The Canada-Russia series is taking place this week between Major Junior all-star teams from the CHL, and a Russian all-star team.
Two games will take place in Saskatchewan, Monday night in Moose Jaw, then Tuesday night in Swift Current.
Pats blue-liner Josh Mahura is on the team, as is teammate Sam Steel.
Mahura says while the games will be fun, the players know the importance of the series.
“You know a lot of guys from around the League going on this team, so it’s going to be fun to play with them but come game time everyone’s going to be playing and playing hard, and trying to make something for themselves.”
Steel says these two games are no less important than any other on the schedule.
“Every game is a big game, so you got to go into it with the same attitude you would, what you could say (is) a smaller game, to any other game.”
Both Mahura and Steel are hoping to do well in these two games to increase their chances to earn spots on Canada`s World Junior roster in December.
Meanwhile, the Pats are back in action Friday night when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors.