Friday, October 17, 2014


The Regina Pats kicked off a stretch of three games in three nights on Friday in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice. The Pats were coming off a 3-1 loss to the Tri-City Americans last Friday while the Ice lost that night in Swift Current 5-0, their 4th straight defeat. The Pats beat Kootenay 5-4 in the first meeting of the season at the Brandt Centre on the back of Adam Brooks 2 goals including the game winner with less than 2 minutes left. Jaedon Descheneau scored a hattrick and added an assist in the game for the Ice. The Pats entered the game with a 4-3-1-0 record while Kootenay sat 2-6-0-0. Here are the lineups for Friday with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                        Ice
Hunt-Kroeker-Gay                                               Beattie-Philp-Descheneau
McAmmond-Smith-Cole                                         Zborosky-Vetterl-Martin
Christoffer-Steel-Padakin                                        Chynoweth-Alfaro-Cable
D'Amico-Brooks-Wagner                                       O'Connor-Wellsby

Harrison-Zborovskiy                                               King-Faith
Burroughs-Williams                                              Murray-Fleury
Hilsendager-Reagan                                                Steenbergen

Wapple                                                                 Hoflin
Brown                                                                    Williams

Pats scratches - Fuhr, Hansen, Klimchuk and Zimmer.
Ice Scratches - Allbee, Overdyk, Loschiavo, Legien, Bozon and Valiev.

In the first period the game got off to a fast start with not a low of whistles. Both teams had some scoring chances. The Ice got the games first powerplay but the Pats did a good job in killing it off. The Pats got their first powerplay late in the frame and came very close as Pavel Padakin hit the post and Braden Christoffer just missed on a back door pass from Sam Steel. The Pats outshot the Ice 9-7 in the period.

In the second the Pats took a penalty on the opening shift and 6 seconds into the powerplay Troy Murray fired a wrist shot form the blue line that beat a screened Daniel Wapple and it was 1-0 Kootenay 33 seconds into the frame. Cale Fleury and Tanner Faith credited with the assists. The Pats got their second powerplay of the game later on but were unable to beat Wyatt Hoflin who looked solid in the frame and was able to keep the Pats off the score sheet for the second straight period. The Pats outshot the Ice 14-6 in the frame and led overall 23-13.

In the third the Pats kept coming but were unable to find the tieing goal. Both teams got a powerplay in the period but did not score. The Pats would pull Wapple with a minute and a half left but again were unable to score and the game ended with the Ice winning 1-0. The Pats outshot Kootenay 14-3 in the period and 34-16 overall.

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

The third star of the game went to the Pats Daniel Wapple who stopped 15 of 16 shots faced in the loss. The second star to the goal scorer Troy Murray of the Ice and the first star to goaltender Wyatt Hoflin who stopped all 34 shots he faced.

The Pats are back in action Saturday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 


2nd Period 

Ice PP Goal at 0:33. Troy Murray (1) from Cale Fleury and Tanner Faith.

3rd Period


1 comment:

Scott S said...

we really struggle on the PP, I personally think we are not using Padakin properly. He was a mainstay on the Calgary Hitmen's PP they used to set him up a lot for the 1timer on the half wall but we have him down low which he looks pretty lost/useless in

We need to bear down more when we get scoring chances, too many shots miss the net in quality scoring areas or just getting too damn cute instead of putting the puck on net and in the goalies feet