Friday, December 30, 2016

REGINA PATS ARE A POWER HOUSE WHEN SHORT HANDED 


At Prince Albert tonight, Friday, December 30th. they finished the year with a bang, winning 8-0. On their first short hand, out shot P.A. 5-0, then on the second short hand, Pats Sam Steel scores.

UPDATE: Sunday, January 1st. They have now gone 24 short handed attempts, with out allowing their opponents a goal.   Also tied a club record, had 72 shots against the P.A. goalie.

As I have handed all my 20 years of research over to Kevin Shall, he came up with the following: the Pats outshot the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings 79-27 en route to an 11-2 victory on Decmber. 9, 1979.  Rick Knickle and Ron Popplestone were in goal for Brandon that evening, when Doug Wickenheiser scored one of his team-record 89 goals and Mike Blaisdell notched a hat trick.

30 YEARS AGO TODAY - SWIFT CURRENT  BUS ACCIDENT ON THE WAY TO REGINA 





Same day, December 30th, in the afternoon "Bill Lee unveils the Four Broncos Memorial on the 30th anniversary of the bus crash.




Though 30 years may have passed, there is no forgetting the tragic events that struck the Swift Current Broncos and Western Hockey League families on Dec. 30, 1986. A cold and blustery Saskatchewan winter day – not unlike many days before it and many more since – on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately four kilometres east of Swift Current served as the scene for what is ultimately one of the greatest tragedies in WHL history. 

Mere moments after leaving Swift Current, travelling to Regina for a game against the Pats, the Broncos’ bus left the highway after being unable to negotiate a left curve and entered the ditch before flipping onto its right side and sliding to a halt. 

Amidst the chaos, the lives of four Broncos came to a sudden, unexpected and all-too-soon end. 

In heartbreaking fashion, the world was robbed of the promise and potential – both as hockey players and young men – of Trent Kresse, 20, of Kindersley; Scott Kruger, 19, of Swift Current; Chris Mantyka, 19, of Saskatoon; and Brent Ruff, 16, of Warburg, Alta. 

There has never been anything more devastating that has happened to me personally,” said the late Ed Chynoweth, then president of the WHL, in a report by the Regina Leader-Post “The question I keep asking myself is ‘Why? 

“My heart goes out to all the parents and the people involved. I wish someone would call and say this is all a mistake.”

 Swift Current RCMP responded on the scene and described the roads as treacherous at the time of the accident. Temperatures were reported as hovering near zero-degrees Celsius, while snow fell and winds gusted up to 55 km/H. 

The events left a tragic mark on a Broncos franchise that was in the midst of celebrating its first season back in Speedy Creek after having relocated from Lethbridge, Alta., that May. The events shook the entire town and hockey world, including the WHL as it celebrated its 20. 

“We usually see hockey in the positive then all of a sudden, there is a tragedy,” said Dennis Sobchuk, assistant coach for the Pats, Leader-Post report. “We’re used to competing against each other in this league but in this our 20 anniversary we’re a big family, so this hurts. 

Kresse was in his first WHL campaign, enjoying breakout success with 56 points (28G-28A) in 30 games after having lit up the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with 230 points (91G-139A) in 103 games as a member of the Swift Current Indians.

Kruger was in his second WHL campaign and first with the Broncos after having posted 106 points (26G-80A) in 72 games as a member of the Prince Albert Raiders the year prior. Kruger, like Kresse, was enjoying a stellar season with 56 points (19G-37A) through 36 games. 

While he didn’t bring the same offensive impact of Kresse and Kruger, Mantyka left his mark on fans in Swift Current, being voted the Broncos’ fan favourite player. Known for his energy, the Saskatoon product was also in his first WHL campaign, having amassed five points (3G-2A) and 101 penalty minutes in 31 games. 

Finally, there was Ruff – the younger brother of current Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff – who was in his WHL rookie campaign, securing six points (3G-3A) in 33 games as a 16-year-old youngster. 

“It’s the worst night of my career,” said Doug Sauter, then head coach and general manager of the Pats, in Leader-Post report.

“You look at how it could have happened to us, how it could have been me. I don’t think there are any words to describe how I feel. 

“The bus and travel are a way of life for us in this league. 

Led by rookie Joe Sakic and captain Kurt Lackten, the Broncos forged on in the wake of the tragedy. They opted to move ahead without roster assistance from other WHL clubs and battled right down to the final buzzer that season. 

“There was no talk of not going on,” Sakic told Roy MacGregor of the Globe & Mail in 2008. “You keep going. We talked, but it was about when do we want to start again? How long do we wait?

“The best thing for us was to get back on the ice. Once you start playing again, for those few hours you can take your mind off it. You just focus on playing hockey.

” Before the Broncos took to the ice for the first game following the accident, trainer Gord Hahn stitched a four-leaf clover patch – embossed with the players’ numbers 8, 9, 11 and 22 – on each uniform. The team was out of playoff position at that point in late December.

In the wake of the tragedy, Sakic set fire to the WHL and the Broncos rallied to earn a playoff berth before falling in a first round series. 

"Sakic was named the WHL’s Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the season, receiving the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy that had been named in honour of his fallen teammates. 

“In order that we never forget this incident, we have named this trophy in memory of these four young men,” Chynoweth said. “Like hundreds of other players before them, and hundreds that will follow, WHL players spend countless hours riding the bus in pursuing their hockey aspirations. By naming the Most Valuable Player Trophy in honour of these four players, hopefully we will never forget the sacrifice given by these young men.” 

 In 1989, the Broncos went on to win the Memorial Cup, with Tim Tisdale – who survived the horrific crash – scoring the championship-winning goal. Darren Kruger, the brother of Scott, assisted on Tisdale’s championship tally. Trevor Kruger, another brother, was the goaltender that backstopped those Broncos to their national title 

 “It’s tough to think about it and it’s something you never forget,” Sakic said. “You want to overcome it all, but these are your friends. You can’t forget. You don’t want to forget.

“All you know for sure is that, in time, things will get better.” Anniversary of the tragic crash that took the lives of those four young men, the Broncos, led by Bill Lee – a close family friend of the Krugers – will unveil a memorial monument at the crash site at 12 p.m. (Saskatchewan) prior to Friday’s contest between the Broncos and Blades (7 p.m. Saskatchewan). 

"The jersey numbers of the four young men have been retired while the commemorative Four Broncos clover patch and memorial plaque remains, joined now by the roadside monument, all of which serve as constant reminder that what we keep in memory is ours… unchanged forever. 

"With files from the Regina Leader-Post, The Hockey News and Globe & Mail - Click on the following video tape - .http://whl.ca/video/four-broncos-tribute-video

Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston - I can remember when as an Assistant Coach and Statistican with the Pats, we had just played Flin Flon and were on our way home. Still in Manitoba, it had started to snow, the bus slide into the ditch, we were LUCKY, the bus did not roll over. Shortly after a snow plow pulled us out.  It was a scary moment. Bob Turner and I were sitting in the front seats as we always did. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WINNIPEG ARENA

OPENING - 1955


Thursday, December 22, 2016

REGINA ARENA

2300 Robinson St.

Former Home of the Regina Patricia and Pats Built 1910 West side of Robinson Street, between 14th and 15th Avenue, North of the Fire Hall. Opens first day of 1911, ice area was 190 feet by 110 feet. The seating capacity appoximatley 2,000. Four rows of seats around the entire ice surface, except for the south end, the ice will run to side of the wall.

Below: Taken from the Regina Leader Morning Addition, December 28th, 1910.






Saturday, December 3, 2016

REGINA PATS & ACCESS ANNOUNCE EXPANDED BROADCAST SCHEDULE:


The Western Hockey League (WHL) and Access Communications are proud to announce a three-year broadcast agreement commencing this year and through the 2018-19 WHL season. The WHL and Access are committed to providing local hockey coverage throughout the province of Saskatchewan. If you love hockey, you’ll love the WHL on Access7! “As a 100% community-owned company Access understands the importance of staying connected to our communities and to local events,” said Jim Deane, CEO, Access Communications Co-operative. “Our coverage of the 2015-16 WHL season and playoffs drew more than 12,500 households.” “The WHL is excited to partner with Access to ensure WHL hockey is aired regularly in> Regina and to more fans in Saskatchewan than ever before,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “We would like to thank Shaw, the WHL’s official regional cable broadcast partner, for their support in making this new partnership a reality.”

