Pats third period comeback falls short versus Winnipeg

The Regina Pats were unable to tie things up in the third period during Saturday night’s road game versus the Winnipeg Ice, losing 5-4 at the Wayne Fleming Arena.

It was a back and forth affair between the two East Division clubs. After falling behind 2-1 at the end of the first period, the Pats notched two goals from Carter Massier and Drew Englot in the first half of the second period for a 3-2 lead. Ice forward Michael Milne equalized with a couple minutes to go in the period.

That may have been enough to swing momentum on Winnipeg’s side to start the third. Several minutes in, two goals nearly a minute and a half apart put the Ice on top 5-3 with just over 10 minutes to go in the period.

Massier managed to find the back of the net for a second time in the game, scoring at 10:21 to bring Regina within one. However Winnipeg held on to win it 5-4.

Max Paddock provided 33 saves in the loss.

Still with two wins to their name this season, the Regina Pats (2-12-2-0) will have to wait until Saturday for their next matchup against the Prince Albert Raiders during their Experience Regina Night at the Brandt Centre. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.

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