Saturday, December 10, 2016
PRESS BOX SPORTS BAR RECAP: PATS 8 BRONCOS 1
REGINA -- 20-year old forward Dawson Leedahl scored two goals and added three assists to pace the Regina Pats to an 8-1 rout of the Swift Current Broncos Friday in the Brandt Centre.
It was the second Pats victory in a week over the Broncos, after winning 6-3 in Swift Current on Sunday.
On Global TV's Teddy Bear Toss Night on Friday, Regina product Riley Woods opened the scoring at 11:45 of the first period, triggering thousands of teddy bears and stuffed toys to be launched onto the ice by Pats and Broncos fans alike. The toys were collected to be distributed to sick children in Regina hospitals by the Pats players next week.
Regina led 3-1 after the first period on goals by Woods, Nick Henry and Filil Ahl. The Broncos' lone goal of the game came from Kaden Elder late in the frame.
Regina upped its lead to 4-1 after 40 minutes on Connor Hobbs' 12 of the season. That chased Broncos starting goalie Taz Burman from the net after making 12 saves on 16 shots.
The Pats continued the onslaught in the third, with a pair of goals by Leedahl along with Henry and Hobbs past the Broncos' Travis Child.
Regina outshot Swift Current 45-27 on the night while going 2/3 on the powerplay and 3/4 killing penalties.
The attendance was 5128.
The Pats (21-2-5 overall, 11-0-3 at home) return to action Saturday night when they host the Saskatoon Blades at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.
Our next Access broadcast of Pats hockey is next Friday in Moose Jaw when the Pats and Warriors collide in a 7:00 puck drop.