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Monday, September 30, 2013

Chiefs Holmberg WHL Player of the Week

CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Spokane Chiefs’forward Mitch Holmberg is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 29, 2013.    


Holmberg recorded 10 points on five goals and five assists to go with a +6 rating over three games in the last week, helping lead the Chiefs to three wins in that span.

On Tuesday, September 24th, Holmberg scored two goals and two assists for a four-point outing while earning 1st Star honors in a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals in Victoria, B.C.  On Wednesday, September, 25th,Holmberg enjoyed his second four-point outing in as many nights, netting a goal and three assists as the Chiefs defeated the Royals 6-1 in Victoria.  On Saturday, September 28thHolmberg scored both goals and was named the game’s 1st Star in a 2-1 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans.

Holmberg, a product of Sherwood Park, AB, currently leads all WHL players in scoring with eight goals and 14 points through the Chiefs’ first four games of the season.  The 20-year-old, five-year WHL veteran was the Chiefs’ first-round pick, 21st overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.  Holmberg has played 246 career regular-season games for Spokane, amassing 93 goals and 192 points.

The WHL has also nominated Daniel Wappleof the Medicine Hat Tigers for the CHL Goaltender of the Week award.  Wapple, an 18-year-old from Saskatoon, SK, posted a victory in his only start on the weekend, allowing one goal on 35 shots for a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage in the Tigers’ 3-1 win over the visiting Swift Current Broncos on Saturday, September 28th.  Wapple is in his second season in the WHL, and first season with the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Sept, 23 – Sept 29: Mitch Holmberg, Spokane Chiefs

Sept, 19 – Sept 22: Julius Honka, Swift Current Broncos

 

 


Jeff Hubert

Director, Communications

Western Hockey League

Father David Bauer Arena


 

   







Pat Chat September 30th



Pats With a Break Before Pair of Weekend Games

The Week That Was
Wednesday, September 25thPats 6 @ Edmonton 0
Everything clicked for the Pats to open their Alberta road swing.  A last minute change had Dawson MacAuley between the pipes and he went on to stop 34 shots for his first WHL shutout.  The beleaguered Pats penalty kill came up perfect on seven opportunities and added two shorthanded goals.  The Pats offence exploded for four goals in the second period en route to the 6-0 victory.  Morgan Klimchuk was named first star with two goals and an assist in the contest.
 

Friday, September 27thPats 1 @ Red Deer 4
Coming off a successful night in Edmonton, the Pats offence struggled to gain traction in Red Deer.  The Rebels got goals from Conner Bleackley and Rhyse Dieno in the first and that would be all they needed for the win.  Chandler Stephenson scored the Pats’ lone goal while Matt Bellerive and Grayson Pawlenchuk added markers of their own for the Rebels.  Rookie goaltender Taz Burman stopped 16 of 17 shots for the win while Dawson MacAuley made 23 saves in the loss.
 

Saturday, September 28thPats 1 @ Kootenay 3
The Pats offence was back to creating chances in Kootenay, but ran into Wyatt Hoflin.  The Ice back-up netminder made 31 saves on the night to hold the Blue and White scoreless until the final minutes of the contest.  With the Pats down 2-0 late, Chandler Stephenson scored a shorthanded goal to cut the deficit.  The comeback bid fell short as Jaedon Descheneau scored into the empty net to cap off a hat-trick for the shifty forward.

Roster Moves
Pats reassign F Trent Ouellette
Pats reassign D Luke Fenske

Quote of the Week
"It was probably our best 60-minute effort of the season.  We played an outstanding hockey game. We challenged the guys after a poor effort on Friday night.  The improvement we showed from Friday night to Saturday night - not just in the effort department but in our structure and systems - was just phenomenal.  We told the players we were real proud of them." – Malcolm Cameron on the Pats effort in Kootenay (Courtesy Greg Harder – Leader-Post)

Promotional Schedule
The Pats released their promotional schedule last week detailing some of the theme nights, special events and giveaways going on at the Brandt Centre this year.  Visit ReginaPats.com for the details.

The Week Ahead
Friday, October 4th – Pats @ Swift Current
The Pats and Broncos go head-to-head for the third time in this young season as the Pats look to avenge a pair of opening weekend losses to Swift Current (7-2, 3-2).  The contest can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.

