Wednesday, October 8, 2014


The Regina Pats were home to the Kootenay Ice on Wednesday night, playing in their third straight game at the Brandt Centre as a part of a four game home stand. The Pats entered the game picking up 7 of 8 points in their last 4 contests and were 3-2-1-0 on the year. The Kootenay Ice had dropped 3 of 4 coming in and were 2-3-0-0 on the season. The Pats were without Morgan Klimchuk again on Wednesday, his return is tentatively scheduled for next week Friday. The Ice are a different looking team from last season without Sam Reinhart who is with the Buffalo Sabres and starting goaltender Mackenzie Skapski who is with the New York Rangers organization. The Pats were 1-1-1-0 at home entering the game while the Ice were 1-3-0-0 on the road. Here are the teams lineups for the game.





Scratches - Hilsendager, Klimchuk, McVeigh and Zimmer.





Scratches - Martin, Wellsby and Valiev.

In the first period the Ice had the early jump and put the first six shots on goal. The Pats went to the penalty kill 40 seconds in but were able to kill it off. The Ice did find the games opening goal at 5:21 as Jaedon Descheneau made a great move in front and scored his 3rd of the year with an assist to Luke Philp and it was 1-0 Kootenay. The Pats would then turn it on and had all the pressure. Wyatt Hoflin was outstanding in the frame keeping his team ahead 1-0. The Pats had 59 seconds of 5 on 3 powerplay time late in the period but were unable to score and the period ended with the Ice up by 1. 15 seconds of powerplay time carried over for the Pats into the 2nd. Regina led the shots on goal 14-9 through 1.

In the second the Pats kept on pressing and tied the game 1:30 in as Chase Harrison scored his first ever WHL goal with assists to Connor Gay and Dryden Hunt. The Ice got into penalty trouble and the Pats went to their second 5 on 3 powerplay of the game and on it Dryden Hunt would score his 3rd of the season at 11:53 with assists to Sergey Zborovskiy and Sam Steel and it was 2-1 Regina. The Ice responded with a powerplay goal at 13:07 as Jaedeon Descheneau scored his second of the game and 4th of the season off the rush to make it 2-2. Luke Philp and Tyler King with the assists. The Pats continued to press and went to another 5 on 3 powerplay but Wyatt Hoflin stood on his head and the period ended with the game tied at 2's. The Pats outshot the Ice 21-13 in the period and led overall 35-22.

In the third the excitement continued and the Pats took the lead in the first minute. Adam Brooks ripped home his 2nd of the season fromthe slot at the 48 second mark and it was 3-2 Regina. Patrick D'Amico and Austin Wagner were credited with the assists. Then 27 seconds later the Pats made it 4-2 as Braden Christoffer finished on the back hand for his team leading 4th of the season at 1:15. Connor Gay and Sergey Zborovskiy with the assists. The Ice got back within 1 at 4:52 as Jaedon Descheneau scored on a breakaway for his hattirck goal and it was 4-3. Levi Cable set up the breakaway. Then at 15:52 Kootenay tied it up as Descheneau set up Levi Cable for his 1st and it was 4-4. Tanner Faith credited with the second assist. The Pats got the lead back at 18:08 as Adam Brooks put home his second of the game and 3rd of the season from Patrick D'Amico and Austin Wagner and it was 5-4. That was the final score as the Pats held on for their 4th win of the season. The Pats outshot the Ice 12-9 in the period and 47-31 overall. Daniel Wapple stopped 27 of 31 shots faced for his 3rd win of the year and the Pats improved to 4-2-1-0.

The third star of the game went to the Ice's Jaedon Descheneau with a hattrick and an assist in the loss. The second star to the Pats Adam Brooks with 2 goals including the game winner and the first star to Kootenay netminder Wyatt Hoflin who made 42 saves on 47 shots faced.

The Pats return to action on Friday at home to the Tri-City Americans at 7 o'clock at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Ice Goal at 5:21. Jaedon Decheneau (3) from Luke Philp.

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 1:30. Chase Harrison (1) from Connor Gay and Dryden Hunt.

Pats 5v3 PP Goal at 11:53. Dryden Hunt (3) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Sam Steel.

Ice PP Goal at 13:07. Jaedon Descheneau (4) from Luke Philp and Tyler King.

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 0:48. Adam Brooks (2) from Patrick D'Amico and Austin Wagner.

Pats Goal at 1:15. Braden Christoffer (4) from Connor Gay and Sergey Zborovskiy.

Ice Goal at 4:52. Jaedon Descheneau (5) from Levi Cable.

Ice Goal at 15:52. Levi Cable (1) from Jaedon Descheneau and Tanner Faith.

Pats Goal at 18:02. Adam Brooks (3) from Patrick D'Amico and Austin Wagner.

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Anonymous said...

What were you thinking with Ice goalie as 1st Star? Never should be a losing goalie as the 1st star. Lots of more deserving Pats who worked their butts off for the win.

Phil Andrews said...

Thought he was the best player on the ice

Anonymous said...

Especially a losing goalie that let in 5 goals!

Anonymous said...

Personally I thought there were a lot of good players on both teams. Both goalies played well and kept their teams in the game. I would have been more satisfied if you would have picked Wapple 1st Star, and it would have been harder to argue with it. But don't think a losing goalie letting in 5 goals deserves 1st star status. I don't think he let in any soft goals, so what if he had let in 10 non-soft goals?...would he still be the best player on the ice?
Anyways it's done...really enjoy your coverage and broadcasts when I can't get to the game or watch on WHL Live...keep up the good work...but maybe let somebody else pick the stars :))

Scott S said...

If it wasn't for Hoflin that game wouldn't of even been close he made countless spectacular saves. He out played Wapple even if he allowed 1 more goal look at the shots he faced.

1st star doesn't mean it has to be from the winning team