Saturday, October 17, 2015

Rockstar by Royal LePage Playoff Preview: REGINA THUNDER VS. CALGARY COLTS

The Regina Thunder (6-2) host the PFC Semi-Final against the Calgary Colts (5-3) Sunday at Mosaic Stadium at 1 o'clock. The Thunder finished the season on a 3 game winning streak including a win in Calgary 30-20. The Colts finished the year with a win over Saskatoon 34-4 and won three of their last 4 to end the season. The game will be broadcast live on Access 7.


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The Thunder scored a league leading 340 points over their 8 game schedule. They led the league in passing yards with 2173, in rushing yards with 2018 and in touchdowns with 41. The turned the ball over a league low 17 times, 9 on interceptions, 5 on lost fumbles and 3 times on downs.

Quarterback Jaeden Marwick finished second in yards passing with 1670. He threw the most touchdowns with 19 and was intercepted 9 times. He also added 196 rushing yards and two scores.

Colton Klassen led the PFC in rushing yards with 911 and scored 5 times. Teammate Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette led the PFC in touchdown carries with 11 and was 4th in rushing yards with 777.

Receiver Kasim Ocaya finished 3rd in receiving yards with 443 and 5 touchdowns. 4th in the league was Thomas Bresciani with 379 yards and 4 scores. Preston Bews was 5th in the league with 376 yards and 4 touchdowns as well.


The Colts offense scored the third most points during the regular season with 248. They were number 2 in passing yards at 1973 and 2nd in rushing with 1654. They turned the ball over 23 times, third least in the PFC. 7 on interceptions, 13 on lost fumbles and 3 times on downs.

Quarterback John Kiesman led the PFC with 1801 yards passing this season and threw 12 touchdowns to go with 7 interceptions. He also had 434 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns.

Dylan Minshull was 6th in rushing with 528 yards and 6 touchdowns.Xavier Ramsay finished with 504 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Kyle Brick was the second leading receiver in the regular season with 489 yards and caught a league leading 7 touchdowns.


The Thunder defense gave up the second least points during the regular season at 164. The team finished tied for 1st in takeaways with 31, 12 on interceptions, 9 on fumble recoveries and 10 times on downs. They finished the year with 5 sacks.

Defensive back Marcus Hall led the club in tackles with 20 in 7 games played. He also recorded an interception.

Linebacker Paul Toth had 18 tackles and an interception while Jarret Seck had 17 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and a recovery.

DB Dustin Erbach led the club with 3 interceptions, that was tied for 4th most in the PFC. Erbach also had 16 solo tackles, 13 assisted and a forced fumble.

DL Matthew Williams led the way with two sacks on the year. Terry Giovannetti, Matthew Criddle and Cole Ward had the others.


The Colts defense was also second in points allowed with 164 in 8 games played. They forced the 4th most turnovers with 26. 11 on interceptions, 13 on fumbles and 2 on downs. The Colts had 13 sacks as well.

Jakub Jakoubek led the team in tackles with 31, ha also had 23 assisted tackles and a forced fumble on the season.

DB Owen Redlick finished tied for 2nd in interceptions with 5. He also had 19 tackles, a forced fumble and 2 recoveries.

Connor Robinson was tied for 4th in interceptions with 3 and had 10 tackles.

Akida Lewis led the club with 4 sacks, Jmin Pelley had 3 and Colton Burr recorded 2.


Regina's Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette led the club with 103 yards on 3 punt returns. He also had 108 yards on 5 kickoff returns.

Kristiane Desautels led the team in kickoff return yardage with 122 on 7 tries. He also put up 102 yards on 15 punt returns.

Kris Calcutt punted 29 times for a 35.9 yard average, that was 5th in the PFC. Calcutt was 10 of 14 kicking field goals as well.


The Colts Jesse Kuntz was second in the league in punt return yards with 255 on 29 tries and scored a touchdown. He also returned 12 kickoffs for 236 yards.

Kyle Byrne punted 53 times for a 32.8 yard average. That was 7th in the PFC.

Byrne also hit 6 of 11 field goals on the season. Marshall Broom went 5 for 8 in the two games he played.

Kickoff Sunday afternoon is at 1 o'clock at Mosaic Stadum. 

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