Many games between the Regina Pats and Moose Jaw Warriors over the years were decided by a guy named Fleury much to the disgust of Regina fans. On Sunday afternoon, Regina fans were delighted with someone named Fleury.
With a nation-wide audience watching on Sportsnet, Cale Fleury had a goal and two assists as the Pats beat the Warriors 4-2 at a sold-out Brandt Centre to take two of three from the WHL’s top teams in a rare back-to-back-to-back set between the two rivals.
The game was tied at two until the 8:49 mark of the 3rd when Fleury’s shot from the right point eluded everyone and got past Moose Jaw goalie Brody Willms. Matt Bradley then provided the insurance with a goal at 10:38.
“Those are some confidence building wins for us this weekend.” Fleury said. “We battled for six full periods and that’s why we got the wins. We found a lot of positives this weekend and now we have to build on that.|
Emil Oksanen and Sam Steel had the other goals for Regina who with the win improve their record to 31-24-5-1 and move back into 3rd place in the Eastern Division, one up on Brandon who was idle Sunday and have three games in hand.
John Paddock’s crew have no time to rest on their accomplishment from the weekend as they will be back on the ice Monday afternoon for a Family Day contest against the Prince Albert Raiders. You can hear it all from the Art Hauser Centre starting at 4.
It was your also last chance to see the team on home ice for a while. With the Tim Hortons Brier moving in, the Pats won’t be back on home ice until March 14th when they are home to the Raiders.