The Regina Pats fell 8-5 on home ice Friday night in a back and forth affair with the Medicine Hat Tigers.
The Tigers opened the scoring in the first on the powerplay at the 11:05 mark. Jake Leschyshyn responded for the Pats with his team leading sixth, 1:36 later to make it 1-1. Medicine Hat added another on the powerplay late in the frame and led 2-1 at the break. In the second, the Pats got a tying goal from Liam Schioler, his first, and then 41 seconds later Duncan Pierce scored his third of the year and Regina took their first lead at 3-2. The Tigers came back with four goals in the final 6:16 of the period and led 6-3 after 40 minutes. In the third, Medicine Hat got the lead to 7-3 before Aaron Hyman and Nick Henry each scored their fourth goals of the season to get the Pats within two at 7-5. They would pull the goalie late and Medicine Hat scored into the empty net to make it 8-5 and that was the final score.
The Pats and Tigers tied 36-36 on the shot clock, the Regina powerplay was one for two and the penalty kill four for six. Austin Pratt, Jake Leschyshyn, Duncan Pierce and Koby Morrisseau led Regina with two-point nights, while Max Paddock and Dean McNabb combined to make 28 saves.
The Pats (3-10-0-0) will hit the road on Saturday to take on the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM 2 via 620ckrm.com.
Medicine Hat – Ryan Chyzowski (4) from James Hamblin and Linus Nassen – 11:05 PP.
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (6) from Austin Pratt and Jonas Harkins – 12:36.
Medicine Hat – Josh Williams (1) from Dylan MacPherson and Elijah Brown – 16:37 PP.
Regina – Liam Schioler (1) from Koby Morrisseau and Duncan Pierce – 8:15.
Regina – Duncan Pierce (3) from Marco Creta and Robbie Holmes – 8:56.
Medicine Hat – Ryan Chyzowski (5) from Ryan Jevne and Linus Nassen – 13:44 PP.
Medicine Hat – Logan Christensen (2) from Daniel Baker – 14:16.
Medicine Hat – James Hamblin (8) from Hayden Ostir – 17:05.
Medicine Hat – James Hamblin (9) from Tyler Preziuso and Ryan Chyzowski – 19:43 PP.
Medicine Hat – Jaxon Steele (1) from Dawson Heathcote and Hayden Clayton – 5:24.
Regina – Aaron Hyman (4) from Koby Morrisseau – 8:16.
Regina – Nick Henry (4) from Jake Leschyshyn and Austin Pratt – 16:25 PP.
Medicine Hat – Tyler Preziuso (7) unassisted – 19:16 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-10-16-(36) Medicine Hat 9-13-14-(36)
Regina 1/2 Medicine Hat 4/6
– Duncan Pierce had his first multi-point game of his WHL career.
– Liam Schioler scored his first goal of the season in the defeat.
– The Pats went 54 and 21 in the faceoff circle in the contest.
The Pats will hit the road on Saturday to take on the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM 2 via 620ckrm.com. Next home game is Sunday for Breast Cancer Awareness Night against the Swift Current Broncos at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.