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Regina Pats need shootout to get past Lethbridge

Pats improve to 5-1 record
Reported by Jamie Nye
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The Regina Pats had to go the distance to get a 5-4 win over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night.

The Pats kept getting the lead but couldn't hold on to it until round five of the shootout, when goaltender Matt Hewitt turned aside Russell Maxwell for the win. Hewitt turned aside 34 shots and is 5-0 between the pipes for Regina.

The Pats continue to impress as they improve to 5-1 on the season and were ranked 4th in the CHL going into this week's games.

Jordan Weal was the best Pat on the ice as he had three assists and started off the shootout with a pretty goal. He was also solid in the faceoff dot for the Pats as well.

The Pats never trailed in the game but gave up a one-goal lead four times. The Pats likely should have had the win in regulation but Brody Sutter was awarded a penalty shot on a questionable call late in the third period. Sutter potted the goal, sending the game to extra time.

Andrew Rieder had two goals in the game for the Pats, who take on the Prince George Cougars on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre.