Riley Woods scored a hattrick and added two assists as Team White beat Team Blue 6-3 at the Regina Pats annual Blue and White inter-squad game. Forwards Adam Brooks and Lane Zablocki were the lone vets to get the night off.
Max Paddock started in goal for Team Blue and Kurtis Chapman for Team White. In the opening period Jake Leschyshyn had two great chances on breakaways to give White the lead but Paddock stood tall to keep the game scoreless. Team Blue scored first on their second powerplay at 11:15. Sam Steel a pretty feed right in front to Filip Ahl who tapped it 5-hole. Luc Smith the second assist and it was 1-0. White got it back when Riley Woods stole a pass in the neutral zone, beat the defender wide and snapped it home short side to make it 1-1 at 17:11 that was the score after 1. Shots on goal were 15-13 in favour of Team Blue.
1:44 into the second Jake Leschyshyn gave White the 2-1 lead when he cut o the slot and ripped a shot top corner over the glove of Max Paddock. Assists to Riley Woods and Sergey Zborovskiy. 19 seconds later however Blue evened the score at 2. Filip Ahl with a great back door pass to Nick Henry who made no mistake. Brady Pouteau the second helper. Riley Woods gave Blue the lead back shorthanded when he stole the puck at his blue line and scored 5-hole on a breakaway at 8:22. Less than a minute later Blue tied it up again. Carson Welke banged one past Chapman at 9:01 with assists to Sam Steel and Nick Henry and it was 3-3. The clubs switched goaltenders at the midway point of the period. Max Paddock made 9 saves on 12 shots for Team Blue and was replaced by Jordan Hollett. Kutris Chapman stopped 8 of 11 shots he faced and gave way to Tyler Brown in the White goal. The score stayed tied until the final minute when Jake Leschyshyn finished off his second of the period on a 3 on 1 rush with assists to Riley Woods and Austin Wagner at 19:24 and it was 4-3 White at the break. Blue led the shots in the period 18-16 and 33-29 overall.
The third period Saw Robbie Holmes score unassisted at 14:55 and then Riley Woods completed his hattrick at 16:03 to make it 6-3 White and that was the final score. Tyler Brown stopped all 20 shots faced in a half game of work. The shots on goal ended up being 44-44. Jordan Hollett stopped 18 of 21 faced. Riley Woods finished with a 5 point night for Team White.