Sunday, October 6thSaskatoon @ Pats
After five straight road games, the Blue and White return home to face-off with the Saskatoon Blades.  Check out classic cars on the Brandt Centre concourse with A&W “Cruisin the Dub” Car Show Night in support of the MS Society.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 30th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1st – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2nd – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 3rd – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Friday, October 4th – Pats @ Swift Current – 7:00 p.m. (Credit Union I-plex)*

Saturday, October 5th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – No Media Availability

Sunday, October 6thSaskatoon @ Pats – 6:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre)
*Broadcast on CKRM

Cruisin the ‘Dub
The Regina Pats and A&W present our first "Cruisin the 'Dub" Car Show and Competition in support of the MS Society coming up at the Pats' next home game, Sunday, October 6th when the Pats face off with their rivals, the Saskatoon Blades.  We're looking for some great cars to showcase at the game, so come and show off your vehicle on the concourse of the Brandt Centre between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to help raise funds for a great cause.  For more information, on how you can be involved, contact
Cliff Mapes at 306-337-1532

Voucher Packs
Can’t make it to every Regina Pats home game?  Voucher Packs let you pick and choose the games you attend throughout the season.  Adult 8 Game Packs are $140 and give you the flexibility to see the next game against Moose Jaw, one of the Collector Cup Giveaway nights or any of the remaining home games.  Call the Pats Office at 306-522-7287 for details.

Important Dates
Sunday, October 6thNext Home Game – A&W “Cruisin’ the ‘Dub” Car Show Night – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 11thVancouver @ Pats – Collector Cup Night 1/4 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 14thBrandon @ Pats – FCC Drive Away Hunger, Family Day Game – 2:00 p.m.

Daniel Fink
Director of Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

A look Back, Thunder 40 Rifles 13



The Regina Thunder improved to 5 and 1 on Saturday with a 40-13 home win over the Winnipeg Rifles at Mosaic Stadium. The Thunder scored 28 first half points and then another 12 in the second half and remain atop the standings tied with the Saskatoon Hilltops.

In the first quarter the Thunder got on the board first as Brady Keller caught a touchdown pass from Asher Hastings at 10:44 and it was 7-0 Regina. Then the Thunder got a safety at the 11:33 mark and were up 9-0 after the opening quarter.

In the second the Thunder forced another safety at the 2:26 mark making it 11-0. Preston Bews then caught a touchdown pass at the 5:29 mark making it a 18-0 Thunder. The Rifles would get their first points of the game at 9:06 as Brad Mikoluff kicked a field goal and it was 18-3. The Thunder would respond with another touchdown as Brady Keller got his second of the game from Hastings at 13:21 and it was 25-3. The Thunder would make it 28-3 at 14:35 on a William McGee field goal. Mikoluff would kick his second field goal for the Rifles with 2 seconds left in the half and it was 28-6 Thunder at the break.

In the third quarter the Rifles got their first major of the game at 7:43 as Ryan Marsh his Kurt Goodrich for a touchdown and it was 28-13. Late in the quarter the Thunder scored another TD as Mitch Thompson scored on a pass from Hastings and it was 35-13 Regina at 14:25. That's how the quarter ended.

In the fourth the Thunder would add a field goal from William McGee at 2:59 and it was 38 Thunder. Then at the 13:21 mark Regina forced their 3rd safety of the game making it 40-13 and that was the final score.

Offensive Leaders

QB Asher Hastings was 18 of 27 for 301 yards and 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

QB Kyle Siemens was 2 of 3 for 46 yards in the game.

WR Mitch Thompson had 8 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown.

WR Brady Keller had 5 catches for 103 yards and 2 scores.

WR Preston Bews had 1 catch for a 27 yard touchdown.

RB Nick Brown had 17 carries for 131 yards.

FB Justin Bannin had 5 carries for 60 yards.

The Thunder rushed for 252 total yards in game and added 347 passing yards.

Defensive Leaders

DB Dustin Erbach led in defensive points with 14. He had 4 tackles, 1 knock down and an interception.

DL Taylor Garrett put up 10 defensive points with 1 tackle, 1 assisted tackle, 1 sack, and a forced fumble and recovery.
DL Nikolas Whalen and LB Paul Toth combined for the other Thunder sack in the game.

DB Tanner Hope also put up 10 defensive points with 4 tackles and a pass knock down.

