The Regina Pats got three goals and an assist from Nick Henry in a 10-4 loss to the Vancouver Giants on Friday night.
The Giants scored the game’s first four goals before Nick Henry potted his ninth and it was 4-1 after one. Henry added his second of the contest, 10th of the year early in the frame while shorthanded and the Giants lead was cut to two. Vancouver responded with two from Milos Roman to lead 6-2 after 40 minutes. The Giants got two more early in the third, and then Jake Leschyshyn picked the top corner on the powerplay for his 14th and the Pats trailed 8-3. After Vancouver got their ninth of the night, Henry completed his hat trick on a two on one rush, his 11th of the year and it was 9-4. The Giants added another after that and took the two points in a 10-4 final.
The Pats were outshot 45-28, the powerplay was one for seven and the penalty kill five for eight with a shorthanded goal. Nick Henry had a hat trick and an assist, Jake Leschyshyn put up three points and Max Paddock and Dean McNabb combined to make 35 saves.
The Pats (7-14-0-0) are back in action on Saturday night on the road against the Victoria Royals at 9 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM.
Vancouver – Justin Sourdif (5) unassisted – 0:56.
Vancouver – Bowen Byram (6) unassisted – 2:54 PP.
Vancouver – Jared Dmytriw (3) from Dawson Holt and Owen Hardy – 9:17.
Vancouver – Dawson Holt (3) from Owen Hardy and Matt Barberis – 14:49.
Regina – Nick Henry (9) from Ryker Evans – 16:57.
Regina – Nick Henry (10) from Jake Leschyshyn and Aaron Hyman – 5:20 SH.
Vancouver – Milos Roman (9) from Brayden Watts and Davis Koch – 5:20 PP.
Vancouver – Milos Roman (10) unassisted – 13:01 SH.
Vancouver – Tristen Nielsen (1) from Dylan Plouffe and Davis Koch – 2:25 PP.
Vancouver – Yannik Valenti (3) from Cyle McNabb and Dylan Plouffe – 4:13
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (14) from Aaron Hyman and Nick – 6:00 PP.
Vancouver – Yannik Valenti (4) from Caleb Bulych – 10:43.
Regina – Nick Henry (11) from Jake Leschyshyn from Austin Pratt – 11:41.
Vancouver – Tristen Nielsen (2) from Ty Ettinger and Cyle McNabb – 13:07.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-8-10-(28) Vancouver 19-17-9-(45)
Regina 1/7 Vancouver 3/8
– Nick Henry recorded his second career WHL hat trick, his first since October 14 of 2016 against Kootenay.
– Jake Leschyshyn had a goal and two assists to extend his point streak to nine games, has nine goals and 8 assists in that stretch.
– Austin Pratt has points in five straight with three goals and four assists.
The Pats are back in action on Saturday night on the road against the Victoria Royals at 9 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.