The Regina Pats dropped their first game of the second half on Monday, 4-1 in Brandon at the hands of the Wheat Kings.
In the first, the Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 8-2 to start the game but did not score. Brandon would find the first goal of the contest at the 14:03 mark, Ben McCartney jammed one in and it was 1-0 Wheat Kings after one. In the second, Brandon went up 2-0 on a four on four goal from Ridley Greig and took that lead to the second intermission. In the third, the Pats got to within one on a beautiful goal from Cole Dubinsky, his second, 1:57 into the period and it was 2-1. Brandon restored the two-goal lead just over a minute later thanks to Ty Thorpe. 57 seconds after that, Luka Burzan made it 4-1 at the 4:11 mark and that was the final.
The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 35-33, the powerplay was oh for five, the penalty kill eight for eight and Max Paddock made 29 saves.
The Pats (10-19-3-1) will return home to host the Prince Albert Raiders Wednesday at the Brandt Centre at 4 p.m.
Brandon – Ben McCartney (15) from Neithan Salame and Braden Schneider – 14:03.
Brandon – Ridly Greig (12) from Ben McCartney and Neithan Salame – 9:39 4v4.
Regina – Cole Dubinsky (2) unassisted – 1:57.
Brandon – Ty Thorpe (5) from Rylan Thiessen – 3:14.
Brandon – Luka Burzan (16) from Jonny Hooker and Ben McCartney – 4:11.
Shots on Goal
Regina 9-12-14-(35) Brandon 10-16-7-(33)
Regina 0/5 Brandon 0/8
– The Pats are now 1-1-0-0 against Brandon this season.
– Cole Dubinsky has a goal and an assist in three games since the Christmas Break.
– The Pats penalty kill is 18 for 18 in the last three games.
The Pats return home to host the Prince Albert Raiders Wednesday at the Brandt Centre at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.