The Regina Pats got 42 saves from Dean McNabb but fell 4-2 in Medicine Hat on Saturday night.
In the first, the Tigers outshot the Pats 15-7 but Dean McNabb was solid in the Regina goal to keep the game scoreless after 20 minutes. Early in the second, the Pats top line combined to get the game’s first goal. Jadon Joseph finished off his 12th from Ty Kolle and Austin Pratt and it was 1-0. McNabb continued to stand tall to keep the 1-0 lead, but the Tigers finally broke through on their 34th shot of the game, a shorthanded breakaway with 50 seconds left and it was 1-1 after two. In the third, Medicine Hat took their first lead 1:50 in. The Pats got it back seven minutes later when Sergei Alkhimov buried his seventh from the slot to make it 2-2. The Tigers responded five minutes after that to make it 3-2 and added another 1:16 later to go up 4-2, that was the final score.
The Pats were outshot 46-25, the powerplay was oh for two, the penalty kill two for two and Dean McNabb made 42 saves.
The Pats (8-22-0-1) are back in action on Wednesday in Swift Current against the Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Jadon Joseph (12) from Ty Kolle and Austin Pratt – 1:33.
Medicine Hat – James Hamblin (15) from Tyler Preziuso – 19:10 SH.
Medicine Hat – Ryan Jevne (13) from Logan Christensen and Mads Sogaard – 1:50.
Regina – Sergei Alkhimov (7) from Logan Nijhoff and Scott Mahovlich – 8:25.
Medicine Hat – Logan Christensen (3) from Daniel Baker and Ryan Jevne – 13:38.
Medicine Hat – Ryan Jevne (14) unassisted – 14:54.
Shots on Goal
Regina 7-11-7-(25) Medicine Hat 15-19-12-(46)
Regina 0/2 Medicine Hat 0/2
– Dean McNabb made a season high 42 saves and was named the game’s second star.
– Sergei Alkhimov has goals in back to back games.
– Logan Nijhoff and Scott Mahovlich have points in consecutive games.
The Pats are back in action on Wednesday in Swift Current against the Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. The Pats next home game is Friday, December 14 against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.