The Regina Pats dropped a tight one, 2-1 at the hands of the Moose Jaw Warriors on Sunday at the Brandt Centre.
The Warriors opened the scoring eight minutes in when Tristin Langan banked in his first of the season from the right goal line to make it 1-0. Langan would add another goal in the first on a five-on-three powerplay for Moose Jaw and it was 2-0 at the break. In the second, the Pats drew to within one when Koby Morrisseau buried his first of the year from the left circle and it was a 2-1 game heading to the third. Regina outshot the Warriors 15-7 in the final frame but could not find the tying goal and lost 2-1.
The Pats went oh for two on the powerplay, the penalty kill was two for three and Max Paddock was named the games second star making 31 saves.
The Pats (0-4-0-0) are off until Friday when they visit the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Moose Jaw – Tristin Langan (1) from Justin Almeida and Brayden Tracey – 8:15.
Moose Jaw – Tristin Langan (2) from Josh Brook and Ryan Peckford – 15:54 5v3 PP.
Regina – Koby Morrisseau (1) from Sergei Alkhimov and Steven Zonneveld – 5:39.
Shots on Goal
Regina 8-9-15-(31) Moose Jaw 14-12-7-(33)
Regina 0/2 Moose Jaw 1/3
– Steven Zonneveld recorded his first WHL assist in the second period.
– Jake Leschyshyn won 23 of 28 faceoffs and has won at least 20 draws in three straight games.
– Koby Morrisseau scored his first goal of the year in the defeat.
The Pats are off until Friday when they visit the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Saturday at the Brandt Centre against the Brandon Wheat Kings at 7 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.