The Pats opened up the first period on a strong note scoring the first goal of the game off the stick of Adam Rossignol after a hard working shift from the third line. The Pats held the momentum for a few more shifts before the Blades came storming back. Matthew Pufahl started things off for Saskatoon with a great individual effort ad a nice backhand move to beat Teagan Sacher. As the pressure continued, the Blades notched a second goal when Josh Nicholls tallied his 16th goal of the season on the powerplay. Emil Sylvegard almost tied things up with a second left on the clock but just missed the net and the Pats went to the break down 2-1.
The Blades kept up their dominant play in the second period as they would score three more times with the Pats on their heels. Shane McColgan struck first with a powerplay marker. Matthew Pufahl picked up his third point of the night on the goal. Josh Nicholls struck again to make it a three goal lead. Then Kyle Schmidt chipped in with his first of the season. Shane McColgan assisted on the marker for his fourth point of the night to help Saskatoon to a 5-1 lead after two.
The third period was a wild one. Tempers boiled over with three fights breaking out on one stoppage. The Pats came out with a five-on-three advantage and made good on it with Morgan Klimchuk scoring his tenth of the season. The Pats would gain another 5/3 and Klimchuk would tally again with Lane Scheidl and Colby Williams picking up assists on both goals. The Pats continued to press with powerplay chances, but couldn’t score again and Adam Kambeitz closed the door with an empty netter to set the final at 6-3.
1. Shane McColgan – 1G, 3A
2. Josh Nicholls – 2G
3. Morgan Klimchuk – 2G
Next Game: vs. Lethbridge – Saturday, November 10th – 7:00 p.m. (CKRM/Access 7)
Next Home Game: vs. Lethbridge – Saturday, November 10th – 7:00 p.m. (CKRM/Access 7)