The Regina Pats dropped an 8-1 decision in Calgary to the Hitmen on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
In the first, Mark Kastelic scored a hat trick for Calgary and Kyle Olson added a single and it was 4-0 Hitmen after the opening frame. In the second, the Hitmen added three more to take a 7-0 lead, before the Pats broke through on the powerplay. Carson Denomie set up Cole Dubinsky who scored his fourth to make it 7-1. Calgary responded with another marker and took an 8-1 lead to the break. In the third, both teams fired seven shots on goal, but there were no goals and the Hitmen skated away with the 8-1 victory.
The Pats were outshot 38-14, the powerplay was one for four, the penalty kill two for four, while Danton Belluk and Donovan Buskey combined to make 30 saves.
The Pats (18-28-3-2) will wrap up their road trip on Friday night in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (27) from Riley Stotts and Josh Prokop – 0:10.
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (28) from Riley Stotts and Jackson van de Leest – 3:12.
Calgary – Kyle Olson (6) from Orca Weisblatt and Luke Prokop – 7:57.
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (29) from Riley Stotts – 9:58.
Calgary – Mark Kastelic (30) from Jett Woo and Kyle Olson – 4:30 PP.
Calgary – Carson Focht (26) from Mark Kastelic and Kyle Olson – 13:38 PP.
Calgary – Kyle Olson (7) from Luke Prokop and Carson Focht – 15:57.
Regina – Cole Dubinsky (4) from Carson Denomie and Zach Wytinck – 18:03 PP.
Calgary – Carson Focht (27) from Luke Prokop and Orca Weisblatt – 18:48.
Shots on Goal
Regina 3-4-7-(14) Calgary 12-19-7-(38)
Regina 1/4 Calgary 2/4
– The Pats finish their season series with Calgary with an 0-3-1-0 record.
– Cole Dubinsky scored his fourth goal of the season in the defeat.
– Carson Demomie recorded his 20th powerplay point with an assist in the second.
The Pats will wrap up their road trip on Friday night in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Monday, February 17 at 2 p.m. against the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.