Tuesday, November 24, 2015


The Regina Pats were in Red Deer on Tuesday night to take on the Rebels for the second time this season. The Pats won the first match up at the Brandt Centre on November 13th, 8-5, thanks to a 4 point night from Adam Brooks. The Pats however had lost two in a row entering the game including in overtime on Saturday in Prince Albert 4-3. The Rebels meanwhile had won two straight including 6-1 over Saskatoon on Saturday. This was the first of four games in five nights for the Pats as apart of nine straight games on the road. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.



Kopeck-W. Johnson-Bleackley
Hagel-de Wit-R. Johnson



Pats scratches - Knyzhov, Williams, Richards and Elmer.
Rebels scratches - Mahura, Doetzel, Pratt and Purtill. 

In the first period the Pats got off to a good start with some good offensive zone time. The Rebels though generated some great scoring chances but Tyler Brown robbed Colton Bobyk and Adam Musil to keep the game scoreless. The Pats opened the scoring at the 12 minute mark when Adam Brooks scored on his own rebound for his 11th of the season. Adam Berg and Austin Wagner the assists and it was 1-0. The Pats took three straight penalties after that and found themselves down 2 men for 1:06. That's when Ivan Nikolishin skated into the slot and snapped home his 16th from Haydn Fleury and Colton Bobyk and it was 1-1. That was the score through 20 minutes with the Rebels leading on the shot clock 11-10. Both Chase Harrison and Luc Smith left the game for the Pats in the period, Harrison returned to the game but Smith did not.

In the second the Pats took the 2-1 lead 1:18 into the period. Rykr Cole carried into the offensive zone on the left wing and fired one off a stick and in for his 3rd of the season from Chase Harrison.  A minute after that Rylan Toth was pulled after allowing 2 goals on 13 shots and Trevor Martin replaced him. However Martin who did not face a shot was taken back out of the game and Toth went back in. The Rebels tied it up at 4:59 when Connor Bleackley scored on a rebound with assists to Presten Kopeck and Austin Strand and it was 2-2. 13 seconds later the Pats took the lead back. Taylor Cooper shot from the left circle and beat Toth for his 3rd with assists to Sam Steel and Colton Kroeker at 5:12 and it was 3-2. The Pats had 2 powerplays after that but did not score and then the Rebels turned it up in the final two minutes but the Pats held on and took the 3-2 lead to the break. The Pats outshot the Rebels 20-15 in the period and led 30-26 overall.

In the third the Pats had two powerplays but couldn't find the 2 goal lead. The Rebels picked up a powerplay as well but the game stayed 3-2. With 2:50 left on the clock the Rebels got their 2nd and 3rd powerplays of the frame on a 4 minute high sticking penalty. The Pats penalty kill came up huge and Tyler Brown made a huge save on Ivan Nikolishin and they held on to win 3-2 and improve to 2-0-0-0 against the Rebels on the season. The Rebels outshot Regina 9-6 in the period but the Pats led 36-35 overall.

The Pats powerplay was oh for 4 in the contest while the penalty kill went 6 for 7.

The third star of the game went to the Rebels Connor Bleackley who had a goal in the loss. The second star to the Pats Taylo Cooper who scored the game winner and the 1st star to Tyler Brown who made 33 saves for the win. 

The Pats are right back at it Wednesday night in Edmonton against the Oil Kings with an 8 o'clock puck drop Regina time on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Pats Goal at 12:00. Adam Brooks (11) from Adam Berg and Austin Wagner.

Reels 5v3 PP Goal at 18:04. Ivan Nikolishin (16) from Haydn Fleury and Colton Bobyk. 

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 1:18. Rykr Cole (3) from Chase Harrison.

Rebels Goal at 4:59. Connor Bleackley (3) from Presten Kopeck and Austin Strand.

Pats Goal at 5:12. Taylor Cooper (3) from Sam Steel and Colton Kroeker. 

3rd Period 


For the radio highlights and post game interview with Assistant Coach Brad Herauf click here:


Anonymous said...

Any word on Williams injury?

Phil Andrews said...

He is still day to day