Pats end road trip with a point in Calgary

The weekend provided another learning experience for the Regina Pats as they salvaged a point in the final game of the trip with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Hitmen.

The Pats went 0-2-1 over a three game span against the Hitmen, Red Deer Rebels and Edmonton Oil Kings.

Assistant Coach Ken Schneider was positive after the loss against Calgary, especially since it was the third game in three nights on the road for the Pats. “I thought our guys give us a really gutsy performance, we really earned the point that we got and probably should’ve deserved better but that’s how it’s gone for us this season.”

Layton Feist, Easton Armstrong and Cole Carrier scored for the Pats in the loss. Connor Bedard managed to pick up a pair of assists to extend his point streak to 12 games.

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Kelton Pyne made 30 saves for Regina in the loss.

The Pats were able to acquire some valuable lessons on this road trip through Alberta that will pay off for the hockey team down the road according to Schneider. “Over the course of the weekend we’re playing some people who just don’t get the minutes that they get, we’re really seeing some growth in our young people, I firmly believe there are better days ahead of us.”

Raiden Zacharias who was called up from the Saskatoon Blazers due to injuries, was able to register his first WHL point with an assist.

The Pats will be back on the road on Wednesday, when they head to Brandon to meet the Wheat Kings. The game can be heard on 620 CKRM beginning with the pregame show at 6:35.

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