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Southland Mall Recap: Pats drop 8-2 decision at home to Medicine Hat Friday

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The Regina Pats dropped an 8-2 decision at home to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

In the first, the Tigers found the game’s first goal at the 17:58 mark on the powerplay. Brett Kemp scored on a cross ice feed and it was 1-0 Medicine Hat after one. In the second, the Pats tied the game just over a minute in when Zack Smith picked up his 11th of the season. The Tigers responded with three goals after that and took a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. In the third, The Tigers scored four more goals, the Pats lone marker came on the powerplay, Logan Nijhoff with his 14th and Medicine Hat took the two points in an 8-2 final score.

The Pats were outshot 40-20, the powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill three for six, while Donovan Buskey made 32 saves.

The Pats (20-32-4-2) will head to Medicine Hat for a rematch with the Tigers on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Medicine Hat – Brett Kemp (26) from Elijah Brown and Cole Sillinger – 17:58 PP.

Second Period
Regina – Zack Smith (11) from Austin Pratt and Cole Dubinsky – 1:16.
Medicine Hat – Brett Kemp (27) from James Hamblin and Cole Sillinger – 3:30 PP.
Medicine Hat – Cole Sillinger (19) from Lukas Svejkovsky and Ryan Chyzowsky – 11:27.
Medicine Hat – Parker Gavlas (4) from Nick McCarry and Cyle McNabb – 19:16.

Third Period
Medicine Hat – Lukas Svejkovsky (17) from Dylan Plouffe – 0:47.
Regina – Logan Nijhoff (14) unassisted – 1:44 PP.
Medicine Hat – Brett Kemp (28) from James Hamblin and Dylan Plouffe – 14:40.
Medicine Hat – Brett Kemp (29) from Dylan Plouffe and Parker Gavlas – 15:52 PP.
Medicine Hat – Baxter Anderson (5) from Jonathan Brinkman – 19:55.

Shots on Goal
Regina 4-7-9-(20)               Medicine Hat 11-15-14-(40)

Powerplays
Regina 1/4                            Medicine Hat 3/6

Quick Hits
– Austin Pratt extended his point streak to six games with an assist. Has three goals and five assists in that stretch.
– Zack Smith has taken over the team lead in rookie scoring with 17 points on the year.
– The Pats will wrap up their season series with the Tigers on Saturday in Medicine Hat.

What’s Next?
The Pats will head to Medicine Hat for a rematch with the Tigers on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Tuesday March 3 against the Moose Jaw Warriors 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.

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