Pats’ special teams carry them to victory over Prince Albert

The Regina Pats won the second game of a home-and-home with the Prince Albert Raiders 6-2 Saturday night.

Cole Carrier led the way with a rare shorthanded hat-trick, while Cole Dubinsky added two power play goals.

It was the first time the team played in front of fans in 556 days.

Following his impressive feat, Carrier gave credit to his teammates

“A lot of credit goes out to the team, just the tenacity of them all on the penalty kill, making that happen, making PA fumble the puck, giving me the chance to poke the puck free at the right time, and use my speed to get ahead of them,” said Carrier. “It was incredible.”

Carrier says the best part about his hat trick was the reaction from his teammates.

“Even just moments after I scored the third goal, all three guys on the ice came rushing over, it was just all hoots and hollers and smiles all around,” said Carrier. “Then getting into the room, it was the same from everybody, walking in and it’s just dead quiet waiting for our coaches to come in, and all of a sudden it just erupts, it’s an amazing feeling.

The Pats are now 2-1-1 so far in the pre-season, while the Raiders drop to 1-1.

They will face rival Moose Jaw in a home-and-home next Friday and Saturday.

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