Prince Albert scores four times in first period en route to win
Regina, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders scored four goals in the first period as they beat the Regina Pats 7-3 on Sunday evening at the Brandt Centre.
The Raiders were able to put their stamp on Sunday’s contest with a big offensive first period. Prince Albert opened the scoring at the 1:40 mark as they went on to take advantage of a number of Regina miscues and grab a three-goal lead. The offence was supported by Rylan Parenteau who made timely stops throughout the game.
Matteo Gennaro (1g-2a) and Reid Gardiner (2g-1a) led the Raiders with three-point efforts. Parker Kelly (2a), Jesse Lees (1g-1a), and Jordan Tkatch (1g-1a) each had two points, while Cal Babych and Sean Montgomery also scored in the win.
The Pats got scoring from Jared McAmmond, Sam Steel, and Austin Wagner.
Parenteau finished the game with 24 saves on 27 shots.
Jordan Hollett started the game for the Pats but was pulled after allowing three early goals. Tyler Brown took over between the pipes but left with an apparent injury, forcing Hollett to return. Hollett made 14 saves on 18 shots, while Brown turned aside 13 of 16 attempts.
The Raiders outshot the Pats 34-27. Prince Albert went 0-for-5 on the power play, while Regina was 1-for-3.
Prince Albert gets their first win of 2016 and improves to 23-12-3-1 on the season, while the Pats fall to 17-17-3-3.
The Raiders are back on the ice on Tuesday, January 3 when they take on the retooled Red Deer Rebels at the Art Hauser Centre. Puck drop is 7:00 PM.