It was another tough night at the Brandt Centre.
With the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers in town the Pats were hoping to earn their first home win of the season but what they got was another loss.
The Tigers opened the scoring 11 minutes into the first period with a goal from Ryan Chyzowski. Pats Captain Jake Leschyshyn responded quickly with an impressive goal of his own to tie things up.
The tie didn’t last for long, however, when Josh Williams was able to get one past Max Paddock and send the Tigers into the first intermission up 2-1.
Things looked good for the Pats as they entered the second period, Liam Schioler and Duncan Pierce scored 41 seconds apart to gain the lead in the game but the Tigers answered back with four goals over six minutes.
Chyzowski potted his second of the night, followed by a goal from Logan Christensen 30 seconds later. James Hamblin scored his eight and ninth of the year roughly three minutes apart giving Medicine Hat a comfortable 6-3 lead over the Pats at the second break.
The Pats changed goalies from Paddock to Dean McNabb in the third period and got goals from Aaron Hyman and Nick Henry, but it wasn’t enough to get back them back into the game.
The Tigers scored an empty-netter with 44 seconds left to seal the 8-5 victory.
Medicine Hat went four of six on the power play, while the Pats were one of two.
Paddock made 16 saves on 22 shots, while McNabb made 12 of 13.
The Regina Pats head to Prince Albert to play the league-leading Raiders Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The team then returns to the Brandt Centre to play Swift Current at 4 p.m. on Sunday.