The Thunder return to action on Sunday October 6th for a rematch against the Rifles in Winnipeg.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

ICE 3 PATS 1



The Regina Pats wrapped up their 3 game road swing through Alberta and BC on Saturday in Kootenay against the Ice. The Pats were coming off a 4-1 loss in Red Deer the night before where Chandler Stephenson got the lone goal for the road team. The Ice were coming off their first win of the year the night before in a shootout 4-3 against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Pats gave Dawson MacAuley his third straight start in goal while newcomer Spencer Tremblay was his backup. The Pats had some lineup changes on Saturday as Brady Reagan got into his first game of the year while Austin Wagner checked back into the lineup. Geordie Maguire was promoted to the first line to play with Morgan Klimchuk and Chandler Stephenson. The scratches Saturday were Teagan Sacher, Braden Christoffer, Rylee Zimmer, Connor Gay, Griffin Mumby, Chase Harrison and Dexter Bricker.

In the first period both teams had their scoring chances but were unable to find the back of the net. Wyatt Hofflin and Dawson MacAuley were solid in goal. The shots on goal were 11-6 for the Ice in the period and neither team had a powerplay.

In the second the Pats had some great scoring chances early but Wyatt Hofflin stoned both Morgan Klimchuk and Chandler Stephenson and kept the game tied. Then the Ice would break the deadlock on a scramble play in front and Jaedon Descheneau would put home his first of the year at 7:16 from Ryan Chynoweth and Sam Reinhart and it was 1-0 Kootenay. The Pats would then get the first powerplay of the game but were unable to score. The Ice would get the next man advantage and on it Sam Reinhart fed Descheneau in front and he scored his second of the game at 19:08 and it was 2-0. Levi Cable with the second assist and the period ended with Kootenay leading 2-0. The Pats outshot the Ice 14-12 in the period but trailed overall 23-20.

In the third the Pats got three powerplays but did not get a goal. The Ice went to the powerplay lats in the game and on it the Pats got on the board shorthanded. Klimchuk shot off the pad of Hofflin and the rebound came right to Chandler Stephenson who put home his 4th of the year at 17:28 and it was 2-1. The Pats killed the remaining penalty time and then pulled MacAuley for the extra attacker. However Jaedon Descheneau got the hattirck goal and sealed the 3-1 victory at 19:22. The Pats and Ice tied in shots on goal at 12's in the third but the Ice led overall 35-32.

The third star of the game went to the Ice forward Sam Reinhart with 3 assists. The second star to Kootenays Jaedon Descheneau with the hattrick and the first star to Ice goaltender Wyatt Hofflin who made 31 saves for his first win of the year.

The Pats record drops to 1 and 4 while the Ice improved to 2 and 2.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

NO SCORE

2nd Period

Ice Goal at 7:16. Jaedon Descheneau from Ryan Chynoweth and Sam Reinhart.

Ice Goal at 19:08. Jaedon Descheneau from Sam Reinhart and Levi Cable.

3rd Period

Pats Goal Short Handed at 17:28. Chandler Stephenson from Morgan Klimchuk.

Ice Goal Empty Netter at 19:22. Jaedon Deascheneau from Sam Reinhart.

Pats Ice Game Day Preview

Saturday, September 28th 

Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.

Regina Pats (1-3-0-0)
Kootenay Ice (1-2-0-0)


Head-to-Head
The Regina Pats (1-3-0-0) and Kootenay Ice (1-2-0-0) meet for the first time
in 2013-14 season.  The Ice won three of four games against the Pats in
2012-13, splitting the contests in Kootenay and winning both games in
Regina.  Kyle Burroughs led returning Pats with two points (both assists)
against the Ice last season.  2014 NHL Draft Prospect Sam Reinhart led the
Ice with six points (3G, 3A) in four games.  Heading into tonight's game,
the Pats are 1-1 on their current road swing after a loss in Red Deer.
Meanwhile, Kootenay picked up its first win of the season with a shootout
victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes yesterday evening.  Tonight's game
can be heard on 620 CKRM startingat 6:35 p.m.

Lead Up: Pats Drop 4-1 Decision to Rebels
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Coming off a successful night in Edmonton, the Pats offence struggled to
gain traction in Red Deer.  The Rebels got goals from Conner Bleackley and
Rhyse Dieno in the first and that would be all they needed for the win.
Chandler Stephenson scored the Pats' lone goal while Matt Bellerive and
Grayson Pawlenchuk added markers of their own for the Rebels.  Rookie
goaltender Taz Burman stopped 16 of 17 shots for the win while Dawson
MacAuley made 23 saves in the loss.

Shorthanded Turnaround
Through the Pats first two games of the season, the penalty kill sat at an
unimpressive 50%.  Over the next two games, the penalty kill made a quick
turnaround, killing off 10/11opportunities (90.9%) and scoring two
shorthanded goals.  The Pats overall percentage on the penalty kill sits at
71.4%.

