The Regina Pats lost a back and forth affair with the Calgary Hitmen, 4-3 at the Stampede Corral on Wednesday night.
In the first, the Pats outshot Calgary 10-9 and had one powerplay, but the Hitmen killed it off and it was scoreless after one. In the second, the Hitmen took the lead on a goal from Kaden Elder. The Pats got it tied and then took the lead as Ty Kolle scored his 9th and 10th and Regina led 2-1. Calgary found a tying goal before the end of the frame and it was 2-2 after 40 minutes. In the third, Calgary went up 3-2, 35 seconds into the period. Ty Kolle then completed his hat trick at the five-minute mark and the game was tied again at 3-3. It stayed that way until late when Riley Stotts gave Calgary the 4-3 lead with 3:19 left and that was the final score.
The Pats were outshot 38-36, the powerplay was oh for four and the penalty kill was three for three. Ty Kolle led the offence with three goals and Max Paddock made 34 saves.
The Pats (14-36-1-2) will continue their road trip on Friday against the Red Deer Rebels at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Calgary – Kaden Elder (21) from Mark Kastelic and Cale Zimmerman – 0:54.
Regina – Ty Kolle (9) from Sebastian Streu and Austin Pratt – 10:50.
Regina – Ty Kolle (10) unassisted – 14:08.
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (37) from Luke Prokop and Cael Zimmerman – 15:23.
Calgary – Kaden Elder (22) unassisted – 0:35.
Regina – Ty Kolle (11) from Steven Zonneveld – 5:09.
Calgary – Riley Stotts (15) from James Malm and Riley Fiddler-Schultz – 16:41.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-15-11-(36) Calgary 9-15-14-(38)
Regina 0/4 Calgary 0/3
– Ty Kolle scored his first career WHL hat trick in the contest.
– The Pats are now 1-2-0-0 against Calgary this season.
– Sebastian Streu recorded his 16th point in 25 games this year.
The Pats will continue their road trip on Friday against the Red Deer Rebels at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday, February 15 against the Edmonton Oil Kings 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.