Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Portland Winterhawks have acquired forward Miles Koules from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Koules, 20, is in his third WHL season. He had career-highs across the board last season with 25 goals and 26 assists for 51 points. In 141 career games, Koules has totaled 45 goals and 47 assists for 92 points, including one goal in two games thus far in 2014-15.
“Miles is a player whose experience will add to our group,” said Portland Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Jamie Kompon. “He excels at puck possession and his offensive instincts make him a player who will add to our attack this season.”
The acquisition of Koules gives the Winterhawks four 20-year-old overage players, along with Josh Hanson, Travis McEvoy and Joshua Smith. The team has until October 15 to get down to three overage players.
Saturday, October 4th – Pats
It’s a divisional rematch when the Prince Albert Raiders visit the Pats at the Brandt Centre. After the Blue and White got out of the Art Hauser Centre with a win on the weekend, their northern rivals will be hungry to return the favour. It’s also Pats fans first chance to see newly acquired forward Pavel Padakin in action after Padakin played his first two games on the road over the weekend.
The Pats play their first non-divisional game when they host the Conner Bleackley, Adam Musil and the Red Deer Rebels. Bleackley was selected in the 1st Round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche while Musil was ranked as ‘B’ player on CSS’ “Ones to Watch” list for the 2015 Draft.
Kyle Burroughs returns from New York Islanders Training Camp
Pats acquire Pavel Padakin (’94) from Calgary in exchange for 2015 3rd Round Bantam pick
Pats release import forward Maximilian Kammerer (’96)
Pats reassign defenceman Ryan Krushen (’98) to Sherwood Park Midget AAA
The ‘firsts’ kept on coming for the Pats on the weekend with John Paddock, Dave Struch and Darrin McKechnie earning their first win behind the bench. Sam Steel, Brady Reagan, Rylee Zimmer and Colton Kroeker each scored the first goals of their WHL careers.
The Pats added to their scoring depth during the week, bringing in overage import forward Pavel Padakin from the Calgary Hitmen. Padakin has a proven scoring touch, potting 27 goals last season. The Ukrainian forward picked up an assist against Prince Albert on Saturday for his first point with the Pats.
After playing their previous two away from the Brandt Centre, the Pats enter into a four game home stand this weekend. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, the Brandt Centre Box Office or Safeway locations around Regina. For information on discounts for groups of twenty or more, call 306-337-1538.
The Regina Pats are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and professional individual to join our staff as the Director of Merchandise. This person will be responsible for the operation of the Neutral Zone Store and expanding the Pats’ retail reach. For more information and directions on where to apply, visit ReginaPats.com/jobopportunities.
There’s still time to become a Pats Season Ticket Holder for the 2014-15 Regular Season! Don’t miss out on any of the action as the Pats take on the best the WHL has to offer. For more information on becoming a Season Ticket Holder visit ReginaPats.com/seasontickets or call 306-337-1538.
*Broadcast on CKRM
Saturday, October 4th – Next Pats Home Game vs. Prince Albert (7:00 p.m.)
Stadnyk recorded three goals and four assists for seven points along with a +4 rating in two games during the past week, leading the Silvertips to a pair of road victories over the Portland Winterhawks.
On Saturday, September 27th, Stadnykscored two goals and added an assist while being named the game’s 1st Star in a 5-1 victory over the Winterhawks. On Sunday, September 28th, he notched a goal and three assists while earning 2nd Star honours in a 6-4 victory in Portland as the Silvertips improved to 3-0-0-0 to begin the 2014-15 WHL Regular Season.
Stadnyk, an 18-year-old from Saskatoon, SK, is in his third season in the WHL with the Silvertips. He currently leads the ‘Tips and sits tied for fourth in WHL scoring with seven points through three games. The Silvertips’ eighth-round pick, 169th overall, in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, Stadnyk has appeared in 147 career regular season contests, amassing 34 goals and 58 points. Stadnyk is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.
