Saturday, March 22, 2014



Summary by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

First: Period:  Every thing went the visitors way, as they scored four times in the opening period. Three minutes into the period, Regina Pats Chandler Stephenson hit the goal post. Brandon came right back as Jayce Hawryluk scored at 3:05 over the glove side, assisted by Jessie Gabrielle. Pats got caught on Brandon's second goal, as Wheat Kings had their 1st line out while  Pats had their 4th line.  Jessie Quenneville scored on a rebound at 8:34, assisted by Gabrielle and Hawryluk. Brandon went up 3-0 on a power play, Peter Quenneville scored on a slap shot at 14:36, assisted by Ryan Pilon and Ryan Pulock. Two minutes later a Regina Give away resulted in Brandon's 4th goal, as Ryan Pilon scored on a slap shot to Dawson MacAuley's glove side at 16:46. At that time MacAuley was replaced by Tyler Fuhr.

Penalties: Regina - Bost Leier (Interference) 13:39; Eric Roy (Delay of Game) 17:42

Score: Brandon - 4, Regina - 0; Shots: Regina - 15, Brandon - 13

Second Period:  A Brandon give away along the boards resulted in Pats first goal, as Morgan Klimchuk scored at 3:13, assisted by Chandler Stephenson and Dayden Hunt.  Pats made it closer as Bryan Hunt scored a power play goal at 10:51 on a hard shot, assisted by Boston Leier, and Connor Gay. Brandon went up 5-2 as Ryan Polock scored on a back hand at 16:45, unassisted. Just one minute later Regina came back and Connor Gay scored.  Chandler Stephenson shot on goal and Gay scored on the rebound, also assisted by Zgraggen. With approximately 2 minutes remaining Regina Pats hit their 3rd goal post by Logan McVeay.

Penalties: Regina - Kyle Burroughs (Holding) 8:33; Brandon - Nejezchleb (Interference) 9:26; Brandon - Jayce Hawryluk (Unsportsmanlike); Regina - Jessie Zgraggen (Unsportsmanlike) 9:39; Regina - Dmitays Sinitsyen (Kneeing) 13:25

Score: Brandon - 5, Regina - 3; Shots: Regina - 13, Brandon - 9

Third Period:




Parts taken from Regina Leader Post - Rob Van Stone

The Regina Pats have advanced beyond the first round only three times — in 1996, 1998 and 2007 — since Russ Parker purchased the franchise in the spring of 1995.

Regina has not reached the third round since 1993, when co-coach and general manager Bill Hicke owned the team along with Ted Knight and Morley Gusway.

Regina Pats and Brandon Wheat Kings

Open Play-off Series in Regina


March 22, 2014 - Taken from the Regina Pats web site:

After a week off, it's time to Rock the Red at the Brandt Centre tonight

In total, the Pats have 99 games of playoff experience spread out among 10 players — with 15 others who’ve never made a post-season appearance. The Wheat Kings are even less playoff tested, with 67 combined games between eight players. While the coaches is a bit different, Brandon's Kelly McCrimmon has 92 play-off games while Regina Pats' Malcolm Cameron, it will be his first.


The Regina Pats (39-26-4-3) and Brandon Wheat Kings (34-29-6-3) meet for the third time in a row to begin the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals.  The Pats finished the season 1st in the East Division and were 3-3-2-0 against the Wheat Kings who sit in the 7th seed.  Their previous two meetings saw Brandon steal a win in Regina and roll to a playoff clinching victory the next night.  Chandler Stephenson led the Pats in the Regular Season with eleven points (4G, 7A) in eight games against Brandon.  Peter Quenneville led all skaters with 15 points (7G, 8A) in seven games of the season series and scored five goals in the final two games.  This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:00 p.m.   

Rock the Red

The Pats announced their playoff theme this week and are encouraging fans to “Rock the Red” and wear red to home games throughout the playoffs.  Lucky fans at both home games this weekend will receive a Pats noisemaker they can bring with them to both games.

Lead Up: Pats End Regular Season with 6-3 Loss to Brandon

The Pats jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Dmitry Sinitsyn and Connor Gay, but the Wheat Kings responded with five unanswered goals through the first and second period.  The final frame saw the Pats get back within two when Boston Leier’s centering pass deflected into the net, but Brandon would ice the game on an empty net goal for the 6-3 win.   

