Pats four-game winning streak ends with 6-4 loss to Raiders

Three goals in the second period proved to be the difference as the Regina Pats were defeated by the Prince Albert 6-4 on Friday night.

The Pats led 2-1 after 20 minutes before the Raiders stormed ahead with a 4-2 lead heading into the second intermission.

Photo: Regina Pats

Both teams had a pair of goals in the final frame.

Borya Valis, Matteo Michaels, Sam Oremba and Cole Temple scored for the Pats.

Kelton Pyne made 32 saves.

The Raiders led in shots 37-26.

Following the game, head coach Brad Herauf noted the Pats suffered a tough loss when Braxton Whitehead left the game. Herauf says the Pats will have to rely on their depth.

“It’s never easy replacing a number one centre.”

The Pats head coach thought Prince Albert had the edge on Friday night.

“In the end these guys (Raiders) were harder in stick battles tonight. Won more won stick battles, won more puck battles, I think that was the difference tonight.”

Regina’s win streak ends at four games.

Next action for the Pats is Sunday when the travel to Swift Current to meet the Broncos.

Coverage on 620 CKRM begins at 3:35, opening faceoff at 4:00.

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