The WHL has also nominated Tristan Jarry of the Edmonton Oil Kings for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. A 19-year-old from Delta, B.C., Jarry posted a 2-0-0-0 record in two starts over the past week, allowing just two goals on 63 shots for a 1.00 goals against average and a .968 save percentage in that span. On Friday, September 26th, Jarry stopped 25 of 26 shots to post his first win of the season as the Oil Kings skated to a 5-1 road victory over the Swift Current Broncos. On Saturday, September 27th, Jarry turned aside 36 of 37 shots and was named the game’s 1st Star in a 2-1 win over the Tigers in Medicine Hat. Now in his fourth season in the WHL with the Oil Kings, Jarry has amassed a 72-23-3-1 record with 14 shutouts in 106 career regular season games. Jarry was selected in the second round, 44th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Regina Pat Canadians traveled to North Battleford on Friday and Saturday and split their games. They lost the season opening by a score of 4 – 2 and then rebounded with a decisive 6 - - victory on Saturday.
The Friday night games saw Owen Sillinger and Arthur Miller score for the Pat Canadians.
Clarke Flegel stopped 15 of 18 shots directed his way, the fourth goal was into an empty net.
The Battleford AAA Stars goal scorers were Kiefer Hintz with two, Dawson Bacon and Brando Lesko (empty net) with one apiece.
Brett Pongracz stopped 20 of the 22 shots, earning the victory.
Saturday, September 27 the Pat C’s took to the ice in a 2:00 pm start game and came away with a 6 – 0 victory.
Curtis Meger stopped all 36 shots in earning the victory.
The goal scorers for the Pat Canadians were Connor Chaulk with two and singles to Arthur Miller, Ty Barnstable, Jake Tesarowski and Matthew Chekay. Tyler Adams had 3 assits.
The Battleford Stars Brett Pongracz and Talen King 15 of the 21 shorts directed their way.
Following the game 12 players from the Regina Pat Canadians headed to Warman to play in the SMAAAHL/SJHL showcase game held in Warman, Sask., on Sunday, September 28. This is an all star series were the top 40 1997 / 1998 born players have been selected by the SMAAAHL teams and the SJHL teams.
For the Regina Pat Canadians; Jake Tesarowski, Owen Sillinger, Arthur Miller, Nathan Gelsinger, Clarke Flegel, Riley Mohr in the 1997 group. In the 1998 grouping the Canadians had selected : Riley Woods, Mark Edmands, Ryan Roberts, Jake Heerspink, Ty Barnstable and Tyran Brown.
The next home game for the Regina Pat Canadians is Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM vs the Telus Cup Champions Prince Albert Mintos. Then on Sunday, October 5 we play the Saskatoon Contacts at 7:30 PM. .
Courtesy John Smith. Pat C's PR
The Regina Thunder returned home for the first time in a month on Sunday to play the Calgary Colts at Mosaic Stadium. The Thunder entered the game ranked #1 in the country with a 4 and 1 record while the Colts were 1 and 4 on the year and sat last place in the PFC. Regina had won three in coming in all on the road. Jaeden Marwick was the PFC leading passer after week 7 with 1279 yards. Preston Bews is the leagues third leading receiver with 380 yards and is tied for the league lead in touchdowns with 4.
In the first quarter the Thunder opened the scoring at 8:44 as Jaeden Marwick threw a 5 yards touchdown to Thomas Bresciani and it was 7-0. The Colts responded with a touchdown of their own at 11:34 as Brett Hunchak threw a 25 yard pass to Jevon Cottoy and it was 7-7. That was the score after 1.
In the second the Colts took their first lead at 2:50 as Cam Fox ran in a 1 yard score and it was 14-7 Calgary. Then Marshall Broom kicked a 45 yard field goal at 7:25 and it was 17-7 Colts. The Thunder then marched the ball down and William McGee kicked a 22 yard field goal at 11:47 and it was 17-10. The Thunder got the ball back and drove the field once again and set up a 20 yard attempt for McGee. He would miss and the Thunder got the single point at 13:47 and the Colts lead was 17-11. Regina would get the ball back again with just over a minute left in the half. On that drive Jaeden Marwick took a big hit and the quarterback left the game and Spencer Mack replaced him. The score was 17-11 Calgary at the half.
