The Pats play the third game of their five game trip in Prince George. The Cougars took last year’s confrontation by a 2-0 score, Drew Owsley had the shutout for PG. The Pats head into this evening’s contest with points in their last three games and just one point out of second in the East Division. The Cougars, meanwhile, have lost seven in a row. Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 8:35 p.m. CST.
Lead Up: Pats Steal One in Victoria
The Pats found themselves fighting from behind in the second period. After failing to register a shot until the latter half of the middle frame, the Pats turned it around and scored two quick goals to take a lead into the third. The Royals fought back and tied the game with 2:32 left, but Morgan Klimchuk came up clutch again, scoring the game winning goal with 25 seconds left. Teagan Sacher was named the first star, making 32 saves in the 3-2 win while Luke Fenske turned in a strong effort and added three assists.
November Road Swing
The Pats hit the half-way point of their swing through the B.C. Division. The annual swing during the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina started in Vancouver and Victoria before the second leg in Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna. The Pats sit 1-0-0-1 on the trip.
Offence from the Blue Line
It was a big night for Luke Fenske in Victoria. He notched three assists to push his total to ten on the season, just one shy of his career high.
Last Minute Heroics
The Pats have been getting clutch performances from their top goal-scorer in the last couple games. Morgan Klimchuk scored with 54 seconds on the clock to get the Pats into OT against Vancouver. Then, against Victoria, he struck with 25 seconds left to push the Pats to a victory. Klimchuk has 13 goals on the season.
Project First Goal
Six of the Pats (Klimchuk, Burroughs, Stevenson, Mumby, Rodewald, Ouellette) spent Sunday with the Vancouver Police Service learning about the affects of drugs before taking to the streets of one of the most drug addled neighbourhoods in Canada, East Hastings. The players heard the stories of some of the addicts who live there to bring their message about making the right choices to schools back in Regina.
– Morgan Klimchuk is on a six game point streak over which he has ten points (5G, 5A)
– Adam Rossignol’s goal Saturday night brought him to forty career points
– Kyle Burroughs has points in four of his last six games
at Kamloops – Wednesday Nov. 21st, 9 p.m. CST – Interior Savings Centre (CKRM)
at Kelowna – Friday Nov. 23rd, 9:05 p.m. CST – Prospera Place (CKRM)