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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

JLB Electric Game 4 Recap: PATS 4 BRONCOS 0


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The Regina Pats (3-0) were looking for their first series sweep since 1998 on Wednesday night in Swift Current against the Broncos (0-3). The Pats won game 3 Tuesday night 5-4 in overtime on Austin Wagners' first ever WHL post-season goal. Braden Chrisoffer was great in the game with 2 assists and entered game 4 tied for 3rd in playoff scoring with 5 points. Adam Brooks was tied for 11th with 4 points in the first three games. Coda Gordon was tied for 3rd in playoff scoring as well for Swift with 5 points so far in the series. Pats defenceman Sergey Zborovskiy was tied for the league lead in plus/minus at plus 6 while 5 Pats rookies had at least a point in the first three games of the playoffs. The Pats had a chance to get to the second round for the first time since 2007 with a win on Wednesday night. Jake DeBrusk did not play for the Broncos in game 4 after taking a hit from James Hilsendager in game 3. Hilsendager has been suspended by the league, the length has yet to be determined. Line combinations were not provided but here are the starters for both clubs.

Pats                                                                       Broncos
Cooper-D'Amico-Padakin                                    Rigby-Cave-Gordon

Williams-Hobbs                                                    Heatherington-Thomson

Wapple                                                                  Bow

Pats scratches - Hilsendager, McAmmond, Krushen, Elmer and Steel.
Broncos scratches - Harris, Penner, Johnson, DeBrusk, J. Gordon and Sissons.

In the first period the Pats had some great early chances. Adam Brooks tipped a point shot that got through Landon Bow but rested on the goal line and was cleared away. Then Luc Smith hit the post and the game stayed scoreless. The Pats carried the bulk of the play in the period but gave up the first powerplay with 1:13 left. The Broncos were unable to capitalize and the two clubs skated to their first scoreless period of the series. Pats led on the shot clock 10-9.

In the second the Pats picked up their first powerplay in 6 plus periods in the series but did not score. Just as it ended the Broncos went to a powerplay of their own but with 3 seconds left in it Adam Brooks scored his second short handed goal in as many games from the right goal line. Landon Bow couldn't hold the post and let in a tough one at 11:53 and the Pats led 1-0. Just over three minutes later Adam Brooks scored his second of the period and 4th of the series on a great feed from Austin Wagner at 15:16. Colby Williams the second assist and it was 2-0. The Pats then went up 3-0 at 16:54 as Patrick D'Amico fired into the top corner for his 3rd of the playoffs with assists to Carter Hansen and Jesse Gabrielle. That was the score after 2, the Pats outshot the Broncos 16-7 in the period and led 26-16 overall.

In the third the Pats played a great period and scored on a 4 on 3 powerplay at 13:06. Connor Hobbs hammered a slap shot from the right circle for his 1st of the playoffs with assists to Patrick D'Amico and Pavel Padakin and that made it 4-0. The Pats held on from there, Daniel Wapple 24 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Pats completed the 4 game sweep with the 4-0 win. The Pats outshot Swift Current 15-8 in the third and 41-24 overall.

The Pats powerplay went 1 for 4 in the game and the penalty kill was 3 for 3 with a short handed goal.

The third star of the game went to the Broncos Dillon Heatherington. The second star to the Pats Colby Williams who had an assist and the first star to Adam Brooks who scored twice including the game winner.

The Pats will take on either Brandon or Edmonton in round 2.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

NO SCORE

2nd Period 

Pats SH Goal at 11:53. Adam Brooks (3) unassisted.

Pats Goal at 15:16. Adam Brooks (4) from Austin Wagner and Colby Williams.

Pats Goal at 16:54. Patrick D'Amico (3) from Carter Hansen and Jesse Gabrielle.

3rd Period 

Pats 4v3 PP Goal at 13:06. Connor Hobbs (1) from Patrick D'Amico and Pavel Padakin.


Radio highlights and post game interview with goaltending coach Rob Muntain to come...




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Schmidli leaves Raiders

Prince Albert, SK—  Left Winger Kris Schmidli has signed with the GCK Lions of the NLB Swiss Pro League and will not return to the Raiders next season. The NLB GCK Lions are a farm team of the ZSC Lions of the NLA which is the top professional hockey league in Switzerland; the ZSC Lions are coached by Marc Crawford, former NHL player and coach.

 

Schmidli joined the Raiders in January as a part of the deal that sent Leon Draisaitl to Kelowna.  Schmidli played in 17 games with the Raiders scoring 17 points on 7 goals and 10 assists.

