REGINA - Scott Glennie scored two goals to help the Brandon Wheat Kings beat the Regina Pats 3-1 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
With both teams missing key players to the Canadian junior team's selection camp in Ottawa, 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 period 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, the Pats (18-14-1-3) and the 4,934 in attendance lost their patience after the home team was called for a sixth successive penalty. 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.
On the ensuing power play, Glennie notched his first of the night and 18th of the year with a hard wrist shot into the top corner.
With five minutes remaining in the third Regina made the most of one of just two power-play opportunities on the night 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.
A minute later Regina was handed another penalty and despite several excellent shorthanded chances, the Pats couldn't even things up.
With 20 seconds remaining Glennie sealed the win for Brandon with an unassisted empty netter.
Making 28 saves in the win for Brandon was Andrew Hayes. Playing solid and making 36 saves for Regina was Rowat.