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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pat Canadians win both weekend Games

The Regina Pat Canadians  were on the road this weekend on Saturday they played the Beardy’s Blackhawks and skate to a 7 – 2 victory.  On Sunday afternoon  they played  the Prince Albert Mintos in Prince Albert, and came away with a 6 – 0 victory. 

On Saturday evening they played the Beardy’s Blackhawks at the Willow Cree Arena and come away with a 7 – 2 victory.

Scoring for Regina were: Jake Tesarowski with 2 goals and 1 assist, with singles by Bryce Platt, Ryan Roberts, Tyran Brown, Riley Woods and Arthur Miller.

Clarke Flegel stopped 30 of 32 shots directed his way in earning the victory

The Beardy’s Blackhawks goal scorers were Chase Daniels and Nick Shumlanski

Kody Kushniruk stopped 31 of 38 shots. 

Saturday, the Pat C’s travelled to Prince Albert to play their 2nd weekend game vs the Mintos and skated to a 6 – 0 victory.  Curtis Meger earned the shut out.  

Curtis Meger stopped all 18 shots in earning the victory.

The goal scorers for the Pat Canadians were Blake Dempsey with a single and two assists, Connor Chaulk., Arthur Miller, Bryce Platt, Mark Edmands and Owen Sillinger.  Ty Barnstable added two assists.  

For the PA Mintos Derrick Hucul stopped 24 of 30 shots. 

The Pat Canadians are on the road again on Tuesday, October 21stwhen they travel to Swift Current to play the Legionnaires. 

The next home game for the Regina Pat Canadians is Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM vs the Tisdale Trojans.

Courtesy John Smith, Pat C's PR


The Regina Pats (5-4-1-0) were in Calgary on Sunday to wrap up a stretch of three games in three nights through the Central Division against the Hitmen (5-4-0-1). The Pats were coming off a 6-1 win in Lethbridge on Saturday night where Connor Gay and Druden Hunt each scored a goal and added 2 assists while Morgan Klimchuk made his season debut and scored his first goal of the year. Tyler Brown made his first WHL start and picked up his first win. The Hitmen were coming off a loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-1 and were also on the tail end of a three games in three nights stretch. Jake Virtanen was not in the lineup but is close to returning to the club. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                    Hitmen
Hunt-D'Amico-Gay                                             Helgesen-Tambellini-Lang
Klimchuk-Brooks-Wagner                                 Malenstyn-Fazleev-Chase
Christoffer-Steel-Padakin                                   Stallard-Karnaukhov-Rankin
McAmmond-Smith-Hansen                                 Sanheim-Draude-Twarynski

Burroughs-Williams                                          Zipp-Harmsworth
Hilsendager-Reagan                                            Donald-Thomas
Harrison-Zborovskiy                                           Sanheim-Morrison/Bean

Wapple                                                               Johnson
Brown                                                                 Shields

Pats scratches - Fuhr, Cole, Zimmer and Kroeker.
Hitmen Scratches -Bensmiller, Virtanen and Peterson.

In the first period the Hitmen went to the poweprlay in the first minute but the Pats did a great job killing it off, then they got a second man advantage, again the Pats were able to kill the two minutes and the game remained scoreless. The best scoring chance of the period came from the Pats Dryden Hunt who just missed on a back door feed from Adam Brooks. The Pats got a powerplay in the late stages of the frame but were unable to score and the period ended scoreless. The shots on goal in the 1st were 6 apiece.

In the second the Pats took their 3rd penalty in the early goings and the Hitmen would capitalize. Travis Sanheim beat Wapple with a point shot at 4:57 and it was 1-0 Calgary. Chase Lang with the lone assist. The Pats went down a man again a few minutes later and again Calgary found the back of the net as Pavel Karnaukhov scored his 6th of the year with assists to Ben Thomas and Connor Rankin at 8:28 and it was 2-0. The Pats got a powerplay after that and did everything but score, Evan Johnson absolutely robbed Sergey Zborovskiy and Morgan Klimchuk to keep his team ahead by 2. Then on an odd man rush the Hitmen went up 3-0 as Travis Sanheim put home a rebound for his second of the game and 6th of the year at 18:26. Taylor Sanheim and Jordy Stallard the assists. That's how the period would end with the Hitmen outshooting the Pats 18-6 in the period and 24-12 overall.

