Southland Mall Recap: Carrier and Denomie shine in Pats 7-4 win over Moose Jaw Tuesday

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Cole Carrier and Carson Denomie each had three points, while Spencer Welke made 20 saves in his first WHL start and the Regina Pats beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 7-4 at the Brandt Centre on Tuesday night.

In the first, the Pats took an early lead when Cole Carrier buried his second of the season at the 3:44 mark. The Warriors tied it on a penalty shot at 5:19 and then took a 2-1 lead at 7:21 of the first on a goal from Carson Sass. The Pats responded at 16:34 when Ryker Evans slid home his seventh and it was 2-2 after the opening period. In the second, Regina took the lead at 3:10 when Logan Nijhoff tipped in a point shot for his 15th to make it 3-2. The Pats outshot Moose Jaw 13-4 in the frame and took a 3-2 lead to the third. Cole Carrier added to the lead, 3:38 into the third with his second of the night and third of the season. Zack Smith then scored his 12th and Carson Denomie his 21st and the Pats went up 6-2. The Warriors came back with two goals and trailed 6-4 with eight minutes left to play. Regina would seal it on a goal from Carter Chorney, his seventh, to make it 7-4 and that was the final score.

The Pats outshot the Warriors 41-24, the powerplay was oh for four and the penalty kill three for four. Cole Carrier and Carson Denomie led the offence with three-point nights, while Spencer Welke made 20 saves for his first win in his first ever WHL start.

The Pats (21-33-4-2) will return to action on Friday night when they visit the Saskatoon Blades at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Cole Carrier (2) from Makai Mitchell – 3:44.
Moose Jaw – Martin Lang (15) unassisted – 5:19 PS.
Moose Jaw – Carson Sass (1) from Eric Alarie and Kyle Crosbie – 7:21.
Regina – Ryker Evans (7) from Austin Pratt – 16:34.

Second Period
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (15) from Zach Wytinck and Robbie Holmes – 3:10.

Third Period
Regina – Cole Carrier (3) from Carson Denomie and Sloan Stanick – 3:38.
Regina – Zack Smith (12) from Austin Pratt and Cole Dubinsky – 6:54.
Regina – Carson Denomie (21) from Cole Carrier – 7:57.
Moose Jaw – Garrett Wright (4) from Jagger Firkus and Eric Alarie – 8:32.
Moose Jaw – Tate Popple (11) from Damon Hunt and Ryder Korczak – 11:20 5v3 PP.
Regina – Carter Chorney (7) from Carson Denomie and Ryker Evans – 15:26.

Shots on Goal
Regina 13-13-15-(41)        Moose Jaw 6-4-14-(24)

Regina 0/4                        Moose Jaw 1/4

Quick Hits
– Spencer Welke made his first WHL start in the contest, making 20 saves for his first win.
– Cole Carrier put up a career high three points, scoring twice and adding an assist.
– The Pats improved to 4-2-0-0 against Moose Jaw this season.

What’s Next?
The Pats will return to action on Friday night when they visit the Saskatoon Blades at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Saturday against Saskatoon at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.

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