Regina Pats (3) vs Moose Jaw Warriors (5)
Regina, Saskatchewan. - A tough first period was the difference as the Pats fell 5-3 at home to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday night. The Warriors led 4-0 after the opening 20, outshooting Regina 21-8 in the process. The Pats responded in the second with a powerplay goal from Jesse Gabrielle, his fourth of the year, and it was 4-1 after two. In the third, Moose Jaw got the lead to 5-1 with Jayden Halbgewachs potted his 50th of the season. Josh Mahura would then score twice for the Pats, his 15th and 16th tallies of the year to make it a 5-3 game and that was the final score. The Pats outshot Moose Jaw 37-16 in the final 40 minutes and outscored them 3-1, but could not complete the comeback. Regina outshot the Warriors 45-37, the powerplay was two for four and the penalty kill one for three. Josh Mahura led the way with two goals and an assist while Ryan Kubic made 32 saves. The Pats (24-20-4-0) are right back at it Saturday in Saskatoon against the Blades at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
First Period: Moose Jaw - Jayden Halbgewachs (49) from Kale Clague and Tate Popple - 5:46 PP. Moose Jaw - Vince Loschiavo (14) from Tate Popple and Tristin Langan - 7:30.Moose Jaw - Dmitri Zaitsev (5) from Josh Brook and Vince Loschiavo - 14:37 PP. Moose Jaw - Tanner Jeannot (32) from Brayden Burke and Justin Almeida - 19:23.
Second Period: Regina - Jesse Gabrielle (4) from Cameron Hebig and Josh Mahura - 5:59 PP.
Third Period: Moose Jaw - Jayden Halbgewachs (50) from Brett Howden and Kale Clague - 3:35. Regina - Josh Mahura (15) from Sam Steel - 8:53 PP. Regina - Josh Mahura (16) from Duncan Pierce and Tanner Sidaway - 19:08.
Shots on Goal: Regina 8-14-23-(45) Moose Jaw 21-11-5-(37)
Powerplays: Regina 2/4 Moose Jaw 2/3
Quick Hits - The Pats outshot Moose Jaw 37-16 and outscored them 3-1 in the final two periods. - Sam Steel has points in seven straight games with four goals and seven assists in that stretch. - Josh Mahura has four goals and six assists in his last four games.
About the Regina Pats: Named for the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world. Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL's Eastern Division.
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