Dean McNabb made 43 saves to lead the Pats to a third straight win on Sunday, 2-1 in Prince Albert over the Raiders.
The Pats got off to a great start with a goal 18 seconds in. Logan Nijhoff cleaned up a loose puck in front for his third of the year to make it 1-0. They extended the lead to 2-0 when Liam Schioler hammered a slap shot from the left circle, off the top corner post and in for his second at the 8:01 mark. The Raiders got one back from Noah Gregor at 12:37 and Regina led 2-1 after one. The Raiders outshot the Pats 13-4 in the second period, but Dean McNabb was solid, stopping all 13 shots and the Pats stayed ahead by one going to the third. In the final frame, McNabb continued his brilliance, making 17 saves and Regina held on for the 2-1 victory.
The Pats were outshot 44-13, the powerplay was oh for two, the penalty kill seven for seven and Dean McNabb made 43 saves in a first star performance.
The Pats (12-24-0-1) will host a rematch with the Raiders on Tuesday at the Brandt Centre at 4 p.m.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (3) from Duncan Pierce – 0:18.
Regina – Liam Schioler (2) from Nikita Sedov – 8:01.
Prince Albert – Noah Gregor (24) from Ozzy Weisblatt – 12:37.
Shots on Goal
Regina 7-4-2-(13) Prince Albert 14-13-17-(44)
Regina 0/2 Prince Albert 0/7
– Logan Nijhoff has goals in back to back games.
– Duncan Pierce has recorded an assist in two straight games.
– The Pats handed Prince Albert their first home loss of the season.
The Pats will host a rematch with the Raiders on Tuesday at the Brandt Centre at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.