The Regina Pats lost a tight one, 4-3 to the Kootenay ICE on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre.
The Pats got the games first goal early in the first period on the powerplay, Brady Pouteau picked up his second of the year to make it 1-0. The ICE tied it up with eight minutes left in the frame and it was 1-1 after one. In the second, the Pats powerplay gave them the lead back at 1:58. Sebastian Streu scored from the left circle, his fifth, and it was 2-1. Once again, the ICE tied it on the powerplay and then Valtteri Kakkonen gave them their first lead at 3-2 and Kootenay took that lead to the intermission. Early in the third, the ICE took a two-goal lead thanks to Davis Murray. Regina got back to within one on a beauty goal from Duncan Pierce at 6:11, his sixth and it was 4-3. The Pats pressed for a tying goal, outshooting Kootenay 12-5 in the third but could not find a fourth marker and fell 4-3.
The Pats outshot the ICE 29-22, the powerplay was two for nine and the penalty kill was four for five. Sebastian Streu and Nikita Sedov led the offence with two-point nights, while Dean McNabb made 18 saves.
The Pats (12-31-1-1) are back at it on Friday in Saskatoon at 7 p.m. against the Blades on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Brady Pouteau (2) from Nikita Sedov and Sebastian Streu – 2:03 PP.
Kootenay – Austin Schellenberg (3) unassisted – 12:08.
Regina – Sebastian Streu (5) from Nikita Sedov and Riley Krane – 1:58 PP.
Kootenay – Jakin Smallwood (6) from Peyton Krebs and Marco Creta – 4:32 PP.
Kootenay – Valtteri Kakkonen (1) from Connor McClennon and Chase Hartje – 11:09.
Kootenay – Davis Murray (7) unassisted – 1:38.
Regina – Duncan Pierce (6) from Logan Nijhoff and Tyson Feist – 6:11.
Shots on Goal
Regina 8-9-12-(29) Kootenay 6-11-5-(22)
Regina 2/9 Kootenay 1/5
– Brady Pouteau has points in three straight games, two goals and two assists in that stretch.
– Sebastian Streu has goals in three straight contests.
– Duncan Pierce extended his point streak to three games, has two goals and two assists in that span.
The Pats are back at it on Friday in Saskatoon at 7 p.m. against the Blades on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Saturday against Saskatoon at the Brandt Centre at 7 o’clock. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.