In partnership with the WHL’s regional community cable broadcast partner Shaw Communications, Access7 will be broadcasting a minimum 40 WHL regular season games in the 2016-17 season across Saskatchewan, of which at least 10 will feature the Regina Pats. In addition, broadcasted games will feature all six of the WHL’s East Division teams including all five Saskatchewan-based clubs. Games will be available on Access channels 7 or 70 (depending on the community). “We are delighted to successfully partner with the Western Hockey League,” commented Wade Peterson, Community Programming Manager, Access Communications.

“The Access7 broadcasts have provided the WHL with outstanding exposure throughout Saskatchewan and have allowed fans to follow the WHL throughout the regular season and entire playoffs.” Upcoming WHL on Access7 Schedule

Swift Current Broncos at Regina Pats - Friday, Dec 9 at 7:00 PM
Regina Pats at Moose Jaw Warriors - Friday, Dec 16 at 7:00 PM
Calgary Hitmen at Regina Pats - Friday, Jan 6 at 7:00 PM
Regina Pats at Swift Current Broncos - Saturday, Jan 21 at 7:00 PM
Edmonton Oil Kings at Regina Pats - Saturday, Feb 4 at 7:00 PM
Regina Pats at Moose Jaw Warriors - Friday, Feb 18 at 7:00 PM
Medicine Hat Tigers at Regina Pats - Friday, Mar 3 at 7:00 PM
Regina Pats at Moose Jaw Warriors - Saturday, Mar 11 at 7:00 PM
Regina Pats at Brandon Wheat Kings - Saturday, Mar 18 at 6:30 PM

Additionally, Access will air many more WHL regular season and playoff games through its partnership with the WHL and Shaw. The complete WHL on Shaw schedule can be found at www.WHL.ca/Broadcast.

Friday, November 4, 2016

 REGINA PATS - WITH OUT A REGULATION LOSS STREAK COMES TO AN END 

 by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston


Victoria wins 5-3 in Pats first western trip, Saturday, November 19th. After 19 games the club is now 15-1-3 with 107 goals score and 61 against.

They tied the clubs record at 18 games, which was back in the 1965-65 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, two years prior the start of the WHL.


 REGINA PATS - IN 1928-29 - HAD A FOOTBALL TEAM & WON THE DOMINION CHAMPIONSHIP



Monday, October 10, 2016

Obituary: Gary Duke Edmundson

Regina Pats - 1950-1951



(Photo: 19 August 2014, Grand Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune

Grande Prairie’s Duke Edmundson re-visted the Hockey Legends Lounge in Grande Prairie on Friday. Edmundson was one of the first local hockey players to play in the NHL. Supplied by Stan Neufeld

It is with great sadness the family of Garry 'Duke' Edmundson announce his passing in Newport Beach, California on Tuesday, September 20th. He will be remembered not only for his gentle and kind spirit but his exceptional talents and accomplishments in the worlds of hockey and business. Duke was born in Sexsmith, Alberta on May 6th, 1932 and raised in Grande Prairie. Hockey became his passion at an early age and he became the first Peace River area player to play in the NHL. At the age of 16, Duke signed a "B" card with the Montreal Canadiens and received $100 and a new pair of skates. He later played with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Duke finished his hockey career in the Western Hockey League with the San Francisco Seals and stayed in California where he met his wife Dona.

Edmundson, Gary (C)

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Above: Regina Pats Stats:

Friday, June 10, 2016






DETROIT: - The man known as Mr. Hockey has died. The Detroit Red Wings say Gordie Howe died today at age 88.

Howe played 32 professional hockey seasons and won the NHL scoring title and MVP award six times each.

He was known as a fierce, physical competitor who could beat you with his elbows or a deciding goal.

The Gordie Howe hat trick - when a player scores a goal, records an assist and gets in a fight in one game - is named after him.

Howe helped the Detroit Red Wings hoist the Stanley Cup four times and was a 21-time all-star.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

REGINA PATS - WILFRED GREEN

Lydia Beier's grandfather, Wilfred Green, was on the Regina Pats Board at the time when the Regina Pats won the Memorial Cup in 1925. Lydia's mother was born on the same day the team won the memorial cup.

