The good news: the Regina Pats scored five goals.
On many nights, that’d be more than enough to earn a win.
But Friday night at the Brandt Centre, it wasn’t.
The Medicine Hat Tigers scored five consecutive goals between the second and third periods as they took an 8-5 win in Regina on Friday night.
Things were scoreless until midway through the first, when Ryan Chyzowski scored one on the powerplay. Just over a minute later, Jake Leschyshyn popped home his sixth. The Tigers scored one more to end the first ahead 2-1.
The Pats came out flying in the second, scoring two goals in 41 seconds to draw the game even. It was after that the game turned.
Medicine Hat ripped off four straight goals, heading into the second intermission with a 6-3 lead. It got wider when Jaxon Steele added another shortly into the third to make it 7-3. The Pats mounted a little comeback, closing the gap to 7-5 before an empty netter from Tyler Preziuso sealed the win for Med Hat.
“Look at our penalties too, there are things can easily be avoidable,” said Rob Muntain, the Pats goaltending coach. “We’re turning the puck over at the bluelines and then you start chasing and when you start chasing, you get into a little bit of trouble.”
Regina now falls to 3-10-o on the year. They’re back in action Saturday at 7:00 pm to take on the 14-1-0 Prince Albert Raiders at the Art Houser, a game you can hear beginning at 6:35 starting with our pregame coverage on 620 CKRM 2 .