All-Star Nomination

Chandler Stephenson led the Pats in scoring with 89 points (30G, 59A) and was recognized for his efforts this season as Stephenson was named an Eastern Conference Second Team All-Star. Stephenson led the WHL with 8 shorthanded goals.  

Up in the 30’s

The Pats come into the playoffs featuring four thirty goal scorers from the Regular Season.  Dyson Stevenson led the way with 38, Boston Leier scored 33 while Morgan Klimchuk and Chandler Stephenson both had 30 to their name.   

Playoff (In)Experience

It’s uncharted territory for many players on both sides of this series.  The Pats come in with 13 players yet to touch the ice in the WHL Playoffs while the Wheat Kings feature 16 who have yet to see their first playoff action.  Boston Leier leads the Pats with 30 playoff games to his name followed closely by Jesse Zgraggen with 26.

Who to Watch on Brandon

The Wheat Kings get their top scorer back to start the playoffs.  Jayce Hawryluk had been serving a four game suspension to wrap up the Regular Season.  Hawryluk finished the season with 64 points (24G, 40A) in 59 games.  

Upcoming Games

Game Two vs. Brandon – Sunday, March 23rd, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)  
Game Three at Brandon – Wednesday, March 26th, 6:00 p.m. CST – Westman Place (CKRM)  
Game Four at Brandon – Friday, March 28th, 6:30 p.m. CST – Westman Place (CKRM)   

Tuesday, March 18, 2014





The Edmonton Oil Kings and the Prince Albert Raiders, here in action last month, will play in the first round of the WHL playoffs starting March 22, 2014, at Rexall Place. The Raiders beat the host Red Deer Rebels March 18 in a play-in game — held as the two teams were tied for eighth in the league’s Western Conference — to determine who would face the top-seeded Oil Kings.

Photograph by: Shaughn Butts , Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal - by: Chris O'Leary - 

RED DEER — The Edmonton Oil Kings have a dance partner for the Western Hockey League playoffs.

The Prince Albert Raiders downed the Red Deer Rebels 5-3 in a play-in game on Tuesday night, qualifying as the eighth-seed in the WHL’s Eastern Conference playoffs. They’ll travel to Edmonton to face the top-seeded Oil Kings on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for Game 1 of the series. Game 2 goes Sunday at 4 p.m.

Created by a tie in points for the eight-seed spot, the play-in was just the fifth ever in WHL history. The Oil Kings and Raiders played in the most recent one, with Edmonton squeezing into the playoffs with a 2-1 overtime win in that game in 2009.

Technically a one-off game in hockey purgatory — outside of the regular-season but not a part of the post-season — Tuesday’s game had a playoff feel.

While Prince Albert out-shot the Rebels 47-30, the teams played a tight game that was never larger than a one-goal lead. They traded breakaway goals in a fast second period (Evan Polei doing the damage for Red Deer and Reid Gardner striking for Prince Albert) and the Rebels took a 3-2 lead into the third, thanks to a shifty goal by Red Deer winger Rhyse Dieno.

Dieno took a pass in front of the Raiders net and pulled goalie Nick McBride to his right. He quickly went back to his left and stashed the puck home for the lead.

The Raiders seized control of the game early in the third period, with Dakota Conroy setting up Collin Valcourt’s power-play goal at 2:21, then squeaking one past Bartosak at 4:43 to put Prince Albert in front, 4-3. The Raiders held that lead through the period and kept the Rebels in their own end through much of the final 90 seconds of play. Red Deer pulled goalie Patrik Bartosak with 45 seconds to go, but Josh Morrissey flipped the puck into the empty net to close the game out.
With their season over, the Rebels got a warm send-off from a crowd of 5,411.

The Oil Kings could have sealed the Rebels’ playoff fate on Sunday in the regular-season finale, but Red Deer won that game 5-0. Edmonton sat Griffin Reinhart, Curtis Lazar, Henrik Samuelsson, Reid Petryk, Edgars Kulda, Blake Orban and Brandon Baddock in that game, taking much of the challenge away from the visiting team, which needed the win to force this extra game.

The Oil Kings were 2-1-0-1 against the Raiders this season.

