A tough night out west for the Regina Pats, who were crushed 10-4 by the Vancouver Giants Friday night.
Veterans Nick Henry and Jake Leschyshyn provided all the offense for the Pats, Henry had a hat trick and an assist.
Pats Assistant coach Brad Herauf said the other veterans were not there for the young guys, and it created a snowball effect.
“We have a young team and when our older guys don’t show up and are our worst players on the ice, then it’s going to be tough sledding for us, our older guys tonight were not very good,” Herauf said.
The Pats (7-14-0-0) will look for a bounce back effort Saturday night in Victoria against the Royals (10-6-0-0).
Game time is 9:00 p.m. on 620 CKRM.