 Wilfred got a little tipsy with his team winning and a daughter being born that he told everyone that she would be named Patricia after the team. My grandmother was not well after the birth and was sedated. When she woke up the nurse said "Patricia is a beautiful name".

He had told EVERYONE!



Monday, May 30, 2016

SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS

JANUARY 5, 1987 - Regina Leader Post




Thursday, May 12, 2016

REGINA  PATS



It was 42 years ago today (May 12, 1974), the Regina Pats defeated the Quebec Ramparts 7-4 to win their fourth Memorial Cup. - (Missing from picture: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston)

Greg Joly won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player in the tournament. (Photo: Ron C. Johnston)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

REGINA PATS - ADAM BROOKS 





Adam Brooks presented the Bob Clarke Trophy as the league's top scorer 
by the legend himself!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

REGINA PATS LOST 2-1 

TO RED DEER IN 7th GAME

by; Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston Pats 




Photo: Adam Musil's goal

Regina out shot Red Deer 15-4  in the final period, only to give up the only goal Adam Musil scored on a loose puck in front of the net at the 12:46 mark.  The visitors out played the home club in the final period and deserved the win, it was a tough lose  They came out flying in the third period and by the 3 minute mark were out shooting the Rebels 13-1.


 In the first period the Pats got a good first shift in the offensive zone but on their first change took a too many men penalty just 31 seconds in. They managed to kill it off with the help of the left post on a Colton Bobyk point shot. There was no scoring and Red Deer out shot Regina 12-7 


 In the second period Red Deer went up 1-0 as Adm Helewka recieved a pass from Jake DeBrusk at the left boards on a power play.   Scoring from the right face-off circle at 14:59, also assisted by Michael Spacek.   With only 12.6 seconds remaining in the period Adam Brooks took a pass from Lane Zablock at the right Red Deer blue line and skated right down the centre and scored to tie the score at 1-1, assisted by Colby Williams.  Regina out shot Red Deer 11-10

Game attendance was 6,264. It was a real sad way to have to end the Pats season.


CONGRATULATIONS
TO ROD & CINDY PEDERSEN

From an Old Post: - From: Rod Pedersens' blog. February 2012 -  - http://rodpedersen.blogspot.com



There's the set up for our wedding Wednesday...


Self-explanatory. The minister was a real good one. Quite frankly the event could not have gone better...



Introducing Rod and Cindy Pedersen, from Mexico!

Wow he did it, Rod got Married!!! Gone fishing (on his blog) - What a catch, Rod.





We stayed in Nuevo Vallarta which is referred to as the "Beverly Hills of Puerto Vallarta". Here is the view from our hotel room which was the best in the resort...

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - SEE YOU IN A WEEK...... On Rod's blog.




AND - WHAT A CATCH, IT WAS! CONGRATULATIONS - YOU TWO

REGINA PATS OWNER
RUSS PARKER INDUCTED into the
ALBERTA SPORTS HALL of FAME


(Photo: Regina Leader Post - file)

From: My Old Regina Pats Web site:  - March 02, 2012 -

-  CONGRATULATIONS RUSS

Regina, Saskatchewan - Regina Pats owner Russ Parker has been inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder in Baseball and Hockey.

Parker became known as "Mr Baseball" in Calgary and was the Manager of the Alberta Dodgers that won the Canadian Major Baseball Championship in 1965. Russ coached baseball and hockey through the 1960's and 1970's in Calgary before becoming the first commissioner of the Albert Major Baseball League from 1972-75. In 1977 he brought professional baseball to Calgary to play in the Pioneer Baseball League. In 1985 Russ purchase the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League and moved them to Calgary where the Calgary Cannons were born and played for 17 years until 2002..

Russ Parker - "It is difficult to express how special this is for me.....I am humbled and so honoured it really is an amazing felling!" Parker continued "I have met so many wonderful people, friends, characters and shared so many great stories. I am grateful to have had the help of many people throughout the years and owe particular thanks to my family without whose support and encouragement this day would not have been possible."

Parker a native of Moosomin, Saskatchewan, (He and his wife Diane, purchased the Regina Pats in the spring of 1955 and has operated the franchise in the Queen City since that time.

