Friday, September 23rd Broncos @ Pats Brandt Centre 7:00pm
The season opener is the Habitat for Humanity “Hockey and Hammers” home opener for the Pats and it will be a great night beginning with the 620 CKRM season opening BBQ beginning at 5:30, outdoors on the Northeast side of the Brandt Centre. Get to the game early for the pregame ceremonies, video and light show. The Pats will welcome the return of Brandon Davidson, Ricard Blidstrand, Campbell Elynuik, Artem Bidlevskii and Jordan Weal back to the lineup after extended stays at NHL training camps.
Saturday, September 24th Pats @ Broncos Credit Union I-Plex 7:00pm
The Pats enjoyed some success against the Broncos last season, with a 7-1-0-0 record. Their lone loss came at the Swift Current I-Plex, which in the past has been a very difficult place to play for the Pats.
The faces of the Swift Current Broncos:
LW – Adam Lowry
The 18 year old 3rd round pick of the Winnipeg Jets this past spring is looking to step his play up to the next level. A season ago, Lowry had 45 points in 66 games with the Broncos.
D – Reece Scarlett
The 18 year old 6th round pick of the New Jersey Devils was tops amongst Bronco defencemen a season ago in scoring with 24 points. He was just one of 2 Broncos to play all 72 regular season games in 2010-11.
D – Richard Nedomlel
The big Czech defenceman had just 10 points a season ago, but showed that he was not someone to mess with, racking up 107 minutes in penalties. His rough and tumble play earned him a 6th round pick by the Detroit Red Wings.
Jordan Weal is climbing the all-time Pat standings in points and assists:
13. Dave Michayluk – 307 9. Louis Dumont – 188
t14. Dirk Graham – 283 10. Josh Holden – 185
t14. Clark Gillies – 283 11. Dave Michayluk – 183
t16. Jordan Weal – 269 12. Jordan Weal – 175
t16. Taylor Hall – 265 13. Clark Gillies – 166