In the third the defenses shut things down. Neither team would score a point in the frame and the Colts took the 17-11 lead to the final quarter.
In the fourth the Thunder would get within 4 as the Colts conceded a safety at the 6:44 mark and it was 17-13. The Colts went up by 7 at 12:22 as Marshal Broom hit a 35 yard field goal and the scored was 20-13. The Thunder had three chances in the final minutes to drive the field but couldn't get it done. Spencer Mack was sacked and fumbled with under a minute left and the Colts picked up their 2nd victory of the year 20-13 the final score.
The Thunder hit the road next weekend to take on the Huskies in Edmonton on Sunday at 1 o'clock.
Here is the stats story from the game.
Quarterback Jaeden Marwick was 18 of 23 passing in the first half for 169 yards a touchdown and 2 interceptions. He left the game and did not return in the second half.
Spencer Mack was 10 of 19 in the final two quarters for 103 yards.
Preston Bews was the leading receiver with 9 catches for 109 yards. Kasim Ocaya caught 9 balls for 81 yards in the game. Thomas Bresciani caught the lone touchdown from 5 yards out.
Matt Frass led the teams ground attack with 35 yards on 6 carries in the game. Colton Klassen finished with 25 yards on 9 carries.
The Thunder offense turned the ball over 6 times in the game, twice on interceptions and 4 fumbles.
Linebacker Brandon Whitehouse led the way on defense with 6 tackles, 2 assisted and a sack. LB Brett Selinger was next with 5 tackles and 3 assisted. Terry Giovannetti had a forced fumble in the game which was recovered by Dustin Erbach. Marcus Hall had the lone interception to go along with 3 tackles. Michael Bittman had the other Thunder sack.
On special teams William McGee was 1 of 3 kicking field goals and punted 5 times for 179 yards.
Kristiane Desautels had 5 punt returns for 60 yards and 4 kickoff returns for 72 yards. Menedum Menegbo with 2 kickoff returns for 53 yards.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
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.
Raiders PP Goal at 15:41. Jordan Tkatch (1) from Sawyer Lange and Thomas Andrlik.
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.
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.
Here are the radio highlights.
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The top ranked team in the country the Regina Thunder return home for the first time in a month to host the Calgary Colts on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium. The Thunder are riding a three game winning streak with all of those games coming on the road. Most recently Regina won in Winnipeg 43-20 to improve to 4 and 1 on the season and take over sole possession of 1st place in the PFC. The Thunder defense scored twice in the game while the offense put up over 500 yards of net offense. The Calgary Colts are 1 and 4 on the year and tied with the Edmonton Huskies for last place. The Colts lost at home to the Saskatoon Hilltops last week 47-19.
The Thunder have scored 139 points in 5 games for a 27.8 per game average. They have scored the third most points in the league and are a plus 44 in points for and against which is second. They have accumulated 122 first downs, 594 rushing yards and 1467 through the air. The team has thrown 11 interceptions, fumbled three times and turned it over on downs three times.
Quarterback Jaeden Marwick is 98 of 160 passing for 1279 yards, 6 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Marwick leads the PFC in passing yards and completion percentage at 61.3.
Receiver Preston Bews leads the club with 380 yards on 27 catches and has scored 4 touchdowns. Bews is the third leading receiver int he league and is tied for the lead in touchdowns.
Kasim Ocaya has caught 19 balls for 287 yards and a touchdown this year to date, He is 5th in receiving yards in the league.
Kristian Desautels has caught 17 passes for 218 yards, running back Matt Frass 13 for 134 and two touchdowns, Levi Paul 8 for 99 and a score, Thomas Bresciani 6 for 98, Justin Bannin 6 for 68, Brady Keller 5 for 60, Reuben Viveros 5 for 57, Colton Klassen 4 for 49 and Adam Peterson 1 for 17.
Running back Colton Klassen leads the team with 220 yards on 35 carries and has scored two touchdowns. He is 5th in league rushing.
Matt Frass has 45 carries for 127 yards, Justin Bannin 23 for 62 and 2 touchdowns and Jaeden Marwick has 25 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown.
