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RECAP: Pats lose 5-2 in preseason finale

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The Regina Pats concluded the 2018 WHL preseason with a 5-2 loss at home to the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday night. Regina finished the preseason with a 3-3-0-0 record.

In the first period, the Raiders got goals from Justin Nachbaur and Brett Leason and led 2-0 at the break. In the second, Nachbaur scored again to make it 3-0 Raiders but Regina drew to within one after two goals from Logan Nijhoff. Sean Montgomery got one back for Prince Albert late in the frame and it was 4-2 Raiders after two. In the third, Carson Miller scored on the powerplay to make it 5-2 Prince Albert and that was the final score.

The Pats were oh for four on the powerplay and the penalty kill went two for five. Logan Nijhoff led the offence with two goals and Kyle Dumba made 20 saves in the defeat.

The Pats will kick off the 2018 regular season on Friday in Prince Albert against the Raiders at 7 p.m. Regina will host their home opener on Saturday, September 22 against the Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Prince Albert – Justin Nachbaur (2) from Max Martin and Sean Montgomery – 8:32 PP.
Prince Albert – Brett Leason (2) unassisted – 10:10.

Second Period
Prince Albert – Justin Nachbaur (3) from Konrad Belcourt and Spencer Moe – 2:06.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (1) from Nikita Sedov and Scott Mahovlich – 6:01.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (2) from Carter Massier – 11:58.
Prince Albert – Sean Montgomery (1) from Spencer Moe and Max Martin – 19:16 PP.

Third Period
Prince Albert – Carson Miller (3) from Cole Fonstad and Brett Leason – 5:44 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 8-13-7-(28)    Prince Albert 8-9-8-(25)

Powerplays
Regina 0/4        Prince Albert 3/5

Quick Hits
– Logan Nijhoff scored his first two goals of the preseason in the defeat.
– Nikita Sedov finished the preseason with seven points in five games.
– Austin Pratt led Regina with five shots on goal on Friday night.

What’s Next?
The Pats will kick off the 2018 regular season on Friday in Prince Albert against the Raiders at 7 p.m. Regina will host their home opener on Saturday, September 22 against the Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office. The 50/50 pot for the home opener will start at $60,000!

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