Top Line Clicking
The Pats' top line (Klimchuk, Stephenson, Stevenson) was united in the second game of the season against Swift Current.  Since then, the line has
combined for six goals in three games with all three players on three game
point streaks.

Scoring First
The Blue and White make a habit of scoring the first goal of the game.  Last
night's game in Red Deer marked the first night the Pats haven't scored the
game's opening marker after three straight games of leading off the offence.

Who to Watch on Kootenay
The Ice feature one of the top prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft in possible
First Overall pick, Sam Reinhart.  The skilled forward has 7 points (3G, 4A)
in three games this season.

Cruisin the
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148681> 'Dub Car Show Night
The Pats next home game is A&W "Cruisin the 'Dub" Car Show Night coming up Sunday, October 6th against the Saskatoon Blades.  Check out the classic cars and support the MS Society.  If you'd like to be involved in the Car
Show, contact the Pats Office at 306-522-7287.

Prairie Mobile "Ask the Broadcaster"
Have a question you want answered?  Text your questions to Phil Andrews and
Daniel Fink on Home Depot Pats Hockey at 306-331-7287.  The best question
will be read on the air with the texter receiving two Pats ticket vouchers.

Upcoming Schedule
at Swift Current - Friday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m. - Credit Union I-plex
(CKRM)

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catid=9&tm_link=artist_msg-0_11004AE5E3BEF180> vs. Saskatoon - Sunday, October 6th, 6:00 p.m. - A&W "Cruisin the Dub" Car Show - Brandt Centre (CKRM) vs. Vancouver
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Daniel Fink
Director of Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Friday, September 27, 2013

REBELS 4 PATS 1



The Regina Pats were in Red Deer on Friday looking to make it two straight wins on the road in Alberta. The Pats were coming off a 6-0 win in Edmonton on Wednesday where Morgan Klimchuk had 2 goals and an assist while Dawson MacAuley made 34 saves for his first WHL shutout. The Pats came in with a 1 and 2 record while the Rebels were 2 and oh after a couple of wins over the Kootenay Ice on opening weekend. The Pats went back with MacAuley in goal on Friday while the only lineup change from Wednesday was that Dexter Bricker got into his first game in place of Connor Gay up front. The Pats scratches on Friday were Teagan Sacher, Braden Christoffer, Rylee Zimmer, Austin Wagner, Connor Gay, Griffin Mumby and Brady Reagan.

In the first period the Rebels got on the board first at the 4:51 mark as Connor Bleackly finished his first of the year from Matt Bellerive and Grayson Pawlenchuk and it was 1-0 Red Deer. The Pats would get that one right back at the 6:11 mark as Chandler Stephenson centred a puck from the corner and it went off a Rebel skate and into the net for his 3rd. Dyson Stevenson and Morgan Klimchuk with the assists and it was 1-1. The Rebels retook the lead at the 13:34 mark as Rhyse Dieno shot right side and it got through the 5 hole of MacAuley for his 2nd. Lukas Sutter and Brady Gaudet the assists and it was 2-1. After that MacAuley settled down and made some really good saves point blank to keep his team within 1. The Rebels would get the games first powerplay with just over 2 minutes left in the frame but the Pats were able to kill it off and the period ended with the Rebels up 2-1. Red Deer outshot the Pats 13-8 in the frame.

In the second the Rebels got two powerplay chances in the first 10 minutes but the Pats penalty kill came up big and kept the game at 2-1. The Blue and White would get a poerplay of their own and 17 seconds into it went up 5 on 3. However it was the Rebels turn to kill some penalties and they did. The period ended without a goal scored, Dawson MacAuley was sharp in the Pats net in the frame as was Taz Burman for the Rebels. The shots on goal in the frame were 7-5 Red Deer and they led overall 20-13.

In the third the Rebels would make it 3-1 at the 5:34 mark as Grayson Pawlenchuk got his second of the year from Connor Bleackley as he came forward on a faceoff loss and got the puck to Pawlenchuk who scored on the backhand. Then the Rebels with a powerplay and on the tail end a broken play ends up on the stick of Bleackley who fed Matt Bellerive in front who got his second of the year at 10:25 on the powerplay. Adam Musil the second assist. Thats how the game would end. The Rebels outshot the Pats 7-4 in the 3rd and 27-17 overall.

