The Regina Pats lost a wild one at the Brandt Centre on Saturday, 9-4 at the hands of the Red Deer Rebels.
Red Deer scored twice in the first to lead 2-0 at the break and then added another early in the second to go up by three. Sebastian Streu got the Pats on the board on the powerplay with a one-time shot from the left circle for his fourth of the season. Red Deer came back with two in a row to take a 5-1 advantage. Garrett Wright drew the Pats within three later the in the second, his third of the season, and it was 5-2 after 40 minutes. In the third, Duncan Pierce scored 1:22 in, his fifth, and the Pats were within two. Red Deer restored the three-goal lead two minutes later, but again the Pats cut the lead to two thanks to a goal from Brady Pouteau. His first of the season came shorthanded and the Rebels lead was 6-4. Red Deer came back and scored three times in the final six minutes to pick up a 9-4 road win.
The shots on goal were 28-28, Regina was one for six on the powerplay and two for four on the penalty kill with a shorthanded goal. Duncan Pierce and Brady Pouteau led the offence with a goal and an assist each, while Matthew Pesenti and Dean McNabb combined to make 19 saves.
The Pats (12-30-1-1) are back at it on Wednesday night at home to the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Red Deer – Jeff de Wit (22) from Brandon Hagel and Brett Davis – 6:27 PP.
Red Deer – Reese Johnson (19) unassisted – 12:45.
Red Deer – Brett Davis (14) from Brandon Hagel – 4:44 SH.
Regina – Sebastian Streu (3) from Austin Pratt and Riley Krane – 6:05 PP.
Red Deer – Brandon Hagel (24) from Jeff de Wit and Alexander Alexeyev – 6:50.
Red Deer – Josh Tarzwell (6) unassisted – 9:30.
Regina – Garrett Wright (3) from Brady Pouteau and Steven Zonneveld – 15:37.
Regina – Duncan Pierce (5) unassisted – 1:22.
Red Deer – Brandon Hagel (25) from Alexander Alexeyev – 3:58.
Regina – Brady Pouteau (1) from Duncan Pierce – 13:03 SH.
Red Deer – Brandon Hagel (26) unassisted – 14:03.
Red Deer – Zak Smith (9) from Blake Sydlowski and Dawson Barteaux – 17:51 PP.
Red Deer – Oleg Zaytsev (8) from Josh Tarzwell – 18:28.
Shots on Goal
Regina 4-11-13-(28) Red Deer 7-8-13-(28)
Regina 1/6 Red Deer 2/4
– Sebastian Streu has goals in back to back games.
– The Pats scored their fourth short-handed goal of the season in the defeat.
– Regina is now 0-1-0-1 against Red Deer this season.
The Pats are back at it on Wednesday night at home to the Kootenay ICE 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.