The Regina Pats last home game before the Christmas break had fans wondering if Santa had left coal in the team’s stocking.
Regina ended a five-game homestand with its third straight loss as they dropped a 6-2 decision to the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
The Canes broke the game open in the second period when they scored four times to take a 5-1 lead.
Matt Bradley and Robbie Holmes each had a goal for the Pats while Josh Mahura returned from the Canadian world junior camp and had one assist.
Pats goaltending coach Rob Muntain was making no excuses for what has become a recurring theme over the past little while with not a lot of compete being shown by the team.
“It’s not about the system tonight or the skill, it’s about the want.” Muntain said after the game in a discussion with play-by-play voice Phil Andrews. “We didn’t want the puck tonight, we didn’t fight for the puck tonight and we didn’t fight for the space and you saw the end result. It is frustrating, but it’s about will, desire and want and right now we are not doing that.”
Regina, now 16-16-3 on the season, will finish the first half of the season in Saskatoon Sunday afternoon. Game time is 4 o’clock and we will have it for you on 620 CKRM.