The Regina Pats played a classic outdoor contest on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium, falling 5-4 in overtime in a back and forth affair with the Calgary Hitmen.
In the first, the Pats got off a fast start with a goal 29 seconds in. Austin Pratt jammed home his team leading seventh to make it 1-0. The Hitmen responded with a shorthanded goal from Mark Kastelic and it was 1-1 after one. In the second, the Pats took the lead back when Robbie Holmes scored his fifth and it was 2-1. Calgary came back with a goal from Mark Kastelic and another from Jonas Peterick to take a 3-2 lead. The Pats drew even on a goal from Logan Nijhoff, his second, and it was 3-3. However, with 47 seconds left in the period, the Hitmen went ahead 4-3 and took that lead to the break. In the third, Nikita Sedov put home a rebound for his first career WHL goal and it was 4-4. The game needed overtime, 59 seconds in Carson Focht scored on a rebound and Calgary took the extra point in a 5-4 final score.
The Pats were outshot 48-27, the powerplay was oh for four and the penalty kill was three for three. Austin Pratt, Robbie Holmes and Nikita Sedov led the offence with a goal and an assist each, while Max Paddock made 43 saves.
The Pats (2-10-1-0) are back in action on Friday when they visit the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Austin Pratt (7) from Ty Kolle and Robbie Holmes – 0:29.
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (7) from Egor Zamula – 7:11 SH.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (5) from Austin Pratt – 2:31 4v4.
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (8) from Jett Woo – 6:18.
Calgary – Jonas Peterick (3) from James Malm – 13:18.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (2) from Nikita Sedov – 16:54.
Calgary – Luke Prokop (1) from Riley Stotts and Jackson van de Leest – 19:13.
Regina – Nikita Sedov (1) from Cole Dubinsky from Riley Krane – 1:55.
Calgary – Carson Focht (9) from Riley Stotts and Egor Zamula – 0:59.
Shots on Goal
Regina 8-12-7-0-(27) Calgary 16-14-14-4-(48)
Regina 0/4 Calgary 0/3
– Nikita Sedov scored his first career goal in the contest.
– The Pats have picked up three of four possible point in their last two games.
– The Pats set a franchise attendance record with 15,401 tickets sold.
The Pats are back in action on Friday when they visit the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Sunday, November 3 against 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.