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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pat Canadians 2 Blazers 0

The Regina Pat Canadians hosted the Saskatoon Blazers in Midget AAA game action on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. They came away with a 2 – 0 victory.


The goals scorers for the Pat Canadians were Riley Woods and Owen Sillinger.  .


Clarke Flegel stopped all 17 shots directed his way for the victory.  


Joel Grzybowski stopped 55 of 57 shots in the loss.  


The next home game for the Regina Pat Canadians is Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM vs the Battleford Stars.   Then on Sunday, December 21, they play at 3:00 PM vs the Battleford Stars and that is the last game before the Xmas break.


The Pat Canadians will be travelling to Calgary on the evening of December 25th to play in the 37th MAC’s Midget AAA tournament. 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014


The Regina Pats played their final game before the Christmas break on Wednesday against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were winners the night before in overtime in Brandon against the Wheat Kings 6-5, pushing their record to 20-11-1-0 on the year. The Hurricanes got their first win under new head coach Peter Anholt on Tuesday in Moose Jaw 6-4. The Canes entered the game with a record of 7-20-3-2 on the season. The Pats held a 2-0 season series advantage going into the game having outscored Lethbridge 14-2 in those two games. Dryden Hunt led the way offensively in those ones with a goal and 4 assists. Braden Christoffer and Sam Steel were both riding 8 game point streaks going in, Steel had 5 gals and 7 assists in that stretch, Christoffer with 5 goals and 6 assists. The Pats were given an honourable mention for the second straight week in the CHL Top 10 rankings for week 13. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                 Hurricanes
Hunt-D'Amico-Gay                                        Cooper-Wong-Watson
Christoffer-Steel-Klimchuk                               Jones-Estephan-White
Padakin-Brooks-Wagner                                  Folk-Bricker-Warkentine
Cole-Smith-Kroeker                                        Fafard-Amson-Skumatov

Burroughs-Harrison                                       Walters-Nielson
Hansen-Zborovskiy                                          Jensen-Pankewicz
Mortlock-Reagan                                             Kennedy-Sayers

Wapple                                                           Skinner
Fuhr                                                                 Robidoux

Pats scratches - Brown, Hilsendager, Williams and McAmmond.
Huricanes scatches - Kitt, Hackman and Cooper.

In the first period the Pats went to the powerplay 31 seconds in and on the man advantage found the games first goal Sam Steel fired his 10th past Stuart Skinner from the slot at 1:30. Pavel Padakin the line assist and it was 1-0. The Hurricanes got their first powerplay a little later on but on it the Pats ended up with a 2 on oh. Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner played catch back and forth before Wagner scored his 8th at 6:22 and it was 2-0. Wagners 2nd shorthanded goal in as many games. The Hurricanes started to find their game after that and got within 1 at 12:31 as Jamal Watson outwaited Daniel Wapple and scored his 13th of the year from Taylor Cooper and Brandon Kennedy and it was 2-1. Then at 18:26 Tyler Wong tied the game for the Canes with his 12th unassisted and it was 2-2. That was the score after 1 with Lethbridge leading the shots on goal 10-9.

In the second the Pats re-took the lead at 6:36 as Branden Christoffer extended his goal streak to 5 games with his 13th to make it 3-2. Morgan Klimchuk and Sam Steel with the assists and Christoffer and Steel get their point streaks to 9 games. The Pats powerplay struggled in the period going oh for 3. The teams played 4 on 4 for 2 minutes midway through the frame and that's when the Hurricanes tied it up. Giorgio Estephan was sprung on a breakaway and snapped a 23 game goalless drought with his 2nd and it was 3-3. Andrew Nielson and Zane Jones with the assists. That's how the period would end with the shots on goal tied at 10 in the frame, Lethbridge led overall 20-19.

In the third the two clubs couldn't get much going offensively. The Pats thought they had the game winner with 2:28 left as Carter Hansen fired from the right point and scored his first of the year to make it 4-3. Dryden Hunt and Connor Gay got the assists. Lethbridge would tie it up however 58 seconds later as Jaeger White shot from the slot and beat Daniel Wapple 5 hole for his 2nd at 18:30. Zane Jones the lone assist and it was 4-4. We went to overtime with the Canes outshooting the Pats 9-7 in the third and 30-26 overall.

