Saturday, January 12, 2019
PATS FALL IN THE HAT, HOST RED REER SATURDAY
The Tigers opened the scoring six minutes into the first, Elijah Brown tipped one home to make it 1-0. The Pats drew even late in the frame, Riley Krane picked up his ninth of the campaign and it was a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes.
In the second, Brett Kemp scored twice for Medicine Hat, one even strength and one on the powerplay to make it 3-1. The Pats responded with a goal from Sebastian Streu, his third, and the Medicine Hat lead was cut to 3-2. However, the Tigers added another two goals in the final five minutes of the frame to lead 5-2 at the break.
Matthew Pesenti started in the Pats goal to start the third, his WHL debut, and he made four saves to post a zero, but the Pats fell 5-2.
The Pats were outshot 28-22. The powerplay was 0/2 while the penalty kill went 5/7. Dean McNabb and Matthew Pesenti combined to make 23 saves.
- Matthew Pesenti made his WHL debut, playing the final 20 minutes in the Pats goal.
- Riley Krane is now tied for 6th among all WHL rookies with nine goals.
- Sebastian Streu has two goals and an assist in his last three games.
The Pats (12-29-1-1) are back on home ice Saturday for Barret Jackman Bobblehead Night against the Red Deer Rebels 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.