RECAP: Pats get 33 saves from Max Paddock in 3-2 win in Kamloops Tuesday

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Max Paddock made 33 saves and the Regina Pats picked up their first win of their West coast road trip Tuesday, 3-2 in Kamloops over the Blazers.

The Blazers opened the scoring at 3:46 of the first, Zane Franklin finished off a pretty pass from Orrin Centazzo and it was 1-0 after one. In the second, Marco Creta tied the game for the Pats with his second of the year at the 5:07 mark. It stayed 1-1 until late in the frame, when Jake Leschyshyn forced a turnover in the offensive zone and set up Nick Henry back door for his 12th and the Pats led 2-1 after two. In the third, Riley Krane jammed home a rebound for his third and the Pats led 3-1. Kamloops got one back with just over six minutes left, but Max Paddock shut the door from there and the Pats won 3-2.

The Pats were outshot 35-31 in the win, the powerplay was oh for the three and the penalty kill went three for three. Nick Henry led the offence with a goal and an assist, while Max Paddock made 33 saves.

The Pats (8-15-0-0) continue their road swing on Wednesday in Kelowna against the Rockets at 9 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Kamloops – Zane Franklin (15) from Orrin Centazzo and Quinn Schmiemann – 3:46.

Second Period
Regina – Marco Creta (2) from Sebastian Streu – 5:07.
Regina – Nick Henry (12) from Jake Leschyshyn -19:43.

Third Period
Regina – Riley Krane (3) from Nick Henry – 9:32.
Kamloops – Kyrell Sopotyk (2) from Montana Onyebuchi and Josh Pillar – 13:28.

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-14-7-(31) Kamloops 10-11-14-(35)

Regina 0/3 Kamloops 0/3

Quick Hits
– Max Paddock has given up two or less goals in five straight starts.
– Sebastian Streu has points in three of his first four games in a Pats uniform.
– Jake Leschyshyn’s point streak hits 11 games, has 10 goals and 9 assists in that stretch.

What’s Next?
The Pats continue their road swing on Wednesday in Kelowna against the Rockets at 9 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Saturday, December 1 against the Prince Albert Raiders. 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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