a short-handed marker from Jason Bast with just over a minute to go.
But just 23 seconds later Regina's Victor Bartley responded with his 13th of the year and the first of five unanswered goals by the Pats. Picking up an assist on the power-play goal was Jordan Weal, who now sits in second place amongst the league's rookie scoring leaders.
Hricina's two goals came in the second period, both banged in after rebounds from point shots for his 10th and 11th of the year. Garrett Mitchell also helped out with his eighth of the year and the eventual game winner when he opted to shoot on a two-on-one and beat Warriors goalie Jeff Bosch.
In the third period, Regina added one more, a short-handed empty netter from Matt Delahey.
Pats goalie Linden Rowat made 34 saves for the win, while at the other end Bosch stopped 23 shots.