The Regina Pats dropped a 2-1 decision at home to the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday night at the Brandt Centre.
The Broncos scored the lone goal of the first when Ethan Regnier jammed in a loose puck in front to make it 1-0. The Pats tied it up in the second, Zack Smith tipped in a Nikita Sedov point shot for his second of the season and it was 1-1 heading to the third. In the final frame, the Pats outshot the Broncos 21-2, but it was Swift Current who got a goal from Sergei Alkhimov and held on for the 2-1 victory.
The Pats outshot the Broncos 49-28, the powerplay was oh for six, the penalty kill two for two and Max Paddock made 26 saves.
The Pats (3-13-2-0) are back at it on Wednesday night when they host the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Swift Current – Ethan Regnier (5) from Sergei Alkhimov and Hayden Ostir – 11:32.
Regina – Zack Smith (2) from Nikita Sedov and Carter Chorney – 4:10.
Swift Current – Sergei Alkhimov (2) from Alex Moar and Ethan Regnier – 8:21.
Shots on Goal
Regina 14-14-21-(49) Swift Current 15-11-2-(28)
Regina 0/6 Swift Current 0/2
– Carter Chorney has a goal and an assist in his first two games with the Pats.
– Zack Smith has two goals and two assists in the first six games of his WHL career.
– The Pats are 2-3-2-0 in their last seven games.
The Pats are back at it on Wednesday night when they host the Calgary Hitmen 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.