A stop in cowtown led to a rough ride for the Regina Pats.
The Pats continued their five-game road trip in Calgary on Sunday afternoon and lost 5-1 to the Hitmen at the Saddledome.
For the Pats, the game was a chance to try and build off their win over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday night.
The Pats were also trying to avenge a 3-0 loss to the Hitmen at the Brandt Centre just a few weeks ago.
The opening period again proved to be a challenging one for the Pats, but the results could have been much worse. Even though they were outshot 15-4, it took until the final five seconds of the period for Calgary to open the scoring with a powerplay goal from Jake Bean.
Just 31 seconds into the second, Adam Berg tied the game for the Pats. The score remained deadlocked until the 15 minute mark of the middle frame when Chase Lang scored for Calgary giving them a 2-1 lead heading into the third.
Play grinded to a halt in the third period with just 13 shots combined from both teams. However, the Hitmen found the back of the net three times, all on the powerplay. Bean scored his second of the night nearly five minutes in. Radel Fazleev twinkled the twine some 10 minutes later and Jordy Stallard rounded out the scoring for Calgary with just over two minutes to go.
Forward Adam Brooks saw his five-game point streak snapped in the loss.
The Pats are now 2-2 on their road-trip and 5-5-0-0 on the season.
The road swing wraps up on Tuesday night against the Kootenay Ice. They return home to host the Prince Albert Raiders on Sunday.