It was a tightly contested game to start the first period. Regina got through two penalty kills, but it was Red Deer who opened the scoring with 1:34 left in the period. Brandon Hagel tucked in his 19th and it was 1-0 Rebels after one.
In the second, the Pats drew even 42 seconds in when Austin Pratt banged home a rebound for his team leading 12th and it was 1-1. Regina then took their first lead at the 13:39 mark, Sergei Alkhimov buried a shot from the bottom of the right circle for his sixth and the Pats lead 2-1 after 40 minutes.
In the third, Scott Mahovlich scored his fourth of the year, 1:12 into the frame and Regina led 3-1. The Rebels got one back at 11:49 and then tied it at 17:07 and it was 3-3 going to overtime.
The extra frame solved nothing. In the shootout, Brett Davis scored the lone goal and the Rebels took the extra point in a 4-3 final.
The Pats were outshot 34-28. The powerplay was 0/1 and the penalty kill 5/5. Max Paddock made 31 saves.
- Austin Pratt scored in his first game against his former team.
- Sergei Alkhimov has two goals in his last three games.
- The game was the first shootout contest of the year for the Pats.
The Pats (8-21-0-1) wrap up their three-game road trip on Saturday night in Medicine Hat against the Tigers at 8:30 p.m. on 620 CKRM. The Pats next home game is Friday, December 14 against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.