REGINA PATS & RED DEER REBELS

 IN 7th & DECIDING GAME



 Rod Pedersen web site: - Tonight’s Game Seven is the first the Pats are involved in since the 2000 WHL Playoffs when they faced off against the Saskatoon Blades.  The last time the Blue and White won a seventh was 1982 when the Pats knocked off the Lethbridge Broncos.  Since then, the Pats have only been involved in four game sevens (1984, 1990, 1996, 2000).  The last time the Pats moved on to the Eastern Conference Finals was 1993.  Cole Sanford is the only player on the Pats roster to play in a seventh game.  The over-ager was named the second star, posting a goal and two assists against the Kootenay Ice in the second round of the 2014 WHL Playoffs 

Wheels on the Bus: - This second round matchup hasn’t just been a grind on the ice.  The travel through seven games has been impressive.  With 830 km separating Regina and Red Deer (taking the Trans-Canada) and the series going the distance, the Pats have logged 4,150km of travel on the bus.  That’s roughly 40 hours on the bus in the last ten days.

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Through six games in this second round playoff series, the home team has won every game. The Pats have yet to lose at the Brandt Centre in these playoffs and hold a 5-0 record while the Rebels are 5-1 at the Enmax Centrium. The Pats have outscored the Rebels at the Brandt Centre 17-8 while Red Deer at home has 12 goals the Pats 6. It is down to sudden death, due or die game.


 Bill Hicke was the Regina Pats' general manager and co-coach the last time the team advanced to the third round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. It was April of 1993. The Regina Pats had just dispatched the favoured Saskatoon Blades in a best-of-seven East Division semifinal. The smooth-skating Swift Current Broncos were next on the agenda for a Pats team that reached the third round of the playoffs despite finishing slightly under .500 during the regular season.

Photo: Don Healy,  Regina Leader Post



Sunday, April 17, 2016

RED DEER and  REGINA PATS 

EXCHANGE - 5-1 SCORE 

TO FORCE A 7th GAME 




 Picture: Rod Pedersen


 - web site Phil Andrews : - The Regina Pats hosted game 6 of their second round series with the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday. The Pats needed a win to force a seventh and deciding game on Tuesday night in Red Deer. The Rebels took game 5 on home ice on Friday with a 5-1 win on the back of a goal and an assist from Brandon Hagel, two assists from Luke Philp and 28 saves from Rylan Toth. Sean Richards provided the only offense for the Pats whose powerplay went oh for 5 in the loss. The Rebels got defenceman Colton Bobyk back from suspension for game 6 while the Pats were without forwards Adam Berg and Riley Woods due to injury.


 The Pats' pregame tradition of having a Canadian military soldier walk onto the ice with a lit torch and set a virtual fire at centre ice with the Pats logo is as good as there is in sports ANYWHERE

Game Story: - The Regina Pats struck first and they struck often getting goals from Jared McAmmond in the first, Connor Hobbs, Cole Sanford, Lane Zablocki in the second and Captain Colby Williams in the third.  For Red Deer, they could only muster one goal, which came in the first from Jake DeBrusk.  The Pats outshot the Rebels 40-21 overall including 22-4 in the second period alone.  In a series that has seen plenty of scoring on the power play, neither team could convert today.  Pats goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 20 shots for the victory. 

 The series now shifts back to Red Deer for Game Seven on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m The Regina Pats struck first and they struck often getting goals from Jared McAmmond in the first, Connor Hobbs, Cole Sanford, Lane Zablocki in the second and Captain Colby Williams in the third.  For Red Deer, they could only muster one goal, which came in the first from Jake DeBrusk.  The Pats outshot the Rebels 40-21 overall including 22-4 in the second period alone.  In a series that has seen plenty of scoring on the power play, neither team could convert today.  Pats goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 20 shots for the victory.  The series now shits back to Red Deer for Game Seven on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

PAT GET BIG SCARE FROM RED DEER


 Up 5-1 near the end of the second period, the Rebels scored to make it 5-2. In the third period they added three more goals to make it 5-4, only to see the Regina Pats hold onto win 5-4 and even the series 


 ROD PEDERSEN: - DOWN TO A BEST-OF-THREE

The Regina Pats (2-2-0-0) defeated the Red Deer Rebels (2-2-0-0) 6-4 on Wednesday night to even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi Final series at 2- Game Story: The Red Deer Rebels opened the scoring with just under seven minutes left in the first, thanks to Austin Strand.  In the waning minutes of the opening frame, the Pats' Connor Hobbs evened the score at one all.  A minute and thirty seconds later, Hobbs got his second of the night and fourth of the playoffs to take the lead 2-1.



