After an abysmal road trip to the States, the Pats seem to be bouncing back now that they’re home in Canada.
Regina has strung together their second straight win since returning from the week-long road trip, beating the Calgary Hitmen 4-1 on Sunday evening.
Goaltender Max Paddock stopped 17 of 18 shots during the game and Bryan Lockner and Koby Morrisseau each earned three points in the effort.
Defenceman and assistant captain Josh Mahura opened the scoring for the Pats three minutes in with a slapshot from the blue line, assisted by none other than Morrisseau and Lockner.
Calgary’s Jake Kryski responded later in the period to tie the game up heading into the first intermission. It would end up being the Hitmen’s only goal in the game.
The Pats came on strong in the second with a goal from Lockner at the 3:14 mark, then forward Jake Leschyshyn scored off a rebound to add to the Pats lead.
For good measure, after assisting on two goals earlier in the game, Morrisseau notched a goal of his own with 2:30 left in the game, sealing a 4-1 win for his team.
The Pats outshot the Hitmen 30-18 and showed progress on a slumping penalty kill, burning off three of the four.
The team will play one more road game this week in Brandon on Wednesday before returning to the Brandt Centre for a five-game homestand ahead of the Christmas break.
The Pats next home game is Dec. 8 against Kelowna. It’s the annual teddy bear toss night where fans are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal wrapped in a plastic bag that will be thrown on the ice after the Pats’ first goal of the night.