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Regina Pats (1) vs Swift Current Broncos (6)

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats dropped their first game of the preseason 6-1 at the hands of the Swift Current Broncos.  This was the second game of the Regina Pats Pre-season Tournament at the Cooperators Arena which runs until Saturday night.

Scoring Summary

First Period

Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (1) from Heponiemi – :54

Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (2) from Steenbergen and Minulin – 15:52 PP

Second Period

Swift Current – Aleksi Heponiemi (1) from Minulin and Barlage – 13:09

Swift Current – Aleksi Heponiemi (2) unassisted – 13:42

Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (3) from Minulin and Heponiemi – 19:32

Third Period

Regina Pats – Nick Henry (1) from Steel and Ahl – 16:12

Swift Current – Calvin Spencer (1) unassisted – 18:35

Shots on Goal
Regina –8-3-1-(12)   Swift Current – 13-16-1-(30)

Game Story

Swift Current’s Glenn Gawdin opened the scoring just 54 seconds into the game.  Gawdin added his second of the night at the 15:52 mark, on the power play.  In the middle frame, the Bronco’s pulled ahead 4-0 on the strength of two quick goals from Aleksi Heponiemi less than a minute apart.  Gawdin recorded the hat trick before the period was out, 5-0 Swif Current.  Nick Henry recorded his first goal as a Pat, late in the third, to make it 5-1.  However, Swift Current added one more and it was a 6-1 Broncos final.

Quick Hits

-Nick Henry recorded his first goal as a Regina Pat

-Filip Ahl recorded his first assist as a Regina Pat

What’s Next?

The Regina Pats Preseason Tournament continues Friday with the Broncos and Blades meeting at 3 p.m. and the Pats and Raiders at 7 p.m.  All games take place at the Cooperators Arena.  Cost to get in is $5 at the door or $15 for a weekend pass.  The tournament wraps up Saturday night when the Pats host the Moose Jaw Warriors.

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