The third star of the game went to the Rebels netminder Taz Burman who made 16 saves for his first WHL win. The second star went to Connor Bleakley who had a goal and 2 assists and the games first star went to the Rebels Matt Bellerive who had a goal and an assist in the win. 

Scoring Summary

1st period

Rebels Goal at 4:51. Connor Bleakley from Matt Bellerive and Grayson Pawlenchuk.

Pats Goal at 6:11. Chandler Stephenson from Dyson Stevenson and Morgan Klimchuk.

Rebels Goal at 13:34. Rhyse Dieno from Lukas Sutter and Brady Gaudet.

2nd Period

NO SCORE

3rd Period

Rebels Goal at 5:34. Grayson Pawlenchuk from Connor Bleackley.

Rebels PP Goal at 10:25. Matt Bellerive from Connor Bleackley and Adam Musil.

The Pats return to action on Saturday on the road against the Kootenay Ice at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Regina Thunder VS Winnipeg Rifles Game Preview



The 4 and 1 Regina Thunder host the 2 and 3 Winnipeg Rifles Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium. It is the final home game of he regular season for the Thunder who sit tied atop the PFC standings with the Saskatoon Hilltops. Most recently the Thunder beat the Calgary Colts 13-8 last weekend while the Rifles were winners 46-24 over the Edmonton Wildcats. Kickoff is at 7 o'clock Saturday night.

Offense Matchup

The Thunder come in having scored 133 points in 5 games which is tied for fourth in the PFC. Kicker William McGee comes in as the leagues 5th leading scorer with 41 points on 9 field goals, one single and 13 converts. RB Matt Frass is the PFC's 9th leading rusher with 212 yards on 44 carries. Receiver Will Heward comes in with 30 catches for 366 yards and 6 touchdowns which is the 3rd highest yardage total. His 6 touchdowns leads the PFC. Mitch Thompson is 10th in receiving yards at 279 yards on 21 catches and has added 2 touchdowns. QB Asher Hastings has the second best completion percentage at 62.5 percent. He is 80 of 128 passing for 1048 yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with 5 interceptions. The 11 touchdown passes is second best in the PFC.

The Winnipeg Rifles had scored the third most points at 145 through 5 games. Kicker Brad Mikoluff is 6th in league scoring with 37 points on 7 field goals and 16 converts. RB Blair Mattes is the 5th leading rusher with 293 yards on 52 carries and has scored one touchdown. Devin Cox and Thomas Coates are also in the top 10 with 264 and 222 yards respectively. Receiver Kurt Goodrich is is second in yardage with 570 on 27 catches and has 4 touchdowns. Matt Larivierre is fourth in receiving with 20 catches for 364 yards and 5 touchdowns. QB Ryan Marsh leads the PFC in passing yards with 1600. He is 90 of 157 on the year with a league best 13 touchdown passes to go along with 7 interceptions.

Defense Matchup

The Thunder have given up just 105 points in 5 games which is second best in the league. The Thunder have forced a PFC best 21 turnovers with 9 interceptions, 8 fumble recoveries and 4 turnovers on downs. DB Chris Tunnicliffe is second in interceptions with 2 on the year. Brett Sellinger is the Thunder leading defensive point getter with 63 which is good for fourth in the PFC. He has 25 tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 3 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. Ben Simaluk enters the game in 9th in defensive points with 56. He has 17 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, one special teams tackle, 2 quarterback sacks, one knockdown and one interception. Chris Tunnicliffe and Shawn Russell are tied for 20th in defensive points with 41 on the year.

The Rifle defense has given up 148 points through 5 games with is 3rd worst in the PFC. They have turned the ball over a league worst 8 times on 6 interceptions and 2 turnovers on downs. Cameron Watkins is tied for 2nd in the PFC with 2 interceptions. The Rifles leading defensive point getter is Brooks Falloon with 43, that is 19th in the PFC. He has 19 tackles, 1 assisted tackle and 2 knockdowns.

Special Teams Matchup

Thunder kicker William McGee has punted 33 times for a total of 1209 yards and a 36.64 yard average. Mike Scheinbein leads the league in average punt return yardage with 18.33. McGee is 7th in average kickoff yardage at 47.9 on the year. Dustin Erbach is 5th in kickoff return yardage at 21.13. McGee has the third best FG efficiency in the PFC at 75 percent, he is 9 of 12 on the year with a long of 42 yards.

