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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Regina Pats Vs Swift Current Broncos Game Blog


The Regina Pats returned home on Saturday for the back half of a two game set against the Swift Current Broncos at the Brandt Centre. The Broncos won the season opener between the two clubs on Friday night 3-1. The Pats entered the game with a 5-7-1-0 record while Swift Current was 8-7-0-1, 6 points ahead in the East Division standings. Sam Steel scored the lone Pats goal on Friday and in the three game losing streak Regina has scored just once in each game. Jake DeBrusk, Coda Gordon and Carter Rigby scored the Broncos goals. Saturday was the 10th annual Breast Cancer Awareness night in Regina and the two clubs skated on pink ice. The game was the second of three on the weekend for the Pats. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                         Broncos
Hunt-D'Amico-Gay                                                Cave-Mackay-DeBrusk
Christoffer-Steel-Klimchuk                                       Rigby-Gawdin-Gordon
Wagner-Brooks-Padakin                                         Odgers-Steenbergen-LeSann
Cole-Kroeker-Smith                                                Ferletak-Leth-Schumacher

Burroughs-Williams                                              Heatherington-Martin
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                                           Lajoie-Lernout
Krushen-Hansen                                                      Harris-Nikkel

Brown                                                                     Bow
Wapple                                                                   Child

Pats scratches - Fuhr, Harrison, McAmmond and Reagan.
Broncos scratches - Merkley, Johnson, Leone and J. Gordon.

In the first period the Pats gave the Broncos an early powerplay but killed it off. But the Broncos would score on their second man advantage after a puck went off the post and was sitting in the crease. Jake DeBrusk was credited with putting into the back of the net for his 10th of the year from Glenn Gawdin and Coda Gordon at 5:43 and it was 1-0 Swift Current. The Pats had some push back and generated some high quality scoring chances but once again were unable to find the back of the net. The Broncos got another powerplay but the Pats would kill it off and we went to the break with Swift Current up 1-0. The Broncos led the shots on goal 10-9 in the period.

In the second the Pats came out firing. They did all but score in the early goings but Landon Bow stood strong. The Broncos got 2 powerplays in the period but the Pats killed them off. Then at 11:33 Regina finally broke through as Sergey Zborovskiy scored his first WHL goal with assists to Sam Steel and Pavel Padakin and it was 1-1. That's how the period would end, the Pats outshot the Broncos 16-9 in the period and led overall 25-19.

Follow along as the game continues

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Broncos PP Goal at 5:43. Jake DeBrusk (10) from Glen Gawdin and Coda Gordon.

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 11:33. Sergey Zborovskiy (1) from Sam Steel and Pavel Padakin.

3rd Period 




Pats - Broncos Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (5-7-1-0) and Swift Current Broncos (8-7-0-1) play the back half of a home and home to open their season series tonight.  Last night’s matchup saw the Broncos win 3-1 to open the season series.  Sam Steel scored the lone Pats goal while Brycen Martin had a pair of assists from the back end.  With last night’s loss, the Pats have now dropped three in a row while Swift Current has wins its last two.  You can listen to tonight’s contest on 620 CKRM with Home Depot Pats Hockey starting at 6:35 p.m.
Funding the Fight for Ten Years
As in past years, the ice at the Brandt Centre will be turned pink for 
Breast Cancer Awareness Night.  $2 from every walk-up ticket sold will be donated to local Canadian Cancer Society peer support groups in addition to proceeds from special edition autographed pink sticks which will be up for silent auction.  Pink shirts, hats and toques will also be available for purchase at tonight’s game.
Lead Up: Pats Come Up Short in 3-1 Loss to Swift Current
The Broncos powerplay was the difference, scoring twice in the second period to propel Swift Current to a 3-1 win over the Pats.  Jake DeBrusk opened the scoring in the first period before Sam Steel would reply for the Pats.  Carter Rigby and Coda Gordon scored the powerplay markers for the Broncos.  The Pats outshot Swift Current 12-3 in the third, but couldn’t find a way to put one in the back of the net.  
Snake-bitten Despite plenty of chances in recent games, the Pats have struggled to get pucks over the line.  In five of their past six games, the Pats have scored one or less goals.  In those five games, the Blue and White actually outshot their opponents in three and tied in one.  In four of five games, the Pats reached 30 shots.
Pink Ice
This is the fourth season the Pats will play on pink ice for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.  In three games on pink ice, the Pats hold a 2-1-0-0 record.  2013-14 – W 3-2 vs. MH, 2012-13 – L 4-1 vs. CGY, 2011-12 W 4-1vs. EDM
Upcoming Schedule
vs. Lethbridge – Sunday, October 26th, 6:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)vs. Saskatoon – Friday, October 31st, 7:00 p.m.– Brandt Centre (CKRM)vs. Swift Current – Saturday, November 1st, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club


