The Regina Pats dropped a back and forth affair with the Medicine Hat Tigers, 8-5, at the Brandt Centre on Friday night. Medicine Hat jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead but the Pats got to within one before the intermission. In the second the Tigers scored twice to the Pats one and it was 5-3 after two. In the third, the Pats drew even at 5-5 but the Tigers responded with three in a row, one into an empty net and picked up the two points. Sam Steel led the Pats with a goal and three assists while Max Paddock made 26 saves in goal. Regina was two for four on the powerplay in the loss and outshot Medicine Hat 41-34. The Pats next action is Saturday on the road in Swift Current. Puck drop with the Broncos is at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM
Medicine Hat – Steven Owre (16) from Clayton Kirichenko and Chad Butcher – 5:31 PP.
Medicine Hat – Mark Rassell (19) from James Hamblin and Brad Forrest – 10:03.
Medicine Hat – Mark Rassell (20) unassisted – 11:14.
Regina – Dawson Leedahl (20) from Connor Hobbs and Sam Steel – 14:22 PP.
Regina – Adam Brooks (25) from Sam Steel and Filip Ahl – 18:54 PP.
Medicine Hat – John Dahlstrom (20) from Matt Bradley and Mason Shaw – 1:51.
Regina – Sam Steel (33) from Nick Henry and Dawson Davidson – 2:36.
Medicine Hat – John Dahlstrom (21) from Chad Butcher and Clayton Kirichenko – 17:33.
Regina – Jeff de Wit (6) from Jake Leschyshyn and Sergey Zborovskiy – 4:57.
Regina – Dawson Leedahl (21) from Dawson Davidson and Sam Steel – 6:00.
Medicine Hat – Steven Owre (17) from Chad Butcher – 8:44.
Medicine Hat – Zach Fischer (25) from Steven Owre – 15:01.
Medicine Hat – Zach Fischer (26) from Steven Owre – 16:57 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 12-13-16-(41) Medicine Hat 16-8-10-(34)
Regina 2/4 Medicine Hat 1/4
– Sam Steel’s four points puts him at 80 points on the season which leads the WHL.
– Jeff de Wit has two goals and an assist in four games with the Pats.
– Adam Brooks has three goals and six assists in his last four games.
The Pats next action is Saturday on the road in Swift Current. Puck drop with the Broncos is at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM and Access 7. The next home game at the Brandt Centre is Sunday against Brandon at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office. Come into Subway and order a Pats Fresh Value Meal (sandwich, 21 oz. drink and side) and receive a free bronze level ticket to a Pats home game! While supplies last at participating restaurants in Regina.