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Southland Mall Recap: Third period sinks Pats in Prince Albert Friday

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The Regina Pats took a 2-1 lead to the third in Prince Albert on Friday, but fell 6-3 to the Raiders at the Art Hauser Centre.

In the first, the Pats were outshot 13-12 but the game was scoreless after the opening stanza. The Raiders took a 1-0 lead early in the second thanks to Spencer Moe, but five minutes later Drew Englot scored his first goal of his WHL career to tie the game for Regina. It stayed 1-1 until late in the frame, when Logan Nijhoff scored his third of the year and the Pats took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission. In the third, the Raiders scored twice on the powerplay and added two more even strength to take a 5-2 lead. The Pats got one back from Logan Nijhoff, his second of the night and fourth of the season, with 2:27 left to play and it was 5-3. The Raiders would seal the victory with an empty netter in what was a 6-3 final.

The Pats were outshot 41-26, the powerplay was oh for three, the penalty kill was two for four.  Logan Nijhoff led the offence with two goals and Max Paddock made 35 saves.

The Pats (2-11-1-0) will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they host the Red Deer Rebels at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
NO SCORE

Second Period
Prince Albert – Spencer Moe (3) from Ilya Usau and Justin Nachbaur – 1:32.
Regina – Drew Englot (1) from Zach Wytinck and Zack Smith – 6:20.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (3) from Carter Massier and Caiden Daley – 18:09.

Third Period
Prince Albert – Ozzy Wiesblatt (4) from Aliaksei Protas and Ilya Usau – 7:07 PP.
Prince Albert – Reece Vitelli (1) from Ilya Usau and Ozzy Wiesblatt – 9:05 PP.
Prince Albert – Aliaksei Protas (10) from Spencer Moe – 10:34.
Prince Albert – Brayden Watts (6) from Remi Aquilon – 15:22.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (4) from Cole Dubinsky and Ryker Evans – 17:33.
Prince Albert – Spencer Moe (4) from Aliaksei Protas and Brayden Watts – 18:05 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 12-7-7-(26)                  Prince Albert 13-12-16-(41)

Powerplays
Regina 0/3                               Prince Albert 2/4

Quick Hits
– Drew Englot scored his first career goal in the contest.
– Caiden Daley picked up an assist in his first game with the Pats.
– Logan Nijhoff recorded his first career multi-goal game.

What’s Next?
The Pats will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they host the Red Deer Rebels at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.

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