The Pats won a close one with the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday night 4-1 at the Co-operators Arena.
The two clubs skated to a scoreless first period where the Pats outshot the Blades 17-7 but it wasn’t until the second when Saskatoon scored the first goal. It came on a 5 on 3 powerplay when Luke Gingras jamme din his 3rd of the pre-season. The Pats powerplay responded at the midway point when Sergey Zborovskiy hammered a shot from the left point for his 1st and it was 1-1 after 2.
In the third the Pats took the lead just 1:26 in when Jared Freadrich ripped a slap shot from the middle point for his 2nd and it was 2-1. It was 2-1 until the final minute when the Blades pulled the goalie for the extra attacker. That’s when Nick Henry and Brady Pouteau scored to make it 4-1 and that was the final score.
The Pats outshot the Blades 39-31 in the game and improve to 2-1-0-0 in the pre-season.
The Pats are back in action on Friday in Wainwright Alberta when they visit the Medicine Hat Tigers.