Pats Fall in Road Trip Opener
October 23, 2012
Matt Hewitt stellar again in Pats' loss
|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 2 - Rebels 3
The Rebels got things going early o home ice when Charles Inglis jammed home a rebound just 1:15 into the game to put the Pats down one. The Blue and White didn’t roll over as they pushed back after the goal but were unable to find a way to get the puck behind Patrik Bartosak. Matt Hewitt was strong as well, stopping Turner Elson on a shorthanded break and making a great desperation glove save. Though they weren’t able to even up the game, the Pats set the stage for a good game with a solid road period in the first.
The second period saw momentum bounce around between the Pats and Rebels, as well as a couple of firsts. Once again, the Rebels got on the board early with a powerplay goal only forty-one seconds into the period off the stick of Matt Bellerive. The Pats got it back as Emil Sylvegard knocked in a rebound for his first WHL goal to make the score 2-1. Midway through the period, the Rebels got back on the board with Inglis’ second of the game as he pounced on another puck laying in the crease. The Rebels thought they had gone up by three with just over two minutes left in the period when the puck seemed to slide over the goal-line, but upon review the officials rescinded the goal. The Pats didn’t waste the new life they gained and Kade Pilton brought the Blue and White within one with a rocket over the blocker of Bartosak to get the Pats into the third down one.
The third period was a textbook example of shutting things down with a one goal lead. The Rebels held the Pats to the outside and prevented the Blue and White from gaining any continuous momentum in the final frame. The Pats pushed for the tying goal late, pulling Matt Hewitt, but Bartosak came up with key saves to preserve the Rebels 3-2 lead and eventually the win.
1. Charles Inglis – 2G
2. Turner Elson – 1A
3. Matt Hewitt – 37 Svs
Next Game: vs. Kootenay – Wednesday, October 24th – 7 p.m. (CKRM)
Next Home Game: vs. Saskatoon – Tuesday, October 30th – 7 p.m. (CKRM)