The Rifles punter Will Brady is third in average punt yards with 39 on just one punt. Brad Mikoluff is 5th with a 37.34 average on 32 punts. Jason Kelly has the third most punt return yards with 109 on the year. Mikoluff has kicked off 19 times and has an average of 53.7 yards per kick which is 4th best. Thoman Coates is second in return yardage with 228 on 9 kickoff returns. Mikoluff comes in with a 70 percent efficiency kicking field goals. He is 7 of 10 on the year with a long of 34.

Kickoff is at 7 o'clock at Mosaic live on Access 7 with Sheri Trapp and Matt Miller.

Pats Rebels Game Day Preview




Game #4
Friday, September 27th
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.


 
Regina Pats (1-2-0-0)                                                                           Red Deer Rebels (2-0-0-0)

Head-to-Head

The Regina Pats and Red Deer Rebels come together for their first meeting of the 2013-14 Regular Season.  Last year’s season series went the way of the Rebels with the Pats winning just one game against Red Deer.  Forward Rhyse Dieno led the Rebels with six points (3G, 3A) in two games against Regina.  Chandler Stephenson and Kyle Burroughs both tallied three points against Red Deer in 2012-13.  Heading into tonight’s game, the Pats picked up their first win of the season in Edmonton while the Rebels jumped out to two wins over the Kootenay Ice on Opening Weekend.  Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.
 
Lead Up: Pats Dethrone Oil KingsEverything clicked for the Pats to open their Alberta road swing.  A last minute change had Dawson MacAuley between the pipes and he went on to stop 34 shots for his first WHL shutout.  The beleaguered Pats penalty kill came up perfect on seven opportunities and added two shorthanded goals.  The Pats offence exploded for four goals in the second period en route to the 6-0 victory.  Morgan Klimchuk was named first star with two goals and an assist in the contest.
 
First of the SeasonNot only was Dawson MacAuley’s shutout the first of his WHL career, it was the first of the WHL Season.  MacAuley completed the feat just over an hour before Danny Mumaugh posted a zero in Seattle’s 6-0 win over Vancouver.  The shutout was MacAuley’s first win in a Pats uniform and second ‘W’ of his WHL career.
 
Playing with an EdgeDefenceman Tye Hand is spending a lot of time in the penalty box early in the season.  The Yellowknife, NWT product leads the WHL with 21PIMs in three games recording at least five in each of those games.  The Blue and White hold down four in the top fifteen list of PIMs earners (Hand (21), McCoy (12), Christoffer (11), Hunt (11)).  Overall, the Pats lead the WHL with 93 total penalty minutes in three games.
 
Win Number OneThe Pats’ win in Edmonton marked a milestone for Head Coach Malcolm Cameron and Assistant Coach Bill McGuigan.  The victory was both Cameron’s and McGuigan’s first win in their respective positions in the WHL.  Cameron was promoted to Head Coach this off-season while McGuigan was hired to fill the vacancy that move left open.
 
Who to Watch on Red DeerGoaltender Patrik Bartosak had a sensational season for the Rebels in 2012-13 as he captured the WHL and CHL Goaltender of the Year honours.  Back for his over-age season, Bartosak posted a 1.62 GAA in three wins over the Blue and White last season.
 
Promotional Schedule
The Pats announced their 2013-14 Promotional Schedule yesterday, outlining some of the special events and giveaways going on at the Brandt Centre this season.  For the full events schedule, visit ReginaPats.com.
 
Upcoming Schedule
at Kootenay – Saturday, September 28th, 7:00 p.m. – Western Financial Place (CKRM)
at Swift Current – Friday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union I-plex (CKRM)
vs. Saskatoon – Sunday, October 6th, 6:00 p.m.– A&W “Cruisin the Dub” Car Show – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
 
 
Daniel Fink
Director of Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Royals Acquire Defenseman from Vancouver

VictoriaBC – The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired 1996-born defenceman Jake Kohlhauser (coal-how-zer) from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

 

Kohlhauser joins the Royals after starting the 2013-14 season with the Giants. The 6-0, 185 rearguard suited up for the St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA squad last year where he registered five points (1g-4a) in 29 games of regular season play. In the post-season, Kohlhauser notched three points (1g-2a) in four games for the Raiders.

 

Drafted by Vancouver in the second round, 30th overall, of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Kohlhauser spent the2011-12 season with the St. Albert Flyers Minor Midget AAA team. The St. AlbertAB native recorded 18 points (4g-14a) through 35 games with the Flyers.

 

Kohlhauser dressed for the St. Albert Sabres in his 2010-11 bantam hockey season where he posted 11 points (4g-7a) in 33 games played. Kohlhauser was also named the captain of the Northwest Sharks at the 2011 Alberta Cup in which the defenceman put up a goal and an assist through five games of tournament play.

