Another day, another win.
The Prince Albert Raiders won their 19th straight game to move to 26-1-0 with a 5-2 defeat of the Regina Pats at the Brandt Centre Saturday night.
However, the Pats didn’t exactly make it easy them.
Carter Massier kicked off the scoring with his first WHL goal just over nine minutes into the first for Regina. With 27 seconds remaining, Brett Leason ripped home his 27th on the power play, tying the game at one after one.
The Raiders added two more in the second to go up 3-1 after 40.
The Pats kept fighting, as Jadon Joseph ripped home his first goal as a Pat from the right circle on the powerplay to bring things within one at 12:40 of the third. Just under two minutes later, the Raiders responded with a goal from Ozzy Weisblatt, before Spencer Moe sealed the deal with his fifth a few minutes later.
Despite the game turning out the way it did, Pats goalie coach Rob Muntain said it didn’t feel like it did.
“Definitely wasn’t a 5-2 game. We came out flying, did a lot of good things,” he said. “One thing we did maybe have a little trouble with was turning the pucks back in our own end and then turning it over and then off that, they create some scoring chances.”
But for the squad, it’s not so much right now about the wins and losses as it is something else.
“It’s about the process and that’s definitely a good step in the right direction,” said Muntain.
Regina doesn’t get much time to dwell on the loss, they’re back in action Sunday afternoon, hosting the Medicine Hat Tigers in their Teddy Bear Toss game. Puck drop is at 4:00, coverage begins at 3:35 pm on 620 CKRM.