The Regina Pats gave up a game winning goal late in the third in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Victoria Royals on Saturday night.
The Pats opened the scoring at 12:57 of the first when Jake Leschyshyn tipped home his team leading 15th of the season. The Royals powerplay got the game tied at 17:19 of the first, thanks to Kaid Oliver and it was 1-1 after one.
The two clubs put six shots on goal apiece in the second and the game remained tied at the break. In the third, it was 1-1 until late when Tanner Sidaway buried his second of the season into the top corner with 2:45 remaining and the Royals took the 2-1 lead. They held on from there for the two points.
The Pats were outshot 27-18, the powerplay was oh for three and the penalty kill was six for seven. Max Paddock was named the games second star making 25 saves on 27 shots.
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (15) from Sebastian Streu and Austin Pratt – 12:57.
Victoria – Kaid Oliver (13) from Scott Walford and D-Jay Jerome – 17:19 PP.
Victoria – Tanner Sidaway (2) from Dino Kambeitz and Mitchell Prowse – 17:15.
Shots on Goal
Regina 5-6-7-(18) Victoria 14-6-7-(27)
Regina 0/3 Victoria 1/7