Friday, September 12, 2014


The Regina Pats wrapped up the pre-season on Friday night in Prince Albert against the Raiders. The Pats lost to the Raiders on Wednesday in Regina 4-3 in overtime. The Pats entered the game with a 4-1-1-0 record in the pre-season while the Raiders were 2-2-0-1. The Pats made some roster moves on Thursday re-assigning goaltender Dawson MacAuley and forward Dane Schioler while re-calling defenceman Nathyn Mortlock who missed training camp with an injury. That brought the Pats roster to 29 players with five guys gone to NHL camps. Daniel Wapple got the start in goal on Friday while Tyler Fuhr backed him up. The first line was Rylee Zimmer - Logan McVeigh - Jacob Elmer. The second line, Patrick D'Amico - Colton Kroeker - Connor Gay. The third line, Jared McAmmond - Adam Brooks - Luc Smith. The fourth line, Maximillian Kammerer - Rykr Cole - Carter Hansen. The first defence pairing, Sergey Zborovskiy - Chase Harrison. The second, Colby Williams - Isaac Schacher. The third pairing, James Hilsendager - Brady Reagan. The scratches, Kyle Burroughs, Morgan Klimchuk, Braden Christoffer, Austin Wagner, Dryden Hunt, Nathyn Mortlock, Sam Steel and Ryan Krushen.

In the first period it was tight checking early on and 6 minutes in both teams just had 2 shots on goal. The Pats would get the games first powerplay at 6:15 but were unable to find the back of the net. The Raiders would open the scoring at 16:11 as Dakota Conroy found a bouncing puck off a faceoff in the Pats zone and fired a shot just inside the post to make it 1-0. Calder Brooks the lone assist. That's how the period would end with the Raiders leading the shots on goal 10-7.

In the second frame the Pats would get their second powerplay 2:02 in. Then the Raiders took a delay of game minor and went down two men for 18 seconds. The Pats would not score up 2 men nor with the remaining 1:42 of powerplay time. The Raiders would then get their first powerplay of the game at 6:49 and the Pats would kill it off. Both teams would take minors right after and we played four on four hockey. The Pats would find the tying goal with the extra ice as Max Kammerer scored his 4th of the pre-season from Adam Brooks and Colby Williams at 10:04 and it was 1-1. Prince Albert would go back to the powerplay at 11:20 and on it Colton McCarthy would score on a wraparound to make it 2-1 Raiders. Assists to Thomas Andrlik and Craig Leverton at 12:30. Then 28 seconds later Brendan Guhle made it 3-1 P.A. Darcy Zaharichuk and Matteo Gennaro the assists at 12:58. The Pats would go down a man for the third time in the period at 15:18 but this time they would kill it off and almost scored shorthanded. But again they would go to the PK with 1:26 left in the frame but would kill off the time on the clock and 34 seconds carried into the 3rd. The shots on goal were 13-9 Raiders in the period and they led overall 23-16.

In the third the Pats would kill the remaining powerplay time. Both teams didn't get much in the way of scoring chances after that until the Pats went to their 4th man advantage with 10:11 left to play. They were unable to find the back of the net. Then we played four on four for 2 minutes with 6:32 left and the Raiders would go ahead 4-1. Brendan Guhle scored on the breakaway with assists to Calder Brooks and Dakota Conroy at 13:57. Shortly after that the game had its first fight as Connor Gay dropped the gloves with Thomas Andrlik. That would be it as the Raiders win 4-1 in the teams final game of the pre-season. The Raiders outshot the Pats 9-6 in the period and 32-22 overall.

The Pats powerplay went oh for 4 and the PK went 3 for 4.

They will open the regular season next Friday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary 

1st Period

Raiders Goal at 16:11. Dakota Conroy (1) from Calder Brooks.

2nd Period 

Pats 4v4 Goal at 10:04. Max Kammerer (4) from Adam Brooks and Colby Williams.

Raiders PP Goal at 12:30. Colton McCarthy (1) from Thomas Andrlik and Craig Leverton.

Raiders Goal at 12:58. Brendan Guhle (2) from Darcy Zaharichuk and Matteo Gennaro.

3rd Period 

Raiders 4v4 Goal at 13:57. Brendan Guhle (3) from Calder Brooks and Dakota Conroy.

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