Saturday, January 12, 2013
HITMEN 6 PATS 1
A pair of goals from the Hitmen's Brady Brassart put Calgary up 3-0 after 20 minutes and that was the end of the line for starting Pats goalie Teagan Sacher. He allowed three goals on 15 shots. Matt Hewitt was in net for the start of the second period and Regina's Morgan Klimchuk got Regina on the board with his 23rd goal of the season but it was all the offence the home team could muster.
Jake Virtanen gave Calgary a 4-1 lead after two periods and he added one more in the final frame. Brendan Hurley rounded out the Hitmen scoring in a 6-1 final. It was Regina's second-straight loss dropping their record to 18-23-4 and they remain one point out of a playoff spot.
NOTES: Regina outshot Calgary 33-32 ... The Pats went 1/6 on the powerplay and 4/5 killing penalties ... The attendance was 4317 ... Hewitt stopped 14 of 17 shots while Calgary's Chris Driedger got the win making 32 saves ... Colten Mayor, who the Pats dealt to Calgary on Thursday's deadline, chipped in with one assist for his new club ... Regina visits Brandon Saturday night at 7:30 pm on 620 CKRM (Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show at 7:05 pm).