Thursday, September 6, 2012

Regina Pats win 3-1 over Brandon
 - Pre-Season Game #1

Thursday, September 6, 2012

From Regina Pats Web -

Tonight's exhibition game marks the beginning of the WHL Pre-Season for both the Pats and the Wheat Kings.  The Pats full roster features 14 first year players vying for the spots on the 2012-13 edition of the team.  Meanwhile, 13 of the Wheat Kings' 20 forwards still in camp are first year players.  Expect young talent to be on full display this evening. 

Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m. at the Co-operative Centre.

The Pats completed their first trade
of the 2012-13 season yesterday, acquiring defenceman Keaton Lubin (’94) from the Calgary Hitmen for a conditional sixth round draft pick.  Lubin suited up in 50 games for the Hitmen over the last two seasons and at 6’0”/192 lbs, could add more physicality to the Pats blue line.

 By: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

Goaltenders:  Brandon - Curtis Honey; Regina Pats - Teagan Sacher

First Period: Near the mid-point the Regina Pats went down two men, Brandon were not able to score.  The first to score were the Pats with four minutes remaining in the period. 

Patrick D'Amico behind the net, transitioned into a spin move in the face-off circle and found Colton Jobke sneaking in from the point. He received the pass and scored at 16:18.  Regina Pats went up 2-0 as Lane Scheidl, scored a wrist shot from the face-off circle on a power play goal with only 19 seconds remaining.

Second Period:  No scoring  -

Third Period: 

Brandon's John Quenneville scored at 6:54 off a nice pass from Richard Nejezchleb to make it Regina Pats 2-1. In the last minute Brandon pulled their goalie, only to see Pats Patrick D'Amico jump over a Brandon player, knock the puck down and score into the empty net with 20 seconds remaining in the game.