Friday, March 7, 2014



Taken from the Regina Pats Web Site:

Head to Head - The Regina Pats (37-24-3-3) battle the Lethbridge Hurricanes (12-50-2-3) at the Enmax Centre for the final time this season.  The Pats are 2-1-0-0 against the Hurricanes this season with the Blue and White taking the previous meeting by an 8-0 count.  Morgan Klimchuk leads the Pats with nine points (4G, 5A) in three games against Lethbridge.  Reid Duke is the top ‘Cane coming into tonight’s contest with four points (2G, 2A) in the three games of the season series.  Coming into their final matchup with the Hurricanes, the Pats came off back-to-back wins with a loss to Edmonton.  Lethbridge has lost nine straight including a 7-4 setback at the hands of the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday.  This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 7:35 p.m. CST

Play-Off Picture -  The race for the East Division crown continues to be a tight margin with the Pats holding a three point lead over the Swift Current Broncos.  The Pats’ lead dwindled this week after the Blue and White fell to the Edmonton Oil Kings while the Broncos picked up a win the night before.  The Broncos are also in Alberta tonight facing the Rebels in Red Deer.

Stepping Up - With Daniel Wapple out of the lineup this weekend, goaltender Tyler Fuhr has joined the team to back up Dawson MacAuley.  Fuhr played in 38 games with the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the SJHL this season where he posted a 13-21-0-0 record to go with a 3.68 GAA and a 0.903 SV%. Fuhr has previous WHL experience, appearing in 15 games with the Vancouver Giants in the 2012-13 season. 

Game Summary by Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

It will be Fan Appreciation Night at Lethbridge Enmax Centre tonight. With Daniel Wapple out do to an knee injury Wednesday night, Pats will have to rely on pack-up Dawson MacAuley for the game.
MacAuley has reclaimed the starter's role until further notice after Daniel Wapple suffered a badly sprained right ankle on Wednesday night during Regina's 5-2 WHL loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings.

First Period:  Regina Pats opened the scoring as it started in the Pats zone, Morgan Klimchuk carried the puck up the ice.  Shot and Dyson Stevenson scored on the rebound at the 4:00 mark, assisted also by Chandler Stephenson.   Josh Derko of Lethbridge tied the game as he drived to the net with the puck loose on the goal crease.  He scored at 8:30, assisted by Ramsay Brady and Sheen Riley

Penalties: Lethbridge - Griffin Fouk (Interference) 14:07; Regina - Boston Leier (Holding) 18:10

Score: Regina - 1, Lethbridge - 1; Shots: Regina - 18, Lethbridge -3

Second Period:   The Pats score 4 goals in the period.  Regina Pats scored 3 goals in just over two minutes. The first was a short handed goal.  Patrick D'Amico tipped the puck forward off the board to Braden Christopher.  Pats were on a 2 on 1 break, with Christopher scoring at 11:20. Just over a minute later, Hunt carried the puck around the back of the net out to the right circle, passing to Logan McVeigh, scoring on his own rebound, also assisted by Patrick D'Amico at 12:40.  A surprised puck off the leg to Boston Leier scored at 13:53 on a power play, assisted by Dyson Stevenson and Cody Williams.  Visiting Pats Cody Williams received a long pass from Dyson Stenson.  Cody shot to the up corner off the net at 19:53  

Penalties: Regina - Morgan Klimchuk (Tripping) 9:44; Lethbridge Tyler Wong (Charging) 13:10; Regina - Kyle Burroughs (High Sticking) 14:24

Score: Regina - 5, Lethbridge - 1; Shots: Lethbridge - 19, Regina - 13

Third Period:  The only goal in the period saw a redirected put tip onto the net, Josh Derko scored a power play goal at 17:18, assisted by brad Ramsay.

Penalties: Lethbridge - Josh Derk (Boarding) 0:44 

Score: Regina - 5, Lethbridge - 2; Shots: Regina - 13, Lethbridge - 10

REGINA PATS NEXT GAME: Tomorrow night against Kootenay Ice