Three unanswered goals in the third period help visitors:

NOTE: Players listed in Italics are the starting lineup.
1. P.A J. Hart, (1) (C. Brooks, R. Gardiner), 7:08
1. R.D W. Johnson, (1) (S. Feser, K. Dixon), 11:52
2. R.D E. Polei, (1) (B. Maxwell, R. Dieno), 7:43
2. P.A R. Gardiner, (1) (J. Hart), 11:01
2. R.D R. Dieno, (1) (C. Bleackley), 13:57 (PP)
3. P.A C. Valcourt, (1) (D. Conroy, L. Draisaitl), 2:21 (PP)
3. P.A D. Conroy, (1) (L. Draisaitl, J. Morrissey), 4:43
3. P.A J. Morrissey, (1) (J. Hart), 19:45 (EN)
2 - P.A T. Andrlik, 3:54 - Delay of Game, 2 min (PP)
2 - P.A S. Lange, 13:11 - Tripping, 2 min (PP)
3 - R.D P. Bartosak, 1:16 - Tripping, 2 min (PP)
3 - P.A J. Hart, 9:06 - Hooking, 2 min



Sunday, March 16, 2014



Calgary, AB –   The Western Hockey League announced today that there will be a tie-breaker game between the Red Deer Rebels and the Prince Albert for the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference. The game will be played in Red Deer on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm.

The Raiders and Rebels finished tied for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 75 points each following completion of the regular season.  To determine the host site for the tie-breaker game, the WHL had to go to the second point for breaking ties in League standings.  The first tie-breaker is most victories during the season, and both Clubs finished tied with 35 wins.  The second tie-breaker is points between the Clubs in head to head competition during the season.  As Red Deer won the season series between the two Clubs by a margin of six points to three (winning three of four games), the Rebels earned home ice for the tie-breaker game.

The winner of the tie-breaker game will meet the first place Edmonton Oil Kings in the first round of the WHL playoffs.  That series will start in Edmonton at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 21.

The last tie-breaker game in the WHL occurred following the 2008-09 season, when Edmonton and Prince Albert finished tied for eighth position in the Eastern Conference with 67 points each.  The Oil Kings visited the Raiders for the tie-breaker game, and emerged with a 2 - 1 triumph in overtime.”

Previous WHL Tie-Breaker Games

1980-81:  Spokane wins fourth place tie-breaker game vs. New Westminster 10-9.
1983-84:  Calgary wins sixth place tie-breaker game at Saskatoon 8-7 in OT.
1989-90:  Swift Current wins sixth place tie-breaker game vs. Brandon 5-4.
2008-09:  Edmonton wins eighth place tie-breaker game vs. Prince Albert 2-1 in OT.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Regular Season Comes to a Close in Brandon


March 15, 2014 -  Taken from the Regina Pats Web Site:


The Regina Pats (39-25-4-3) and Brandon Wheat Kings (33-29-6-3) close out the 2013-14 Regular Season tonight in Brandon with the back half of their home and home set.  The Pats hold a 3-2-1-0 record against the Wheat Kings this season.  Last night’s meeting saw the Wheat Kings come back from a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3 in overtime at the Brandt Centre.  Chandler Stephenson leads the Pats into tonight’s matchup with eleven points (4G, 7A) against Brandon this year.  Peter Quenneville had a three point night in Regina yesterday and has eleven points (4G, 7A) in six games against the Pats.  This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:05 p.m. CST

Lead Up: Pats Stumble in 4-3 OT Loss to Brandon

The Pats played a nearly perfect third period holding onto their 3-2 lead.  The final two minutes wasn’t as clean as some mistakes opened the door for the Brandon Wheat Kings.  The visitors, desperate for a point, emptied their net and Peter Quenneville found the tying goal with just over thirty seconds remaining in regulation.  Granted a powerplay in overtime, the Wheat Kings didn’t pass on the opportunity.  Eric Roy pounded home the winner to send Brandon home happy.

East Division Regular Season Champions

Despite a tough loss last night, the Pats’ consolation prize was a single point that granted them the 2013-14 East Division crown.  It’s the first division pennant captured by the team since the 2007-08 season.

Award Winners

The Pats handed out their annual end of year awards last night in Regina.  Over-age forward Dyson Stevenson took the top honours as Player of the Year, Most Community Minded and Most Popular Player awards.  Stevenson set career highs in every category this season and leads the Pats with 38 goals.  Kyle Burroughs won the Top Defenceman Award for the second year in a row, taking my dad's trophy, "Charlie Johnston", while Griffin Mumby was the Scholastic Player of the Year.  Morgan Klimchuk won the Most Sportsmanlike Award, Boston Leier captured the Molson Cup Three Stars title and was named the Pats’ Unsung Hero.  Dmitry Sinitsyn rounded out the award winners as he was named the Pats’ Rookie of the Year.   

