The Regina Pats lost 6-4 to the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. The Blades led 1-0 and 2-1 in the first but goals from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura drew the Pats even at 2-2. Saskatoon then jumped out to a 4-2 lead before Matt Bradley picked up his eighth and it was 4-3 after 20 minutes. The clubs traded goals in the second, Brad Goethals for Saskatoon and then George King for the Pats who trailed 5-4 going to the final period. Regina outshot Saskatoon 13-9 in the third but could not beat Ryan Kubic and Cameron Hebig would score an empty netter with 20 seconds left to give the Blades the 6-4 victory. The Pats outshot Saskatoon 31-27, the powerplay was oh for two and the penalty kill two for three. Matt Bradley led the offence with a goal and an assist while Max Paddock made nine saves on 14 shots and Tyler Brown stopped all 12 he faced. The Pats (3-4-1-0) will hit the road on Friday for their next game in Prince Albert against the Raiders. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre.
Saskatoon – Libor Hajek (1) from Michael Farren and Josh Paterson – 4:50.
Regina – Sam Steel (3) from Owen Williams – 7:58.
Saskatoon – Cameron Hebig (3) from Braylon Shmyr – 10:45.
Regina – Josh Mahura (2) from Bryce Platt – 12:14.
Saskatoon – Seth Bafaro (1) from Braylon Shmyr – 14:44 PP.
Saskatoon – Braylon Shmyr (6) from Cameron Hebig and Brad Goethals – 16:10.
Regina – Matt Bradley (8) from Jonathan Smart – 18:44.
Saskatoon – Brad Goethals (3) from Cameron Hebig and Braylon Shmyr – 5:03.
Regina – George King (3) from Matt Bradley and Koby Morrisseau – 17:17.
Saskatoon – Cameron Hebig (4) unassisted – 19:40 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 11-7-13-(31) Saskatoon 11-7-9-(27)
Regina 0/2 Saskatoon 1/3
– Koby Morrisseau picked up his first point with the Pats with an assist in the second period.
– Matt Bradley extended his point streak to eight games with a goal and an assist. Has eight goals and eight assists in that stretch.
– Wednesday was the first game this season the Pats have not recorded a powerplay goal.
The Pats will hit the road on Friday for their next game in Prince Albert against the Raiders. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. Next home game is Sunday against the Edmonton Oil Kings at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.