In the third the Pats got on the board at 6:42 as Morgan Klimchuk snapped home his second of the year on a nice feed from Sam Steel and it was 3-1. Kyle Burroughs with the second assist. The Hitmen restored the 3 goal lead at 7:42 As Radel Fazleev scored his 3rd of the year with assists to Greg Chase and Travis Sanheim. Then at 10:41 Carsen Twarynski picked up his 2nd of the year with assists to Greg Chase and Radel Fazleev. That was the final score, the Pats outshot Calgary 8-6 in the period but trailed overall 30-20.

The Pats powerplay went oh for 3 on the powerplay and 2 for 4 on the penalty kill.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Morgan Klimchuk who scored his second goal of the year in as many games. The second star to Calgary's Evan Johnson who stopped 19 of 20 shots faced in the win and the first star to Travis Sanheim who scored twice and added an assist for the Hitmen.

The Pats return home to play the Portland Wnterhawks on Tuesday at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 


2nd Period 

Hitmen PP Goal at 4:57. Travis Sanheim (5) from Chase Lang.

Hitmen PP Goal at 8:28. Pavel Karnaukhov (6) from Ben Thomas and Connor Rankin.

Hitmen Goal at 18:26. Travis Sanheim (6) from Taylor Sanheim and Jordy Stallard.

3rd Period 

Pats Goal at 6:42. Morgan Klimchuk (2) from Sam Steel and Kyle Burroughs.

Hitmen Goal at 7:42. Radel Fazleev (3) from Greg Chase and Travis Samheim.

Hitmen Goal at 10:41. Carsen Twarynski (2) from Greg Chase and Radel Fazleev.

Conroy leaves Raiders

Prince Albert, SK 20-year old forward Dakota Conroy has returned home to Edmonton and has subsequently been suspended by the Prince Albert Raiders. Conroy has had a tough start to the season playing in 10 regular season games with just 1 goal and 1 assist, a -6 rating and 9 penalty minutes.

"We are disappointed with Dakota's decision but will respect it however, we will also do what is appropriate for our organization and suspend him effective immediately," Bruno Campese, Raiders General Manager.

Amber Pratt
Marketing, Sales and Media Relations
Prince Albert Raiders Hockey Club

Pats - Hitmen Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (5-4-1-0) wrap up a three-in-three set with their first game against the Calgary Hitmen (5-4-0-1).  The Pats captured a 6-5 victory over the Hitmen in the pre-season and were 2-2-0-0 against Calgary in 2013-14.  Morgan Klimchuk led the Pats with four points (2G, 2A) in three games against Calgary last season.  Jake Virtanen led the Hitmen with five goals in four games versus Regina.  Coming into tonight’s game the Pats got themselves back in the win column with a 6-1 win over Lehtbridge last night.  Calgary dropped a 5-1 decision to the Tigers yesterday.  You can listen to tonight’s contest on RM2 ( online with Home Depot Pats Hockey starting at 3:35 p.m.

Lead Up: Pats Offence Attacks in 6-1 Win Over Lethbridge
Dryden Hunt scored late in the first period to bring the Pats even with the Hurricanes 1-1 after one period.  From then on it was all Pats as the Blue and White went on to score six unanswered.  Colby Williams got them the lead early in the second followed by markers from Austin Wagner and Morgan Klimchuk.  Connor Gay and Patrick D’Amico each scored to run the score up to 6-1.  Tyler Brown earned the win.

Klimchuk Back in Action
The Pats got a major boost to their lineup with Morgan Klimchuk returning to game action.  The Calgary Flames 1st Round pick scored a powerplay goal in his season debut.  The Calgary native is the Pats leading returning scorer after a 74 point (30G, 44A) season in 2013-14.

Breaking the Slump
After only scoring only one goal over their previous two contests, the Pats found the back of the net on a regular basis last night.  Six different scorers counted in on the goal column and the Queen City Kids buried on two of their four powerplay chances.

Padakin Returns
Over-age import forward Pavel Padakin returns to the Saddledome for the first time since being traded to the Pats by the Hitmen at the beginning of the season.  Since joining Regina, Padakin has a goal and four assists in eight games.  The Blue and White acquired Padakin from Calgary for a 2017 3rd Round  pick.

Upcoming Schedule
vs. Portland – Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Swift Current – Friday, October 24th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)
vs. Swift Current – Saturday, October 25th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink

Director Media and Communications

Regina Pats Hockey Club

Saturday, October 18, 2014


The Regina Thunder's defense of their 2013 National Championship came to an end on Saturday night in a 20-17 loss to the Calgary Colts at Mosaic Stadium. The Colts scored the game winning field goal with 2 seconds left in the 4th quarter to advance to the championship game.

