Sunday, October 5, 2014


The Regina Pats (3-2-0-0) looked to make it four straight wins on Sunday when they took on the Red Deer Rebels at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were coming off a 5-2 win at home to the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday where Braden Christoffer scored twice and Austin Wagner and Chase Harrison each had two point nights. Daniel Wapple stopped 23 of 25 shots faced for his second win of the season and he got the start again on Sunday. The Rebels had a tough one on Saturday night losing in Brandon 7-1 and dropping to 2-3-0-0 on the season. It was the first meeting of four between the two clubs on Sunday night and the third game in four nights for the Rebels through the East Division. Taz Burman got the start in goal for Red Deer in this one. The Pats scratches were Tyler Fuhr, Carter Hansen, Morgan Klimchuk, Logan McVeigh and Rylee Zimmer. 

In the first period the Rebels had the early momentum and opened the scoring at 3:13. Brooks Maxwell took a stretch pass and split the D and finished on a nice move to the back hand for his 2nd of the year. Brett Cote and Grayson Pawlenchuk the assists and it was 1-0. The Pats tied it up at 10:07 as Sam Steel got a lucky bounce in the crease and put home his second of the year with assists to Sergey Zborovskiy and Connor Gay and it was 1-1. The Pats took too two delay of game penalties in the frame and on the second the Rebels would cash as Preston Kopeck hammered a one-timer from the right circle and scored his 3rd of the year at 10:38 and it was 2-1 Red Deer. Connor Bleackley and Brett Cote the assists. That's how the period would end with the Rebels leading the shots on goal 11-3. The Pats were oh for 1 on the powerplay in the frame.

In the second period the Pats would tie the game 12 seconds in as Kyle Burroughs gained the offensive zone on the left wing and fired a wrist shot from the blue line and somehow beat Taz Burman for his first of the year and it was 2-2. Braden Christoffer the lone assist and that was it for Burman's night in goal. He was replaced by Rylan Toth. The Rebels re-took the lead at 1:22 as Adam Musil scored his 2nd of the year with assists to Nick Charif and Kolten Dixon and it was 3-2. The Pats would tie it up on the powerplay at 3:14 as Pavel Padakin got his first as a Pat and it was 3-3. Assists to Sergey Zborovskiy and Colby Williams. Te two teams would go back and forth for the rest of the period with some good scoring chances but the game remained tied heading go the third. The Pats outshot the Rebels 12-11 in the period but tailed overall 22-15. 

In the third it was a much tighter period. Neither team had a powerplay and the goaltending was solid at both ends. The Rebels had some great scoring chances late in the period but were unable to beat Daniel Wapple and we went to overtime at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were outshot 7-4 in the 3rd and trailed overall 29-19.

In overtime the Rebels would get the win 1:06 in as Preston Kopeck tipped a point a shot that got behind Wapple and then Kopeck poked it into the net for his second of the night and 4th of the season to give the Rebels the extra point. Nick Charif and Wyatt Johnson the assists. The Rebels outshot the Pats 3-0 in the extra frame and led overall 32-19.

The Pats went 1 for 4 on the powerplay and 4 for 5 on the penalty kill. Daniel Wapple stopped 28 of 32 shots in the loss.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Sergey Zborovskiy who had two assists. The second star to the Rebels Brett Cote who also had two assists and the first star to the Rebels Preston Kopeck who got the game winner and had two goals in the game.

The Pats are back at it on Wednesday at home to the Kootenay Ice at 7 o'clock at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Rebels Goal at 3:13. Brooks Maxwell (2) from Brett Cote and Grayson Pawlenchuk.

Pats Goal at 10:07. Sam Steel (2) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Connor Gay.

Rebels PP Goal at 10:38. Preston Kopeck (3) from Connor Bleackley and Brett Cote. 

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 0:12. Kyle Burroughs (1) from Braden Christoffer.

Rebels Goal at 1:22. Adam Musil (2) from Nick Charif and Kolten Dixon.

Pats PP Goal at 3:14. Pavel Padakin (2) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Colby Williams. 

3rd Period 



Rebels Goal at 1:06. Preston Kopeck (4) from Nick Charif and Wyatt Johnson.

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1 comment:

Scott S said...

were lucky Wapple showed up at 6pm cause the rest of the team sure didn't and im still waiting for them to show up for this game tonight.

Way to many passengers tonight which was a problem last year a lot as well, I guess some things never change. A lot of guys were fighting the puck tonight not going to name any players here though as im sure most people will know who they were anyways.

This point was cause of Wapple and only cause of Wapple, lets hope Wednesday the guys show up from the start of the game.