“You have to put it behind you and move on”.
That is what Regina Pats head coach Dave Struch was saying after his team skated off the Brandt Centre ice having lost 7-3 to the Brandon Wheat Kings in a game that perhaps wasn’t as bad as the score indicated.
The Pats arguably outplayed Brandon for two periods, but it was all Brandon in the second as they scored five goals including two short-handed goals 28 seconds apart to take control of the game.
“We started choking the sticks when some bounces didn’t go our way.” Struch said. “When you have breakdowns like what we had, you have to shelve it and move on. It just comes with experience.”
Regina, who got goals from Scott Mahovlich, Austin Pratt and Nick Henry, falls to 1-5 on the season. They start a three-game Central Division road trip in Lethbridge on Wednesday with their next home game slated for October 17th when the Spokane Chiefs–a team some think is the best in the Western Conference come to town.