Hockey combines the speed of basketball, the hard hits of football, and the glistening blades of competitive shaving. Study frozen fusion with this GrouponLive deal to see the Regina Pats play the Prince Albert Raiders at the Brandt Centre. For $19, you get two tickets for best-available seating on Thursday, December 13, at 7 p.m. (up to a $40 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5 p.m.
After a 2011–12 season that culminated in their first return to the Western Hockey League playoffs since 2008, the Regina Pats press forward in the new season, looking to surge past a difficult start. In an East Division shootout, the Pats host the division-leading Prince Albert Raiders, currently dominating their peers with a 13–6–0 record. Hoping to turn around their 9–12–1 start, the Pats look to rally behind the red-hot shooting of left wing Dyson Stevenson, who scored a hat trick in his most recent game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. On the other side of the ice, the Raiders' Luke Siemens—ranking among the league's top 10 puck blockers—guards the goal with brick-wall tenacity, a 0.919 save percentage, and the unerring ability to confuse charging shooters by pulling an endless string of scarves from his sleeve. At the game, fans can take advantage of the Thirsty Thursdays drink specials, nabbing 32-ounce beers for $8 to salve throats rubbed raw from cheering.