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In the first, Calgary opened the scoring five minutes in. The Pats tied it on the powerplay four minutes later, as Austin Pratt tipped in his 19th of the season and it was 1-1. The Hitmen retook the lead late in the first and it was 2-1 after one.
In the second, the Pats tied it again on the powerplay, Sergei Alkhimov tipped in his 10th to make it 2-2. Makai Mitchell picked up his first career WHL point with an assist on the goal. It stayed 2-2 until the final five minutes of the second when Regina product Carson Focht scored twice, and Calgary led 4-2 after 40 minutes.
In the third, the Hitmen extended the lead to 5-2 with a powerplay goal from James Malm and that was the final score.
The Pats were outshot 38-23. The powerplay was 2/3 while the penalty went 4/6. Max Paddock made 33 saves.
- Max Paddock started his first game since January 5, making 33 saves.
- Makai Mitchell recorded his first career WHL point with a second period assist.
- The Pats are now 1-1-0-0 against Calgary this season.
The Pats (13-34-1-2) are back at it on Friday at home to the Saskatoon Blades at 7 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 $13 plus tax.