The Regina Pats returned to home ice Friday night and dropped a 7-2 decision to the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
In the first, the Hurricanes got two goals from Dylan Cozens and another from Oliver Okuliar to lead 3-0 after 20 minutes of play. In the second, Lethbridge scored 45 seconds in and added another at 6:24 to lead 5-0. The Pats got one back nine seconds after that, Zach Wytinck his sixth to cut the lead to 5-1 and that was the score after two periods. In the third, the Hurricanes added two more to lead 7-1. The Pats got one back from Robbie Holmes, his 17th to make it 7-2 and that was the final score.
The Pats were outshot 29-22, the powerplay went oh for two, the penalty kill three for four, While Danton Belluk and Donovan Buskey combined to make 22 saves.
The Pats (13-26-3-2) are back in action on Sunday when they host the Saskatoon Blades at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Lethbridge – Dylan Cozens (25) from Calen Addison – 0:59.
Lethbridge – Oliver Okuliar (27) from Chase Wheatcroft and Dylan Cozens – 8:42.
Lethbridge – Dylan Cozens (26) from Calen Addison and Oliver Okuliar – 14:46.
Lethbridge – Alex Cotton (14) from Calen Addison and Oliver Okuliar – 0:45.
Lethbridge – Zack Stringer (7) unassisted – 6:24.
Regina – Zach Wytinck (6) unassisted – 6:33.
Lethbridge – Oliver Okuliar (28) from Calen Addison and Alex Cotton – 5:07 PP.
Lethbridge – Alex Cotton (15) from Calen Addison and Zack Stringer – 7:53.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (17) from Carson Demonie and Austin Pratt – 13:18.
Shots on Goal
Regina 5-8-9-(22) Lethbridge 8-11-10-(29)
Regina 0/2 Lethbridge 1/4
– Zach Wytinck put up two goals and two assists in four games against Lethbridge this year.
– Robbie Holmes scored his team leading 17th goal of the season in the contest.
– The Pats finish their season series with Lethbridge with a 0-4-0-0 record.
The Pats are back in action on Sunday when they host the Saskatoon Blades at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.