Friday, November 11, 2016
PATS 5 WARRIORS 4 (OT)
Sam Steel scored on the powerplay just 19 seconds into overtime to lift the Regina Pats to their ninth consecutive victory, 5-4 over the Warriors. The Pats went into the weekend as the #1-ranked team in the CHL for a second straight week.
The Pats outshot the Warriors 51-27, however they trailed 2-1 after the opening period. They rebounded to outshoot the Warriors 19-1 in the middle frame and carried a 3-2 lead into the third.
Rookie Swede Filip Ahl led the Pats with a hattrick while Dawson Leedahl also found the net.
Moose Jaw goalie Zach Sawchenko was rightfully named the game's #1 star after a 46-save effort. There were times he was so exhausted, he looked reluctant to get up.
Scoring for the Warriors (11-4-3) were Nikita Popugaev (2), Noah Gregor and Tristan Langan.
Regina went a devastating 4/7 on the powerplay and 2/4 killing penalties in the first of an 8-game season series.
Regina (13-0-3) remains the only team in the CHL without a regulation loss and they return to the ice Sunday at 4:00 pm when they host the Red Deer Rebels in the Brandt Centre on 620 CKRM.