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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

RECAP: PATS 6 TIGERS 2


The Regina Pats took a two game winning streak into Medicine Hat on Tuesday against the Tigers who had lost three straight. The Pats were coming off a come from behind win over Edmonton Sunday 5-3. Adam Brooks led the way with a 4 point night while Lane Zablocki had 3 and is tied with Brooks for the team lead in scoring with 6 points. The Tigers had been off since they lost 7-0 to Lethbridge on Friday. It was the Pats first game in the brand new Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                 Tigers
Macklin-Steel-Zablocki                                    Rassell-Owre-Sanford
Cole-Brooks-Wagner                                    Jevne-Bradley-Butcher
Berg-Leschyshyn-Smith                                    Mowbray-Shaw-Gerlach
Woods-McAmmond                                         Fischer-Preziuso

Harrison-Hobbs                                             Stanton-Schultz
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                                   Clouston-Quenneville
Pouteau-Freadrich                                            Laday-Forrest                                                       
Knyzhovs                                                                       Platonov

Wapple                                                           Schneider
Brown                                                              Johnson

Pats scratches - Williams, Cooper, Kroeker, Elmer and Many Guns.

Tigers scratches - Hamblin, Eisenschmid, Fantillo and Cox.

In the first period both clubs went back and forth with scoring chances but both goaltenders were sharp. The Pats gave up the first powerplay but killed it off. Late in the frame they got a powerplay of their own and took the 1-0 lead. Sergey Zborovskiy scored his 3rd of the year on a shot from the point at 18:20. Chase Harrison and Jake Leschyshyn the assists. Harrison extending his point streak to 3 games (4A) with the helper. The Pats took the 1-0 lead to the break and led on the shot clock 17-14.

In the second the Tigers thought they had the tieing goal from Steven Owre but it was called off on a goaltender interference penalty and the Pats powerplay got their second goal in as many tries when Connor Hobbs fired his 2nd of the year past Schneider at 3:41. Sam Steel and Adam Brooks the assists and it was 2-0. The Tigers started to turn the tied after that and at 8:03 Mark Rassell got his second of the year on a great back door feed from Steven Owre to make it 2-1. The Tigers got two powerplays after that and came close when Matt Bradley hit the post but the Pats escaped the 2nd with the 2-1 lead. The Tigers led the shots in the period 12-10 but the Pats led overall 27-26.

In the third the Pats got a shorthanded goal at 4:54, Austin Wagner with his first of the year from Adam Brooks and James Hilsendager and it was 3-1 Regina. However on that same powerplay the Tigers scored 26 seconds later. Max Gerlach his 2nd of the year and the Pats lead was 3-2. However at 8:55 Sam Steel scored an absolute beauty from the left side into the top corner, short side to make it 4-2. Then on the powerplay Steel made a great pass back door to Adam Brooks who scored his 4th of the year at 16:41 and it was 5-2. The Tigers emptied the net late and in the final minute Brady Pouteau scored his first ever WHL goal from his own zone at 19:18 to make it 6-2 and that was the final. The Tigers outshot the Pats 14-12 in the period and 40-39 overall. Daniel Wapple had his best game of the season making 38 saves.

The Pats powerplay was 3 for 4 in the game and the penalty kill went 4 for 5.

The third star of the game went to the Tigers Mark Rassell who scored in the loss. The second star to the Pats Connor Hobbs who also scored and the first star to the Pats Sam Steel who scored and added two assists in the win.

The Pats continue their road trip Wednesday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Pats PP Goal at 18:20. Sergey Zborovskiy (3) from Chase Harrison and Jake Leschyshyn.

2nd Period 

Pats PP Goal at 3:41. Connor Hobbs (2) from Sam Steel and Adam Brooks.

Tigers Goal at 8:03. Mark Rassell (2) from Steven Owre.

3rd Period 

Pats SH Goal at 4:54. Austin Wagner (1) from Adam Brooks and James Hilsendager.

Tigers PP Goal at 5:20. Max Gerlach (2) from Chad Butcher and Matt Bradley.

Pats Goal at 8:55. Sam Steel (2) unassisted.

Pats PP Goal at 16:41. Adam Brooks (4) from Sam Steel.

Pats EN Goal at 19:18. Brady Pouteau (1) unassisted.


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1 comment:

william weppler said...

Caught most of the game on WHL Live (which by the way is a geat way to watch your Team on the road) and was very pleased with thier game tonight. Beside the PP working very well it was nice to see a glimpse of the future...Brady Pouteaux and Chase Harrison playing on the PK, and Chase also getting some time on the PP...young guys but Coaches showing thier confidence in them.

A very good start to the road trip...keep it going boys!