The Regina Pats saw their four game win streak come to an end in a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre. Vancouver scored twice in the opening frame to lead 2-0 after 20 minutes. Regina got one back in the second off the stick of Emil Oksanen, his 10th and it was 2-1 heading to the third. In the final frame, the Giants scored twice in the opening seven minutes to extend the lead to 4-1. Braydon Buziak drew the Pats back to within two with a shorthanded goal for his first of the year and it was 4-2. Regina would pull the goaltender while on the powerplay in the dying moments and the Giants would seal it with an empty net goal and take the game 5-2. The Pats went oh for three on the powerplay in the loss and the penalty kill was one for three. Max Paddock made 45 saves on 49 shots for Regina who were outshot 50-35 in the contest. The Pats (7-5-1-0) kick off a four game road trip on Tuesday when they visit the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Vancouver – James Malm (3) from Brendan Semchuk and Dylan Plouffe – 2:25.
Vancouver – Brendan Semchuk (4) from Brad Morrison and Dawson Holt – 15:07.
Regina – Emil Oksanen (10) from Liam Schioler and Sam Steel – 15:28.
Vancouver – Bowen Byram (1) from Ty Ronning – 2:29 PP.
Vancouver – Milos Roman (4) from Ty Ronning and Brad Morrison – 7:09.
Regina – Braydon Buziak (1) unassisted – 11:47 SH.
Vancouver – Ty Ronning (10) from Dawson Holt – 17:58 EN SH.
Shots on Goal
Regina 15-13-6-(35) Vancouver 12-19-19-(50)
Regina 0/3 Vancouver 1/3 `
– Max Paddock set a career high in saves with 45 in the loss.
– Braydon Buziak scored his first goal of the year and his third shorthanded goal of his career.
– Emil Oksanen scored in the defeat and leads all WHL rookies with 10 goals on the season.
The Pats kick off a four game road trip on Tuesday when they visit the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Tuesday November 1st against the ICE. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.