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Saturday, September 29, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: HURRICANES TRIP UP PATS 8-4

Keith Hershmiller Photography
REGINA – The Regina Pats fell 8-4 at the hands of the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

Lethbridge scored the game’s first three goals before Robbie Holmes tapped in his first of the season on the powerplay and it was 3-1 after 20 minutes.

The Hurricanes scored four more to start the second and extended the lead to 7-1.

Regina got two back late, the first a shorthanded goal from Sergei Alkhimov, his first in the WHL, and then Jake Leschyshyn picked up his first of the year on the powerplay and it was 7-3 after 40 minutes. Dylan Cozens completed his hat-trick for Lethbridge in the third to make it 8-3. Logan Nijhoff got one back late for the Pats on the powerplay, his first, to make it an 8-4 game and that was the final score.

The Pats powerplay was three for five and the penalty kill six for nine.

Jake Leschyshyn, Sergei Alkhimov, Nick Henry and Aaron Hyman led the offence with two points each, while Max Paddock and Dean McNabb combined to make 34 saves.

The Pats (0-3-0-0) are back in action on Sunday at home to the Moose Jaw Warriors at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Quick Hits
- The Pats scored their first three powerplay goals of the year in the loss.
- Sergei Alkhimov picked up his first goal and assist in the WHL.
- Jake Leschyshyn had a goal and an assist and led the Pats with eight shots on goal.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back in action on Sunday at home to the Moose Jaw Warriors at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway where Fun Zone tickets are $14 plus tax.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

2 comments:

Enigma said...

The Pats are in a world of hurt. Marginal talent, spotty work ethic, below average goaltending. Combine this with empty cupboards. I hope Paddock still thinks his team building style was worth it. Long year for the team and fans, or dare I say long three or four years.

william weppler said...

It's games like this that makes you appreciate the great skilled players that we have been able to watch over the last 3-4 years.
That being said I knew it was going to be a tough year or 2 but that's what follows the great years.
These kids are going to get better and that will be fun to watch. Looks like Warriors and Broncos are going tb going through the same for a while too.
Still going to support them as I have for a long time and will have lower expectations. Was great to see the strong effort in the 3rd knowing they were likely down and out against this opponent.
The Regiment still lives on!