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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

RECAP: PATS 3 ICE 2


The Regina Pats wrapped up their five game road trip through the Central Division on Tuesday night in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice. The Pats were last in action on Sunday where they gave up 5 powerplay goals and lost 5-1 in Calgary to the Hitmen. Their record on the road swing was 2-2-0-0 going into Tuesday night. Regina was without defenceman James Hilsendager and forward Rykr Cole for the contest. The Ice were riding a 2 game losing skid heading into the game and had just 2 wins on the season. They continued to be without their top player and St. Louis Blues prospect Jaeden Descheneau. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                           Ice
Macklin-Steel-Zablocki                          Zborosky-L.Philp-Wellsby
Berg-Brooks-Wagner                                Beattie-Alfaro-Loschiavo
McAmmond-Kroeker-Woods                   Dymacek-Allan-N.Philp
Many Guns-Leschyshyn-Smith                   Legien-Wenzel-Mortlock

Pouteau-Zborovskiy                                  Murray-Grman
Harrison-Hobbs                                      Lishchynsky-Allbee
Knyzhov-Freadrich                                    Hines-Overdyk

Wapple                                                    Hobbs
Brown                                                       Hoflin

Pats scratches - Hilsendager, Williams, Cooper, Cole and Elmer.
Ice scratches - Fleury, Descheneau and Patterson.

In the first period the Ice had the early jump but Daniel Wapple was sharp. Kootenay got the games first powerplay but the Pats killed it off. After that the Ice kept pushing and almost scored but Luke Philp hit the post and it stayed out. The Pats then got their first man advantage and could not cash in, after it expired Adam Brooks had the Pats best chance of the frame when he beat his man wide but hit the post. The period ended scoreless with the Ice up on the shot clock 14-12.

In the second the Pats got their second powerplay and on it got the games first goal. Colton Kroeker a nice move from the left side and beat Hobbs for his 2nd of the year at 4:14. Jake Leschyshyn and Sergey Zborovskiy the assists and it was 1-0. The Pats kept coming after that and got another powerplay but could not find the back of the net. They would make it 2-0 though at 18:04 when Sam Steel burned wide on right wing, beat the defenceman and cut cross crease before finishing his 4th of the year. A pretty, pretty goal with assists to Sergey Zborovskiy and Brady Pouteau. The Pats took the two goal lead into the intermission, the shots in the 2nd were 10-10 and the Ice led overall 24-22.

In the third period the Pats made it 3-0 just 1:16 in when Riley Woods fired into the top of the net from the right circle for his second of the year with an assist to Sam Steel. The Ice got that one right back at 3:35, Zak Zborosky with his 7th of the year from Austin Wellsby and Troy Murray and it was 3-1. Then on the powerplay the Ice got to within 1 at 15:16 when Luke Philp scored his 5th from Austin Wellsby and Zak Zborosky and it was 3-2. The Ice pulled the goaltender late but the Pats held on to win 3-2 and improve to 6-5-0-0 on the season. The Ice outshot the Pats 15-8 in the period and 39-30 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 5 in the game and the penalty kill went 2 for 3.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Daniel Wapple who had stellar game making 37 saves. The second star to the Ice Zak Zborosky who had a goal and an assist. The games first star went to the Pats Sam Steel who had a goal and an assist as well.

The Pats are off until Sunday when they host the Prince Albert Raiders at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

NO SCORE

2nd Period

Pats PP Goal at 4:14. Colton Kroeker (2) from Jake Leschyshyn and Sergey Zborovskiy.

Pats Goal at 18:04. Sam Steel (4) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Brady Pouteau.

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 1:16. Riley Woods (2) from Sam Steel.

Ice Goal at 3:35. Zak Zborosky (7) from Austin Wellsby and Troy Murray.

Ice PP Goal at 15:16. Luke Philp (5) from Austin Wellsby and Zak Zborosky.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with assistant coach Brad Herauf.



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