REGINA - Jordan Eberle and Victor Bartley each had a goal and an assist to lead the Regina Pats to a 2-1 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL Saturday night.
The win was Regina's (35-18-3-2) second in as many nights against Moose Jaw (30-16-4-6) after a home and home series billed the Trans-Canada Clash.
After a scoreless first period, Moose Jaw's Evan Fuller opened the scoring when he banged in his own rebound at 1:58 of the second. The goal was Fuller's eighth of the year and was assisted by Neal Prokop and Brett Ward.
The Pats answered back midway through the period after some hustle from grinder Kirt Hill led to a power play goal for Regina.
A few shifts after Hill hammered Moose Jaw's Ty Wishart into the corner of the plexiglass at the end of the Moose Jaw bench, Hill drew a penalty after Wishart slashed him down during a partial breakaway.
On the ensuing power play, Victor Bartley's shot from the point hit something in front and went straight into the top corner to tie the game at 1-1. Assisting on Bartley's seventh goal of the season, was Jordan Eberle and Tim Kraus.
Bartley returned the favour with a minute left in the period when he made a long pass from inside his own blue line to Michael MacAngus, who was hovering around the Moose Jaw blue line.
MacAngus then made a pretty pass to Eberle, who faked left and went right around the Moose Jaw defender and ripped a shot from the slot that Moose Jaw goalie Joey Perricone got a piece of but couldn't stop. The goal, Eberle's team-leading 35th of season, put Regina up 2-1 and proved to be the game winner.
The Trans-Canada Clash, which also included an alumni game featuring former NHLers Theoren Fleury and Stu Grimson, lived up to its name when a melee broke out after the final buzzer and Moose Jaw's Frazer McLaren and Regina's Josh Elder duked it out at centre ice.
Regina goalie Linden Rowat (26-12-3-2) made 25 saves for the win while Perricone (23-13-4-6) turned away 27 saves in the loss.