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Parker Berge of Regina Pats puts game on ice with OT goal

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The Regina Pats have been enjoying some “tender moments” lately.

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Goalkeeping, which held back the Pats for most of the 2022-23 WHL campaign, was a strong point during the first four exhibition games of this season, three of which concluded with a win by Regina.

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Most recently, the Pats defeated the Winnipeg Ice 3-2 in overtime on Thursday at the Brandt Center, where Parker Berge scored 1:47 in a sudden-death game.

The game could have been decided on OT’s first shot, after Zach Benson – who scored both of Winnipeg’s goals – went end-to-end, getting into a one-on-one situation with Pats goalkeeper Koen MacInnes.

MacInnes made the stop and shortly afterwards thwarted Aiden Oiring from close range, before the Pats took off with a rush that culminated in Berge’s game winner.

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The first and second periods were similar, with Regina scoring first and Winnipeg answering.

Borya Valis opened the score at 8:17 in the match, but Benson evened the match at 18:57.

Tye Spencer gave Regina a 2-1 lead at 3:50 of the second period, but Benson’s second goal – at 8:38 – created another deadlock.

Luke Bateman had two assists for the Pats, whose pre-season finale is scheduled for Saturday in Winnipeg.

On September 23, Regina will kick off the regular season by meeting arch-rival Moose Jaw Warriors (7 p.m., Brandt Center), who will host the rematch the following evening.

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