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Five Goal Second Period Leads Pats to Family Day Victory

February 19, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Regina Pats News Release

Regina, Sask. - The Regina Pats scored five times in the second period leading to a 6-0 victory over the Calgary Hitmen on Monday at the Brandt Centre.

Ewan Huet made 38 saves for his first career shutout, with 17 of those 38 stops coming in the third period, helping the Pats break a three game skid.

Tanner Howe led the way up front with a season-high four points (1G-3A), while Tye Spencer reached the 20 goal mark with two goals today. Zach Moore opened the scoring early in the first, while Jaxsin Vaughan and Logan Peskett rounded out the scoring, and Braxton Whitehead chipped in with two assists.

The Pats sweep the season set over the Hitmen, going 4-0 against Calgary this season. The Pats are now five points back of the eighth and final playoff spot with 12 games left in the season. The Pats will play the next seven games away from home, with six through the U.S. Division, which begins Friday in Spokane.

FINAL SCORE: Pats 6, Hitmen 0


First Period

1-0 Pats at 5:54 - Zach Moore (7), assisted by Tanner Howe & Braxton Whitehead // Howe laid the boom in the corner to win a battle for the puck. Whitehead grabbed the loose puck and sent it to Howe who floated a nice pass to Moore in the front of the Hitmen net and he chipped it past Garrett to give the Pats a 1-0 lead.

Second Period

2-0 Pats at 2:10 - Logan Peskett (6), assisted by Braxton Whitehead // Whitehead won the offensive zone face-off to the left of Garrett. Peskett got the puck and fired it off the bar and in to give the Pats a 2-0 lead.

3-0 Pats at 3:38 - Tye Spencer (19), assisted by Tanner Howe & Jaxson Vaughan // Spencer skated into the Hitmen zone and let a wrister go from the slot that beat a screened Garrett to extend the lead to Pats to 3-0.

4-0 Pats at 8:09 - Tanner Howe (25), assisted by Ty Gibson & Keagan Slaney // Gibson broke in down the right side, sent a pass to Howe who was crashing the net and he was able to knock it past Garrett to give the Pats a 4-0.

5-0 Pats at 11:12 - Tye Spencer (20), assisted by Tanner Howe & Sam Oremba // Howe grabbed the puck deep in the Hitmen zone and sent a hard pass to Spencer who fired it past Garrett to extend the lead to 5-0.

6-0 Pats at 17:02 - Jaxsin Vaughan (14), assisted by Cole Temple & Zackary Shantz (5-on-3) // Temple sent a pass that deflected off a Hitmen defender and then off Vaughan's skate and past Buenaventura to extend the lead to 6-0.

Third Period

No scoring.


SOG: Regina - 12-9-7--28 | Calgary - 9-12-17--38

PP: Regina - 1/3 | Calgary - 0/3

Face-offs: Regina - 32 | Calgary - 37


Regina: Ewan Huet (38 saves / 38 shots)

Calgary: Alex Garrett (14 saves / 19 shots in 33:01) & Ethan Buenaventura (8 saves / 8 shots in 26:59)


First: Ewan Huet - Pats (38-save shutout)

Second: Tanner Howe - Pats (1G-4A)

Third: Tye Spencer - Pats (2G)


Zach Moore scored his seventh of the season (sixth with the Pats) He has scored in back-to-back games, and has seven points (5G-2A) in his last eight outings.

Braxton Whitehead picked up a pair of assists and has points (1G-8A) in six straight games as well as 15 points (2G-13A) in his last 13 games.

Tanner Howe had four points (1G-3A) and has 17 points (3G-14A) in his last 12 games.

Zackary Shantz has five points (all assists) in his last five games.

Keagan Slaney has points in back-to-back games and has four assists in his last seven games.

Jaxsin Vaughan had a goal and an assist, he has six points (4G-2A) in his last six games.

Sam Oremba has 12 points (6G-6A) in his last eight games.

Tye Spencer scored twice to reach 20 goals. He also has 12 points (5G-7A) in his last eight games.

Ty Gibson picked up his first point in three games and has 12 assists in 17 games since his arrival to the Queen City.

Logan Peskett has three points (2G-1A) in his last four games.

Cole Temple picked up his first point in three contests. He still has four points (2G-2A) in his last five games.

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