Regina added three more in the second.  Luc Smith notched his first of the post-season to make it 3-1.  Regina’s Lane Zablocki got the next two, to push the home team's lead to 5-1.  His fifth of the playoffs proved to be the game winner.  Red Deer started to mount the comeback getting a late goal from Luke Philp to end the middle frame trailing 5-2.

In the third, Red Deer added two more goals from Nelson Nogier and Luke Philp to pull the visitors within one at 5-4.  That would be as close as this one got as Cole Sanford added an empty net goal to seal the victory 6-4.  The Pats Goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 44 shots to earn the victory.  The series now shifts back to Red Deer Friday night for Game 5.

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NOTE: -  Regina Pats in 4 games have scored - 17 goals; 11 Power Play Goals, 1 Short Handed.

ACCESS TV TO CARRY GAMES 5,6,7

 OF PATS-REBELS SERIES


The Pats are hitting the road and Access7 is going with them!

We’re excited to announce that our camera crews are headed to Red Deer to broadcast game 5 of the Regina Pats/Red Deer Rebels playoff battle on Friday, April 15 at 7 pm.

The game will be aired in HD in Regina on channel 70 and provincially in standard definition on channel 7.

We will be covering the remainder of the series LIVE, both home and away games, on Sunday, April 17 at 4 pm and on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 pm.

Go Pats Go!

Rod Pedersen will be calling the play-by-play for all games with Braden Malsbury doing colour.

Pats strike back on home ice

 beat Red Deer 6-3

Perseverance paid off for the Regina Pats.

 Due to Health problems the past 4 months and being in the Hospital - relying more on other reports.



  
Regina Leader Post: -
GREG HARDER



The WHL club erupted for three unanswered goals in the third period on Tuesday night, skating to a 6-3 playoff win over the Red Deer Rebels before 6,247 fans at the Brandt Centre After opening the series with a pair of one-goal losses in Red Deer, the Pats broke loose in Game 3 with some timely scoring on home ice. “We haven’t really changed anything in our game,” said head coach/GM John Paddock, whose team outshot the Rebels 40-28.

“We played the same way in Red Deer. All three games have been tied going into the third period. You can’t get any closer than that. (You just have to) keep playing right, keep playing hard and fast, and let the chips fall where they may.” With Tuesday’s victory, the Pats are now on the board in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal, trimming Red Deer’s lead to 2-1.

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 First two games - 5 goals - all on power plays

ROD PEDERSEN: - 620 CKRM will be broadcasting the SportsCage live from the Brandt Centre beginning at 4:00 pm on Wednesday.

 Game 5 goes Friday in Red Deer in a 7:00 pm and I'll have the television call on Access 7.

Friday, April 1, 2016



REGINA PATS UPSET LETHBRIDGE

It was Regina Pats down one game to none after loosing the opening game 6-3 in Lethbridge.  The hard faught Pats turned things around winning the next four games, two being shut outs against the second highest scoring team in the east. On Friday night they skated to a 7-2 win right in Lethbridge

Phil Andrews: - web site -  In the first period the Pats score early and often. First Sam Steel beat Stuart Skinner short side on a delayed penalty call at 1:24. The goal was reviewed to see if the net ad come off it's pegs but after a long delay the goal stood. Austin Wagner and Adam Brooks assisted on the goal to make it 1-0. Then at 2:59 the Pats extended it to 2-0. Lane Zablocki was denied by Stuart Skinner on a diving save but the puck squirted to the goal line and Zablocki poked it in for his first career WHL playoff goal with the lone assist to Austin Wagner. The Hurricanes had two powerplays in the period and on the second one the Pats scored short handed. Sam Steel took a beautiful pass from Cole Sanford and put home his second of the night, 4th of the playoffs at 10:22 and it was a 3-0 game. The Pats were not done there, Lane Zablocki picked up his second of the night at 15:05 on a beautiful tip in front. Austin Wagner his third assist of the period and it was 4-0 Regina. That was it for Stuart Skinner in the Canes net, allowing 4 goals on 9 shots. Game 4 starter Jayden Sittler replaced him. The Pats took the four goal lead to the break and outshot the Canes 11-10. 