Final Regular Season Game

The Pats feature three over-age players who see their WHL Regular Season careers come to a close tonight.  Forward Boston Leier comes into his 259th WHL game with 165 points (67G, 98A).   

Wheat Kings score five unanswered goals en route to 6-3 season-ending win over Pats.

First Period:

After clinching the 2013-14 East Division title last night, but falling 4-3 in overtime to the Wheat Kings, the Pats were looking to rebound in Brandon.  They got off to a good start with Dmitry Sinitsyn blowing a wrist shot by Jordan Papirny to open the scoring three and a half minutes into the game.  Just seconds later, Boston Leier set up Connor Gay to move in and score to give the Pats an early cushion.  The Wheat Kings, needing points to assure their playoff spot, responded quickly.  Applying pressure, the Brandon forwards created a turnover along the boards and Richard Nejezchleb set up Peter Quenneville to cut into the Pats’ lead.  The Wheat Kings completed the early comeback late in the period as Ryan Pilon’s slap shot from the blue line was headed well wide, but hit the eldest Quenneville brother in front and bounced into the goal for his second of the game and a 2-2 score after one.

Second Period:

The Blue and White came out buzzing early in the second period looking for the go-ahead goal, but wouldn’t be able to find the back of the net.  That proved costly as Rene Hunter’s point shot was tipped by 15-year old Nolan Patrick through Dawson MacAuley and to the back of the net for the rookie’s first career WHL goal.  Shortly after, the Pats found themselves on the penalty kill and the Wheat Kings powerplay struck on a booming shot from Captain Ryan Pulock to make it a two goal game.  The Pats lifted starter Dawson MacAuley, giving Tyler Fuhr his first action between the pipes for the Pats.  The hosts weren’t done there as a Pats giveaway at the tail end of their first powerplay of the game turned around into a Brandon two on one.  John Quenneville set up his brother, Peter, for the hat-trick goal and a 5-2 Wheat Kings lead through two periods.

Third Period:

The Pats needed a big period to get back in the game, but the Wheat Kings would make things difficult playing a conservative game in the period.  The Pats did get one as Boston Leier hit his second post of the game, continuing his frustrations, but his follow-up centering pass was inadvertently tipped in by Eric Roy to bring the Pats within two.  The Blue and White headed to the powerplay in the late stages and attempted to close the gap by pulling the goaltender with plenty of time left.  The attempt didn’t work as Wheat Kings over-age forward Jens Meilleur scored his final Regular Season goal into the empty net to leave the score at a 6-3 count.  With the win, the Wheat Kings clinched a playoff spot and could very well be the Pats’ first round playoff matchup.

Three Stars
1. Peter Quenneville – 3G
Regina: 16-6-16-38
Regina: 1/4
2. Ryan Pulock – 1G, 2A
Brandon: 15-11-6-32
Brandon: 1/2

3. Nolan Patrick – 1G

Next Game:  Game One Play-offs– Saturday, March 22nd – 7:00 p.m. (CKRM) against the same team - Brandon

Regina Pats will have to play much better then they have in the last several games. Wheat Kings winning the last two games does not look good for the Pats. 

Canada wins sledge 

hockey bronze at Paralympics

PHOTO: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
Canada's Billy Bridges celebrates his goal during the bronze medal ice sledge hockey match between Canada and Norway at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Canada won 3-0.

Friday, March 14, 2014

  Regina Pats Clinch East Division Title

As they lost to Brandon in Overtime 4-3

on Fan Appreciation Night 

From Regina Pats Web Site: 

 A Pats win over Brandon tonight would clinch Regina the East Division Regular Season title.


The Regina Pats (39-25-3-3) and the Brandon Wheat Kings (32-29-6-3) go head-to-head to finish up the WHL’s Regular Season with a home and home set beginning tonight in Regina.  It’s the seventh meeting of the season between the inter-provincial rivals with the Pats holding a 3-2-1-0 record against the Wheat Kings.  Their last dust up saw the Pats triumph over an injury depleted Wheat Kings squad with Daniel Wapple picking up the shutout in a 4-0 win.  Dyson Stevenson and Chandler Stephenson lead the Pats with nine points each in six games.  Richard Nejezchleb and Peter Quenneville are the top Wheat Kings in the season series, both featuring eight points versus Regina.  Coming into tonight’s game, the Pats got back in the win column to position themselves just one win away from the East Division title while the Wheat Kings picked up a pivotal 8-5 win over Saskatoon to keep themselves in the playoff picture.  This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m. CST.

