Pats drop third straight with loss to Blades

Photo Keith Hershmiller.

Logan Nijhoff scored for a third straight game, and Roddy Ross made 31 saves, but once again it wasn’t enough, as the Regina Pats fell 4-1 to Saskatoon on Thursday, for their third straight loss.

The Blades sealed what was a closer game than appeared with an empty net goal late in the third period.

Pats Coach Dave Struch said it was also a much better outing for them than on Tuesday.

“The overall effort and execution, play without and with the puck, I think we probably deserved maybe a couple more power-plays, but I liked our effort better this time for sure,” Struch said after the game.

Struch was particularly happy with their start, adding if a goal goes in early for them it could’ve changed the whole outcome of the game.

“If we could get some of those breaks to go our way early in the first period, you never know which way it goes.”

The Pats will see their next action Sunday night against Prince Albert.

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