Realty One



Sunday, August 30, 2015


The Regina Pats began their lead-up to the 2015-16 season Saturday as three teams of rookies and prospects took to the ice.  The three squads opened the day with 45 minute practice sessions in the morning before moving on to scrimmages in the afternoon and evening.

The first matchup featured teams White and Blue.  Camp invite Kyle Forbes opened the weekend’s scoring for Team Blue before Team White’s Erik Gardiner evened things up by way of Jake Leschyshyn.  The first penalty of the day went against White and newly acquired forward Lane Zablocki capitalized to give Blue a 2-1 lead.  Trailing 4-2 late in the game, Team White pulled within one when Eric Otto tapped in a Trevor Woytcke rebound.  White pulled the goaltender late, but couldn’t find the equalizer as Team Blue kicked things off with a 4-3 victory.

The middle contest pitted Team Blue in their second game of the day against a fresh Team Red.  The Blue side started the scoring again when Regina native Riley Woods got in alone and slid the puck by Jordan Hollett.  Team Red bounced back, scoring three straight from Gary Haden, Trygve Many Guns and Carson Welke to lead 3-1 at the midway point.  Lane Zablocki got back into the action, scoring off the rush before setting up Brayden Camrud on a nice back hand feed.  Team Red took control from there with Jake Elmer striking before Haden picked up his second of the game to wrap it up on a 5-3 count.

The final matchup on the evening saw Team Red continue its winning ways.  The first half of the game was low scoring with Caleb Riess tallying for Red and Brady Pouteau scoring for White.  The second half saw the scoreboard tilt one way as Team Red scored four unanswered.  Trygve Many Guns found the back of the net twice on heavy wrist shots while Ryan Krushen and Gary Haden scored the other markers for a 5-1 final score.

Team Red finished the day leading the way with a 2-0 record followed by Team Blue at 1-1 with Team White looking to bounce back on Sunday, falling to 0-2 on the weekend.  Sunday’s schedule runs similar to Saturday with practices starting at 8:30 a.m. and scrimmages beginning at 3:00 p.m. all at the Co-operators Arena.

Camp concludes Monday with the Blue and White Game at 7:00 p.m. at the Co-operators Arena featuring the top forty players from the weekend sessions.  Admission to the game is $2.00 or the donation of a non-perishable food item.

(Courtesy Daniel Fink)

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