Friday, October 24, 2014

BRONCOS 3 PATS 1

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The Regina Pats were in Swift Current on Friday to kick off a second weekend of three games in three nights. The Pats were coming off a 3-1 loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Tuesday, their second straight loss. The Broncos snapped a 3 game losing streak on Wednesday in a 5-4 win over the Winterhawks at the Credit Union Iplex. Ryan Krushen played his first ever WHL game in Swift for the Pats as he replaced Chase Harrison who is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Friday was the first meeting of the season between the Pats and Broncos with the second going Saturday on Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Brandt Centre. Here are the lineups for Fridays game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                          Broncos
Hunt-D'Amico-Gay                                                 Cave-Mackay-DeBrusk
Padakin-Brooks-Wagner                                           Rigby-Gawdin-Gordon
Christoffer-Steel-Klimchuk                                        Odgers-Steenbergen-LeSann
McAmmond-Kroeker-Smith                                     Ferletak-Leth-Schumacher

Burroughs-Williams                                                Heatherington-Martin
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                                             Lajoie-Lernout
Krushen-Reagan                                                        Nikkel-Harris

Brown                                                                        Bow
Wapple                                                                     Child

Pats scratches - Fuhr, Harrison, Hansen and Cole
Broncos scratches - Merkley, Johnson, Leone and J. Gordon.

In the first period the two clubs picked up the rivalry where it left off late last season. It was a physical start to the game. The Pats got the first powerplay but were unable to score. Both teams had some chances in the early goings but the goaltenders looked solid. Swift Current opened the scoring at 15:45 as Jake DeBrusk skated onto a loose puck in the offensive zone and finished his own rebound for his 9th of the year with assists to Zac Mackay and Brycen Martin. The Pats got their second man advantage after that and on it Sam Steel scored his 3rd of the year on a beautiful passing play with Morgan Klimchuk and Braden Christoffer at 17:54 and it was 1-1. The Pats took their first penalty with 0.7 seconds left in the frame and that carried over into the second. The Broncos outshot the Pats 14-11 in the frame.

In the second on that powerplay the Broncos went up 2-1 as Carter Rigby hammered home his 8th of the year from the top of the right circle at 1:36. The assists to Brycen Martin and Dillon Heatherington. The Pats came back and had some great chances but Landon Bow made some unbelievable saves on Sam Steel, Connor Gay and Colby Williams and kept his team up by a goal. The Broncos went to their 3rd powerplay of the game in the later stages of the frame and on it took the 3-1 lead. Brycen Martin took a one time slap shot that just squeaked through Wapple and sat in the crease where Coda Gordon got a stick to it and put home his 7th. Martin and Colby Cave the assists at 17:29 and it was 3-1. That was the score after 40 minutes, the Broncos outshot the Pats 14-11 in the period and led overall 28-22.

In the third the Pats would outshoot the Broncos 11-4 in the period but were unable to beat Landon Bow. The Broncos went to their fourth powerplay but it came with only 10 seconds left and the game ended 3-1. Daniel Wapple stopped 29 of 32 shots faced. The Pats outshot Swift 33-32 in the game.

The Pats powerplay went 1 for 3 in the game, the penalty kill 3 for 5.

The third star of the game to the Pats Sam Steel who scored his 3rd of the year. The second star to the Broncos Carter Ribgy who scored to game winner. The first star to netminder Landon Bow who stopped 32 of 33 shots faced.

The Pats host the Broncos on Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock.

Scoring Summary 

1st Period 

Broncos Goal at 15:45. Jake DeBrusk (9) from Zac Mackay and Brycen Martin.

Pats PP Goal at 17:54. Sam Steel (3) from Morgan Klimchuk and Braden Christoffer.

2nd Period 

Broncos PP Goal at 1:37. Carter Rigby (8) from Brycen Martin and Dillon Heatherington.

Broncos PP Goal at 17:29. Coda Gordon (7) from Brett Lernout and Colby Cave.

3rd Period

NO SCORE



Pats re-call Krushen

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced today the team has recalled defenceman Ryan Krushen (’98) from the Sherwood Park Kings of the AMHL.  

The Sherwood Park, AB product played in three pre-season games with the Pats this season, tallying one assist and going +3 in exhibition action.  Since returning to Midget AAA, Krushen has one assist in eight games to go with 18 penalty minutes.

The move brings the Pats roster to 24 players including 14 forwards, 7 defencemen and 3 goaltenders.