In the extra frame Lethbridge got a game winner from Nick Walters who beat Wapple with a point shot, 1:46 in, his second of the year with assists to Jaeger White and Andrew Neilson. The Canes win 5-4 and outshot the Pats 30-26.

The Pats powerplay went 1 for 7 on the powerplay and the penalty kill went 2 for 2.

The third star of the game went to the Hurricanes Jamal Watson who scored a goal in the game. The second star to the Pats Morgan Klimchuk who had an assist and the first star to the Canes Nick Walters who scored the game winner.

The Pats are off for the Christmas break until December 27th when they head into Swift Current to take on the Broncos at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary 

1st Period

Pats PP Goal at 1:30. Sam Steel (10) from Pavel Padakin.

Pats SH Goal at 6:22. Austin Wagner (8) from Adam Brooks.

Hurricanes Goal at 12:31. Jamal Watson (13) from Taylor Cooper and Brandon Kennedy.

Hurricanes Goal at 18:26. Tyler Wong (12) unassisted.

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 6:36. Braden Christoffer (13) from Morgan Klimchuk and Sam Steel.

Hurricanes 4v4 Goal at 11:47. Giorgio Estephan (2) from Andrew Neilson and Zane Jones.

3rd Period 

Pats Goal at 17:32. Carter Hansen (1) from Dryden Hunt and Connor Gay.

Hurricanes Goal at 18:30. Jaeger White (2) from Zane Jones.


Hurricanes Goal at 1:46. Nick Walters (2) from Jaeger White and Andrew Nielson.

Here are the radio highlights, plus post game interviews with assistant coach Darrin McKachnie and defenceman Carter Hansen:

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Pats get Honourable mention in CHL Top 10, again

Kelowna Rockets, Brandon Wheat Kings, Medicine Hat Tigers, Everett Silvertips; Regina Pats an Honourable Mention.


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the thirteenth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2014-15 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.


BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 13




Last Week Rank:

Number of Weeks Ranked:


Oshawa Generals (25-4-1-0)




Kelowna Rockets (27-5-3-0)




Rimouski Oceanic (23-9-1-1)




Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (24-6-0-2)




Brandon Wheat Kings (24-7-3-1)




Erie Otters (23-7-0-2)




Medicine Hat Tigers (23-8-1-1)




Saint John Sea Dogs (20-8-1-4)




Moncton Wildcats (21-10-0-2)




Everett Silvertips (19-9-3-1)



Honourable Mention:

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (18-10-1-4)



London Knights (21-10-0-2)



Regina Pats (20-11-1-0)




Canadian Hockey League

Paul Krotz

CHL Top Prospects Game Roster Announced

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the host Niagara IceDogs, and BMO Financial Group, today announced the 40 CHL players that will compete in the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in St. Catharines, ON, on Thursday January 22, 2015.

The 40 CHL players competing in the game were chosen by the 30 NHL clubs and divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting.  This season’s event marks the 20th annual showcase of the CHL’s top-40 NHL Draft eligible players featuring talent from the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League competing before hundreds of NHL scouts in attendance.

The BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is one of the highlights of the hockey season and truly features the next wave of talent to the NHL,” said CHL President David Branch.  “Since 1996 the CHL’s top prospects have had the opportunity to showcase their skills in this event before hundreds of NHL scouts and General Managers.  We look forward to the game on January 22 in a brand new world-class facility home to the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs with 40 of the top players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft competing before the passionate hockey fans in St. Catharines and to CHL fans across Canada watching live on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.”

Canadian National Junior Team Selection Camp members Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters and Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs are among a group of 22 players on the roster recently given ‘A’ level ratings as first round NHL Daft prospects by NHL Central Scouting in their November ‘Players to Watch’ list.  McDavid and Crouse are two of the nine ‘A’ rated prospects who will compete for Team Orr alongside Mathew Barzal of the Seattle Thunderbirds and WHL top scorer Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets.  13 ‘A’ rated prospects will compete for Team Cherry including OHL top scorers Mitchell Marner of the London Knights and the Otters’ Dylan Strome, along with Daniel Sprong of the Charlottetown Islanders and defenceman Jakub Zboril of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

“As the Official Bank of the CHL, BMO congratulates the up-and-coming talent chosen for this year’s roster,” said Shawn Namvar, Regional Vice President of Niagara Region, BMO. “The BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game gives hockey fans and our customers a chance to see the very best young athletes from across the country display their skills, we look forward to seeing them on the ice in St. Catharines this January.”

