The Regina Pats dropped a tight one at home to Red Deer on Sunday, 3-2 in overtime at the Brandt Centre.
In the first period, both teams put seven shots on net, but the game was scoreless into the second period. Regina had two powerplay opportunities in the opening frame to the Rebels one. In the second, Red Deer went up 1-0 when Chase Leslie scored on a two on one rush at 5:19. The Pats came back and scored in the second after a powerplay expired, Zack Smith potted the first of his WHL career from the right circle and it was 1-1 after forty minutes. In the third, the Rebels took the lead with 1:23 left, Josh Tarzwell from the slot, and it was 2-1 Red Deer. The Pats pulled Max Paddock for the extra attacker, and with 40 seconds left, Austin Pratt scored from in tight for his eighth, and the game needed overtime. In the extra frame, Arshdeep Bains scored 48 seconds in to give the Rebels the extra point in a 3-2 final.
The shots were 27-27, the Pats went oh for five on the powerplay and the penalty kill was two for two, while Max Paddock made 24 saves.
The Pats (2-11-2-0) will return to action on Friday night when they host the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Red Deer – Chase Leslie (2) unassisted – 5:19.
Regina – Zack Smith (1) from Zach Wytinck and Cole Dubinsky – 14:17.
Red Deer – Josh Tarzwell (6) from Cameron Hausinger – 18:37.
Regina – Austin Pratt (8) from Robbie Holmes and Ty Kolle – 19:19.
Red Deer – Arshdeep Bains (3) from Dawson Barteaux – 0:48.
Shots on Goal
Regina 7-15-5-0-(27) Red Deer 7-9-10-1-(27)
Regina 0/5 Red Deer 0/2
– Zack Smith scored his first career WHL goal in the second period.
– Zach Wytinck has one goal and nine points in seven games since coming to the Pats in a trade with Brandon.
– Cole Dubinsky has assists in three straight games.
The Pats will return to action on Friday night when they host the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. It’s Colten Teubert Bobblehead night for Westridge Construction, tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.