The Colts offense has scored 120 points in 5 games for a 24 per game average. Only the Huskies have scored less points this year and the Colts are a minus 59 in points for and against. They have accumulated 80 first downs, 641 rushing yards and 991 through the air. The team has thrown 10 interceptions, lost 6 fumbles and turned it over on downs 3 times.
Quarterback Cole Meyer is 40 of 92 passing for 681 yards, 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He is 7th in league passing yards.
Matt Fortini is 15 of 37 passing for 173 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 picks while Brett Hunchak is 9 of 23 for 126 yards through the air with no touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Runningback Cam Fox leads the team in receiving with 16 catches for 215 yards and a touchdown. Jevon Cottoy has 11 catches for 194 yards on the year, Receiver Cole Bazinet has 138 yards in the air on 8 catches and has scored 2 touchdowns, Jags Bahai 3 for 129 and Matt Mantello 3 for 54.
Cam Fox leads the rushing attack with 399 yards on 83 carries and has 3 touchdowns. Xavier Ramsay has 14 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown. Cole Meyer 17 for 32 and 3 scores.
The Thunder defense has given up a league low 94 points in 5 games played for an 18.8 per game average. The team has given up 83 first downs, 713 rushing yards and 1001 through the air, They have 5 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries, forced three turnovers on downs and scored 2 touchdowns to go along with 4 sacks.
DL Michael Desjarlais leads the team with 17 tackles and also has 5 assisted.
LB Brandon Whitehouse is next with 16 tackles, he also has a fumble recovery, an interception and a sack.
LB Brett Selinger has put up 12 tackles to go with a fumble return touchdown which came last week.
Terri Giovannetti has 10 tackles, 3 assisted and a knockdown. LB Taylor Garrett is the reigning PFC defensive player of the week, for the season he has 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 knockdowns and an interception. DB Royce Hanna has 7 tackles an interception, a fumble recovery and a knockdown Ryan Warner with 7 tackles, 7 assisted a forced fumble and a half a sack. DB Chris Tunnicliffe, 2 interceptions, fumble return TD and 4 knockdowns, Jaren Wirth a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a blocked kick.
The Calgary Colts have given up the second most points with 179 in 5 games, that's a 35.8 per game average. The team has given up 89 first downs, 562 rushing yards and 1139 through the air. The defense has 7 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries and have forced 4 turnovers on downs.
LB Jakub Jakoubek leads the PFC in defensive points, He has 29 tackles, 9 assisted, a forced fumble, a fumble return touchdown, an interception and 2 knockdowns.
LB Colton Burr is 3rd in defensive scoring in the league. He has 21 tackles, 2 sacks, a knockdown, a forced fumble and an interception.
DB Dylan Niedermaier has 16 tackles, 3 assisted, 3 interceptions and 3 knockdowns. DB Keiko King with 13 tackles, 1 assisted and a knockdown. LB Chris Friesen with 10 tackles, 3 on special teams, a forced fumble, a sack and a knockdown.
SPECIAL TEAMS MATCH-UP
Thunder kicker William McGee has punted 32 times for 1072 yards and a long of 52. McGee is 10 of 14 kicking field goals for 71.4 percent efficiency, 4th in the PFC.
Kristaine Desautels has 18 punt returns for 178 yards and 3 kickoff returns for 116.
Menedum Menego has brought back 6 kickoffs for 188 yards this season.
Colts kicker Marshal Broom has punted 53 times for 1949 yards and a long of 53. He is 6 of 9 kicking field goals for a 66.7 percent efficiency which is 5th in the league.
Andy MacDonlad has 13 punt returns for 110 yards and 3 kickoff returns for 71 yards.
Xavier Ramsay with 8 kickoff returns for 210 yards and 1 punt return for 7.
Kickoff is at 1PM from Mosaic Stadium live on Access 7.
I caught up with Head Coach Scott MacAulay, Linebacker Taylor Garrett and Quarterback Jaeden Marwick ahead this week.
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vs. Prince Albert – Saturday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
vs. Red Deer – Sunday, October 5th, 6:00 p.m.– Brandt Centre (CKRM)
vs. Kootenay – Wednesday, October 8th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM/Shaw TV)