Aleksi Heponiemi scored twice and had two assists while Glenn Gawdin recorded a hattrick as the Swift Current Broncos beat the Pats in their pre-season opener on Thursday night 6-1 at the Co-operators Arena.
The Broncos scored twice in the 1st period, 3 times in the 2nd and once in the 3rd in the victory.
Nick Henry scored the lone Pats marker in the loss with assists to Sam Steel and Filip Ahl.
Swift Current outshot the Pats 40-23.
The Pats continue the pre-season on Friday night at home to the Prince Albert Raiders at the Co-operators Centre at 7 o’clock.