In the second the Pats pressed in the early goings but Jayden Sittler made some massive stops to keep the Hurricanes within 4. Lethbridge went to their third powerplay a short time later and with it, got on the board. Tyler Wong had a point shot go off his skate and in for his 1st of the post season at 5:33. Brayden Burke and Giorgio Estephan the assists and the Pats lead was 4-1. The Pats had some great chances after that to go back up by 4, Austin Wwagner was denied on a breakaway and on a 2 on 1 rush. The Pats gave up another penalty in the second half of the frame but killed it off and then got their first powerplay with 20 seconds left in the period. 1:40 carried over into the third with the Pats up 4-1. The Pats outshot the Canes 15-10 in the period and led 26-11 overall. 

In the third the Hurricanes got to within 2 when Giorgio Estephan skated into the right circle and buried his second of the playoffs and it was 4-2. Penalties started to come and four on four the Pats went up 5-2. Austin Wagner scored his second at 7:11. Then on a 4 on 3 powerplay Adam Brooks made it 6-2 with his 5th. The Canes pulled Sittler with over 9 minutes left and that's when Cole Sanford scored into the empty cage for his 3rd to make it 7-2 at 12:06. That was the final score, the Pats win the series 4 games to 1 and advance to play either the Red Deer Rebels or Calgary Hitmen. The Pats outshot the Canes 9-5 in the period and 35-25 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 5 in the win and the penalty kill was 4 for 5 with a short handed goal.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Regina Pats won 2-0 Wednesday, as they upset front winning Lethbridge Hurricanes. It was Pats second shut out in three days.  - Game Story

Regina Pats Official Web Site: The Regina Pats now have a 3-1 series lead over the Lethbridge Hurricanes after beating them 2-0 on Wednesday evening.  This the second shutout for the Pats, in the series, who blanked the Hurricanes 3-0 in Game Two.  The lone goal for Regina, came late in the first from Cole Sanford who notched his second of the post-season.  Regina would get an empty net marker from Adam Brooks to preserve the victory late in the third.  Pats goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 32 shots to earn the shutout.  Game Five of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarter Finals now shifts to Lethbridge this Friday night.

    


Photo: Regina Leader Post:

Have been in the Hospital the past three weeks, under the weather since Christmas.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

REGINA PATS WIN IN A REAL WILD ONE

AGAINST LETHTBIDGE 9-8 IN A SHOOT OUT

In the first period the Pats got off to another quick start. Lane Zablocki scored his 12th of the year just 29 seconds in from Adam Brooks to make it 1-0. The Pats went up 2-0 at 7:09 when Sam Steel finsihed off a back door feed from Cole Sanford and Jared Freadrich. 20 seconds after that it was Cole Sanfords turn to score, his 31st from Sam Steel and Jared Freadrich and the Pats lead was 3-0. The Hurricanes responded when Tyler Wong got a bouncing puck to go in from the top of the crease for his 35th at 8:41. Colton Kroeker and Andrew Nielsen the assists aand it was a 3-1 game. The Pats got that one back when Cole Sanford scored his 2nd of the night, 32nd of the year on a nice centering feed from Sean Richards at 10:09. Sergey Zborovskiy the second assist and it was 4-1. That was it for Stuart Skinners night in goal, allowing 4 goals on 5 shots, he was replaced by Jayden Sittler. The Pats powerplay extended the lead to 5-1 when Rykr Cole tapped in a gift of a back door pass from Jake Leschyshyn at 16:31, Sean Richards with the other helper. The Hurricanes got an abbreviated powerpla after that and got to within 3. Ryley Lindgren tried to center from the right goalline and it went off a skate and in for his 24th at 19:03 and it was 5-2. Then in the dying seconds the Hurricanes Brady Reagan got a point shot through traffic from the right point and scored his 4th at 19:52 to make it a 5-3 Pats lead and that was the score after 1. The Pats outshot the Hurricanes 16-13 in the period.

