The Regina Pats dropped a 6-3 decision on home ice to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday.
After a scoreless first, the Thunderbirds opened the scoring 7:34 into the second. The Pats tied it 1-1 with a powerplay goal from Robbie Holmes, his ninth, nine minutes into the period. Seattle took the lead once more, but the Regina powerplay stuck with 1:30 left in the second thanks to Sebastian Streu, his second of the season and it was a 2-2 game after 40 minutes. In the third, Seattle went up 3-2 early, the Pats got it even with yet another powerplay goal at 4:16. Riley Krane banged home a rebound for his eighth and it was 3-3. However, the Thunderbirds came back with two powerplay goals of their own and added another late to take the two points in a 6-3 final.
The Pats were outshot 47-22, the powerplay was three for six and the penalty kill three for five. Riley Krane, Robbie Holmes, Kyle Walker and Sebastian Streu led the offence with two points apiece, while Dean McNabb made 41 saves.
The Pats (12-27-1-1) are back in action on Wednesday at home to the Portland Winterhawks at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Seattle – Andrej Kukuca (8) from Jaxan Kaluski and Tyler Carpendale – 7:34.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (9) from Kyle Walker and Sebastian Streu – 9:04 PP.
Seattle – Matthew Wedman (12) from Henrik Rybinski and Nolan Volcan – 12:08.
Regina – Sebastian Streu (2) from Riley Krane and Austin Pratt – 18:30 PP.
Seattle – Noah Philp (14) from Payton Mount and Zach Ashton – 11:54.
Regina – Riley Krane (8) from Robbie Holmes and Kyle Walker – 4:16 PP.
Seattle – Jarret Tyszka (2) from Payton Mount – 8:59 5v3 PP.
Seattle – Andrej Kukuca (9) from Noah Philp – 13:12 PP.
Seattle – Noah Philp (15) from Nolan Volcan – 17:52.
Shots on Goal
Regina 4-12-6-(22) Seattle 20-11-16-(47)
Regina 3/6 Seattle 2/5
– Sebastian Streu has a goal and two assists in his last three games.
– Robbie Holmes has put up eight points in his last eight games.
– The Pats are now 3-3-1-0 in seven games to start the second half of the year.
The Pats are back in action on Wednesday at home to the Portland Winterhawks 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.