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Weal has four points as Regina takes Medicine Hat 6-5 in shootout

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REGINA - Jordan Weal had a goal, three assists and the shootout winner to lead the Regina Pats to a 6-5 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League action Saturday night.

Also chipping in for the Pats (18-24-3) was Jordan Eberle with a goal and two assists and Carter Ashton with a goal and an assist. Matt Strueby and Colten Teubert also had markers.

Mark Isherwood, Taylor Gal, Tristan King, Matt MacKay and Kale Kessy found the back of the net for Medicine Hat (25-14-7).

The struggling Pats came into the game losers in four of their last five games while Medicine Hat entered the action first in the central division and second in the Eastern Conference.

The two teams swapped goals in the first with Isherwood scoring on the power play with a slapshot for Medicine Hat and Eberle with his 30th of the season with an assist from Weal.

In the second Regina added three more, Strueby with his 26th, Teubert with a big blast from the point and Ashton with his 17th. Picking up two more assists was Weal while Garrett Mitchell and Cass Mappin also had helpers in the period.

Medicine Hat responded with two, one on the power play from MacKay and the other from Kessy to get Medicine Hat within one. Medicine Hat also had a goal disallowed by the video goal judge in the period.

Picking up two assists on the Tigers' two second period goals was Emerson Etem, a native of Long Beach, California and one of the WHL's top three rookie scorers with 45 points (28 goals, 17 assists).

Just over two minutes into the third Medicine Hat's King scored a short-handed goal after a bad Regina turnover to tie the game up. Weal answered back two minutes later on the power play to put the Pats in front and record his fourth point of the night.

But with less then three minutes to go in the period Medicine Hat's Gal took a nice feed from Linden Vey and scored to force overtime.

The extra frame solved nothing and neither did Eberle and Ashton's shootout goals because Medicine Hat's MacKay and Wacey Hamilton also scored on their one-on-ones.

But after Weal tucked one in from a sharp angle it was up to Medicine Hat's Mark Isherwood and Regina goalie Brett Martyniuk and Regina came out on top.

Making 23 stops for the win was Brett Martyniuk (3-3-0-0) while Deven Dubyk made 37 stops in defeat.

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