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PRE-SEASON RECAP: Berge’s Hat-Trick Leads Pats To 5-4 Win In Winnipeg

Zachary Peters

Regina, Sask. — The Regina Pats wrapped up their pre-season with a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg ICE at the RINK Hockey Academy, Saturday evening.

Parker Berge followed up from Thursday’s overtime winner against the ICE with his first career hat-trick tonight, breaking the 4-4 tie in the third with his third goal of the game. Easton Armstrong (1G-2A), Zane Rowan (1G-1A) and Tye Spencer (2A) chipped in with multi-point contests, while Matthew Kieper got the win, making 24 saves on 26 shots, with 20 of them in the third period.

The Pats finish their pre-season with a 4-1 record, while the ICE finish their pre-season 1-2-1.

Regina Pats 5, Winnipeg ICE 4

THE GOALS

First Period

ICE 1-0 at 2:56 — Aiden Oiring (2) assisted by Evan Friesen (SH) // Friesen began a two-on-one short-handed, where he fed it across to Oiring who made no mistake to open the scoring

REG 1-1 at 4:04 — Parker Berge (2), assisted by Easton Armstrong (PP) // The Pats would answer on the five-on-three power play, as Berge ripped home a hard wrister into the top left corner. 

WPG 2-1 at 8:14 — Skyler Bruce (1), assisted by Zach Benson and Evan Friesen // Benson deked past two Pats defenders before passing it across to Bruce for an easy one-timer goal. 

REG 2-2 at 17:04 — Zane Rowan (1), assisted by Jaxsin Vaughan and Corbin Vaughan // Jaxsin Vaughan led a two-on-one where his initial shot was stopped, but Rowan was there on the rebound to tie it up at two. 

Second Period

REG 3-2 at 2:14 — Easton Armstrong (1), assisted by Zane Rowan and Raiden Zacharias // With the Pats working the puck in the attacking zone, Rowan found Armstrong in front who tapped it into the net. 

REG 4-2 at 14:34 — Parker Berge (3), assisted by Tye Spencer and Easton Armstrong (PP) // Parker Berge scored his second of the game when he smoked a shot into the top corner. 

Third Period

WPG 3-4 at 5:01 — Aiden Oiring (3), assisted by Skyler Bruce and Zach Benson (PP) // Bruce walked in front from the left corner and passed it across to the right dot where Oiring finished an easy bang-bang play. 

WPG 4-4 at 9:15 — Jonas Woo (1), assisted by Skyler Bruce and Aiden Oiring (PP) // The ICE won a puck battle down low where Bruce got the puck up top and Woo ripped it past Kieper to tie it. 

REG 5-4 at 10:35 — Parker Berge (4), assisted by Jaxsin Vaughan and Tye Spencer // Berge ripped one from the line on the power play through traffic and into the net after a little deflection in front. 

Goalies:

Pats: MacInnes (13 saves/15 shots in 32:04), Kieper (24 saves / 26 shots in 26:34)

ICE: Hauser (22 saves / 27 shots)

Shots

Pats 10-15-2-27

ICE 10-9-22-41

Special Teams

Pats PP: 3/6

ICE PP: 2/7

UP NEXT

The Pats open their 2022-23 regular season against the Moose Jaw Warriors on home ice on Friday, September 23. To get your tickets, CLICK HERE.

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