Prince Albert, SK – Reid Gardiner scored on the first shot of overtime, 11 seconds in, to clinch a 4-3 come from behind win for the Prince Albert Raiders over the Regina Pats on Saturday night at the Art Hauser Centre.
Trailing by two with five minutes left in the second period, 16-year-old rookie Parker Kelly leveled a huge hit in the neutral zone that turned the game around for the Raiders. After the hit, Kelly and fellow rookie Dylan Williamson dropped the gloves with a pair of Regina veterans.
The Pats received a pair of instigator penalties where the Raiders scored a power play goal. Prince Albert ended the second period with a tally in the final minute to even the score going into the third period. After no one found the back of the net in the third, Gardiner’s overtime goal made a winner of the Raiders.
Gardiner (1g-3a) and Austin Glover (4a) each had big nights with four points each. Simon Stransky collected a pair of goals, while Jesse Lees finished with one goal and one assist for two points.
Three different Pats recorded two points. Adam Brooks (1g-1a), Austin Wagner (2a), and Connor Hobbs (2a) lead Regina, while Chase Harrison and Adam Berg also scored.
Rylan Parenteau made 24 saves on 27 shots, while Regina rookie Jordan Hollett kicked out 41 of 45 attempts his way.
The Raiders outshot the Pats 45-27. Prince Albert went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Regina was 1-for-6.
The Raiders notch their third win in a row and improve their mark to 15-5-2-1. The Pats fall to 10-10-1-0.
The Prince Albert Raiders continue their four-game home stand next week when the Calgary Hitmen and Edmonton Oil Kings visit the Art Hauser Centre.