Saturday, December 1, 2012



Pats play their first home game since November 10th

December 01, 2012
The Pats face their final Western Conference opponent of the 2012-13 season tonight, the Spokane Chiefs.  The teams came together once last season with the Pats on their November road trip.  Spokane took the contest in a high scoring 6-5 shootout affair.  Chandler Stephenson had a pair of goals in the loss while Blake Gal had a two point night for the Chiefs.  The Pats finished up a lengthy six game stint away from the Brandt Centre with a 5-3 loss against Prince Albert last night.  Meanwhile, Spokane started its long swing through the East Division with a dominant 7-2 victory over Swift Current.  Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m. and will be televised on Access 7. 

by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

When will Regina Pats learn that you cannot win a game in the penalty box or when the opponent has 50 or more shots.  Regina Pats once again for the second night were out shot 60-25.  

Regina Pats Morgan Klimchuk finished with a five point night.

First Period: Spokane took a 2-0 lead by the 8 minute mark.  Dylan Walchuck scored at 4:23, assisted by Brenden Kitchen and Mitch Holmberg.  Then it was Holmberg at 7:41, assisted by Walchuk.  Just less then five minutes later Regina got on the score board, as Colten Mayor scored at 12:35, assisted by Morgan Klimchuk.  Klimchuk tied the game at 2-2 at 19:14, assisted by Fenske.

Penalties:  Regina - Colby Williams (Hooking) 3:25; Spokane - Dylan Walchuk (Tripping) 11:52; Spokane - Carter Proft (Checking from Behind) 12:59 

Score: Spokane 2 - Regina 2; Shots: Spokane 16 - Regina 12

Second Period:  By the four minute mark, Regina Pats were up 4-2. Both clubs had chances early. First Lane Scheidl one minute in was stopped on a break-a-way, the Spokane hit the goal post.  It was Pats Morgan Klimchuk skating down the right boards, cutting towards the net and passing to Lane Scheidl in front of the net.  Scheidl scores on a power play goal at 2:09.  The second goal had Klimchuk back hand a pass from the right of the net to Scheidl  who scored from the left side of the net at 3:49.  Spokane made it 4-3 as Mike Aviani won the face-off, drop pass to Todd Fiddler who shot and scored at 8:53.  Pats came right back, Scheidl left of the net passed to Klimchuk right of the net and scored at 9:23.  Just less the five minutes later Spokane made it 5-4 as Reid Gow shot from the centre of the blue line and it changed direction at 14:36, assisted by Tyson Predinchuk and Riley Whittingham. 

Penalties: Spokane - J. Fram (Hooking) 1:36; Spokane - J. McIntosh (Elbowing) 3:41; Regina - K. Burroughs (Tripping) 11:25; Regina - S. Hak (Hooking) 14:57; Spokane - M. Aviani (Holding) 15:11; Spokane - T. Fiddler (Cross Checking) 19:27

Score: Regina 5 - Spokane 4; Shots: Spokane 21 - Regina 10

Third Period:   Spokane got away twice with too many men on the ice, just before they tied the score at 5-5.  A behind the net pass out to Carter Proft who scored at 6:59, assisted by Whittingham and Predinchuk.

Penalties:  Spokane - B. Kichton (Tripping) 7:19; Regina - Tye Hand (Tripping) 12:02

Score: Spokane 5 - Regina 5; Shots: Spokane 17 - Regina 3

Overtime:  The big hero was Pilot Butte's Tylor King, as he took a long slap shot from the blue line and scored at 3:46. 

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