Mintos lose sixth straight

It was a tough day at the office for the Prince Albert Mintos Saturday.

The Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League team could only muster nine shots on goal at the Co-Operators Centre in Regina as they fell 4-1 to the Regina Pat Canadians and suffered their sixth straight loss in the process.

Although they now have an 11-12-1-0 record, the Mintos are still in possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the league as they hold a five-point cushion on the 8-13-2-0 Battlefords Stars.

Portland Winterhawks prospect Gabe Klassen found the back of the net for the visitors, who received a 22-save performance from Regina Pats prospect Carter Woodside.

Carter Belitski led the way for the Pat Canadians with two goals and an assist, while Medicine Hat Tigers prospect Cole Sillinger had a goal and an assist to increase his league best point total to 41.

Blake Swetlikoff rounded out the scoring and Drayden Ramage made eight saves for the hosts, who improved their record to 15-4-2-2.

The Mintos will be back in action Sunday at they visit the 7-15-1-2 Moose Jaw Generals before starting a six-game home stand Tuesday against the Saskatoon Contacts in a 7 p.m. affair at the Art Hauser Centre.