 

The Royals will now head out on a four-game road trip that begins Saturday night in Kelowna at 7:05 p.m. Victoria will also make stops in Prince George and Kamloops before returning to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday, October 6th when they host the Tri-City Americans.

 

We are Royal Blue, are you? 2013-14 season ticket packages starting from $414 are on sale now! To guarantee yourself the best seats at the best prices call 250-220-7889, visitwww.victoriaroyals.com, or head down to the Victoria Royals Ticketing Office located at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

 

Corey St. Laurent

Manager of Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator

Victoria Royals Hockey Club

Hitmen send Calladine to Saskatoon



Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club announced today that they have acquired a conditional eighth round pick in the 2015 Bantam Draft from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for forward Austin Calladine.

“We would like to thank Austin for his time in Calgary and wish him success with the Blades,” said Hitmen General Manager and Vice President, Business Operations Mike Moore.
Calladine, a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, recorded three points (one goal, two assists) along with 12 penalty minutes over 33 games played during his 2012-13 rookie season. The 1995-born forward suited up for one game with the Hitmen this season.

For information contact:
Joanna French
Assistant Manager, Communications

Royals send Dman to Rebels in a Trade

Victoria sends defenceman Kolton Dixon to Red Deer for conditional pick.

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals today announced that the club has acquired a conditional draft pick from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for defenceman Kolton Dixon (1995).

 

Victoria sends Dixon to his hometown of Red Deer after the 18-year-old joined the Royals during the 2012-13 season. Dixon logged three assists and 51 penalty minutes in 43 games of regular season play for Victoria over the past two seasons.

 

The Royals will now head out on a four-game road trip that begins Saturday night in Kelowna at 7:05 p.m. Victoria will also make stops in Prince George and Kamloops before returning to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday, October 6th when they host the Tri-City Americans.

 

We are Royal Blue, are you? 2013-14 season ticket packages starting from $414 are on sale now! To guarantee yourself the best seats at the best prices call 250-220-7889, visitwww.victoriaroyals.com, or head down to the Victoria Royals Ticketing Office located at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

 

Corey St. Laurent

Manager of Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator

Victoria Royals Hockey Club


 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PATS 6 OIL KINGS 0



The Regina Pats were in Edmonton on Wednesday taking on the Oil Kings looking for their first win of the 2013/14 season. The Pats were coming off a 3-2 loss to Swift Current on Friday while the Oil Kings had won their only game so far on the year 7-3 over the Calgary Hitmen. The Pats gave Dawson MacAuley the start in goal at the last minute after Teagan Sacher was unable to make the start. The Blue and White also gave a couple players their first action of the season in forward Connor Gay and defenseman Stephen Hak. The Oil Kings were without Curtis Lazar up front as he is still in Ottawa with the Senators, defenseman Griffin Reinhart was also still in the NHL with the New York Islanders. The Pats scratches on Wednesday were Braden Christoffer, Rylee Zimmer, Austin Wagner, Griffin Mumby, Dexter Bricker and Brady Reagan.

In the first period the Pats got off to a great start as Carson Samoridny got his first of the year 43 seconds in. Adam Brooks won an offensive zone faceoff to his winger Geordie Maguire who fed Samoridny in the slot and he beat Tristan Jarry on his blocker side and it was 1-0 Pats at 0:43. The Pats got the games first powerplay and while they had some zone time they were unable to score. Then Edmonton got a PP of their own but the Pats PK was able to kill it off. The Oil Kings would get their second man advantage with 28 seconds left in the first and the Pats killed that 28 seconds and 1:32 carried over into the 2nd. The Oil Kings outshot the Pats 10-6 in the opening frame.

In the second period on the penalty kill the Pats took a second penalty and went down 2 men for 39 seconds. They would kill the 5 on 3 powerplay but immediately after went down 5 on 3 again for over a minute. The Pats would kill off the two man advantage again and as Dmitry Sinitsyn left the box the puck slid right to him and he was gone on a breakaway shorthanded. He would finish his 1st of the year at 3:00 unassisted and it was 2-0 Pats. They would extend the lead to 3-0 at 4:54 as Marc McCoy got his first from Patrick D'Amico and Stephen Hak. Then shorthanded again the Pats scored as Chandler Stephenson took a nice pass from Morgan Klimchuk and scored on the breakaway at 10:35 and it was 4-0. The Pats pushed the lead to 5-0 at 18:13 as Morgan Klimchuk put home his 1st on a beautiful pass from Dmitry Sinitsyn. Thats how the period would end. The Pats and Oil Kings both put up 12 shots on goal in the frame and Edmonton led overall 22-18.

