The Regina Pats got 29 saves from Max Paddock en route to a 3-2 road win over the Kootenay ICE on Friday night.
Robbie Holmes opened the scoring for the Pats late in the first period, his fourth of the year and it was 1-0 after one. Sergei Alkhimov extended the lead to 2-0 when he scored on a penalty shot, his second of the year. Five minutes later, Austin Pratt ripped an absolute beauty into the top corner short side from the right circle for his fourth of the season and the Pats lead was 3-0. Kootenay got one back on the powerplay late in the frame and the Regina lead was 3-1 heading to the third. In the final period, Jaeger White scored on a breakaway for the ICE to cut the lead to 3-2. The Pats held on from there, including down two men for 54 seconds, and picked up the victory.
The Regina powerplay was oh for two, the penalty kill four for five and Max Paddock made 29 saves for his first win of the year.
The Pats (2-6-0-0) will wrap up their three-game road trip on Sunday in Calgary against the Hitmen at 2 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (4) from Scott Mahovlich and Logan Nijhoff – 18:20.
Regina – Sergei Alkhimov (2) unassisted – 7:46 PS.
Regina – Austin Pratt (4) from Nick Henry – 12:24.
Kootenay – Cameron Hausinger (2) from Jaeger White and Peyton Krebs – 16:10 PP.
Kootenay – Jaeger White (2) unassisted – 11:22.
Shots on Goal
Regina 11-9-7-(27) Kootenay 8-9-14-(31)
Regina 0/2 Kootenay 1/5
– Austin Pratt extended his point streak to four games. Has four goals and two assists in that stretch.
– Nick Henry also has a four-game point streak with a goal and five assists.
– Logan Nijhoff has an assist in each of the last three games.
The Pats will wrap up their three-game road trip on Sunday in Calgary against the Hitmen at 2 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Wednesday, October 17 against the Spokane Chiefs. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.