MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Zach Sawchenko made 32 saves and Moose Jaw did all its scoring on the power play as the Warriors beat the visiting Regina Pats 3-1 on Thursday to open the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season.
Jiri Smejkal, Ryan Bowen and Brett Howden scored for the Warriors (1-0-0).
Lane Zablocki found the back of the net for the Pats (0-1-0), who got a 26-save outing from Daniel Wapple.
Moose Jaw went 3 for 4 on the power play while Regina scored once on seven chances with the man advantage.