The Regina Pats lost a tight one, 3-1 to the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Brandt Centre on Friday night.
In the first, the Pats scored the first goal just as their first powerplay of the game expired. Ty Kolle got a shot away from the top of the right circle to score his 14th and Regina led 1-0, four minutes in. Moose Jaw found the tying goal five minutes later on the powerplay from Justin Almeida and 43 seconds later, Carson Denomie scored to make it 2-1 Warriors and that was the score after the first. In the second, the Warriors outshot Regina 9-6 but neither team would score, and it was 2-1 after 40 minutes. In the third, the Pats outshot Moose Jaw 7-4 but the Warriors got an empty net goal with 19 seconds left to lead 3-1 and take the two points.
The Pats were outshot 32-20, the powerplay was oh for four, the penalty kill was three for four, while Max Paddock made 29 saves on 31 shots in a first star performance.
The Pats (18-43-1-2) will hit the road Saturday for a rematch with the Warriors in Moose Jaw at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Ty Kolle (14) from Ryker Evans and Brady Pouteau – 3:53.
Moose Jaw – Justin Almeida (28) from Jett Woo and Josh Brook – 9:08 PP.
Moose Jaw – Carson Denomie (6) from Keenan Taphorn and Josh Brook – 9:51.
Moose Jaw – Brayden Tracey (33) from Justin Almeida – 19:41 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 7-6-7-(20) Moose Jaw 19-9-4-(32)
Regina 0/4 Moose Jaw 1/4
– The Pats scored the first goal of the game on Friday for the first time in seven contests.
– Brady Pouteau has a goal and three assists in five games against Moose Jaw this season.
– Austin Pratt played in his 250th career WHL game on Friday.
The Pats will hit the road Saturday for a rematch with the Warriors in Moose Jaw at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.