Robbie Holmes made a great first impression with the Regina Pats in front of a season high 6,023 fans at the Brandt Centre.
The 16-year old call-up netted his first career goal in his Pats debut, as the Pats blanked the Saskatoon Blades 4-0 in the first half of their home and home set.
Holmes turned some heads in his limited ice time. His goal added some insurance in the third period as the 11th round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft scored the fourth Pats goal.
It was a decent night for rookies, as fellow rookie Riley Woods added a pair of goals. Austin Wagner gets credit with the game winner as he started the scoring with his 18th goal of the season.
Meanwhile, Tyler Brown earned his second shutout of the season. Brown stopped 28 shots and picked up his ninth win of the year.
The Pats and Blades will meet again on Saturday night at the Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon.
- Riley Woods – The first year Pat scored his 3rd and 4th goals of the season.
- Tyler Brown – Brown had one of his best games of the season, turning aside 28 shots for the shutout.
- Robbie Holmes – While the 16-year old didn’t play a lot in his WHL debut, he was able to take home a keepsake with his first goal in his first game.