In the first quarter the Thunder got on the board at 13:14 as Spencer Mack threw a touchdown pass to Thomas Bresciani to make it 7-0. That was the score after the 1st quarter.

In the second the lone points came at 5:42 as William McGee kicked at 12 yard field goal and it was 10-0 Regina at half time.

In the third got on the board 4:11 in as Cole Meyer threw a touchdown to Jevon Cottoy and the Thunder lead was cut to 10-7. Regina responded less than a minute later as Thomas Bresciani caught his second touchdown from Mack at 5:07 and it was 17-7 Thunder heading to the 4th.

In the final quarter the Colts cut the lead to 10 on a Marshall Broom field goal at 2:02 and it was 17-10. Then at 10:59 Jevon Cottoy caught his second touchdown of the game from Cole Meyer and the game was tied at 17's. The Thunder drove the field in the late stages but Spencer Mack was intercepted and it was returned deep into Regina territory. That set up the last second field goal from Marshall Broom who won it at 14:58 and Calgary took the semi-final 20-17. The Colts move on to the PFC Final, while the Thunder's season comes to an end.

Here are the Thunder stats leaders in the game.

Quarterback Spencer Mack went 15 of 26 for 185 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Thomas Bresciani led the team with 87 yards on 2 catches and 2 touchdowns.

Colton Klassen led the ground attack with 66 yards on 15 carries. Nick Brown left the game in the first half and finished with 8 carries for 20 yards.

Linebacker Brandon Whitehouse led the defense with 8 tackles and 1 assisted. Brett Selinger was next with 6 tackles and had 3 assisted.

Taylor Mayer and Taylor Garrett each had interceptions for the Thunder defense.

William McGee was 1 for 1 kicking field goals in the game.


The Regina Pats continued their three game road trip in Lethbridge on Saturday night against the Hurricanes. The Pats were coming off a 1-0 loss in Cranbrook on Friday against the Kootenay Ice. The Pats put 34 shots on goal in the contest but could not beat Wyatt Hoflin and dropped their second straight game. The Hurricanes lost their 5th in a row on Friday at home to the Victoria Royals 4-2 and came in with just one win on the year. Pats forward Morgan Klimchuk took warm-ups on Saturday and played in the game. Tyler Brown got his first ever WHL start in goal in the game. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                      Hurricanes
Wagner-Brooks-Smith                                          Skumatov-Sheen-Watson
Christoffer-Steel-Padakin                                      Cooper-Wong-Estephan
Hunt-D'Amico-Gay                                             Jones-Lindgren-Folk
Klimchuk-Zimmer-Hansen                                Kitt-Bricker-Holub

Harrison-Zborovskiy                                             Nielson-Hackman
Burroughs-Williams                                            Foulk-Sayers
Hilsendager-Reagan                                              Walters-Jensen

Brown                                                                  Skinner
Wapple                                                                Robidoux

Pats scratches - Fuhr, Cole, McAmmond, Kroeker and Klimchuk.
Hurricanes scratches - White, Milekhin, Alldridge, Pankewicz, Warkentine, Kennedy and Amson.

In the first period The Hurricanes almost scored on their opening rush of the game but Riley Sheen fired wide all alone in front. After that the Pats carried the play and if not for Stuart Skinner in the Hurricances net the Pats would have had a couple early goals. However the game remained tied and midway through the period we saw some 4 on 4 action. Just as that expired Carter Folk was sprung on a breakaway by Tyler Wong and he beat Tyler Brown 5 hole at 13:37 to give Lethbridge the 1-0 lead. The Pats then got into some penalty trouble and went down 2 men for 48 seconds but were able to kill it off. As the second penalty expired Dryden Hunt took a pass on right wing and cut into the offensive zone, then into the slot and beat Skinner on the backhand 5-hole to tie the game at 1's at 18:30. Connor Gay and Sergey Zborovskiy the assists and we went to the break tied. The Hurricanes led the shots on goal 11-10 after 1.

