Regina, SK – A 38-save performance by goaltender Ian Scott pushed the game into overtime where Jesse Lees scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 decision for the Prince Albert Raiders versus the Regina Pats Sunday at the Brandt Centre. It was the Pats' largest crowd of the year at 5,519.
A scoreless game through 50 minutes, Scott put on a goaltending clinic. When the Raiders pulled ahead in the third period, the rookie netminder was tested even harder by the Pats’ forwards and came up huge on a number of occasions. Regina managed to even the score with 1:04 left in regulation, but Lees secured the win when he took a cross-ice feed from Vojtech Budik to end it.
Connor Hobbs recorded the lone goal for the Pats. Assists on the play went to Adam Brooks and Sam Steel.
Scott finished the game with 38 saves on 39 attempts, while Pats’ overage goaltender Daniel Wapple turned away 27 of 29 shots.
The Pats outshot the Raiders 39-29. Prince Albert went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Regina was 0-for-6.
The win extends the Raiders streak to six games and improves their record to 10-2-0-1. The Pats slip to 6-5-1-0.
After the game, the Raiders announced that the club has recalled goaltender Curtis Meger from the Regina Pat Canadians of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Scott will join Hockey Canada next week for the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, British Columbia.
The Pats host Moose Jaw Friday at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.
(With files from the PA Raiders)