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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

RECAP: OIL KINGS 6 PATS 4


The Regina Pats continued their road trip in Edmonton on Wednesday night against the Oil Kings. The Pats were coming off a 3-2 win in Red Deer on Tuesday night. Adam Brooks, Rykr Cole and Taylor Cooper scored thegoals while Tyler Brown made 33 saves in the win. The Pats took an 8-3-0-0 record against the Central Division into the game. The Oil Kings entered the game looking to get the ship righted. Edmonton had lost three in a row and five of their last six games. The Pats were 2-0-0-0 against their conference rivals on the season with a 5-3 win at the Brandt Centre on October 11th and then 4-2 in Edmonton on October 16th. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats
Cooper-Steel-Kroeker
Berg-Brooks-Wagner
Macklin-Leschyshyn-Cole
Richards-McAmmond-Zablocki

Harrison-Hobbs
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy
Pouteau-Freadrich

Brown
Hollett
Oil Kings
Koch-Bauer-Pollock
Baddock-Koep-Kehler
Gable-Meyer-Roach
Bertolucci-Robertson-Gruninger

Carroll-Mayo
Gorda-Irving
Patterson-Dawson

Dea
Lee

Pats scratches - Knyzhov, Williams, Smith and Elmer.
Oil Kings scratches - Dillon, Yewchuk, Magnes, Mohr, Klatt and Elizarov. 

In the first period the Oil Kings got the first powerplay and opened the scoring. Kole Gable with his 2nd of the season unassisted at 6:43 and it was 1-0. The Pats powerplay responded at 8:59 when Connor Hobbs hammered a slap shot from the point for his 5th from Sam Steel and Adam Brooks and it was 1-1. 29 seconds later the Oil Kings took the lead back off a faceoff in the Pats zone. Jordan Dawson launched a wrist shot from the right point and it got through a mass of bodies and went into the top corner for his first WHL goal at 9:28 and it was 2-1. The Pats got two straight poweprlays after that and on the second Connor Hobbs scored his second of the night, 6th of the season from the slot at 15:37. Adam Brooks the lone assist and it was 2-2. That was the score after 1 with the Pats leading on the shot clock 12-7.

The game really slowed down in the middle period. The Pats had one powerplay and the Oil Kings had two but neither team generated much offensively. At the midway point of the frame both teams had just two shots a piece in the period. The Pats did get breakaways from Colton Kroeker and Austin Wagner but both were stopped. The Oil Kings did find the go ahead goal at 16:25. Lane Bauer was all alone in front, took a pass and scored his 13th from Dysin Mayo and Brett Pollock and it was 3-2. With 14 seconds left in the frame Bauer scored his second of the night, this time on the backhand, his 14th from Luke Bertolucci and Brett Pollock and it was 4-2, that was the score after 2. The Oil Kings outshot the Pats 9-5 in the period but the Pats led 17-16 overall.

In the third the Oil Kings went up 5-2 at 2:25. Tyler Robertson jammed in a rebound for his 8th from Jordan Dawson and Luke Bertolucci. That was it for Tyler Browns night, he was replaced by Jordan Hollett. The Pats got a short handed goal at 2:44 from Austin Wagner, his 8th of the year and it was a 5-3 scoreline. The Oil Kings went back up by three on a breakaway goal from Brett Pollock at 6:33 and it was 6-3. The Pats got another one back when Adam Brooks scored his 12th from Sam Steel and Aaron Macklin at 10:27 and it was 6-4 but that was all the scoring for the night and Edmoton took the two points. The Oil Kings outshot the Pats 14-9 in the period and 30-26 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 3 for 7 in the game while the penalty kill was 5 for 6.

The third star of thegame went to the Pats Connor Hobbs who had two goals in the loss. The second star to the Oil Kings Brett Pollock who scored and had two assists and the first star to Edmonton's Lane Bauer who scored twice and added a helper. 

The Pats play again on Friday in Calgary against the Hitmen with an 8 o'clock puck drop on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Oil Kings PP Goal at 6:43. Kole Gable (2) unassisted.

Pats PP Goal at 8:59. Connor Hobbs (5) from Sam Steel (16) and Adam Brooks (17).

Oil Kings Goal at 9:28. Jordan Dawson (1) from Kole Gable (2) and Dario Meyer (6).

Pats PP Goal at 15:37. Connor Hobbs (6) from Adam Brooks (18). 

2nd Period

Oil Kings Goal at 16:25. Lane Bauer (13) from Dysin Mayo (14) and Brett Pollock (16).

Oil Kings Goal at 19:46. Lane Bauer (14) from Luke Bertolucci (5) and Brett Pollock (17). 

3rd Period

Oil Kings Goal at 2:25. Tyler Robertson (8) from Jordan Dawson (2) and Luke Bertolucci (6).

Pats SH Goal at 2:44. Austin Wagner (8) unassisted.

Oil Kings Goal at 6:33. Brett Pollock (10) from Lane Bauer (15).

Pats PP Goal at 10:27. Adam Brooks (12) from Sam Steel (17) and Aaron Macklin (4).


For the radio highlights and post game interview with Assistant Coach and Assistant GM Dave Struch click here: http://620ckrm.com/blogs/patswhl/?p=2068











1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Watching the Pat vets make mistake after mistake and the rookies sitting on the bench or stands and not getting any chance what so ever to show what they have, is getting frustrating to watch. I am not sure if the coaches really have a feel for these boys. If all they are wanting is to play the vets then load up with 19 year olds and send your 16-17 year olds somewhere that they will be developed.