Southland Mall Recap: Max Paddock stands tall in Pats 4-1 defeat in Lethbridge Wednesday

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The Regina Pats got 38 saves from Max Paddock but fell 4-1 in Lethbridge to the Hurricanes on Wednesday night.

In the first, the Hurricanes outshot the Pats 21-4, but Max Paddock stopped them all and it was scoreless going to the second. Halfway through the middle frame, the Hurricanes opened the scoring off the stick of Dino Kambeitz and it was 1-0. The Pats outshot Lethbridge 13-11 in the period, but trailed 1-0 after 40 minutes. In the third, Kambeitz picked up his second of the night to make it 2-0. The Pats got one back on a five on three powerplay, Zack Smith tipped in his fourth, and it was 2-1. The Canes responded with a goal from Dylan Cozens and then added an empty netter from Oliver Okuliar to take the two points in a 4-1 final.

The Pats were outshot 42-26, the powerplay was one for five, the penalty kill went four for four, while Max Paddock made 38 saves in his 100th career game.

The Pats (5-15-2-0) are back in action on Friday night against the Calgary Hitmen at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period

Second Period
Lethbridge – Dino Kambeitz (8) from Dylan Cozens – 10:11.

Third Period
Lethbridge – Dino Kambeitz (9) from Ty Nash and Ty Prefontaine – 4:34.
Regina – Zack Smith (4) from Ryker Evans and Carter Chorney – 15:54 5v3 PP.
Lethbridge – Dylan Cozens (18) from Alex Cotton and Zack Stringer – 17:06.
Lethbridge – Oliver Okuliar (18) from Dylan Cozens – 19:28 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 4-13-9-(26)            Lethbridge 21-11-10-(42)

Regina 1/5                           Lethbridge 0/4

Quick Hits
– Max Paddock played in his 100th career WHL game, making 38 saves on 41 shots.
– Carter Chorney has six points in six games with the Pats.
– Zack Smith scored his rookie team leading fourth of the year in the loss.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Friday night against the Calgary Hitmen at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Teddy Bear Toss Night on December 7 at 7 p.m. against the Red Deer Rebels. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.

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