Close calls

Prince Albert Predators forward Ashton Hall makes his way past Regina’s Joe Grams during P.A.’s 13-10 loss to the Riot at the Kinsmen Arena in May. (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

Predators narrowly fall to Regina Riot and Rifles in weekend home games

The Prince Albert Predators made their home debut over the weekend with a pair of narrow losses against a pair of Regina teams.

The Predators lost 13-10 to the Regina Riot on Saturday afternoon and followed that up with an 8-6 loss to the Regina Rifles on Sunday. Both games were at the Kinsmen Arena.

Predators coach Tyson Fetch said playing two games in a 24–hour span was a good test for his players, who he says are the youngest in the league with an average age of 16.7.

“We’re young, so they’re only going to get better every game,” he said.

On Saturday the Riot were already leading 4-0 in the first period by the time the Predators scored their first goal of the game. They would finish the frame trailing 6-1.

“We couldn’t figure out their offence in the first, they scored 6 goals from outside the 24-foot arc and we’ve got to get some sticks in the way and we’ve got to start communicating a little better on ‘D’,” Fetch said.

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