Listen to tonight’s action on RM2 at Sportscage.ca starting at 6:35 p.m. as the Pats face off with the Swift Current Broncos. The Blue and White return home tomorrow for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.  Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.ca, the Brandt Centre Box Office and Regina Safeway locations.


Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Pats - Broncos Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (5-6-1-0) match up with the Swift Current Broncos (7-7-0-1) for the first time this season.  2013-14 saw the Pats post a 1-4-0-1 record against the Broncos.  Kyle Burroughs led the Pats in scoring through six games with five points (1G, 5A).  Coda Gordon led the way for Swift Current with 13 points (4G, 9A) in six games.  Heading into their first meeting of the season with Swift Current, the Pats have dropped two straight and four of five games.  The Broncos snapped a losing skid with a 5-4 win over Portland on Wednesday.  You can listen to tonight’s contest on RM2 online at Sportscage.ca with Home Depot Pats Hockey starting at 6:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Chances Abound in Pats 3-1 Loss to Winterhawks
There were no shortage of opportunities for the Pats to add to Dryden Hunt’s second period marker, but the Blue and White struggled to capitalize.  Portland’s netminders Brendan Burke and Bolton Pouliot combined to make 34 saves and help the Hawks hold onto a 2-1 lead for most of the second and third.  Late penalty trouble stalled the Pats’ bid for a comeback as Portland tacked on some insurance. 
Getting Reacquainted 2013-14 featured a battle right to the wire between the Pats and Broncos for the East Division crown.  The squads both finished with 85 points, but the Pats took the regular season title by virtue of winning one more game (39) on the year.  The Broncos have enjoyed plenty of success against the Pats the past two seasons with a 12-0-2-0 mark.  The Pats play three of their next five against the Broncos.
Plus PlayerSam Steel’s nine points (2G, 7A) in 12 games has him sixth in WHL rookie scoring and fourth among 16-year old skaters.  His plus/minus rating might be even more impressive as he leads the Pats with a +8.  That mark also leaves Steel tied for the rookie lead with Ivan Provorov (BDN).
Roster MoveThe Pats reduced their roster to 23 playersyesterday by reassigning forward Rylee Zimmer to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the MJHL.  Zimmer had one goal in four games played this season and suited up for 44 games in 2013-14.
Upcoming Schedule
vs. Swift Current – Saturday, October 25th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM) vs. Lethbridge – Sunday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)vs. Saskatoon – Friday, October 31st, 7:00 p.m.– Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Raiders claim Messier

Prince Albert, SK— The Raiders have claimed forward Marcus Messier from free agency. The 20-year old has played in the WHL since 2010 with Tri-City and Spokane. Messier has 26 career goals and 41 career assists in 229 regular season games played.  

Last season split between Tri-City and Spokane, Messier had 31 points (10G, 21A). He will report to the team this weekend.

Courtesy Raiders PR

Regina Pats Funding the Fight for Ten Years

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce the details of Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday, October 25th as the Pats face the Swift Current Broncos in a 7 p.m. puck drop.  The Regina Pats are proud to have been ‘Funding the Fight’ for ten years.
As in past seasons, the Brandt Centre will have a new look as the ice and glass stanchions turn pink for Saturday’s game thanks to the efforts of Imagination Ink.
Fans can help the Pats fund the fight just by attending Saturday’s game as $2 from every walk-up ticket sold will be donated to local Canadian Cancer Society peer support groups. 
Special pink memorabilia is available for fans hoping to further support the cause and add to the pink in the rink.  10th anniversary shirts and hats along with pink branded toques will be on sale at the Neutral Zone Store and Kiosk.  As a throwback to the Pats’ first Breast Cancer Awareness Night, limited edition pink sticks signed by the Pats will be up for silent auction on the concourse throughout the night.
“I’m proud to have worked on this event for ten seasons with numerous partners to fund the fight against this terrible disease,” said Regina Pats VP of Business Operations Cliff Mapes.  “The last decade we’ve brought everything from pink jerseys, sticks, hats, shirts, mitts and ice to our fans.  It’s great to bring it full circle this year and be able to offer a high quality pink stick to our fans.  I also have to thank Pats fans for their generosity over the years as our success in fundraising is only possible with their support.”
When they take to the ice, the Pats will sport special 10th anniversary crests on their jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness when they skate against the Broncos.

Tickets for Breast Cancer Awareness Night are available at Ticketmaster.ca, the Brandt Centre Box Office or Safeway locations throughout Regina.  For more information on discounted tickets for groups of ten or more, call Kellin Enslev at 306-337-1538.
Daniel Fink 
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club