32 of the CHL’s 60 member clubs will be represented in this game featuring two players on the host Niagara IceDogs including forward Graham Knott and defenceman Vince Dunn both on Team Cherry.  The 40 CHL players include 15 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, 13 from the Ontario Hockey League, and 12 from the Western Hockey League.

“The BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is an event that all NHL scouts and General Managers circle on their calendars,” said NHL Central Scouting Director Dan Marr.  “The 40 players competing in this game were chosen by our 30 NHL clubs and provides a unique opportunity for them to evaluate top CHL talent for the 2015 NHL Draft.  This is also a unique opportunity for the players who can take advantage of the spotlight to promote their play in this exciting and highly competitive single-game best-on-best contest.”

In the past 19 years a total of 265 players from this event have been selected in the first round of the NHL Draft representing 47% of all players selected by NHL clubs in the first round.

2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Rosters:

Team Cherry:

Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts)
Samuel Montembeault (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Brandon Carlo (Tri-City Americans)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips)
Matt Spencer (Peterborough Petes)
Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa Generals)
Jakub Zboril (Saint John Sea Dogs)

Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Filip Chlapik (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jake DeBrusk (Swift Current Broncos)
Graham Knott (Niagara IceDogs)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Adam Musil (Red Deer Rebels)
Daniel Sprong (Charlottetown Islanders)
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw Spirit)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Evgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Yakov Trenin (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)

Don Cherry – Head Coach
Brian Kilrea – Assistant Coach
Bert O’Brien – Assistant Coach
Nick Kypreos – Assistant Coach
Dennis MacDonald – Athletic Trainer 
Russ Hammond – Equipment Manager

Team Orr:

Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts)
Nick McBride (Prince Albert Raiders)

Guillaume Brisebois (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Nicolas Meloche (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Ryan Pilon (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jeremy Roy (Sherbrooke Phoenix)

Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Paul Bittner (Portland Winterhawks)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Ryan Gropp (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jansen Harkins (Prince George Cougars)
Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67’s)
Nikita Korostelev (Sarnia Sting)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
Timo Meier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets)
Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)

Bobby Orr – Head Coach
Marty Williamson – Assistant Coach
Dave Bell – Assistant Coach
Billy Burke – Assistant Coach 
Doug MacLean – Assistant Coach
Pete Dobbin – Athletic Therapist
Kevin Emo – Equipment Manager

Last season, 17 CHL players who competed in the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary, AB, were selected in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft.  Florida Panthers first overall pick Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts captained Team Orr to a 4-3 victory over Team Cherry who was led by captain Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice chosen second overall by the Buffalo Sabres.  Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 12 players selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft including Ekblad, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall, John Tavares, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Kane, Marc-Andre Fleury, Rick Nash, Vincent Lecavalier, Joe Thornton, and Chris Phillips. 

The 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be broadcast nationally by Sportsnet and TVA Sports and available on Sportsnet Radio.  Associate partners for the event include SUBWAY, Cooper Tires, and


For more information about the event please visit


BMO and the Canadian Hockey League

BMO Financial Group was named the Official Bank of the Canadian Hockey League in 2011. The four-year agreement also designates BMO as the Official Bank of each of the CHL's member hockey leagues: the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The sponsorship builds on BMO's partnership with the CHL of more than 10 years and affirms BMO's exclusivity as a financial services sponsor of the league in the retail banking category. It also engrains a presence with the 48 teams who currently participate in the BMO CHL Affinity MasterCard program, which enables CHL fans to support their favourite teams through a co-branded BMO/CHL credit card. 


Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services

Canadian / Ontario Hockey League

Pats - Hurricanes Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (20-11-1-0) close out their pre-Christmas schedule against the Lethbridge Hurricanes (7-20-3-2) tonight at the Brandt Centre.  It’s the third time the teams have come together this season.  The Pats hold a 2-0-0-0 record against Lethbridge while outscoring the ‘Canes 14-2.  Dryden Hunt leads the Pats with five points (1G, 4A) against Lethbridge while Tyler Wong heads up the Hurricanes with a pair of assists against Regina.  Coming into tonight’s contest, the Pats have won two straight including last night’s 6-5 victory in Brandon while the ‘Canes picked up a 6-4 win against Moose Jaw last night.  Listen to tonight’s contest on 620 CKRM with Home Depot Pats Hockey at 6:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Pats Pull Off 6-5 OT Comeback in BrandonIt didn’t look good for the Pats when they trailed 2-0 just 1:09 in and then faced 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 deficits.  Austin Wagner scored shorthanded in the third to get the Blue and White back within one and Chase Harrison’s shot deflected in off Patrick D’Amico’s skate late in the third to tie the game.  Midway through the overtime period, Connor Gay fired from the slot and the puck squeaked through Jordan Papirny and trickled over the line to end the games.
First ‘Half’ in the Books
While they haven’t reached the 36 game mark, the Pats close out the unofficial first half of the season tonight.  Through their first 32 games, the Pats hold a 20-11-1-0 overall record, good for 2nd in the East Division and 3rd in the Eastern Conference.  The Pats are 10-5-1-0 on home ice and 10-6-0-0 on the road. 
Hitting TwentyThe Pats became the fourth team in the WHL to hit the 20 win mark last night. The Blue and White haven’t won 20 games before the Christmas break since the 2007-08 season when they won their 20th game in a similar 32 contests.  That edition of the Pats finished with 44 wins on the year.
MotivationMorgan Klimchuk made his presence felt back in the Pats lineup after returning from Team Canada Selection Camp.  Klimchuk had a goal and two assists in the Pats win over Brandon last night and has four points (2G, 2A) in two games against Lethbridge this season.
Upcoming Schedule
at Swift Current – Saturday, December 27th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)
vs. Swift Current – Sunday, December 28th, 6:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Saskatoon – Tuesday, December 30th, 7:05 p.m. – SaskTel Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications 
Regina Pats Hockey Club

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The Pats won their 20th game of the season last night in 32 tries. Let me say that again... 20 wins, they are just the 4th team in the WHL to reach that mark so far this year. I don't think there is one person on the planet that would have predicted that. It's been a great first half but still one more to go tonight at home to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Pats won their third straight game over the Brandon Wheat Kings last night, coming from behind to win in OT 6-5. Connor Gay scored his 15th of the year and second OT winner with 1:26 left. The Pats trailed the game from 33 seconds in until the 16:55 mark of the third when Patrick D'Amico tied it up on the powerplay. Great game and a great win. Regina had won just twice in 5 years in Brandon going into this season, they have two wins there this year, with one last visit to come in January. 

Sam Steel and Braden Christoffer are on offensive tears riding 8 game point streaks. Steel has 5 goals and 7 assists in that span while Christoffer has 5 goals and 6 assists. 

There was no post Team Canada selection camp hangover for Morgan Klimchuk last night. The 19 year old scored a goal and added 2 assists in the win. Mitchell Blair brought up a question on Monday's Sportscage as to whether or not Klimchuk would come back a little lackluster because of not making the team. He sure answered that last night in a big way. 

Kyle Burroughs picked up his 100th career WHL point last night in Brandon. 

Going back to Saturday in Saskatoon where the Past won 5-4. Jacob Elmer played in his first WHL game against the Blades and looked darn good. Exciting things are to come with the 16 year old. He's got a ton of skill. 

The Lethbridge Hurricanes visit the Brandt Centre tonight in the 3rd meeting of 4 between the two clubs. The Pats have won the first two. Will be interesting to see the Canes under new head coach Peter Anholt. They got a big win in Moose Jaw last night over the Warriors. 


1.) The Edmonton Oilers fired head coach Dallas Eakins on Monday. It was just a matter of time. However I kind of feel bad for the guy, didn't have a lot to work with. Yes he had some skilled guys up front but on the back end and in goal it just isn't good enough. Craig MacTavish and Todd Nelson are not the saving grace this team needs, it's not a coaching issue. It's some better players... Some better drafting in the later rounds would help too. 

