The Regina Pats dropped a back and forth affair in Winnipeg, 5-4 to the ICE on Saturday night.
The ICE got off to a fast start with a breakaway goal from Isaac Johnson in the opening minute to lead 1-0. The Pats tied it on the powerplay at 6:17, when Ty Kolle ripped one off the bar and in for his sixth from the left circle and it was 1-1. Winnipeg went back ahead when Johnson picked up his second of the game and it was 2-1 after one. In the second, Carter Massier and Drew Englot each scored their second goals of the season in the opening nine minutes to give the Pats their first lead of the night at 3-2. Winnipeg tied it late in the second and it was 3-3 heading to the third. The ICE added a powerplay goal and another even strength to go up 5-3 with 12 minutes left. Carter Massier got the Pats back to within one with his second of the night and third of the year, but Winnipeg held on from there for the 5-4 victory.
The Pats were outshot 38-34, the powerplay was one for two and the penalty kill went five for six. Carter Massier led the offence with two goals, while Max Paddock made 33 saves.
The Pats (2-12-2-0) are back at it on Saturday when they host the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Winnipeg – Isaac Johnson (5) from Nolan Orczek – 0:54.
Regina – Ty Kolle (6) from Austin Pratt and Zach Wytinck – 6:17 PP.
Winnipeg – Isaac Johnson (6) from Jackson Leppard – 11:29.
Regina – Carter Massier (2) from Caiden Daley – 5:01.
Regina – Drew Englot (2) from Tyson Feist and Garrett Wright – 9:12.
Winnipeg – Michael Milne (4) from Ben Zloty and Michal Teply – 17:44.
Winnipeg – Nino Kinder (7) from Isaac Johnson and Ben Zloty – 6:30 PP.
Winnipeg – Michael Milne (5) from Cole Muir – 8:08.
Regina – Carter Massier (3) unassisted – 10:21.
Shots on Goal
Regina 14-10-10-(34) Winnipeg 16-12-0-(0)
Regina 1/2 Winnipeg 0/4
– Caiden Daley picked up his second assist in four games since joining the Pats.
– Carter Massier had his first multi-goal game in the WHL.
– Garrett Wright picked up his sixth assist of the year in the contest.
The Pats are back at it on Saturday when they host the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre
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