Teagan Sacher won't go away. The Regina Pats goaltender made another strong case for a WHL promotion on Friday night with a standout performance in 1 ½ periods of work against the visiting Saskatoon Blades. Regina lost the game 2-1 at the Brandt Centre but you couldn't fault Sacher, who stopped all 16 shots he faced and has yet to blink in a tightly contested battle with returning veterans Matt Hewitt and Adam Beukeboom. "I definitely played better this pre-season than last year, so I think it'll help my cause," offered Sacher, an 18-year-old rookie hopeful. "I know I played my best. I tried to make a good impression and give the coaches a reason to not send me home. It's just a waiting game now. There's still three of us. Who knows how long it'll take? I just have to wait it out. Patience is one of the biggest things being here. Hopefully it all works out for the best." Sacher was among the Pats' final cuts last season when he lost to Beukeboom in a photo finish for the backup job. Sacher returned to the Manitoba junior A ranks and, after a strong year with the Winnipeg Saints, now appears to be ready for an extended look at the next level. "I thought he played very well," said head coach Pat Conacher, whose team dropped to 1-2-0 in the preseason. "One thing that impressed me, and we've talked about it before, 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." Asked if Sacher could have done much more to earn a spot on the team, Conacher wasn't prepared to hand him the keys just yet, but he did give the youngster a strong endorsement. "You can always do more," Conacher said. "I'm not going to say (he has been perfect). But as far as an addition for our hockey team, that was a pretty fine one." Sacher found himself in a duel Friday night with Blades No. 1 goalie Andrey Makarov, upstaging his veteran counterpart during a scoreless first period in which the Pats were outshot 14-10. Sacher added a breakaway save on Blades sniper Josh Nicholls before exiting midway through the second period in favour of Hewitt. For full statistics on the game Click Here. To read more on this article Click HereTeagan Sacher has been a staple at GDI Prairies over the past three years as he has gone through 1v1 consulting year round. The past two off-seasons Sacher participated in the Total GDI Academy which included 3 hours of ice a week and Elite Performance Off-Ice Training. Added to his training he also was involved with being a goaltender in many pro/college 3v3 games late at night. Added to Sacher's resume includes a MJHL Championship Final in the 2012 Season and capturing the Telus Cup - National Championship in his 2011 season. All the staff at GDI would like to wish him the best heading into this upcoming year.