2.) So good to see former Regina Pats defenceman Brandon Davidson playing in the NHL with the Oilers. He has played in three games with 12:53 of ice time against New York and was a minus 1, 12:27 against Anaheim and then against 13:08 against Anaheim in the rematch and was a plus 1. All of those games were losses but he is getting a chance. A great story, even beyond the testicular cancer. He was an undrafted WHL player with the Pats, 6th round NHL draft pick and now finds himself on the big stage.

3.) The Saskatoon Blades got some good value for defenceman Nelson Nogier and forward Austin Adamson from the Red Deer Rebels. The Blades picked up 17 year old winger Mason McCarty and then the big ticket is the 1st round pick in 2016 and 2nd round pick in 2015. Nogier will get to play in his second Memorial Cup as the host team for the Rebels next season. Red Deer gets a good defenceman in the trade no doubt, though it has been a tough year so far for Nogier. 

4.) The Chicago Bears are in a world of hurt. The Saints dominated at Soldier Field on Monday night in a 31-15 win. I don't know what that team does going forward... Do you keep QB Jay Cutler because of his massive salary guarantee, or do you move on? Does Marc Trestman keep his job? Something has to give I know that. 

5.) The NFC South division leader is the New Orleans Saints at 6 and 8. They could finish the year at 8-8 if they win out. They are home to Atlanta then in Tampa to close things out. 8-8 isn't as embarrassing as a losing record to host a playoff game but it's not great. I understand that most people argue that division leaders should host a playoff game but a single division shouldn't be this bad. Not that there are bad teams, they just have been inconsistent. 

6.) How about them Toronto Raptors??? I find myself watching them most nights. This team has been in first or tied for first in the Eastern Conference for 42 straight days, a franchise record. The defense has been so impressive over this stretch. Add to that the offense from Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams and it's an exciting team to watch. Not to mention they are without maybe their best player in Demar DeRozan. This team is for real under Dwane Casey. One of the best stories of 2014. 

Tonight's Pats TV episode features Morgan Klimchuk and I sat down with team President Todd Lumbard to talk about 2014 and his transition into ownership of the Pats. 6:30 on Access 7. 

That's it from me today, talk to you from the rink tonight. 

And a very Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014


The Regina Pats were in Brandon on Tuesday night for their 5th meeting of the season with the Wheat Kings. The Pats were coming off a 5-4 win in Saskatoon on Saturday improving their record to 19-11-1-0 while Brandon beat Red Deer on Sunday 4-0 to go to 24-7-2-1. The Pats had won two in a row over Brandon coming in and the season series was tied at 2's. Morgan Klimchuk made his return to the lineup on Tuesday while the Wheat Kings were without Jayce Hawryluk and Jesse Gabrielle. The Pats called up goaltender Tyler Fuhr from the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL for the game as Tyler Brown was sick. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                    Wheat Kings
Hunt-D'Amico-Gay                                           Bukarts-McGauley-Lisoway
Christoffer-Steel-Klimchuk                                  J.Quenneville-Duke-P.Quenneville
Padakin-Brooks-Wagner                                    Campbell-Patrick-Coulter
McAmmond-Smith-Cole                                     Lewis-Kaspick-Shmyr

Harrison-Burroughs                                          Provorov-Pilon
Zborovskiy-Reagan                                             Waltz-Roy
Hansen-Harrison                                                 Matsuba-Erkamps

Wapple                                                             Papirny
Fuhr                                                                   Moodie

Pats scratches - Brown, Hilsendager, Williams and Kroeker.
Wheat Kings scratches - Taraschuk, Hawryluk, Clague and Gabrielle.

In the first period the Wheat Kings got off to a great start as John Quenneville scored his 12th of the year just 33 seconds in to make it 1-0. The assists to Peter Quenneville and Ivan Provorov. Brandon scored again 36 seconds later as Tim McGauley stole a puck below the goal line and popped in front and scored his 21st of the year at 1:09. An unassisted marker and it was 2-0. The Pats got thing righted two minutes later on a delayed penalty call as Sergey Zborovskiy was all alone in the slot and snapped his 3rd of the year past Jordan Papirny at 3:09 to cut the Brandon lead to 2-1. Braden Christoffer and Morgan Klimchuk the assists, Christoffer extending his point streak to 8 games with the apple. After that the game settled down and while there were some chances either way the goaltenders made some saves. The Pats got the lone man advantage of the period but did not tally and it was 2-1 after 1. Brandon outshot the Pats 13-6 in the period.