620 CKRM Fan Appreciation Night and 2013-14 Player Awards

It’s a night where the Pats say “thank you” to our fans.  Great prizes are up for grabs all night, highlighted by an Elimination Shootout for an Arctic Spa courtesy Sunset Bay Leisure, a shoot-to-win for an RV courtesy of Traveland RV and 620 CKRM will give away $1,000 to a fan in attendance.  

The Pats will also present their 2013-14 Player Awards at tonight’s game including their Player of the Year, Defenceman of the Year, Rookie of the Year and many more.

Shorthanded Snipers

Chandler Stephenson scored his 8th shorthanded goal of the season against Prince Albert Wednesday.  That’s more than any Pats player at least 18 years.  Morgan Klimchuk followed him by scoring his 5th shorthanded tally of the season.  Their combined 13 gives Stephenson and Klimchuk more shorthanded goals than all but three teams in the WHL (excluding the Pats).  Regina leads the league with 17 shorthanded goals overall.  By the way the record is 31 by Spokane Chiefs in 1990-91 and the most by a player Al Stewart of Prince Albert in 1983-84 with 14.

Game Summary:

By Colton Hordichuk

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (39-25-4-3) played their last home game of the 2013-2014 Western Hockey League regular season against the Brandon Wheat Kings (33-29-6-3) on Friday evening. If the Blue and White picked up one point in the contest, they would clinch the East Division and secure themselves a second place finish in the Eastern Conference.

In the Wheat Kings’ zone, Pats forward Patrick D’Amico slid awkwardly into the boards. It took the forward some time to get up, but he eventually made to the bench and remained in the game. Dryden Hunt put one in the back of the net on a sharp angle to open the scoring. Hunt’s 21st of the season was set up by Carter Hansen and Chandler Stephenson. Ryan Pilon lined up Braden Christoffer, but the Pats forward stood up the Wheat Kings’ defenseman and dropped him to the ice, igniting the Brandt Centre crowd.

The Blue and White went on their first man-advantage of the game when Chad Robinson was called for holding at 7:20. With 10 seconds left in the Pats’ power play, Dmitry Sinitsyn let go a howitzer from the point and put the home team ahead by two. Peter Quenneville responded for the visitors, cutting the Pats lead in half.

Richard Nejezchleb was assessed a slashing minor with just over two minutes left in the stanza. The Pats’ Connor Gay wired the puck home on the power play to put the home team up 3-1 at the end of 20 minutes.

The two teams traded off power plays in the second with the Wheat Kings cashing in on their opportunity courtesy of Nejezchleb. Wheat Kings forward Ryley Lindgren sat for kneeing at 12:44 of the stanza. On the power play, Boston Leier had an excellent scoring chance from the slot but Jordan Papirny flashed the leather and robbed the forward. Lindgren returned to the ice to bring his team back to even strength, and that was all she wrote for the second frame. After two, the Pats led the Wheat Kings, 3-2.

Throughout the first half of the final frame, the goaltenders stole the show. At the midway point, the Pats’ Dawson MacAuley made five saves while Papirny denied four shots. With 1:28 left in the game, the Wheat Kings pulled Papirny for the extra attacker, and Quenneville scored the tying goal to force overtime.

In overtime, the Pats had a pair of two-on-one chances to close out the game, but they couldn’t solve the Wheat Kings’ goaltender. To the displeasure of the crowd, Stephenson was given the gate for tripping at 1:51 of the extra frame. Twenty-seven seconds later, Eric Roy scored the game winning goal to lift the Wheat Kings to a 4-3 win over the Pats.



Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce the team has honoured four long time volunteers as “Builders” of the team.  Off-ice Officials Gary Renner and Bill White along with Dr. Ian Hill and Dr. Ralph Berdan join current Builders Graham Tuer, Lorne Davis, Bob Turner, Del Wilson, Gord Staseson and Al Ritchie.

As off-ice officials, Garry Renner and Bill White were key parts of Pats game nights, ensuring accurate scorekeeping and timekeeping throughout Pats games.  Renner was a member of the Pats’ off-ice officials for 44 years while White volunteered for 42 years.

