The Regina Pats lost a tight one in Lethbridge, 2-1 to the Hurricanes on Friday night at the Enmax Centre.
In the first, the Hurricanes struck twice in the opening seven minutes, one even strength and the other on a five on three powerplay. The Pats powerplay responded at the midway point of the period, Zack Wytinck scored his first with the Pats, second of the season, on a shot from the blueline and it was 2-1 after the opening stanza. In the second period, the Pats had four powerplays to the Hurricanes three but neither team took advantage and it was 2-1 heading to the third. In the final frame, The Pats outshot the Hurricanes 11-5 but couldn’t find a tying goal and lost the game 2-1.
The Pats outshot the Hurricanes 33-22, the powerplay was one for nine, the penalty kill went seven for eight, while Danton Belluk made 20 saves.
The Pats (1-10-0-0) conclude their two-game road trip in Red Deer against the Rebels on Saturday night at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Lethbridge – Jett Jones (1) from Noah Boyko – 2:03.
Lethbridge – Calen Addison (3) from Dylan Cozens and Oliver Okuliar – 6:40 5v3 PP.
Regina – Zack Wytinck (2) from Ty Kolle and Austin Pratt – 10:01 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 14-8-11-(33) Lethbridge 8-8-5-(21)
Regina 1/9 Lethbridge 1/8
– Zack Wytinck scored his first goal with the Pats in the first period.
– Danton Belluk made 20 saves and was named the game’s second star.
– The Pats powerplay has four goals in their last two games.
The Pats conclude their two-game road trip in Red Deer against the Rebels on Saturday night at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is the 2019 Prairie Classic, outdoors at Mosaic Stadium on October 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com.