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It was the Pats' first-ever Hockey Day Game, with 6484 school kids from all across Saskatchewan packing the arena. Unfortunately they witnessed the Pats' third consecutive loss and despite the score, Regina was outmatched. They only had twelve shots on goal through two periods.
Evan Polei and Jake DeBrusk built up a 2-0 lead in the first for the Rebels (38-22-3).
Sam Steel responded in the third period for Regina (30-26-7), in fact scoring with one second to go to spoil the shutout bid. Tyler Brown kicked out 32-of-34 shots in defeat.
The Pats will try to avoid a fourth straight loss on Wednesday when they host the Kootenay Ice at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.