“We have been very fortunate as an organization to have long term volunteers such as Gary and Bill working as off-ice officials,” commented Pats VP of Business Operations Cliff Mapes.  “Off-ice officials and game night volunteers are integral to the survival of junior hockey and we are happy to have the opportunity to honour Gary and Bill for over forty years of reliable service.”

Dr. Ian Hill served as the Pats’ team doctor for 45 years before retiring last season while Dr. Ralph Berdan will end his time as the team dentist at the conclusion of this season after 35 years with the Pats.

“It’s invaluable… you can never repay guys like that,” said Pats Athletic Therapist Greg Mayer.  “Their commitment, professionalism and passion for the team, they both bleed red white and blue.  They’ve seen every player here from probably as far back as guys like Al Dumba and (Clark) Gillies to Jordan Eberle and Jordan Weal so that’s a lot of players who have come through their door.”

Tonight the Pats also honoured Dyson Stevenson, Boston Leier, Jesse Zgraggen and Logan McVeigh for the milestone of playing 250 games in their WHL careers.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014



Parts taken from the Regina Pats Web Site: 

Here we go! Last three games of the Regular Season this week, all within the division and all have a HUGE impact on the Eastern Conference Standings.

If the Pats win two out of their three final games, they wrap up the Division. They'll look for win number 39 on the season tonight against the Prince Albert Raiders.

The first 2,500 fans in the building can pick up Kyle Burroughs Collector Cups on the concourse courtesy of SaskMilk and it's the final Wiener Wednesday of the season!

Was under the weather so taking story from Regina Pats Web Site:  

By Colton Hordichuk -

Regina, Saskatchewan - Wednesday evening, the Regina Pats (39-25-3-3) and the Prince Albert Raiders (33-32-3-2) went head-to-head in their final meeting of the season. Before puck drop, the Pats honoured Logan McVeigh, Boston Leier, Jesse Zgraggen, and Dyson Stevenson for reaching the milestone of playing 250 Western Hockey League games in their career.

Raiders forward Collin Valcourt batted the puck out of mid-air and opened the scoring 34 seconds into the game. Dakota Conroy and Josh Morrissey picked up helpers on the play. At 12:37, Stevenson responded with his 37th of the season from Zgraggen and Chandler Stephenson.

At the midway mark of the frame, Morrissey sat a pair for hooking. The Blue and White’s man-advantage was cut short by about 15 seconds when Braden Christoffer was called for slashing. Christoffer returned to the ice two minutes later, but Pats forward Connor Gay was assessed a holding minor to once again put the Blue and White down a man. The home team’s power play stood tall as the first period came to a close with the game knotted at one apiece.

Early in the second period, Stevenson struck again with a power play marker at 3:01. Gay and Stephenson registered assists on the Pats’ go-ahead goal. Prior to the television timeout, Conroy was given the gate for high sticking. Just as his minor for expired, Gay put the Pats ahead by two with help from Stevenson and Leier.

In the latter half of the stanza, Christoffer sat for boarding. While down a man, Stephenson jammed home his league-leading ninth shorthanded goal. The Pats offence didn’t stop there, though. When they returned to even-strength, Dryden Hunt made it 5-1. Following Hunt’s 21st of the 2013-2014 campaign, Gay flattened Ryan Coghlan behind the Raiders’ goal, and Coghlan was slow to get up. Just as the horn sounded to conclude the frame, the Raiders’ Reid Gardiner dropped the mitts with Christoffer in a spirited tilt. The Pats led by four at the second intermission.

About five minutes into the third, Leon Draisaitl connected with a wide open Conroy, but Dawson MacAuley stuck out the right pad and robbed the Raiders’ forward. The Raiders had a chance to generate some late offence after Chase Harrison was called for hooking. Morgan Klimchuk had a glorious opportunity to score shorthanded, but Cole Cheveldave turned away the Calgary Flames’ prospect. With 6:30 to go, McVeigh connected with Gay and the Saskatoon native put home his second of the night.

Christoffer was assessed a high sticking minor, and Klimchuk finally cashed in shorthanded. When all was said and done, the Pats blew by the Raiders in their final meeting of the season, 7-1.

Three Stars
1. Dyson Stevenson - 2G,1A
2. Chandler Stephenson - 1G,3A
3. Carter Hansen - +1 plus/minus

Next game: vs. Brandon – Friday, March 14th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Next home game: vs. Brandon – Friday, March 14th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Monday, March 10, 2014


From Regina Pats Web Site:

Just one week left in the regular season and the Pats are still in this crazy battle for the East Division crown. Up by three points, they'll be in action at home against Prince Albert and Brandon this week so be sure to get down to the Brandt Centre Events and cheer them on!

