Max Paddock made a spectacular 39 saves but it still wasn’t enough to lift the Pats over the Spokane Chiefs.
The U.S. division leaders are in the midst of their eastern road trip and put up a strong effort against the Pats who could not find the answer to goaltender Bailey Brkin.
Regina peppered 35 shots on Brkin, but came up completely emptyhanded, falling 4-0.
The Chiefs got on the board in the first period with a powerplay goal courtesy of Ethan McIndoe and struck a second time during a second period powerplay from Adam Beckman.
Paddock made 27 saves in those first 40 minutes.
But Spokane came in hot to start the final frame and Jack Finley opened the third-period scoring two minutes in. Beckman followed up with his second of the night just 92 seconds later.
His two-goal game earned him first star honours, while Brkin’s 35-save shutout made him the second star. Despite the 4-0 loss, Paddock’s strong 39-save performance meant he was given third-star honours.
The 3-7 Pats take on the 4-2 Warriors Saturday night at the Brandt Centre before playing a matinee against the Everett Silvertips on Sunday.