The Portland Winterhawks (4-3-1-0) fell 3-2 in overtime Tuesday in a road contest against the Regina Pats (4-5-0-0). The Hawks picked up a point in the standings with the game going to overtime.
The Hawks played a dominant first period, outshooting Regina 15-2. Their efforts paid off when they
opened the scoring at the 13:32 mark on a tic-tac-toe passing play that ended with Ty Rattie taking a feed from Nic Petan at the side of the net and beating Pats netminder Matt Hewitt to make it 1-0.
The Pats evened the score late in the frame when Adam Rossignol scored at the 18:46 mark to tie the game at 1-1 going into the second.
The score remained 1-1 after 40 minutes with a scoreless second period. Regina took a 2-1 lead at the 15:38 mark of the third on a shorthanded goal by Trent Ouellette, but the lead lasted just over a minute as Taylor Peters kept a clearing attempt in the Pats’ zone and wired a slap shot past Hewitt to even the game at 2-2.
The Hawks carried play through much of the extra frame, but Regina’s Lane Scheidl scored at the 4:28 mark to give the Pats the win.
Portland outshot Regina 36-24, and have outshot their opponent in all eight games this season. Brendan Burke made 21 saves for Portland on 24 shots, while Hewitt finished with 34 saves on 36 shots for the Pats.
The Winterhawks continue their season-high six-game road trip tomorrow in Saskatoon when they take on the Blades at 6 p.m. local time.