The Regina Pats got 34 saves from Max Paddock in a 4-1 defeat at home to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon at the Brandt Centre.
In the first, the Pats outshot the Hurricanes 13-8 but neither team would score, and it was scoreless after the opening period. In the second, the Hurricanes scored three times in the first 13 minutes, Nick Henry, Jordy Bellerive and Dylan Cozens with the markers and Lethbridge led 3-0. The Pats got on the board at 14:23 on the powerplay, Austin Pratt tipped home his 24th to make it a 3-1 game. The Hurricanes responded 32 seconds later on a goal from Jake Elmer and it was 4-1 after two periods. In the third, the Pats outshot the Hurricanes 10-9 but the period went scoreless and Lethbridge took the two points in a 4-1 final.
The Pats outshot the Hurricanes 39-38, the powerplay was one for five, the penalty kill three for three and Max Paddock made 34 saves.
The Pats (18-42-1-2) are off until Friday when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Lethbridge – Nick Henry (26) from Jordy Bellerive – 3:30.
Lethbridge – Jordy Bellerive (29) from Nick Henry and Calen Addison – 4:23.
Lethbridge – Dylan Cozens (32) from Taylor Ross and Jake Elmer – 12:51.
Regina – Austin Pratt (24) from Sebastian Streu and Brady Pouteau – 14:23 PP.
Lethbridge – Jake Elmer (36) from Taylor Ross and Dylan Cozens – 14:55.
Shots on Goal
Regina 13-16-10-(39) Lethbridge 8-21-9-(38)
Regina 1/5 Lethbridge 0/3
– Austin Pratt scored his team leading 24th goal of the year.
– Sebastian Streu picked up an assist in his first game back after missing three games with injury.
– Regina finishes their season series against Lethbridge with a 1-3-0-0 record.
The Pats are off until Friday when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.