In the second the Pats went to their 3rd penalty kill in the earl goings but were able to kill it off and then found the go ahead goal. Connor Gay sent an unbelievable feed in front to Colby Williams who scored his 2nd of the year at 6:33 and it was 2-1 Regina. Dryden Hunt picked up the 2nd assist. Then at 15:05 Regina went up 3-1 as Austin Wagner fired a hot shot from the slot into the top corner for his second from Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer. The Canes took 4 penalties in the period, two of them late and the Pats went up 2 men for 41 seconds. With 6 seconds left in the period Morgan Klimchuk banged home his first of the year in his first game at 19:54 to make it 4-1. Sam Steel and Kyle Burroughs with the assists. That's how the period came to an end with the Pats outshooting Lethbridge 18-6 in the period and 28-17 overall. 1:18 of powerplay time carried over into the 3rd.

In the third the Pats scored with that powerplay 1:12 in. Connor Gay put home his 4th of the year on the back hand with assists to Dryden Hunt and Patrick D'Amico. Then at 6:36 Patrick D'Amico scored his 4th of the year with an assist to Pavel Padakin and it was 6-1 and that was the final score. The Hurricanes outshot the Pats 13-7 in the period but the Pats led overall 35-30. Tyler Brown made 29 saves on 30 shots for his first WHL win in his first start.

The Pats powerplay went 2 for 4 on the night and the penalty kill was 6 for 6.

Senior VP of Hockey Ops and Head Coach John Paddock said post game they played a solid 60 minutes and that Friday and Saturday's games were the best two of the season for his club. He was very impressed with Tyler Brown in his first start and Morgan Klimchuks first game.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Dryden Hunt who had a goal and 2 assists. Patrick D'Amico was the second star with a goal and an assist and the first star went to Connor Gay who scored once and added two assists in the win.

The Pats are back in action on Sunday at 4 o'clock in Calgary against the Hitmen at 4 o'clock on CKRM 2.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Hurricanes Goal at 13:37. Carter Folk (1) from Tyler Wong and Bryton Sayers.

Pats Goal at 18:30. Dryden Hunt (5) from Connor Gay and Sergey Zborovskiy.

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 6:33. Colby Williams (2) from Connor Gay and Dryden Hunt.

Pats Goal at 15:05. Austin Wagner (2) from Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer.

Pats 5v3 PP Goal at 19:54. Morgan Klimchuk (1) from Sam Steel and Kyle Burroughs.

3rd Period 

Pats PP Goal at 1:12. Connor Gay (4) from Dryden Hunt and Patrick D'Amico.

Pats Goal at 6:36. Patrick D'Amico (4) from Pavel Padakin.

Pats - Hurricanes Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (4-4-1-0) make Lethbridge the next stop of their three game road swing to face the Hurricanes (1-7-0-1).  Both teams squared off once in the pre-season with Regina capturing a 5-2 win over Lethbridge.  2013-14 saw the Pats take the season series with a 3-1-0-0 record against the ‘Canes.  Morgan Klimchuk led the way with 11 points (4G, 7A) in just three games.  Riley Sheen led returning Hurricanes with three points (2G, 1A) in four games against Regina.  Coming into tonight’s game the Queen City Kids have lost two straight after last night’s 1-0 loss to the Ice.  Lethbridge has dropped five straight including a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Victoria yesterday.  You can listen to tonight’s contest on 620 CKRM with Home Depot Pats Hockey starting at 6:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Pats Shut Out 1-0 by IceIt was a night for the Pats where they did almost everything right, but score a goal.  Troy Murray scored the game’s only goal 33 seconds into the second period and six seconds into Kootenay’s second powerplay of the game.  That held up as the game winner despite the Pats outshooting the Ice 34-16 through sixty minutes and 11-3 in the third period.  Wyatt Hoflin picked up his first shutout of the season in the 1-0 Kootenay victory.
Pucks to the NetRegina has outshot opponents in five out of nine games this season, holding a 4-1-0-0 record when doing so.  Last night marked the first time the Pats didn’t win when leading the shot count.  The Pats have only been outshot three times this season and tied once (Tri-City – Oct. 10th).
Busy Between the PipesDaniel Wapple has started all but one of the Pats’ nine games and six straight games.  The Saskatoon product is 3-4-1-0 on the season with a 3.26 GAA and a 0.885 SV% in eight games.
Tough on the RoadThe Pats penalty kill ranks 20th in the WHL at 73.5%.  On the road the Blue and White have been more efficient, only allowing four goals on 20 opportunities (80.0%).  That ranks the Pats 11th in the WHL when killing penalties away from home.  They also have a shorthanded goal on the road.
Upcoming Schedule
at Calgary – Sunday, October 19th, 4:00 p.m. – Scotiabank Saddledome (RM2–
vs. Portland – Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m.– Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Swift Current – Friday, October 24th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club