The Regina Pats scored three times in the second period and cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday night at the ENMAX Centre.
The Canes scored the first goal in this game when Carter Folk was sprung free on a breakaway in the first period. He scored his first of the season to give Lethbridge a 1-0 lead. The Pats tied things up late in the period when Dryden Hunt scored at the 18:30 mark to even things at 1-1 after 20 minutes of play.
The visitors really took over the game in the second with three goals and out shooting the Hurricanes 18-6. Colby Williams scored at the 6:33 mark to give Regina its first lead of the night. That was followed up at the 15:05 mark with a goal from Austin Wagner who made it a 3-1 game. That Pats then added one more with just six seconds remaining in the period when Morgan Kilmchuk scored on a 5-on-3 power play to give the Pats a comfortable 4-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.
In the third, the Pats got another power play goal. Connor Gay scored at the 1:12 mark to increase Regina's lead to 5-1 and before it was all said and done, Patrick D'Amico scored off a nice pass from Pavel Padakin to make it 6-1 Regina and that's the way this one would end.
Regina out shot Lethbridge 35-30. The loss drops the Canes record to a WHL worst 1-8-0-1 in 10 games. Regina went 2/4 on the power play. The Hurricanes were 0/6.
The Canes hit the road for their next four games, including three games in three days next weekend in Saskatchewan. Their next action is Tuesday (Oct. 21) when they take on the defending WHL and Memorial Cup Champion Oil Kings in Edmonton. Then it's off to Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Regina next weekend.