Garrett Wright scored twice, and the Regina Pats kicked off the 2019 WHL Preseason with a 3-1 win in Moose Jaw over the Warriors on Tuesday night.
In the first period, Garrett Wright opened the scoring for Regina when he tipped home a point shot on the powerplay. Makai Mitchell and Sloan Stanick picked up the assists at 11:03. Wright added his second of the night three minutes later thanks to another tip, Marcus Taylor picked up the lone assist at 11:03 to make it 2-0 and that was the score after one. In the second, the Warriros drew to within a goal thanks to Josh Hoekstra 1:33 into the period. Haydn Delorme restored the two-goal lead at 4:29 on a nice shot from the slot to make it 3-1. The Pats took that lead into the third where the Warriors put 12 shots on goal, but Mathew Kieper stopped them all and Regina won their preseason opener 3-1.
Garrett Wright led the offence with two goals while Matthew Pesenti and Matthew Kieper combined to make 20 saves. The Pats outshot the Warriors 33-22, the powerplay was one for three and Regina did not have a shorthanded situation.
The Pats will continue the pre-season on Friday at home to the Saskatoon Blades at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Regina – Garrett Wright (1) from Makai Mitchell and Sloan Stanick – 11:03 PP.
Regina – Garrett Wright (2) from Marcus Taylor – 13:34.
Moose Jaw – Josh Hoekstra (1) from Atley Calvert and Jesse Mistelbacher – 1:33.
Regina – Haydn Delorme (1) unassisted – 4:29.
Shots on Goal
Regina 13-14-6-(33) Moose Jaw 4-6-12-(22)
Regina 1/3 Moose Jaw 0/0
The Pats will continue the pre-season on Friday at home to the Saskatoon Blades at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are $5 per game; a full tournament pass is $15 and both will be available by walk-up only.