Wednesday, March 5, 2014




Taken from the Regina Pats Web Site



The Regina Pats (37-23-3-3) face the Edmonton Oil Kings (45-17-2-1) tonight.  It’s the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Pats and Oil Kings with the Blue and White holding a 1-2-0-0 record against Edmonton this season.  The teams’ last meeting came at Rexall Place in Edmonton where the Oil Kings grabbed a 5-2 win over the Pats.  Morgan Klimchuk leads the Queen City Kids into this match up between the top teams in their respective division with five points (3G, 2A) in three games against Edmonton this season.  Oil Kings forward Curtis Lazar leads all skaters in the series with four goals has two assists for six points in two games against Regina this season.  Coming into tonight’s game, the Pats have won their last two contests and eight of their last ten while Edmonton fell to the Broncos, 4-3, last night.  This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m. CST and on Access7 at 7:00 p.m.


Howard Anderson First Nations Night 


The Pats continue to celebrate Regina’s culture and diversity tonight with the 5th Annual Howard Anderson First Nations Night presented by Casino Regina.  Visit the concourse display which includes a full-sized teepee set up in the Northwest corner of the Brandt Centre.  The National Anthem will also be sung in Cree by Howard Anderson’s great grand-children.


 by Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston


Regina Pats are hoping for a win tonight to even the season series at 2-2. The club clinched a play-off birth against the # 1 Hwy rivals, as they defeated Moose Jaw. 


Photo: Dryden Hunt -

  Game Summary: 


To many mistakes: give a-ways, turn overs, hurt  the home team Regina Pats, plus three goal posts did not help Regina.  


First Period:  The big hero of the first period had to be returning Dryden Hunt, scoring two power play goals as both clubs battled to a 2-2 tie.  Turn overs really hurt the home club as both Edmonton goals were on give aways.  Regina Pats Dryden Hunt opened the scoring at 4:10 on a power play, as he received a pass  from the centre of the blue line.  He scored on a hard shot from the right point to the top left corner. Edmonton tied the score just 12 seconds later as he got a turn over at the right corner and scored in the front of the net.  Edmonton went up 2-1 on another turn over in the left corner.  A pass to the front of the net, Riley Kiesser scored, assisted by Ashton Sauter and Mads Eller.  Regina Pats tied it as Hunt scored his second goal getting a pass from the right corner.  Scoring from the right face-off, assisted by Kyle Burroughs and Brandon Leier.


Scoring: Regina: Regina Pats - PPG - Dryden Hunt (Jesse Zgraggen, Boston Leier) 4:10; Edmonton - Brett Polick (Unassisted) 4:22; Edmonton - Riley Kiesser (Ashton Sauter, Mads Eller) 9:18; Regina Pats - PPG - Dryden Hunt (Kyle Burroughs, Brandon Leier)

Penalties: Edmonton - H. Samuelsson (High Sticking) 3:53; Edmonton - G. Reinhart (Cross Checking) 10:03; Regina - Cody Williams (Interference) 12:55    

Scoring: Edmonton Oil Kings - 2; Regina Pats - 2  Shots: Regina Pats - 10, Edmonton - 9 

Second Period: The Oil Kings out played the Pats in the period. Edmonton going up 3-2 as Edgar Kulda scored on a back hand at 4:30, assisted by Ashton Sauter and Curtis Lazar.  -  With 15:11 minutes remaining in the period Regina Pats goaltender Dawson MacAuley had to replace Daniel Wappel.  Wappel was  hit into the net by a Edmonton player Luke Bertolucci (no penalty).  Looks like he got a right knee injury and was taken to the dressing, never to return.

Scoring: Edmonton - Edgar Kulda (Ashton Sautner, Curtis Lazer) 4:30

Penalties: Regina - Patrick D'Amico (Holding) 9:12 

Scoring: Edmonton Oil Kings - 3; Regina Pats - 2  Shots: Edmonton - 18, Regina - 4

Third Period: Edmonton's Kulda scored his second goal of the game, being aloud to walk in and score at the 7:39 mark to give the Oil Kings a 4-2 lead, assisted by Lazar. With approximately five minutes remaining, Regina Pats came so close as Austin Wagner shot the puck off the goal post. 

Scoring: Edmonton - Edgar Kulda (Curtis Lazer) 7:39; Edmonton - Curtis Lazer (Open Net) 19:04

PATS NEXT GAME: Two games in the west, Friday against Lethbridge and the following night at Kootenay