The Oil Kings made a goaltending change to start the 3rd as Tyler Santos replaced Tristan Jarry. The Pats wuld get one past him in the third as Morgan Klimchuk scored on a nice faceoff play from Dyson Stevenson at 9:37 and it was 6-0. Thats how the game would end. Dawson MacAuley with 34 saves for his first WHL shutout. The Pats were outshot 34-29 in the game and went oh for 3 on the PP, the Oil Kings went oh for 7 on the PP.

The third star of the game went to goaltender Dawson MacAuley who made 34 saves. The second star went to the Pats Dmitry Sinitsyn who had a goal and an assist and the 1st star went to the Pats Morgan Klimchuk who picked up 2 goals and an assist.

The Pats return to action in Red Deer on Friday against the Rebels on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats Goal at 0:43, Carson Samoridny from Geordie Maguire and Adam Brooks.

2nd Period

Pats Goal Shorthanded at 3:00, Dmitry Sinitsyn unassisted.

Pats Goal at 4:54, Marc McCoy from Patrick D'Amico and Stephen Hak.

Pats Goal Shorthanded at 10:35, Chandler Stephenson from Morgan Klimchuk.

Pats Goal at 18:13, Morgan Klimchuk from Dmitry Sinitsyn.

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 9:37, Morgan Klimchuk from Dyson Stevenson.

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The Regina Pats kick off their Alberta road trip tonight in Edmonton against the Oil Kings. The Pats are looking for their first win of the year while Edmonton is 1 and oh. Edmonton will be missing Curtis Lazar and Griffin Reinhart who are still with their NHL Clubs. The Blue and White continue the road trip in Red Deer and Kootenay this weekend. All on 620 CKRM. 

Wishing the best of luck to Trent Ouellette and Luke Fenske who were reassigned earlier this week. Two good guys I had the priveledge of working with the past 2 seasons. 

Chandler Stephenson got off to a great start on his season on Saturday with a goal and an assist. He is primed for a big year. 

I would guess Teagan Sacher gets the start tonight in goal. 

The Regina Thunder are 4 and 1 and tied atop the PFC standings with the Saskatoon Hilltops. Saskatoon does hold the tiebreaker because of the head to head point differential. The Thunder will host Winnipeg on Saturday night. 

Julius Honka of the Swift Current Broncos is the WHL Player of the Week. He had a great weekend against the Pats. This kid can play. 

Who picks the CHL top 10? To me the rankings seem a little off. Is it just me? 

The Riders need to win on Sunday in Montreal. What a heartbreaker the BC game was but they didn't deserve to win. That game should never have been that close considering the field position the Riders had in the first half. Why is it this offense can't get going early? 

The Leafs David Clarkson is suspended 10 games. Deservedly so. Phil Kessel got 3 pre season games for slashing John Scott. Kessel got off easy. I understand the first slash because he's trying to protect himself from that big dude but the ones after were unnecessary. I'm a Lea fan and I was surprised he didn't get more. 
 
That's it for today. 

Phil
@PhilTheThrill18

4 WHL Clubs in CHL Top 10

Prince Albert Raiders, Portland Winterhawks, Edmonton Oil Kings, Red Deer Rebels


Toronto, ON – Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the second edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2013-14 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 2

 

Rank:

Team:

Last Week Rank:

Number of Weeks Ranked:

1

London Knights (1-0-0-0)

1

2

2

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (4-0-0-0)

-

1

3

Prince Albert Raiders (2-0-0-0)

6

2

4

Baie-Comeau Drakkar (2-1-0-1)

2

2

5

Guelph Storm (1-0-0-0)

5

2

6

Portland Winterhawks (1-1-0-1)

3

2

7

Kingston Frontenacs (2-0-0-0)

9

2

8

Edmonton Oil Kings (1-0-0-0)

8

2

9

Charlottetown Islanders (4-0-0-0)

-

1

10

Red Deer Rebels (2-0-0-0)

-

1

Honourable Mention:

Barrie Colts (1-0-0-0)

-

0

Rimouski Oceanic (2-2-0-0)

4

1

Kelowna Rockets (2-0-0-0)

-

0

 

Jeff Hubert, Director, Communications                      

Western Hockey League                                               


Canadian Hockey League

Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services