LETHBRIDGE - The Hurricanes came out flat in the first period and proved costly as the Regina Pats went on to win 4-1 Saturday night at the ENMAX Centre.
The Regina Pats would open the scoring in this game on a power play thanks to Taber native Brandon Davidson. He let a high shot go from the poit, beating a partially screened Brandon Anderson give the visitors a 1-0 lead. Before the end of the period, the Pats would get another one on the man advantage. This time it was Colten Jobke getting the goal, as he hammered a low shot by Anderson. That put Regina ahead 2-0 after one period. The Pats out shot Lethbridge 12-3 in the opening frame.
In the second, the Pats would increase their lead just past the midway point of the period. Campbell Elynuik dropped a pass back to Tanner Olstad and he roofed a shot into the top of the next to give Regina a big 3-0 lead. The Canes continued to have trouble generating chances as the period moved on. That's the way the period would end and Regina would take a three goal lead into the dressing room. The Pats were out shooting the Canes 25-13 through 40 minutes of play.
In the third, the Hurricanes would finally get on the scoreboard when Brody Sutter fired home his 3rd goal of the season off a nice passing play with Tot and Braes. That cut the Regina lead to 3-1. The Pats would end up putting this game away late in the period with another power play goal, this one by Dyson Stevenson. That gave Regina a 4-1 lead. When it was all said and done, that's the way the game would end. The Pats would win 4-1 and improve their record to 4-1 on the season. The loss drops the Hurricanes to 2-2 on the season. Regina's power play was dynamite. The finished the game 3/6 and the Hurricanes were 0/5. Regina ended up out shooting Lethbridge 36-25 on the night. Assistant Coach Chris Chiasmore wasn't happy with the outcome. He said on the CJOC post-game show that the game was "ugly" and the Hurricanes came out extremely "flat".
The Hurricanes will hit the road for their next three games. They play the Warriors at the new Mosaic Place arena Wednesday night. The pre-game show on CJOC at 6:30. The puck drop at 7:00 pm (MDT). The Saskatchewan road swing will then take the Canes into Regina on Friday and then to Swift Current Saturday. Lethbridge will play it's next home game October 11th when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings.
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