The Regina Pats completed their season series with the Tigers in Medicine Hat on Friday night with a 5-2 defeat.
The Tigers opened the scoring six minutes into the first, Elijah Brown tipped one home to make it 1-0. The Pats drew even late in the frame, Riley Krane picked up his ninth of the campaign and it was a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes. In the second, Brett Kemp scored twice for Medicine Hat, one even strength and one on the powerplay to make it 3-1. The Pats responded with a goal from Sebastian Streu, his third, and the Medicine Hat lead was cut to 3-2. However, the Tigers added another two goals in the final five minutes of the frame to lead 5-2 at the break. Matthew Pesenti started in the Pats goal to start the third, his WHL debut, and he made four saves to post a zero, but the Pats fell 5-2.
The Pats were outshot 28-22, the powerplay was oh for two, the penalty kill was five for seven and Dean McNabb and Matthew Pesenti combined to make 23 saves.
The Pats (12-29-1-1) are back on home ice Saturday for Barret Jackman Bobblehead Night against the Red Deer Rebels at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Medicine Hat – Elijah Brown (7) from Trevor Longo – 6:36.
Regina – Riley Krane (9) from Sergei Alkhimov and Brady Pouteau – 19:21.
Medicine Hat – Brett Kemp (23) from Bryan Lockner and Elijah Brown – 4:46.
Medicine Hat – Brett Kemp (24) from Corson Hopwo and Bryan Lockner – 8:16 PP.
Regina – Sebastian Streu (3) from Duncan Pierce – 12:53.
Medicine Hat – Cole Clayton (3) from Trevor Longo and Corson Hopwo -15:01.
Medicine Hat – Linus Nassen (5) from Tyler Preziuso and Ryan Jevne – 19:52 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 5-13-4-(22) Medicine Hat 12-12-4-(28)
Regina 0/2 Medicine Hat 2/7
– Matthew Pesenti made his WHL debut, playing the final 20 minutes in the Pats goal.
– Riley Krane is now tied for 6th among all WHL rookies with nine goals.
– Sebastian Streu has two goals and an assist in his last three games.
The Pats are back on home ice Saturday for Barret Jackman Bobblehead Night against the Red Deer Rebels at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.