Pats 2 – Kamloops 1 OT
Needing a bounce-back effort after a loss in Prince George, the Pats showed a lot more jump in the opening period against the Blazers. Morgan Klimchuk had the best chance for Regina in the first when he hit the post during a four minute powerplay on a double minor assessed to Charles Inglis. Despite a couple of glorious chances for the Blazers, including a partial break for Brendan Ranford, Teagan Sacher stopped all thirteen shots headed his way to maintain a scoreless tie through one period.
Much of the same in the second period. The Pats came out firing early after killing off a Kamloops powerplay, their first of three in the frame. The Blazer advantages gave Sacher the chance to show off as he came up with some unbelievable saves including a glove grab right on the goal line as he fell back towards the net. The Blue and White got their best chance of the frame when Colten Mayor stole the puck in the Kamloops zone and broke in all alone. He pulled a great backhand move, but flipped the puck just over the cross bar and the score headed to the third period still scoreless.
The final frame saw the Blazers finally break the scoreless deadlock. Tim Bozon cashed in on the powerplay with a high snapshot that fooled Sacher. The Blazers turned up the heat after the go ahead goal, but the Pats would get a powerplay of their own. Colby Williams let go a point shot that skipped onto the stick of Lane Scheidl. The Pats sniper made no mistake on the doorstep and evened the game. Sacher held the line again, keeping Kamloops out of the goal despite a late powerplay and got the Pats at least a point, going into OT tied at one. The Pats killed off the remainder of the penalty to Colten Mayor and that set the stage for Scheidl again. The Pats 20-year old blew by the Kamloops defenders and sniped the game winner to get the Pats 2-1 victory over the Blazers.
1 –Teagan Sacher – 40 Svs
2 – Tim Bozon – 1G
3 – Charles Inglis
Next Game: @ Kelowna – Friday, November 23rd – 9:05 p.m. CST (CKRM)
Next Home Game: vs. Spokane – Saturday, December 1st – 7 p.m. (CKRM/Access 7)