Pats Fall in First Pre-Season Road Game
September 07, 2012
The Pats were outshot 33-17 en route to a 5-3 loss in Brandon
|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Charlottetown Islanders||Chicoutimi Sagueneens|
|Drummondville Voltigeurs||Gatineau Olympiques|
|Halifax Mooseheads||Moncton Wildcats|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
Pats 3 Wheat Kings 5
Much like the previous night, the Pats didn’t get off to a great start. Offensively the line of Jack Rodewald, Emil Sylvegard and Henry Hardarson carried the load, but still couldn’t muster much offence. Adam Beukeboom was the star of the opening frame as he turned away numerous dangerous scoring opportunities from the Pats net. The only one he couldn’t stop came off the stick of his own defenceman as a Richard Nejezchleb centering pass deflected off the stick of Brandon Underwood and into the goal to give Brandon a 1-0 lead heading into the break.
It wasn’t an ideal start to the second period for the Pats as Ryan Pulock stretched the Wheat Kings’ lead to two with a powerplay goal. The Pats would get back within one when Adam Brooks and Dane Schioler hooked up on a partial two-on-one. The Pats started to gain some momentum, but Brandon snuffed it out with two goals 46 seconds apart from Taylor Cooper and Alessio Bertaggia. That could have been it for the Pats, but Dyson Stevenson was planted into the boards by Tyrel Seaman, setting up a five minute major powerplay situation. Though the Pats couldn’t muster much of an attack on the long advantage, newcomer Keaton Lubin ripped home the puck to bring the game back within two and give the Pats hope heading into the final frame.
The Pats rolled out strong in the early stages of the third period. Connor Gay was the recipient of a great feed from Braden Christoffer to pull the Pats within one of the Wheat Kings. The Pats wouldn’t be able to pull even, though, as Ryan Pulock went end to end before passing off to Tim McGauley who finished off the play to give the Wheaties the 5-3 win. Christoffer did have a chance to get Regina back within one, but couldn’t capitalize on a penalty shot opportunity.
Despite allowing five goals, Beukeboom was strong between the pipes, turning away 28 shots on the evening. The Pats were once again heavily outshot, tonight’s totals sitting 33-17. The Pats will return home for a week of practice before facing off with the Blades next Friday in their first game on the ice at the Brandt Centre.
Next Home Game – Friday, September, 14th vs. Saskatoon Blades
Season Ticket Pickup – Wednesday, September 12th