Cougars blank Pats 4-0

The Regina Pats five-game winning streak at the Brandt Centre came to an end on Sunday with a 4-0 loss to the Prince George Cougars.

It was a fast start for the Cougars, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 12 minutes.

Regina outshot Prince George 19-12 in the final 40 minutes, but were unable to find the scoreboard.

Photo: Keith Hershmiller

Cougars goalie Joshua Ravensbergen made 23 saves for the shutout. Terik Parascak had a pair of goals, with Koehn Zimmer and Ondrej Becher also scoring. Zac Funk had three assists.

The Pats were able to keep the top power play in the Western Hockey League off the scoreboard, going 8 for 8 on the penalty kill on Sunday.

Pats Assistant Coach Evan McFeeters said after the game, said they weren’t able to recover from their rough beginning.

“There is no easy night’s for this hockey club and when you play the way we did for the first 10 minutes like we did, you’re going to dig yourself a hole.”

McFeeters noted that they knew they would be in tough against the high flying offence from the Cougars.

“They score in bunches and they score in different ways.”

He added, “A big part of our plan was to slow them down through the neutral zone, but unfortunately some turnovers led to some quick strike offence for them.”

Regina will return to action on Wednesday night when they host the Prince Albert Raiders.

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