In the second goals were harder to come by and the game stayed 5-3 until the 13:22 mark. Colton Kroeker tried a pass from the right circle and it went off of James Hilsendager and in for his 10th to get the Hurricanes to wihin one at 5-4. The Pats restored the two goal lead at 15:17 went Austin Wagner skated in on a partial breakaway, shielded off the defender and put home his 24th unassisted to make it 6-4 Regina. The Canes got back to within a goal when Tyler Wong was left all alone in the slot, he took a pass and ripped it off the far post and in for his second of the night and 36th of the season from Brayden Burke and Colton Kroeker at 17:08 and the game was 6-5. That was the score after two periods, the Canes outshot Regina 15-12 in the period and the teams were tied 28-28 overall.

In the third the Hurricanes started with 1:44 on the powerplay but the Pats killed it off. The Canes were able to tie the game short handed when Brayden Burke put home a rebound for his 21st and it was 6-6. Lane Zablocki gave the Pats the lead back at 8:46 with a backhand shot into the top of the net for his second of the game and 13th and it was 7-6 Regina. The Hurricanes responded thanks to Colton Kroeker who scored at 10:43 and 13:51 to complete his hattrick and Lethbridge led 8-7. Then it was Lane Zablocki's turn to get his first career hattrick at 17:02 and it was 8-8. That was the score after 60 minutes. The Canes outshot the Pats 24-11 in the period and led 52-39 overall.

In overtime the Pats outshot the Canes 7-3 and had numerous chances to win it but Jayden Sittler stood on his head and we went to a shootout. The shootout went 7 rounds, Austin Wagner scored for the Pats and then Andrew Nielsen was stopped by Tyler Brown and the Pats won 9-8 the final score.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 4 in the game while the penalty kill was 2 for 4.

The thurd star of the game went to the Pats Lane Zablocki who had a hattrick in the win. The second star to Tyler Wong of the Hurricanes who had two goals and 4 assists and the first star to the Hurricanes Colton Kroeker who had a hattrick and an assist in the loss. 
The Pats are back in action at the Brandt Centre on Friday when they host the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 
Scoring Summary

1st Period
Pats Goal at 0:23. Lane Zablocki (12) from Adam Brooks.

Pats Goal at 7:09. Sam Steel (21) from Cole Sanford and Jared Freadrich.

Pats Goal at 7:29. Cole Sanford (31) from Sam Steel and Jared Freadrich.

Hurricanes Goal at 8:41. Tyler Wong (35) from Colton Kroeker and Andrew Nielsen.

Pats Goal at 10:09. Cole Sanford (32) from Sean Richards and Sergey Zborovskiy.

Pats PP Goal at 16:31. Rykr Cole (10) from Jake Leschyshyn and Sean Richards.

Hurricanes PP Goal at 19:03. Ryley Lindgren (24) from Tyler Wong.

Hurricanes Goal at 19:52. Brady Reagan (4) from Arvin Atwal and Cory Millette. 
2nd Period
Hurricanes Goal at 13:22. Colton Kroeker (10) from Darian Skeoch and Tyler Wong.

Pats Goal at 15:17. Austin Wagner (24) unassisted.

Hurricanes Goal at 17:08. Tyler Wong (36) from Brayden Burke and Colton Kroeker. 
3rd Period
Hurricanes SH Goal at 8:05. Brayden Burke (21) from Tyler Wong.

Pats Goal at 8:46. Lane Zablocki (13) from Adam Brooks.

Hurricanes PP Goal at 10:43. Colton Kroeker (11) from Brayden Burke and Andrew Neilsen.

Hurricanes Goal at 13:51. Colton Kroeker (12) from Brayden Burke and Tyler Wongs.

Pats Goal at 17:02. Lane Zablocki (14) from Adam Brooks.

Overtime

NO SCORE

Sunday, February 21, 2016

LAST REGINA PAT

TO REACH THE 100 POINT MARK

JORDAN WEAL

 2011-2012 - SEASON

GP: 70 - G: 41 - A: 75 - PTS: 116 - PIM: 36

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ADAM BROOKS TO BE THE NEXT

STILL HAS 12 MORE GAMES

GP: 58 - G: 33 - A: 64 - PTS: 97 - PIM: 24