Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 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
Broncos PP Goal at 5:43. Jake DeBrusk (10) from Glen Gawdin and Coda Gordon.
Pats Goal at 11:33. Sergey Zborovskiy (1) from Sam Steel and Pavel Padakin.
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.
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.
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
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)
Friday, October 24, 2014
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)