It was a much better showing for the Regina Pats at their home opener on Saturday night.
After an 8-1 stomping by the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday, the Pats were able to come back and beat the Wheat Kings 4-3 at the Brandt Centre in front of a home crowd.
George Kent got his first career goal and helped get the scoring started for the Pats. Wyatt Sloboshan recorded a goal in the second period and Matt Bradley scored twice for the Pats, including the game-winner in the third period.
Regina went one for seven on the powerplay and one for three on the penalty kill.
The win moves the Pats season record to 1-1.
Up next Regina hosts the Swift Current Broncos Wednesday at 7 p.m.
As a part of the opening ceremonies for Saturday night’s home opener, a special jersey designed for the Pats 100th anniversary season was unveiled.
The jersey is a tribute to the history of Canada’s oldest junior hockey franchise. The design matches the Pat’s original uniform.
“The Pats would like to thank the design team at the Brandt Group of Companies for making this all possible,” said Pats COO Stacey Cattell in a release. “The entire organization is excited to showcase the jersey on numerous 100th Anniversary themed nights throughout the 2017-18 season.”
The jersey is also a throwback to when hockey players actually wore sweaters on the ice.
Four embroidered crowns on the jersey are like the crowns on the Regina city flag and signify the four Memorial Cup titles won by the Pats, there is also a centennial season crest on the left shoulder.
“We are honoured to have been entrusted with the privilege of recognizing Canada’s oldest hockey brand in its centennial year,” says Brandt Group of Companies Design Director, Chris Kroeker in a media release. “We look forward to seeing these 100th anniversary uniforms out there all season long, as the Pats make their way to the Memorial Cup!”