Saturday, November 21, 2015


The Regina Pats played their second road game in as many nights on Saturday in Prince Albert against the East Division leading Raiders. The Pats were coming off a 2-1 loss in Brandon on Friday where Tyler Brown made 51 saves but Taylor Cooper scored the lone goal and the Pats took the defeat. The Raiders had been off since Tuesday when they beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 4-1. The Pats Colby Williams missed a second straight game with an unspecified injury. He is day to day, the ailment is diffeent from the one that kept him out of the lineup to start the year. The Raiders won the only other meeting of the season prior to Saturday 2-1 in OT on October 25th at the Brandt Centre. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.






Pats scratches - Williams, Cooper, Smith and Freadrich. 
Raiders scratches - Warkentine. 

In the first period the Pats got into some early penalty trouble and went down 2 men for 31 seconds but the the penalty kill came up big to keep the game scoreless. The Pats then got the games first goal as Connor Hobbs hammered a slap shot from the right point and Adam Berg tipped home his 4th of the year. Austin Wagner the second assist at the 8 minute mark and it was 1-0. The Pats got two straight powerplays after that but did not score and then the Raiders tied it up. Reid Gardiner shot from the right circle and it ricocheted off a couple of legs and found Simon Stransky all alone on the back door and he finished his 9th of the year at 14:51. Gardiner and Austin Glover the assists and it was 1-1.  That was the score after 1 with the Raiders up on the shot clock 19-12.

In the second the Pats took the lead just 39 seconds in when Chase Harrison shot from the left point, it went off the stick of Brendan Guhle and in for his 3rd of the year. Austin Wagner and Adam Brooks the assists and it was 2-1. The Pats then went to a 5 on 3 powerplay and went up 3-1 when Adam Brooks scored his 10th from the right circle at 3:22. Connor Hobbs and Sam Steel the assists. The Pats almost made it 4-1 twice after that but Rylan Parenteau absolutely robbed Sam Steel on the back door and then stoned Jared McAmmond with the glove. Play continued and then Connor Hobbs took a heavy hit along the boards at center from Parker Kelly. Austin Wagner stepped in to fight Kelly and Hobbs got up and dropped the gloves with Dylan Williamson. Wagner was given 2 for instigation, Hobbs as well plus a game misconduct for the second fight rule. The Raiders went up 2 men and got within a goal. Jesse Lees snapped home his 9th from the slot from Reid Gardiner and Austin Glover at 15:10 and it was 3-2. It stayed that way until the final minute when Simon Stransky scored his 2nd of the night and 10th of the season on a 2 on 1 at 19:22. Austin Glover and Reid Gardiner the assists and it was 3-3 after 2 periods. The Raiders outshot the Pats 13-8 in the frame and led 32-20 overall.

In the third neither team had a powerplay and neither team scored. The Raiders led on the shot clock 12-7 in the period but the game needed overtime.

In the final period the Raiders won the faceoff, Reid Gardiner took a right wing pass and rifled a shot off the far post and in for the game winner just 11 seconds in. His 17th with assists to Austin Glover and Jesse Lees and 4-3 was the final score. The Raiders outshot the Pats 45-27 in the contest.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 6 and the penalty kill went 4 for 5.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Adam Brooks who had a goal and an assist in the loss. The second star to the Raiders Simon Stransky who scored twice and the first star to the Raiders Reid Gardiner who scored the game winner and added 3 assists. 

The Pats continue their 9 game road stretch on Tuesday in Red Deer against the Rebels at 8 PM on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Pats Goal at 8:00. Adam Berg (4) from Connor Hobbs and Austin Wagner.

Raiders Goal at 14:51. Simon Stransky (9) from Reid Gardiner and Austin Glover. 

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 0:39. Chase Harrison (3) from Austin Wagner and Adam Brooks.

Pats 5v3 PP Goal at 3:22. Adam Brooks (10) from Connor Hobbs and Sam Steel.

Raiders 5v3 PP Goal at 15:10. Jesse Lees (9) from Reid Gardiner and Austin Glover.

Raiders Goal at 19:22. Simon Stransky (10) from Austin Glover and Reid Gardiner. 

3rd Period 



Raiders Goal at 0:11. Reid Gardiner (17) from Austin Glover and Jesse Lees.

Click here for the radio highlights and post game interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock.


william weppler said...

Any insight on Williams injury Phil?

Phil Andrews said...

He is day to day