RECAP: Max Paddock’s first WHL shutout leads Pats past Broncos
Max Paddock made 20 saves for his first shutout in the WHL and the Pats outlasted the Swift Current Broncos 2-0 on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre.
The Pats got the game’s first goal with 38 seconds left in the first when Austin Pratt set up Jake Leschyshyn on the back door and he tapped in his team leading 13th of the season. Pats led 1-0 after one. In the second, The Pats got the lead to 2-0, when Scott Mahovlich tipped home a Brady Pouteau point shot for his third of the season and the Pats took that lead to the break. Max Paddock shut the door in the third making 11 saves to complete his first career WHL shutout and the Pats won a third straight game, 2-0 the final.
The Pats outshot the Broncos 24-20, the powerplay was oh for three and the penalty kill one for one. Regina finished their five-game home stand with a 4-1-0-0 record.
The Pats (7-12-0-0) will kick off a stretch of seven straight on the road on Tuesday when they visit the Kootenay ICE at 8 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (13) from Austin Pratt and Nick Henry – 19:22.
Regina – Scott Mahovlich (3) from Brady Pouteau and Logan Nijhoff – 2:03.
Shots on Goal
Regina 7-6-9-(24) Swift Current 4-5-11-(20)
Regina 0/3 Swift Current 0/1
– Max Paddock recorded his first career shutout, making 20 saves.
– Brady Pouteau picked up his first point of the year with an assist in the second period.
– The Pats have won three in a row for the first time this year and finish their five-game home stand with a 4-1-0-0 record.
The Pats will kick off a stretch of seven straight on the road on Tuesday when they visit the Kootenay ICE at 8 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Saturday December 1 against the Prince Albert Raiders. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.