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Southland Mall Recap: Donovan Buskey Stellar in Pats 2-0 road loss in Medicine Hat Saturday

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Donovan Buskey made 40 saves in the Regina Pats 2-0 loss in Medicine Hat to the Tigers on Saturday night.

In the first, the Pats were outshot 15-9 and Donovan Buskey was stellar in goal. The 19-year-old made some big saves late in the frame when the Tigers had a five on three powerplay and it was scoreless after 20 minutes. In the second, Buskey continued his stellar play making 17 saves in the frame. However, Medicine Hat found the game’s first goal at 16:51 off the stick of Lukas Svejkovsky and it was 1-0 after two periods. In the third, Medicine Hat went up 2-0 in the early going on a goal from Corson Hopwo. The Pats put nine shots on goal in the third but couldn’t break through and the Tigers took the game, 2-0 the final score.

The Pats were outshot 42-18, the powerplay was oh for one, the penalty kill six for six and Donovan Buskey made 40 saves in a first star effort.

The Pats (20-33-4-2) are back on home ice Tuesday when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
NO SCORE

Second Period
Medicine Hat – Lukas Svejkovsky (18) unassisted – 16:51.

Third Period
Medicine Hat – Corson Hopwo (14) from James Hamblin and Dylan Plouffe – 2:57.

Shots on Goal
Regina 9-0-9-(18)         Medicine Hat 15-18-9-(42)

Powerplays
Regina 0/1                      Medicine Hat 0/6

Quick Hits
– Robbie Holmes returned to the Pats lineup after missing the last two games with suspension.
– The Pats went six for six on the penalty kill in the loss.
– Donovan Buskey made 40 saves and was named the game’s first star.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back on home ice Tuesday when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 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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