The Regina Pats saw a 3-0 first period lead evaporate in a 5-3 home loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday night.
The Pats scored the game’s first goal four minutes in, Kyle Walker snapped a shot from the left side, and it took a couple bounces before finding the back of the net. Just over a minute later, Robbie Holmes finished off a rebound off the post for his third and it was a 2-0 game. Then in the dying seconds of the period, Austin Pratt snapped home his third from the slot and Regina took a 3-0 lead to the break. In the second, the Oil Kings ate into the Pats lead with goals from Liam Keeler and Jalen Luypen and it was a 3-2 game after 40 minutes. In the third, the Oil Kings score twice in the opening two minutes to take a 4-3 lead. Edmonton added another midway through the frame and took the victory in a 5-3 final.
The Pats were outshot 39-18, the powerplay was oh for four and the penalty kill went four for five. Austin Pratt and Kyle Walker led the Pats with a goal and an assist, Dawson Holt had two helpers and Max Paddock made 34 saves.
The Pats (1-7-0-0) are back in action on Saturday night when they host the Vancouver Giants at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Regina – Kyle Walker (1) from Austin Pratt and Dawson Holt – 4:02.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (3) from Ryker Evans and Dawson Holt – 5:34.
Regina – Austin Pratt (3) from Kyle Walker and Duncan Pierce– 19:47.
Edmonton – Liam Keeler (3) from Jacson Alexander – 4:57.
Edmonton – Jalen Luypen (1) from Ethan Cap and Brendan Kuny – 14:28.
Edmonton – Vladimir Alistrov (4) from Carter Souch and Conner McDonald – 0:28 PP.
Edmonton – Ethan McIndoe (1) from Riley Sawchuk – 1:29.
Edmonton – Dylan Guenther (2) from Jake Neighbours – 9:40.
Shots on Goal
Regina 11-5-2-(18) Edmonton 7-16-16-(39)
Regina 0/4 Edmonton 1/5
– Austin Pratt recorded his third multi-point game of the season.
– Kyle Walker scored his first goal of the season in the opening period.
– The Pats were playing their fourth game in five days Tuesday night against Edmonton.
The Pats are back in action on Saturday night when they host the Vancouver Giants 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.