Sunday, December 9, 2012
BLADES 7 PATS 0
It was the second time in as many days that the Blades had full control as they blanked the Pats 9-0 on Saturday night in Saskatoon.
It was Global TV Teddy Bear Toss night in the Brandt Centre on Sunday as fans came to the game with the intention of tossing stuffed animals on the ice after the Pats' first goal. In a WHL-wide promotion, the toys are to be distributed to local charities. However Pats fans were forced to clutch the teddy bears until the end of the game before tossing them onto the ice.
Matej Stranksy and Josh Nicholls also scored twice for the the Blades (15-14-1) while Shane McColgan had a goal and an assist. Adam Kambeitz chipped in with three assists.
The Pats (11-18-4) are winless in seven straight outings.
Andrey Makarov made 22 saves for his league-leading fourth shutout of the season as Matt Hewitt picked up the loss after allowing five goals on 31 shots before being pulled midway through the second period. Teagan Sacher stopped 12-of-14 shots in 29 minutes of relief.
Saskatoon went 1 for 7 on the power play while Regina failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.
The Pats host P.A. on Thirsty Thursday in the Brandt Centre at 7 pm on 620 CKRM. 20 oz beers go for just $8.
(With files from the Canadian Press)