The Regina Pats snapped a nine-game losing streak on Friday night with a 2-1 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Brandt Centre.
After a scoreless first period, the Warriors powerplay struck early in the second to open the scoring. Kaeden Taphorn picked up his third and Moose Jaw led 1-0. The Pats tied it up at 13:48, when Riley Krane potted his sixth off a turnover and it was 1-1. Regina took the lead late in the period when Steven Zonneveld stepped out of the penalty box and took a stretch feed from Jadon Joseph. Zonneveld skated into the left circle and snapped home his first career WHL goal to make it 2-1 and that was the score after two periods. In the third, the Warriors outshot Regina 8-4, but Dean McNabb stopped them all and the Pats held on for the 2-1 victory.
The Pats were outshot 27-18, the powerplay was oh for four, the penalty kill three for four and Dean McNabb made 26 saves.
The Pats (9-23-0-1) will wrap up the first half of the season on Saturday in Moose Jaw at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Moose Jaw – Kaeden Taphorn (3) from Yegor Buyalski and Daemon Hunt – 3:59 PP.
Regina – Riley Krane (6) unassisted – 13:48.
Regina – Steven Zonneveld (1) from Jadon Joseph – 18:50.
Shots on Goal
Regina 7-7-4-(18) Moose Jaw 9-10-8-(27)
Regina 0/4 Moose Jaw 1/4
– Steven Zonneveld scored his first career WHL goal in the game.
– Riley Krane has goals in back to back games.
– Dean McNabb gave up a season low one goal and picked up his third victory.
The Pats will wrap up the first half of the season on Saturday in Moose Jaw at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday December 28 against the Brandon Wheat Kings. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.