The Regina Pats scored and scored often as they hammered the Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-1 Sunday evening in the Queen City.
The loss put a stop to the Canes first three game winning streak in nearly two seasons. Stuart Skinner started his 4th game in a row, including his 3rd game in three nights, but the Pats found a way to chase the star rookie goaltender in this game.
The Pats got things going in this game when Calgary Flames product Morgan Klimchuk scored at12:36 of the first period to give the Pats a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes of play.
Regina blew the game open in the second with four goals. Braden Christoffer, Adam Brooks, Patrick D'Amico, and Austin Wagner all scored for the Pats to give the home team a commanding 5-0 lead through two periods of play. Christoffer's goal was scored on the power play.
The Pats kept the offence coming in the third period, when Christoffer and D'Amico both scored their second goals of the hockey game to make a 7-0 lead for Regina. The Hurricanes finally got on the score board at the 9:36 mark when Lenny Hackman scored his first goal of the season to cut the lead to 7-1, but Regina added one more when Adam Brooks scored his second of the night to give the Pats a lopsided 8-1 victory. The shots favoured the Pats 46-36 on this night. Regina finished the game 2/4 on the power play and the Hurricanes went 0/2.
The loss ends the Hurricanes winning streak and drops their overall record to 4-9-0-1 in 14 games this season. The Canes next action is Wednesday (Oct. 29) at home when they host the visiting Prince Albert Raiders. The Hurricanes will host Brandon on Friday (Oct. 31).