Emil Oksanen had two assists and Jake Leschyshyn made his season debut for the Pats who fell 4-2 on Friday night in Medicine Hat. The Tigers opened the scoring in the first period, when Tyler Preziuso tipped a point shot past Tyler Brown. Just over a minute later, Wyatt Sloboshan tied the score when he picked up an Emil Oksanen rebound on the power play. The rapid scoring continued, as the Tigers Mark Rassell outraced the Pats defense to retake the lead at 2-1. In the second period, George King got his second goal of the season to tie the score at two and the score remained that way until the 9:16 mark of the third period when Ryan Chyzowski picked up his second and it was 3-2 Medicine Hat. Zach Fischer scored just under two minutes later to extend the Tigers lead to 4-2 and that stood as the final. Regina was one for four on the power play and was three for three on the penalty kill while Tyler Brown made 27 saves in the defeat. Medicine Hat held the edge in shots at 31-21. The Pats (2-3-1-0) return home on Saturday to host the Saskatoon Blades at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Medicine Hat – Tyler Preziuso (1) from David Quenneville and Linus Nassen – 12:45
Regina – Wyatt Sloboshan (2) from Emil Oksanen and Matt Bradley – 13:55 PP
Medicine Hat – Mark Rassell (5) from David Quenneville and James Hamblin – 14:46
Regina – George King (2) from Marco Creta and Emil Oksanen – 4:02
Medicine Hat – Ryan Chyzowski (2) from Tyler Preziuso and David Quenneville – 9:16
Medicine Hat – Zach Fischer (1) unassisted – 11:13
Shots on Goal
Regina 11-6-4-(21) Medicine Hat 9-11-11-(31)
Regina 1/4 Medicine Hat 0/3
– Matt Bradley had one assist in his first game back in Medicine Hat, where he played three seasons for the Tigers with 168 points in 209 games
– Jake Leschyshyn played his first game of the season and his first action since February 3rd.
– Emil Oksanen had two assists and leads the WHL in Rookie Scoring in both goals (5) and assists (5)
The Pats return home tomorrow night to host the Saskatoon Blades at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.