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Saturday, September 27, 2014

PATS 4 RAIDERS 3


The Regina Pats were in Prince Albert on Saturday night to play the Raiders looking for their second straight win. The Pats were winners in Moose Jaw on Friday 7-1 improving to 1-2-0-0 on the season. Connor Gay led the way with his first WHL hattrick and first four point night. Sam Steel and Brady Reagan also scored their first WHL goals while Sergey Zborovskiy and James Hilsendager picked up their first points with assists in the game. Tyler Fuhr was fantastic with 24 saves on 25 shots for his first win as a Pat. The Raiders had been off since opening weekend when they won two games over the Saskatoon Blades. The Raiders were still without Josh Morrissey and Leon Draisaitl who are at NHL Training Camps. Daniel Wapple started in goal for the Pats while Nick McBride got the nod for P.A. The Pats were without Kyle Burroughs who suffered an upper body injury in Moose Jaw and Luc Smith who received a one game suspension for his hit on Dallas Valentine of the Warriors the second period. The Pats scratches on Saturday were Kyle Burroughs, Luc Smith, Morgan Klimchuk and Logan McVeigh.

In the first period the Raiders got off to a good start but Daniel Wapple was sharp early and made some good saves to keep the game scoreless. The Pats would get the games first powerplay but were unable to find the back of the net. The Raiders would get the next which the Pats killed but on their second man advantage with was 4 on 3, Jordan Tkatch tipped home his 1st of the year at 15:41 to make it 1-0. Sawyer Lange and Thomas Andrlik with the assists. The Pats penalty trouble continued and they found themselves down 2 men for almost a minute and half. P.A. hit two posts with the powerplay but the Pats escaped down just a goal heading to the break. The Raiders outshot the Pats 10-5 in the period.

In the second period the Pats looked like a different team and really brought the game to the Raiders. The Pats found the tieing goal at 4:46 as Colton Kroeker put home his 1st WHL goal and it was 1-1. Pavel Padakin and Dryden Hunt credited with the assists. Then 29 seconds later the Pats took their first lead as Patrick D'Amico tipped home a Colby Williams point shot at 5:15 to make it 2-1. Adam Brooks picked up the second assist. The Pats continued to press but with 5 minutes left they got into some more penalty trouble and found themselves down 2 men for 1:41. The Raiders would tie it up at 16:06 as Jayden Hart cut to the slot and fired his first into the top corner and it was 2-2. Sawyer Lange and Reid Gardiner the assists. Then off the ensuing faceoff Jordan Tkatch set up Craig Leverton in front who scored his 1st of the year to make it 3-2 at 16:18. Thomas Andrlik the second assist. The Pats would get a late powerplay with 1:56 left but were unable to scored before the end of the frame and they trailed 3-2 heading to the final frame. The Pats outshot the Raiders 13-12 in the period but trailed overall 22-18.

In the third the Pats continued to push and had some great scoring chances in the the early goings. Nick McBride was solid in the period keeping his team ahead by one. The Pats kept pushing and Rylee Zimmer was awarded a penalty shot with 5:09 left in the game and he made no mistake putting home his first WHL goal and it was 3-3. Then just under 2 minutes later the Pats found the go ahead goal as Adam Brooks scored his first of the year from a sharp angle on the right wing at 16:49 and it was 4-3. Patrick D'Amico and Austin Wagner the assists. The Pats would do a great job closing the game out and won their second straight game. The Pats outshot the Raiders 17-7 in the period and 35-29 overall. Daniel Wapple had a great night in the Pats goal making 26 saves on 29 shots for his first win of the season.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Adam Brooks who had an assist and the game winner. The second star to the Raiders Jordan Tkatch who had a two point night. The first star to the Pats Colton Kroeker who scored his first WHL goal in the game.

The Pats return to action Saturday October 4th at home to the Prince Albert Raiders at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Raiders PP Goal at 15:41. Jordan Tkatch (1) from Sawyer Lange and Thomas Andrlik.

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 4:46. Colton Kroeker (1) from Pavel Padakin and Dryden Hunt.

Pats Goal at 5:15. Patrick D'Amico (2) from Colby Williams and Adam Brooks.

Raiders 5v3 PP Goal at 16:06. Jayden Hart (1) from Sawyer Lange and Reid Gardiner.

Raiders PP Goal at 16:18. Craig Leverton (1) from Jordan Tkatch and Thomas Andlirk.

3rd Period

Pats PS Goal at 14:51. Rylee Zimmer (1) unassisted.

Pats Goal at 16:49. Adam Brooks (1) from Patrick D'Amico and Austin Wagner.

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1 comment:

Scott S said...

McVeigh is going to be in tough after his injury to maintain a spot on this roster. D'Amico is playing too good and is actually getting a chance to show case his offensive talents (1st time in his WHL career) he was always looked at as nothing more then a defensive role player but this guy has always had skill in his game.

Brooks has really been showing that he can play in this league under Paddock as well. The past couple seasons the coaching staff never really gave him much of a chance cause he was a younger player. In fact ill admit I didn't give him much of a chance either but im glad he is proving me wrong.

Wagner and D'Amico were our best forwards last night, if Wagner keeps getting these types of scoring chances he will teach himself how to finish in this league. Right now he lacks finish mainly due to very little game action last year, he keeps getting these chances goals will come