The Regina Pats hosted the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup host Red Deer Rebels on Monday morning at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were looking to put an end to a 2 game losing streak which included a 5-2 defeat in Saskatoon on Saturday. The Rebels were coming off a loss of their own on Saturday, 6-2 at home to the Victoria Royals. The Pats took a 2-1-0-0 record into the fourth and final meeting of the regular season between the two clubs. Adam Brooks was riding a 14 game point streak coming into the game with 7 goals and 32 points over that stretch. Defenceman Connor Hobbs was a late scratch from the contest, Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.
In the second the Pats got off to a good start and had two good scoring chances but Austin Wagner was hooked and couldn't finish and then Cole Sanford missed the net on a breakaway. The Rebels pushed after that and had a number of grade A scoring chances but Tyler Brown again made some massive stops and the period ended with the Pats still trailing 2-0. The Rebels led on the shot clock 13-6 in the period and 25-12 overall.
In the third the Rebels kept the Pats off the board until literally the last second of the game Sam Steel scored his 22nd of the year with 5 tenths of a second left with assists to Adam Brooks and Cole Sanford and it was 2-1 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot Red Deer 16-9 in the period but trailed 34-298 overall.
The Pats powerplay was 1 for 4 in the game and the penalty kill was 4 for 4.
The third star of the game went to the Rebels Michael Spacek who had an assist in the win. The second star to Red Deers Trevor Martin who stopped 27 of 28 shots and the first star to the Pats Tyler Brown who stopped 32 of 34 shots faced.
Rebels Goal at 16:53. Jake DeBrusk (18) from Michael Spacek and Brandon Hagel.