What’s New?

Chasing the Pennant

With just three games remaining the Pats are still setting the pace in the East Division.  Their slim three point lead leaves little margin for error in the final week of the season.  Two Pats wins, two Broncos losses or one of each will grant the Pats their first division title since the 2007-08 season.  The Blue and White play two of their final three games at the Brandt Centre against playoff contending teams.  The Broncos will also play two of their final three on friendly ice, but against teams already eliminated from the playoffs.

Saturday, March 8, 2014



Part taken from Regina Pats Web Site:


The Regina Pats (38-24-3-3) and the Kootenay Ice (38-25-2-2) end their season series tonight at Western Financial Place.   It’s the fourth meeting between the teams with the Pats holding a 1-2-0-0 record against the Ice this season.  The last time the Pats and Ice squared off, the Blue and White took a 3-2 victory in Regina.  Braden Christoffer and Connor Gay lead the Queen City Kids against the Ice with a goal and an assist each in the season series.  Luke Philp leads the Ice into tonight’s contest with five points (2G, 3A) in three games against Regina this season.  Coming into their final meeting with the Ice, the Pats are back in the win column after taking a victory last night in Lethbridge.  Meanwhile, the Ice broke out of a two game slide with a 5-2 win over Medicine Hat yesterday evening.  This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 7:35 p.m. CST

Playoff  Picture

The Pats got some help last night when the Red Deer Rebels beat the Swift Current Broncos by a 4-1 count.  That, combined with the Pats’ win over Lethbridge puts the Pats two wins (or Bronco losses) away from clinching the East Division without involving a tie-breaker.

Game Summary by Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston 

First Period:  The lone goal came on a Power Play goal at 3:33 by Jagger Dirk as he came in from the point, scoring on a back hand shot, assisted by Jaedon Descheneau and Sam Reinhart.

Penalties:  Regina - Rylee Zimmer (Boarding)    ; Regina - Morgan Klimchuk (Charging) 11:09; Kootenay - Sam Reinhart (Tripping) 13:05; Regina - Chase Harrison (Roughing) 17:03

Score: Kootenay - 1, Regina - 0; Shots: Kootenay 10, Regina 3

Second Period:   Pats are having trouble getting any offence going as they have onlly 9 shots in the first two periods.  Their was no scoring in the Second Period.  
Penalties: Kootenay - Zach McPhee (Hooking) 1:32; Regina - Jesse Zgraggen (Hooking) 8:22; Regina - Jesse Zgraggen (Major Fighting), Kootenay - Landon Cross (Major Fighting) 15:51; Regina - Isaac Schacher (Unsportmanlike); Kootenay - Matt Alfaro (Hooking)   

Score: Kootenay - 1, Regina - 0; Shots: Kootenay 10, Regina 6

Third Period:   Kootenay went up 2-0 as L. Philip scored on a power play at 11:33, assisted by Jaedon Descheneau and Sam Reinhart. With only 3 minutes left in the period, the puck came out to Morgan Klimchuk who scored at 16:55, assisted by Chandler Stephenson and Dyson Stevenson.  Kootenay went up 3-1 on a short handed empty net goal as Jaedon Descheneau scored on a clearing shot.

Penalties: Kootenay - Tyler King (Interference) 4:10; Kootenay - Jagger Dirk (Holding) 9:07; Regina (Too Many Men) Served by Rylee Zimmer; Regina - L. McVeigh (Roughing); Kootenay - Zach Franko (Roughing) 12:56

Score: Kootenay - 3, Regina -1; Shots:  Regina 19, Kootenay 11 


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 

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 

Monday, March 3, 2014





Pats sweep Warriors, clinch playoff spot


Pats sweep Warriors, clinch playoff spot




This year's Pats have been hot and cold.  The past several games has given them first place and a play-off birth in their game last Saturday, March 1.  A 7-3 victory over the home town Moose Jaw Warriors.

Video of Game:

The two Goalies have tied a team record at 6 shut-outs, Dawson MacAuley (4) and Daniel Wapple (2) with the Regina Pats.   It goes back to the 2003-04 season when Dustin Slade (4) and Josh Harding (2) totaled 6 shut outs.

Checking out the Regina Pats Web Site - this is a good one, Valentine's Interview: Regina Pats Junior Reporter.