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WHL: Klimchuks OT winner as Pats down Broncos

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The Canadian Press
9/27/2012 1:11:33 AM
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Morgan Klimchuk got it done in regulation time and overtime on Wednesday.

Klimchuk's second goal of the night lifted the Regina Pats to a 4-3 overtime win over the host Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action.

Klimchuk scored 2:09 into the extra period to complete the comeback win as Regina (1-2-0) erased a 3-0 first period deficit for its first win of the season.

Trent Ouellette had scored with 5:05 remaining to tie the game and force the extra period.

Swift Current (1-0-2) outshot Regina 23-7 in the first period and got goals from Josh Derko, Zac Mackay, and Justin Spagrud to lead 3-0 after 20 minutes of play.

Derko and Spagrud scored on the power play as Swift Current finished 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Lane Scheidl and Klimchuk scored second-period goals to get the Pats back in the game. Klimchuk's first goal came on the power play as Regina finished 1-for-3 with the extra man.

Matt Hewitt made 38 saves for the win, while Eetu Laurikainen stopped 20 of 24 shots.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Edmonton 3 Lethbridge 0 and Brandon 9 Saskatoon 6.

Oil Kings 3 Hurricanes 0

At Lethbridge, Alta., Tristan Jarry made 20 saves as Edmonton blanked the Hurricanes.

Henrik Samuelsson had a goal and an assist for Edmonton (3-0-0), while T.J. Foster and Curtis Lazar also scored.

Ty Rimmer stopped 57 shots for Lethbridge (1-2-0).

Wheat Kings 9 Blades 6

At Brandon, Man., Jens Meilleur and Alessio Bertaggia had two goals and an assist each as the Wheat Kings defeated Saskatoon.

Nick Buonassisi and Ryan Pulock added a goal and two assists each for the Wheat Kings (3-0-0). Tyler Yaworski scored two goals, including an empty-netter, while Jason Swyripa rounded out the Brandon scoring.

Josh Nicholls had two goals and an assist for the Blades (1-1-0), while Matt Revel, Nick Zajac, Matej Stransky and Lukas Sutter also scored.

(With files from the Brandon Sun)

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