Friday, November 27, 2015


The Regina Pats were in Calgary on Friday night looking to snap a 7 game losing streak at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Pats were coming off a 6-4 loss in Edmonton on Wednesday where Adam Brooks had a four point nigh but it wasn't enough. The Hitmen meanwhile beat the Saskatoon Blades 4-2 on Wednesday for their 7th consecutive victory. They held a 2-0-0-0 record against the Pats going into Friday night. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.




Zipp-Tr. Sanheim


Pats scratches - Williams, Richards, Smith and Pouteau. 
Hitmen scratches - Dumba, LaPointe, Dorsey, Platt, Houck and Hyman. 

In the first period it was a tight checking game to start. The Pats got the games first powerplay but did not score but did get the opening marker at 16:30. Jake Leschsyhsyn took a loose puck in the left circle and buried his 3rd from Connor Hobbs and Taylor Cooper and it was 1-0. The Hitmen tied it up 11 seconds later when Jakub Stukel split the defence, made a nice move and finished on the back hand for his 12th from Loch Morrison and Radel Fazleev at 16:41 and it was 1-1. The Hitmen got their first powerplay with 1:25 left but the Pats killed that time and it was 1-1 after 1. The Pats led on the shot clock 8-7.

In the second the Pats killed off the remaining powerplay time and the game went back and forth with zone time and chances. The Pats got their second powerplay of the game just over halfway through the frame and at 13:11 took the lead. Colton Kroeker tipped in his 4th of the season with assists to Sergey Zborovskiy and Taylor Cooper and it was 2-1. The Pats got another powerplay after that but 1:12 into it took a minor of their own. 4 on 4 the Pats almost made it 3-1 on a great move and shot by Jake Leschyshyn but it was stopped and then Sergey Zbrovoskiy followed on the rebound but was stopped as well. 2 seconds later the Hitmen went to their abbreviated powerplay and tied the game. Jakub Stukel potted his second of the night and it was 2-2. Radel Fazleev and Travis Sanheim the assists at 17:35. The period ended at 2-2 with the Pats outshooting Calgary 11-9 in the period and 19-16 overall.

In the third the Pats got the go ahead goal at 15:05 thanks to Jake Leschyshyn from Adam Berg and Austin Wagner and it was 3-2. The Hitmen pulled Porter for the extra attacker and with 14.2 seconds left tied the game. Travis Sanheim with his 7th from Layne Bensmiller at 19:46 and it was 3-3 forcing overtime. The Hitmen outshot the Pats 16-14 in the period but the Pats led overall 33-32.

In OT the Pats got a poweprlay but did not score but moments after Jake Leschyshyn copmpleted his hattrick for the game winner at 3:01. Sergey Zborovskiy the lone assist and the Pats snapped a 7 game losing streak in Calgary, 4-3 the final.

The Pats poweprlay was 1 for 5 in the game and the penalty kill was 1 for 2. 

The Pats play their 4th game in 5 days on Saturday in Red Deer against the Rebels at 8 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Pats Goal at 16:30. Jake Leschyshyn (3) from Connor Hobbs and Taylor Cooper.

Hitmen Goal at 16:41. Jakub Stukel (12) from Loch Morrison and Radel Fazleev. 

2nd Period 

Pats PP Goal at 13:11. Colton Kroeker (4) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Taylor Cooper.

Hitmen PP Goal at 17:35. Jakub Stukel (13) from Radel Fazleev and Travis Sanheim. 

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 15:05. Jake Leschyshyn (4) from Adam Berg and Austin Wagner.

Hitmen 6v5 Goal at 19:46. Travis Sanheim (7) from Layne Bensmiller and Pavel Karnaukhov.


Pats Goal at 3:01. Jake Leschyshyn (5) from Sergey Zborovskiy. 

For the radio highlights and post game interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock clock here:


william weppler said...

Can't believe Jake L didn't get 1st star!!!! Homers!! :))

Great win tonight and should give Jake a lot of confidence. Any word on Williams injury?

PS - watched the game down here in Phoenix on WHL Live. Great app!

Anonymous said...

Leschyshyn proved what happens when you go to the greasy areas. He was willing to go to the net and was rewarded. Perhaps some of the others will start doing the same. Still it's nice to see him get going and it should be a confidence booster. Too bad about the game up in Edmonton. They should have been 3-0 in Alberta.

RWAH said...

Bill good comment on the three stars Jake L deserved #1. To bad we could not get a little more homer in our building.
Same thing happened in Brandon when Brown stopped 51 shots of 53 and did not get #1 star a Brandon 20 year old with zero points in the game is selected. Homers there too