Pats Get First Win in Stunning Comeback
September 26, 2012
Matt Hewitt and Morgan Klimchuk key in comeback 4-3 OT win
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Pats 4 - Broncos 3 OT
The Pats coaching staff came into tonight’s game looking for a strong start from their squad, but didn’t get it as the Pats fell behind 3-0 in the opening frame. It started out with a powerplay goal from Josh Derko only five minutes into the game. A giveaway in the middle of the Pats zone would turn into a goal instantly as Zac McKay whirled and snapped home his first WHL goal. The third goal of the period was once again a powerplay marker in the late stages of the period as Justin Spagrud jammed home a rebound over Matt Hewitt as he dove to attempt the save. At that point, the Broncos were outshooting the Pats 20-3 and finished the period up 23-7 on the shot clock.
It was a reversal of fortune in the middle twenty as the Pats woke up and got rolling. After some extended zone pressure, the Pats top line finally cashed in with Lane Scheidl notching his first of the season. Then it was the Pats powerplay staying hot as the five man set cooked up a pretty passing play finished off by Morgan Klimchuk. The Pats nearly pulled even twice when Scheidl broke in shorthanded and hit the crossbar. Cole Hamblin, already with an assist was robbed by a sprawling Eetu Laurikainen and the
While the first was dominated by the Broncos and the second controlled by the Pats, the third was a much more even set. One goal would be scored, and it was Trent Ouellette coming up with the tying goal to send the contest to overtime. Matt Hewitt continued his strong game with a stunning save to keep the Pats within one, and another to keep the game even late.
The extra frame only made it a couple of minutes before the Pats completed the comeback. After the Pats were able to work the puck low, Dyson Stevenson found Morgan Klimchuk in the faceoff circle. Klimchuk tucked a shot inside the far post to give the Pats the victory.
Next Game: @ Kootenay – Friday, September 28th – 7 p.m. (CKRM)
Next Home Game: vs. Moose Jaw – Wednesday, October 3rd – 7 p.m. (CKRM)