In the second the Pats went down 2 men in the opening minute on simultaneous minor penalties. With the 2 man advantage the Wheat Kings restored the 2 goal lead as Ryan Pilon walked into the slot and fired into the top corner for his 6th of the year at 1:34 and it was 3-1. Assists to Reid Duke and Ivan Provorov. The Pats got back within 1 at 3:39 as Morgan Klimchuk took a pass in front and fired his 10th into the net and it was 3-2 with assist to Sam Steel and Braden Christoffer. Steel extending his point streak to 8 games. Then on another powerplay Brandon made it 4-2 as Tim McGauley finished a rebound for his second of the game and 22nd of the year at 6:55. Helpers to Reid Duke and Peter Quenneville and again the Wheat Kings led by 2. But again the Pats got it within 1 on a powerplay goal from Braden Christoffer who put home his 12th of the year from Kyle Burroughs and Morgan Klimchuk at 11:53 and it was 4-3. The Pats had a number of good chances to tie the game after that, the best from Carter Hansen who came oh so close to picking up his 1st of the year but was denied by Ryal Pilon with an open cage to shoot at. The period would end with Brandon up 4-3, they outshot the Pats 14-12 in the period and led overall 27-18.

In the third the Wheat Kings got a 3rd powerplay goal at 3:58 as Nolan Patrick found a loose puck at the side of the goal and scored his 14th from Eric Roy and Rihards Bukarts and it was 5-3. The Pats went to the penalty kill for a second time in the frame but this time they got a short handed goal, their 8th of the year, this one from Austin Wagner who took a left wing pass and fired under the left arm of Papirny for his 7th at 8:28. Adam Brooks he lone assist and it was 5-4 Brandon. The Pats on a powerplay would tie it up as Patrick D'Amico tipped a point shot for his 12th at 16:55. Chase Harrison and Kyle Burroughs the assists and it was 5-5. The Pats got a powerplay with a minute left but could not score and we went to overtime. The Pats outhsot Brandon 18-4 in the third.

In overtime the Pats did not socre with the minute of powerplay time but at 3:24 they would get a game winner. Dryden Hunt fed Connor Gay in the slot and he squeaked a shot through Papirny for his 15th and second OT winner of the year. The Pats pick up their 20th win of the season with a game left before Christmas. The Pats outshot Brandon 3-1 in the extra frame and 39-32 overall.

Daniel Wapple has not lost in 12 straight starts.

The Pats powerplay went 2 for 5 on the night and the penalty kill was 2 for 5 with a short handed goal.

The third star of the game went to Connor Gay who scored the game winner. The second star to the Pats Morgan Klimchuk who returned to the lineup and scored a goal and added 2 assists. The first star went to Brandon's Tim McGauley who scored twice.

The Pats are back in action Wednesday night at home to the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 7 o'clock at at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Wheat Kings Goal at 0:33. John Quenneville (12) from Peter Quenneville and Ivan Provorov.

Wheat Kings Goal at 1:09. Tim McGauley (21) unassisted.

Pats DP Goal at 3:09. Sergey Zborovskiy (3) from Braden Christoffer and Morgan Klimchuk.

2nd Period 

Wheat Kings 5v3 Goal at 1:34. Ryan Pilon (6) from Reid Duke and Ivan Provorov.

Pats Goal at 3:39. Morgan Klimchuk (10) from Sam Steel and Braden Christoffer.

Wheat Kings PP Goal at 6:55. Tim McGauley (22) from Reid Duke and Peter Quenneville.

Pats PP Goal at 11:53. Braden Christoffer (12) from Kyle Burroughs and Morgan Klimchuk.

3rd Period

Wheat Kings PP 3:58. Nolan Patrick (14) from Eric Roy and Rihards Bukarts.

Pats SH Goal at 8:28. Austin Wagner (7) from Adam Brooks.

Pats PP Goal at 16:55. Patrick D'Amico (12) from Chase Harrison and Kyle Burroughs.


Pats Goal at 3:24. Connor Gay (15) from Dryden Hunt.

Here are the radio highlights and the post game interview with assistant coach Dave Struch:

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