As the Pats have trimmed down their roster to their final 24 players they have now settled their goaltender dilemma. Two GDI Prairies standouts have now earned the opportunity to start the season with the WHL Regina Pats. As expected, Matt Hewitt will retain the No. 1 job and one of three 20-year-old spots. The backup spot goes to Teagan Sacher, who earned the job with an outstanding camp and pre-season. “It was a bad feeling last year being sent back when it was down to the final three,” offered Sacher, 18. “I trained hard this summer in Winnipeg. My goalie coach really helped me mentally and physically so I think I’m in better shape and I’m mentally ready for this year." When asked early on in training camp Conacher stated “Sacher was great." "What I really liked about him was he was calm in net and made it look easy. He just stood there, stopped the puck, froze the puck. He really reminded me of a pro goalie. He stands deep in his crease, challenges his shooter and just lets it happen. He doesn’t overplay anything. He makes it look easy. It’s not flip-flop. He’s very calm. He’s in position to stop the second and third shots.” With a the strong duo in net both goaltender will be able to help push the Pats hopefully further into a strong playoff run this season. Veteran goaltender Matt Hewitt also looks on to have a successful season as a 20-year-old. Ranked among the Top-10 in this past years WHL statistics Hewy was considered one of the main leaders within the teams on ice success. Starting 60 games he boasted a 2.76 GAA and a .905 Save Percentage. The Pats head coach had gave a strong statement on how he felt about the veteran netminder several days ago when pressured to give feedback on who will stay. “For me, success for any team starts in net,” said Conacher. “Matt Hewitt proved last year that he was a pretty good goalie for us. I’m a big history guy. Unless the wheels absolutely fall off, he has proven that he has done it. A lot of crazy things can happen but you look at Hewie and what he means to our team, he’s a real big asset for us. To me, Hewie and Jordan Weal and Brandon Davidson – probably our whole back end – were the reasons why we got into the playoffs last year.” Both Matt Hewitt and Teagan Sacher have been staples at GDI Prairies, having trained here for over the past three years. This past summer both goalies trained at the training centre throughout the month of August through one-on-one consulting, morning conditioning sessions, and tactical performance sessions. We would like to give a congrats to both for earning this opportunity to stay with the team as many know how difficult it is to hold a roster spot within Major Junior hockey. One thing we can say though is that both goalies do display a mature and professional character that has helped lead them through their career thus far. For more on the news release of the Pats finalizing their roster by the Leader Post Click Here.