Pat Chat

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Courtesy Daniel Fink (Pats Director of Media and Communications)

For Immediate Release
September 9, 2013

Pat Chat September 9th
Second Week of the Pre-Season

The Week That Was
Thursday, September 5th – Pats 3 @ Prince Albert 4
The Blue and White held 2-0 and 3-2 leads in their first exhibition game, but the Raiders wouldn’t be put away.  Tied 3-3 in the third period, Reid Gardiner jammed a bouncing puck past Adam Beukeboom for a Raider lead with just two minutes left.  The Pats came on strong in the final moments, but wouldn’t be able to find the tying goal.

Friday, September 6th – Prince Albert 4 @ Pats 3
Though a similar final score, the Pats’ first home exhibition game took on a different look as the Raiders held the lead for most the contest.  With a late goal from Marc McCoy, the Pats pulled within one goal, but would fall just short in the late stages with their net empty.  15-year old prospect Sam Steel had two assists in the contest.

Roster Moves
Pats reassign F Sam Steel to Sherwood Park Kings (AMHL)
Pats reassign F Colton Kroeker to Valley West Hawks (BCMML)
Pats reassign G Adam Beukeboom to Drumheller Dragons (AJHL)

Quote of the Week
“(Austin) Wagner and (Rylee) Zimmer kind of got us going again with some real good solid forechecking. They’re good skaters. They can play physical despite the fact they’re not 200 pounds. We kind of fed off of that.” Head Coach Malcolm Cameron on 16-year olds Austin Wagner and Rylee Zimmer
Courtesy Greg Harder – Leader-Post

2013-14 Season Tickets
Don’t miss a moment of the action as the Pats begin their journey to the WHL Post-Season.  Season Tickets start at just $275 for Adults to attend all 36 Regular Season home games as well as the first two games home games of the playoffs.  Season Ticket Holders also enjoy a 15% discount at the Neutral Zone Store, “Bring a Friend” coupons and a Limited Edition Collectors’ Print among other benefits.  Visit or call the Pats Office at 306-522-7287 for more information on becoming a Season Ticket Holder.

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, September 10th – Pats @ Saskatoon
The Pats get back out on the road looking for their first victory of the pre-season.  Defenceman Dmitry Sinitsyn looks to continue his hot start in the offensive zone.  Sinitsyn leads the team with two goals and an assist in the first couple games.  The game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m.

Friday, September 13th – Pats @ Brandon
The road exhibition schedule wraps up in Brandon Friday night when the Pats visit their Manitoban rivals.  The teams were tightly matched last season, both featuring young lineups looking to prove themselves.  Off-Season acquisition Geordie Maguire makes his first visit back to Brandon to face his former team.

Saturday, September 14th – Brandon @ Pats
The pre-season ends with the back-half of the Pats’ and Wheat Kings’ home-and-home series.  It’s an early start at the Brandt Centre with puck drop slated for 4:00 p.m.  Stop by and catch the Pats in their final exhibition game before heading to Mosaic Stadium to see the Roughriders take on the Argonauts.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 9th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10th – Pats @ Prince Albert – 7 p.m. (Art Hauser Centre)*

Wednesday, September 11th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Thursday, September 12th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Friday, September 13th – Pats @ Brandon – 6:30 p.m. (Westman Place)

Saturday, September 14th – Brandon @ Pats – 4 p.m. (Brandt Centre)
*Broadcast on CKRM
All times for Regina

“Sea of Green” Season Tickets
If you’re a Rider Season Ticket Holder you have the opportunity to buy Pats Season Tickets in the “Sea of Green”, a special Rider themed green section at Pats games this season for just $250 (tax included).  Cheer on the Pats with Rider players and personnel who will attend Pats games this winter seated in that section.  Rider Season Ticket Holders have until September 18th to purchase Sea of Green Season Tickets.  Call the Pats Office at 306-522-7287 for more information.

Important Dates
Saturday, September 14th – vs. Prince Albert (Next Home Game)
Wednesday, September 18th – “Sea of Green” Season Ticket Deadline
Thursday, September 19th – vs. Swift Current (Home Opener)