Robbie Holmes scored his 15th of the season, 13 seconds into overtime, as the Pats kicked off 2020 with a 2-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday at the Brandt Centre.
In the first, the two clubs had five combined powerplays, but it was a scoreless game after one. In the second, the Pats found the first goal of the contest at 16:38. Riley Krane finished his ninth on a pretty move in front. The Raiders tied it 1:52 later and it was 1-1 after 40 minutes. In the third, the Raiders outshot the Pats 13-2, but Max Paddock stopped them all, forcing overtime in a 1-1 game. In the extra frame, the Pats got the winner 13 seconds in, Robbie Holmes took a great feed from Riley Krane and potted his 15th on the backhand to give the Pats the two points in a 2-1 final.
The Pats were outshot 30-18, the powerplay went oh for four and the penalty kill four for four. Riley Krane led the offence with a goal and an assist, while Max Paddock made 29 saves.
The Pats (11-19-3-1) are back in action on Friday when they visit the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Riley Krane (9) from Logan Nijhoff – 16:38.
Prince Albert – Ozzy Wiesblatt (16) from Spencer Moe and Zack Hayes – 18:26.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (15) from Riley Krane and Zach Wytinck – 0:13.
Shots on Goal
Regina 5-10-2-1-(18) Prince Albert 6-11-13-0-(30)
Regina 0/4 Prince Albert 0/4
– Riley Krane played in his 100th career WHL game Wednesday, scoring a goal and an assist.
– Robbie Holmes overtime winner was his team leading 15th of the season.
– The Pats penalty kill is 22 for 22 since the Christmas Break.
The Pats are back in action on Friday when they visit the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Saturday against the Broncos 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.