The Regina Pats kicked off the second half of the season with a 5-2 win in Moose Jaw over the Warriors on Friday night.
In the first, the Pats found the game’s first goal just under six minutes in, when Cole Dubinsky fed Zach Wytinck in the right circle and he one-timed a shot off of Drew Englot who was credited with his fourth to make it 1-0. Regina went up 2-0 with a shorthanded goal from Austin Pratt five minutes later, his 12th, and that was the score after one. In the second, Robbie Holmes extended the lead to 3-0 with his team leading 14th and then Ty Kolle scored his 13th, 58 seconds later, and Regina led 4-0 after 40 minutes. In the third, the Warriors got two goals from Chase Hartje to cut the lead to 4-2. However, Riley Krane sealed the victory late with an empty netter, his eighth of the season, and it was a 5-2 final score.
The Pats outshot the Warriors 33-30, the powerplay was oh for one and the penalty kill went four for four with a shorthanded goal. Zach Wytinck and Riley Krane led the offence with two points each, while Max Paddock made 28 saves.
The Pats (9-18-3-1) will host the Warriors for a rematch on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m.
Regina – Drew Englot (4) from Zach Wytinck and Cole Dubinsky – 5:46.
Regina – Austin Pratt (12) unassisted – 10:52 SH.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (14) from Zach Wytinck and Riley Krane – 15:46.
Regina – Ty Kolle (13) from Ryker Evans and Caiden Daley – 16:44.
Moose Jaw – Chase Hartje (3) unassisted – 12:51.
Moose Jaw – Chase Hartje (4) from Garrett Wright – 16:56.
Regina – Riley Krane (8) unassisted – 19:20 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-17-6-(33) Moose Jaw 7-10-13-(30)
Regina 0/1 Moose Jaw 0/4
– Austin Pratt scored the Pats first shorthanded goal of the season in the first period.
– The Pats are 2-2-0 against Moose Jaw this year and have tied them in the standings with 22 points.
– Robbie Holmes has three goals and two assists in his last two games.
The Pats will host the Warriors for a rematch on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.