 

“We encouraged Kris to do what was best for his career. He enjoyed his time in Canada and here in Prince Albert but felt signing a pro contract in his home country of Switzerland was his best option. We thank him for his contributions and wish him the best of luck,,” Bruno Campese, Raider General Manager.


Courtesy Raiders PR

Pats - Broncos Game 4 Preview


Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (3-0) attempt to close out the Swift Current Broncos (0-3) in Game Four of their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series at the Credit Union Iplex (7 p.m.tonight.  The series has been incredibly close through the first three games with the contests decided by a total of four goals (one empty net).  Last night’s Game Three saw the Pats eliminate three deficits before Austin Wagner scored the overtime winner at 4:25 of the extra frame.  Braden Christoffer leads the Pats into tonight’s affair with five points (1G, 4A) and back-to-back two assist nights.  Coda Gordon leads the Broncos with five points (1G, 4A) after a goal and an assist last night.  Tune into tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m. or watch on Shaw/Access7 starting shortly before puck drop at 7 p.m.
Playoffs Team Comparison
Regina
Swift Current
Record
3-0
0-3
Goals For/Against
12/8 (+4)
8/12 (-4)
Powerplay 
0.0% (0/5)
16.7% (1/6)
Penalty Kill
83.3% (6/7)
100% (5/5)
Team Save Percentage
0.941
0.917
Leading Scorer
Braden Christoffer (1-4-5)
Coda Gordon (1-4-5)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Colby Williams (1-2-3)
Max Lajoie (1-2-3)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
6-2-3-1
3-4-1-0
Average Age
17.5 yrs
18.2 yrs

Harrison Helping Out
Chase Harrison is off to a strong start in the playoffs offensively.  The second year defender has an assist in each of the first three games of the series.  During the regular season, Harrison had 17 points (3G, 14A) in 59 games played.
Battling BackThe Pats have yet to score the first goal of the game in their series with the Broncos.  In fact, the latest the Broncos have opened the scoring is the 5:00 mark of Game Two.  Despite that, the Pats have yet to trail at the close of any period.  Last night, the Pats scored with 1:05 and 0:18 remaining in the first and second periods to avoid trailing at the break.
Upcoming Schedule
Game Five* vs. Swift Current – Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Game Six* at Swift Current – Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)
Game Seven* vs. Swift Current – Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
*if necessary
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world still operating from its original location.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.
Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

JLB Electric Game 3 Recap: PATS 5 BRONCOS 4 OT


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The Regina Pats (2-0) saw their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final shift to Swift Current on Tuesday against the Broncos (0-2). The Pats won game 2 on Saturday 3-2 on an Adam brooks game winner 6:34 into the 3rd and 29 saves from Daniel Wapple. Braden Christoffer and Pavel Padakin entered the game tied for 7th in playoff scoring with 3 points while Sergey Zborovskiy was tied for 3rd in plus/minus at +5. Daniel Wapple held the 4th best GAA at 2.00 and the 5th save percentage at .941. The Broncos Coda Gordon led the club with 3 assists and was also tied for 7th in playoff scoring. Landon Bow sat at a 3.01 GAA with was 9th in the league and the 8th save percentage at .917. Jake DeBrusk had yet to record a point in the series, nor had Colby Cave who was also a minus 5 through 2 games. The Broncos were much better at home during the regular season going 10 games over .500 while on the road they were 9 games under. The Pats went 1-3-0-0 in Swift during the regular season. The lineups were not provided for Game 3 but here are the starters for both clubs.

Pats                                                                 Broncos
D'Amico-Brooks-Padakin                              Rigby-Cave-C.Gordon

Williams-Hobbs                                              Lernout-Lajoie

Wapple                                                            Bow

Pats scratches - McAmmond, Krushen, Mortlock, Elmer and Steel.
Broncos scratches - Harris, Ferletak, Warkentine, Sissons and J. Gordon.

In the first period the Pats got off to a decent road start but for the third game of the series the Broncos opened the scoring. Colby Cave took a cross ice pass in the right circle and scored his 1st of the series from Carter Rigby and Max Lajoie at 3:48 and it was 1-0. The Broncos got the games first powerplay as well but the Pats killed it off and then tied it up late in the frame. Braden Christoffer with a vintage individual effort up the left wing, beat Griffin Foulk and cut in front and scored his 2nd of the playoffs with an assist to Chase Harrison and it was 1-1 at 18:55. Harrison with three assists in two games and a period in the series to that point. That was how a very physical and exciting period ended.

