RECAP: Pats kick off road trip with hard fought loss in Lethbridge

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The Regina Pats kicked off their three-game road trip with a 4-2 loss in Lethbridge to the Hurricanes on Wednesday night.

The Pats got off and running early when Riley Krane put home a rebound for his first of the year, 1:34 into the first to make it 1-0. The Hurricanes got it back at the 11-minute mark and it was 1-1 after 1. In the second, the Hurricanes scored twice and took a 3-1 lead to the third. Regina got to within one on the powerplay at 7:57 when Robbie Holmes finished off a pretty passing play with Nick Henry and Austin Pratt and it was a 3-2 game. However, with four minutes left, a dump in came off the skates of the linesman into the slot and Ty Kolle would jump on the loose puck and score his second of the night for Lethbridge to make it 4-2 and that was the final score.

The Pats went one for three on the powerplay and the penalty kill was one for two. Robbie Holmes led the offence with a goal and an assist, while Max Paddock made 29 saves.

The Pats (1-6-0-0) continue their road trip on Friday in Cranbrook against the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

 Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Riley Krane (1) from Logan Nijhoff and Robbie Holmes – 1:34.
Lethbridge – Jake Elmer (4) from Jadon Joseph and Jackson Shepard – 11:09.

Second Period
Lethbridge – Ty Kolle (1) from Jordy Bellerive and Igor Merezhko – 5:35 PP.
Lethbridge – Calen Addison (2) from Igor Merezhko and Dylan Cozens – 15:11.

Third Period
Regina – Robbie Holmes (3) from Nick Henry and Austin Pratt – 7:57 PP.
Lethbridge – Ty Kolle (2) from Logan Barlage – 16:01.

Shots on Goal
Regina 11-8-7-(26)    Lethbridge 8-17-8-(33)

Regina 1/3        Lethbridge 1/2

Quick Hits
– Riley Krane scored his first of the year and second career goal in the contest.
– Max Paddock returned to the lineup and made 29 saves.
– Logan Nijhoff and Riley Krane have points in back to back games.

What’s Next?
The Pats continue their road trip on Friday in Cranbrook against the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Wednesday, October 17 against the Spokane Chiefs. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.

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