Scott Glennie may have been missing fellow sniper Brayden Schenn on his wing, but he still managed to come up big when the Brandon Wheat Kings needed him most.
Glennie scored twice in the third period to help Brandon beat the Regina Pats 3-1 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
Schenn was one of the four players from both teams who are currently attending Canada's world junior selection camp in Ottawa. Colten Teubert and Jordan Eberle were absent from the Pats' lineup, while Matt Calvert is the other Wheat King vying for a spot on Team Canada. Their absence was noticeable, as the game was a scoreless affair until the end of the second period.
Brandon (17-13-1-1) put the first goal on the board 16 minutes into the second thanks to a nifty set up by Nathan Green. After taking a feed from Colby Robak, Green worked his way out of the corner and looked as if he was about to circle behind the net. Instead, Green put a behind-the-back short-side pass on the stick of Aaron Lewadniuk, who had a wide open net as Regina goalie Linden Rowat was already sliding over to meet Green on the other side.
In the third, Glennie scored on the power play to put the Wheat Kings up 2-0 and the Pats were called for a sixth successive penalty six seconds after the goal. The 4,934 in attendance lost their patience with Regina and for the next five minutes, the ice was littered with teddy bears that were supposed to be tossed if and when the Pats scored their first goal of the night.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Spokane 1, Seattle 0; Chilliwack 3, Edmonton 1; Medicine Hat 6, Everett 3; Moose Jaw 4, Lethbridge 3; Prince George 4, Portland 3 (OT); Red Deer 2, Prince Albert 1; and Swift Current 3, Kelowna 1.
At Regina, the Pats (18-14-1-3) finally found the net when Matt Strueby banged in a rebound to get his team on the board and make it a 2-1 game. The goal also allowed the few fans who still had teddy bears to toss them on the ice, causing another delay in play.
Andrew Hayes made 28 saves in the win for Brandon. Rowat was solid, stopping 36 shots in a losing cause for Regina.
Chiefs 1, Thunderbirds 0
At Spokane, Wash., with Dustin Tokarski in Ottawa for the world junior selection camp, James Reid stepped up to stop all 26 shots he faced as the Chiefs blanked Seattle.
Jared Cowen scored a power-play goal in the first period for Spokane (20-9-0-3) and it was all Reid needed as he recorded his second shutout in only five starts this season.
Jacob DeSerres made 20 saves in net for the Thunderbirds (13-17-1-2).
Bruins 3, Oil Kings 1
At Edmonton, a pair of third-period goals by Kevin Sundher and a 42-save performance by Mark Friesen lifted Chilliwack over the Oil Kings.
Scott Ramsay opened the scoring for the Bruins (10-20-2-2).
Michael Burns had the lone marker for Edmonton (15-18-1-3).
Tigers 6, Silvertips 3
At Everett, Wash., Linden Vey and Sean Ringrose had a goal and an assist each as Medicine Hat defeated the Silvertips.
Wacey Hamilton, Tristan King, Brennan Bosch and Taylor Gal also scored for the Tigers (19-9-3-3).
Mike Alexander, Tyler Maxwell and Kellan Tochkin replied for Everett (14-13-5-0), which lost its fifth straight game.
Warriors 4, Hurricanes 3
At Lethbridge, Alta., Thomas Frazee and Ian Duval each had a goal and an assist to lead Moose Jaw past the Hurricanes.
Joel Broda and Quinton Howden also scored for the Warriors (9-21-0-1).
Carter Ashton, Carter Bancks and Colton Sceviour replied for Lethbridge (18-14-0-1).
Cougars 4, Winter Hawks 3 (OT)
At Portland, Ore., Marcus Watson scored the game-winner 2:07 into overtime as Prince George rallied to defeat the Winterhawks.
The Cougars (13-19-0-1) got third-period goals from Brian Matte and Brett Connolly, who scored the tying goal with three seconds left and an extra attacker on the ice. Matte also scored in the first period.
Portland got a goal and an assist from Radim Valchar and Luke Walker. Killian Hutt had the other goal for the Winter Hawks (8-23-1-0). Chris Francis added two assists.
Rebels 2, Raiders 1
At Prince Albert, Sask., Darcy Kuemper turned aside 22 shots to lead Red Deer to victory over the Raiders.
Brennen Wray scored the game-winner early in the third period for the Rebels (12-18-0-5), who won for the fourth time in six games. Landon Ferraro added a first-period goal, his 20th of the season.
Nathan Deck's power-play goal 6:34 into the third period spoiled Kuemper's shutout bid. Garrett Zemlak made 34 saves for Prince Albert (14-21-1-0), which lost for the 10th time in 11 games.
Broncos 3, Rockets 1
At Kelowna, B.C., Travis Yonkman made 29 saves while also earning an assist as Swift Current grounded the Rockets.
Matt Tassone, Eric Doyle and Geordie Wudrick scored for the Broncos (19-14-0-1).
Colin Long replied for Kelowna (19-12-0-0).