Pats get a point in OT loss to Moose Jaw

Ethan Semeniuk took the steam out of the Regina Pats’ late comeback when he scored at 3:35 of overtime to give the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors a 5-4 Western Hockey League victory on Monday.

With the Warriors leading 4-2 with less than two minutes left in the third period, goals by Sam Oremba (18:21) and Tye Spencer (18:45) tied the game and forced the overtime session at the Brandt Centre.

Martin Rysavy scored twice for the Warriors (21-14-0-2), while Atley Calvert had a goal and two assists. Rilen Kovacevic added a single for the visitors.

Spencer scored twice for the Pats (13-18-4-2), while Jaren Brinson and Oremba added singles. Tanner Howe chipped in with three assists, while Braxton Whitehead had two helpers.

This was the first game for the Pats who had announced a flurry of trades at the end of the calendar which saw the team part with star players.

On December 31st the Pats traded 2003-born defenceman Parker Berge to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for 2003-born defenceman Ty Gibson and a second-round pick in 2025.

That same say Regina sent 2004-born forward Borya Valis to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for 2006-born defenceman Tyson Buczkowski, a third round pick in 2026 and a fourth round pick in 2024. Valis produced 33 points (13G-20A) in 35 games this season with the Pats, and is currently riding a career-best 10 game point-streak. The Denver, CO product recorded 48 points (20G-28A) in 55 games last season.

The Pats also dealt Alexander Suzdalev to the Saskatoon Blades. Suzdalev was playing in Sweden after he was loaned to Mora IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan, a Swedish Hockey League.

In exchange, the Pats will be getting forward Zach Moore, defenceman Samuel Barcik, defenceman Dayton Deschamps, a 2025 fourth-round pick, and a first-round pick in 2026.

The Regina Pats next game is Friday when they host the Saskatoon Blades.

The Harvard Media “Sports Cage” will be at Brandt Centre for this game.

Pregame is 6:35pm, face off is at 7:00pm.

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