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Friday, October 26, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: PATS FALL 8-5 AT HOME TO TIGERS

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REGINA – The Regina Pats fell 8-5 on home ice Friday night in a back and forth affair with the Medicine Hat Tigers.

The Tigers opened the scoring in the first on the powerplay at the 11:05 mark. Jake Leschyshyn responded for the Pats with his team leading sixth, 1:36 later to make it 1-1. Medicine Hat added another on the poweplay late in the frame and led 2-1 at the break.

In the second, the Pats got a tying goal from Liam Schioler, his first, and then 41 seconds later Duncan Pierce scored his third of the year and Regina took their first lead at 3-2. The Tigers came back with four goals in the final 6:16 of the period and led 6-3 after 40 minutes.

In the third, Medicine Hat got the lead to 7-3 before Aaron Hyman and Nick Henry each scored their fourth goals of the season to get the Pats within two at 7-5.

They would pull the goalie late and Medicine Hat scored into the empty net to make it 8-5 and that was the final score.

The Pats and Tigers tied 36-36 on the shot clock, the Regina powerplay was one for two and the penalty kill four for six.

Austin Pratt, Jake Leschyshyn, Duncan Pierce and Koby Morrisseau led Regina with two-point nights, while Max Paddock and Dean McNabb combined to make 28 saves.

Quick Hits
- Duncan Pierce had his first multi-point game of his WHL career.
- Liam Schioler scored his first goal of the season in the defeat.
- The Pats went 54 and 21 in the faceoff circle in the contest.

What’s Next?
The Pats will hit the road on Saturday to take on the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM 2 via 620ckrm.com. Next home game is Sunday for Breast Cancer Awareness Night against the Swift Current Broncos at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

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