Southland Mall Recap: Pats lose a tight one to Swift Current Tuesday

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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.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Swift Current – Ethan Regnier (5) from Sergei Alkhimov and Hayden Ostir – 11:32.

Second Period
Regina – Zack Smith (2) from Nikita Sedov and Carter Chorney – 4:10.

Third Period
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

Quick Hits
– 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.

What’s Next?
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, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.

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