In the second the Pats went to their second PK halfway through the period but on it scored a short handed goal Adam Brooks finished his own rebound for his 2nd at 10:01 with assists to Colby Williams and Sergey Zborovskiy and it was 2-1 Regina. On that same powerplay however the Broncos tied it up as Max Lajoie scored his 1st of the series from Carter Rigby and Jordan Thomson at 11:11 and it was 2-2. Then at 13:43 the Broncos went up 3-2 after a turnover and Code Gordon scored from the slot for his 1st from Carter Rigby. The Pats tied it up at 19:42 as Patrick D'Amico cut into the slot and finished into the top corner for his second unassisted and it was 3-3 after 2. The Pats outshot Swift 15-7 in the period and led overall 28-16.

In the third the Broncos scored 25 seconds in as Colby Cave threw a puck in front it bounced through Wapple to give Swift the 4-3 lead. Coda Gordon and Max Lajoie the assists at 0:25. The Pats pressed after that and got the game tied again at 6:46. Colby Williams with his 1st of the playoffs from Adam Berg and Luc Smith and it was 4-4. The Broncos got a third powerplay in the game but the Pats killed it off. Then late in the period Jake DeBrusk took a stretch pass and James Hilsendager threw a check and hit him up high and DeBrusk left the game. The series went to OT for the first time tied 4-4. The Pats outshot the Broncos 15-9 in the frame and 43-25 overall.

In OT Austin Wagner scored the game winner 4:25 in with assists to Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer and the Pats went up 3-0 in the series. The Pats outshot Swift 5-3 in OT and 48-28 overall.

The Pats did not have a powerplay in the game and the penalty kill was 2 for 3 with a short handed.

The third star went to the Broncos Colby Cave who scored twice in the loss. The second star to the Pats Colby Williams who had a goal and an assist and the first star to the Broncos Carter Ribgy who had three assists in the loss.

Game 3 goes Wednesday night in Swift Current at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Broncos Goal at 3:48. Colby Cave (1) from Carter Rigby and Max Lajoie.

Pats Goal at 18:55. Braden Christoffer (2) from Chase Harrison.

2nd Period 

Pats SH Goal at 10:01. Adam Brooks (2) from Colby Williams and Sergey Zborovskiy.

Broncos PP Goal at 11:11. Max Lajoie (1) from Carter Rigby and Jordan Thomson.

Broncos Goal at 13:43. Coda Gordon (1) from Carter Rigby.

Pats Goal at 19:42. Patrick D'Amico (2) unassisted.

3rd Period

Broncos Goal at 0:25. Colby Cave (2) from Coda Gordon and Max Lajoie.

Pats Goal at 6:46. Colby Williams (1) from Adam Berg and Luc Smith.

Overtime 

Pats Goal at 4:25. Austin Wagner (1) from Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with Goaltending Coach Rob Muntain.



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Rockets Whistle CHL Goalie of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the first week of playoff action ending March 29.

 

Whistle was perfect in goal for the Rockets posting back-to-back shutout victories to open their Western Conference Quarter-Final series against the Tri-City Americans.  On Friday night in Game 1 of the series he made 18 saves and earned third star honours in the 6-0 victory, then stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 2 on Saturday claiming second star honours in the 3-0 win.  The Rockets take to the road as the series continues with Game 3 on Tuesday and Game 4 on Wednesday night.

 

Whistle, a 19-year-old from West Kelowna, BC, is playing in his fourth WHL season.  He finished the regular season campaign with a record of 34-10-5-0 including four shutouts for the Western Conference leading Rockets.  His goals-against-average of 2.55 ranked third in the WHL while his .909 save percentage ranked seventh.  

 

Also considered for the award this week was Jake Smith who helped the North Bay Battalion open their first round playoff series with two straight wins against the Kingston Frontenacs including a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .956.  In the QMJHL, Philippe Cadorette backstopped the Baie-Comeau Drakkar to a 2-0 series lead against the Saint John Sea Dogs posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .962.  

 

2014-15 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 23 – Mar. 29: Jackson Whistle (Kelowna Rockets)

 

2014-15 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 16 – Mar. 22: Alex Dubeau (Moncton Wildcats)

Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Coleman Vollrath (Victoria Royals)

Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)

Feb. 23 – Mar. 1: Nicolas Lachance (Gatineau Olympiques)

Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Wyatt Hoflin (Kootenay Ice)

Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Brandon Halverson (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Taran Kozun (Seattle Thunderbirds)

Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke Phoenix)

Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit)

Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Mason McDonald (Charlottetown Islanders)

Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Adin Hill (Portland Winterhawks)

Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: √Čtienne Montpetit (Val’d’Or Foreurs)

Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Troy Timpano (Sudbury Wolves)

Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Ken Appleby (Oshawa Generals)

Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Jake Smith (North Bay Battalion)

Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Lucas Peressini (Kingston Frontenacs)

Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Brent Moran (Niagara IceDogs)

Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Landon Bow (Swift Current Broncos)

Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Jackson Whistle (Kelowna Rockets)

Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Landon Bow (Swift Current Broncos)

Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Charlie Graham (Belleville Bulls)

 

Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services

Canadian / Ontario Hockey League

Pats - Broncos Game 3 Preview


Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (2-0) and Swift Current Broncos (0-2) shift to Swift Current for game three of their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series at the Credit Union Iplex (7 p.m.tonight.  The Pats used their early home ice advantage to full effect over the weekend by taking a 2-0 series lead with 4-2 and 3-2 victories.  Adam Brooks scored the lone goal of the third period to lift the Blue and White to the game two win.  Pavel Padakin and Braden Christoffer lead the Pats with three points each while Coda Gordon leads Swift Current with three assists in the series.  Tune in to tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m. or watch on Shaw/Access7 starting shortly before puck drop at 7 p.m.
From the Net OutDaniel Wapple has been an early difference maker for the Pats.  The Saskatoon, SK native stopped 64/68 shots for a 0.941 save percentage in the series so far.  The wins were the first two of Wapple’s WHL playoff career.
Zborovskiy Making His MarkRussian defender Sergey Zborovskiy had a very solid WHL rookie season totaling 19 points (3G, 16A) along with a +15 plus/minus rating.  Despite being held pointless, Zborovskiy is tied for third in the WHL with a +5 rating and hasn’t been on the ice for a goal against.
Playoffs Team Comparison
Regina
Swift Current
Record
2-0
0-2
Goals For/Against
7/4 (+3)
4/7 (-3)
Powerplay 
0.0% (0/5)
0.0% (0/3)
Penalty Kill
100% (3/3)
100% (5/5)
Team Save Percentage
0.941
0.917
Leading Scorer
Pavel Padakin (2-1-3)
Coda Gordon (0-3-3)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Chase Harrison (0-2-2)
Brett Lernout (1-0-1)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd)
5-0-2
2-2-0
Average Age
17.5 yrs
18.2 yrs

Upcoming Schedule

Game Four at Swift Current – Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM/Access7)
Game Five* vs. Swift Current – Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Game Six* at Swift Current – Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)
*if necessary
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world still operating from its original location.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications 
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Monday, March 30, 2015

Royals Magee named WHL Player of the Week

CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals forward Brandon Magee is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 29th, 2015.  

Magee collected six points (5g-1a) in two games to help the Royals take a 2-0 series lead against the Prince George Cougars in Round 1 of the 2015 WHL Playoffs. 

On Friday, March 27th against the Prince George Cougars, Magee recorded a hat trick and added an assist to earn first star honours in a 5-3 victory. The following night, Magee scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lead the Royals to a Game 2 victory over the Cougars by a score of 5-4 while also claiming first star honours.

The 21-year-old Edmonton, AB native gathered 61 points (23g-38a) while playing in 50 games this season. The 5’9”, 185 lb forward is in his fifth WHL campaign with Victoria and has amassed 264 points (113g-151a) in 318 career WHL regular season contests. In 19 career WHL Playoff games, Magee has 20 points (9g-11a). 

The WHL has also nominated Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Whistle, a 1995-born netminder from West Kelowna, BC, recorded two shutouts last week in the Rockets’ Round 1 match-up against the Tri-City Americans. On Friday, March 27th, Whistle turned aside 18 shots in Game 1 against the Americans to earn a 6-0 shutout victory and claim third star honours. The following night, Whistle stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 2 to pick up his second consecutive shutout and a 3-0 win while earning second star honours. Currently in his fourth WHL campaign, Whistle has posted a 2-0-1 record with two shutouts in thee career WHL Playoff appearances. 

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Mar. 23 – Mar. 29: Brandon Magee, Victoria Royals
Mar. 16 – Mar. 22: Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current Broncos
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland WInterhawks
Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Peter Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 23 – Mar. 1: Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Rihards Bukarts, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks 
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Tyrell Goulbourne, Kelowna Rockets 
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Tim McGauley, Brandon Wheat Kings 
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks 
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Travis Brown, Victoria Royals
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Trevor Cox, Medicine Hat Tigers 
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Cole Sanford, Medicine Hat Tigers 
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Connor Rankin, Calgary Hitmen 
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Lane Bauer, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Conner Bleackley, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Ivan Nikolishin, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos

 


Corey St. Laurent

Senior Manager, Communications

Western Hockey League