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Pats leave Kamloops with a W

Lane Scheidl and Teagan Sacher stole a win for the Regina Pats at Interior Savings Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Scheidl scored twice — including the overtime winner — and Sacher made 40 saves in a 2-1 Pats' victory over the Kamloops Blazers.

The overtime winner resulted from a calamity of Blazer errors in the neutral zone.

When the dust cleared — Scheidl was in alone.

He fired one off the post and in to beat Blazer netminder Taran Kozun, who played well for Kamloops in defeat.

Both Sacher and Kozun are 1994-born backup goaltenders.

Tonight's game marked the Kamloops debut of forward Charles Inglis, who was acquired via trade from Red Deer earlier this week.

In what seemed like an effort to make a statement with his new team, Inglis dropped the gloves early in the first frame.

Dyson Stevenson of the Pats did not want much to do with the tilt and did not engage with Inglis.

The debuting Blazer was assessed four minutes in penalties. Stevenson was not penalized.

Regina was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, much to the relief of Inglis, whose discipline will be under scrutiny in Kamloops.

Inglis did fit in nicely with Brendan Ranford and Cole Ully on the Blazers' second line.

The unit, however, could not solve Sacher.

Tim Bozon was able to wire one past the young netminder 6:25 into the third period on the power play.

A screened Sacher had no chance on the seeing-eye shot.

The Pats were on the power play 11:34 into the third frame when Scheidl was able to bang a rebound past a sprawling Kozun to tie the game.

Next up for Kamloops are the Saskatoon Blades on Friday, Nov. 23.

Puck-drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. at ISC.

 

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