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RECAP: Pats finish pre-season with 5-2 loss in Prince Albert

 

The Regina Pats finished their 2019 pre-season schedule with a 5-2 road loss to the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday night.

The Pats opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game when Makai Mitchell hammered home a one-timer from the left point. Ryker Evans and Cole Dubinsky drew assists on the 1-0 goal. The Raiders responded with a powerplay goal at the 11-minute mark to tie the game at one. In the second, Prince Albert went ahead 2-1 when Ozzy Wiesblatt tipped in a shot from Cole Fonstad on the powerplay. The Pats got back to even terms with 16 seconds left in the frame while shorthanded, Robbie Holmes scored on a breakaway for his first of the pre-season and it was 2-2 after 40 minutes. In the third, the Raiders took the lead back when Max Martin got a shot to go off a defender and in to make it 3-2, two minutes in. P.A. got another from Cole Fonstad with less than three minutes left and he would score into an empty net as well in what was a 5-2 final. Regina finishes the pre-season with a 2-3-0-2 record.

The Pats outshot the Raiders 34-27, the powerplay went oh for seven and the penalty kill six for eight with a shorthanded goal. Max Paddock made 22 saves on 26 shots in the defeat.

The Pats will kick off their 2019-20 season on Friday in their A&W Home Opener against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Makai Mitchell (1) from Ryker Evans and Cole Dubinsky – 3:26.
Prince Albert – Ilya Usau (2) from Cole Fonstad and Max Martin – 11:02 PP.

Second Period
Prince Albert – Ozzy Wiesblatt (6) from Cole Fonstad and Remi Aquilon – 14:11 PP.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (1) unassisted – 19:44 SH.

Third Period
Prince Albert – Max Martin (1) from Cole Nagy and Nolan Allan – 2:44.
Prince Albert – Cole Fonstad (1) from Max Martin – 17:08.
Prince Albert – Cole Fonstad (2) from Ozzy Wiesblatt and Max Martin – 19:28 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-15-9-(34)             Prince Albert 8-5-14-(27)

Powerplays
Regina 0/7                              Prince Albert 2/8

What’s Next?
The Pats will kick off their 2019-20 season on Friday in their A&W Home Opener against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com.

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