It wasn’t the way the Regina Pats wanted to start the 2018-19 season.
The Pats kicked off their season in Prince Albert Friday night against the Raiders and got ripped apart at the Art Houser, 7-2.
A pair of goals in the first and second staked the Raiders to a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes. The Pats seemed to come alive in the third, as Aaron Hyman and Duncan Pierce cut the deficit in half. However, the Raiders responded with a goal 39 seconds later and two more after that to seal the win.
Carson Miller had a strong night for Prince Albert, notching a hat trick in the victory.
For Regina, Max Paddock made 32 saves in the loss.
Pats make their way back to the Queen City Saturday night for the home-opener, when they’ll take on the same Raiders in the second half of a back to back.
Puck drop is at 7:00, the game can be heard on 620 CKRM.