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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

RECAP: PATS 4 TIGERS 2


The Regina Pats were going for a 3rd straight victory on Tuesday night at the Brandt Centre when they hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Pats beat two top 10 CHL teams on the weekend in the Red Deer Rebels and Lethbridge Hurricanes, scoring 13 times in the two games. Adam Brooks led the way with 6 helpers and Colby Williams made his season debut scoring twice, adding an assist and was a plus 6 in the two contests. The Tigers were coming off a 6-3 win over the Kootenay Ice on Saturday in Mack Shields debut in a Medicine Hat uniform. The Pats beat the Tigers in the clubs first meeting of the season back in October 6-2. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

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

Harrison-Williams
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy
Pouteau-Freadrich

Brown
Hollett
Tigers
Bradley-Owre-Sanford
Shaw-Butcher-Gerlach
Rassell-Mowbray-Fischer
Jevne-Hamblin-Fantillo

Stanton-Kirichenko
Schultz-Quenneville
Clouston-Forrest

Shields
Schneider

Pats scratches - Knyzhov, Macklin, Elmer and Hobbs.
Tigers scratches - Heid and Preziuso. 

In the first period the Tigers got off to a good start and had all the early pressure. The best chance came from Max Gerlach on a back door feed but Tyler Brown flashed the glove and kept the game scoreless. Medicine Hat got the games first powerplay over halfway through the period. On a faceoff in the Pats zone, the Tigers won it but it split the D and went down the ice. Colton Kroeker then skated in on the forecheck and forced a turnover, centered for Sam Steel who out waited Mack Shields and scored his 7th of the year. A shorthanded goal at 11:58 and it was 1-0. The Pats got a powerplay of their own after that and moved the puck well and had some good looks but Shields was sharp and it remained a 1-0 game. In the final minute Austin Wagner tried to left a stick but took a four minute high sticking penalty. The Pats killed the first 29 seconds to finish the first but 3:31 carried over into the 2nd. The Pats led 1-0 at the break but trailed on the shot clock 10-7.

In the second the Tigers kept pushing with the powerplay and in the minutes afterwards but Tyler Brown was on his game and kept his team ahead by 1. The game turned into an emotional affair and there were two fights in the period. First the Pats Lane Zablocki fought Mason Shaw and then Luc Smith dropped the gloves with Zach Fischer. The Pats had a powerplay after that but did not score and the Tigers found the tieing goal in the later stages. Max Gelach poked in a loose puck that was sitting on the goalline for his 8th of the year from Chad Butcher at 17:10 and it was 1-1. That was the score after 2 with the Tigers outshooting Regina 20-12 in the period and led 30-19 overall.

In the third the Pats started with 53 seconds on the powerplay but did not score. The game stayed 1-1 until Alex Mowbray was assessed a 5 minute major for charging. James Hilsendager left the game and did not return. The Pats could not get it going with the man advantage and in the end the Tigers scored a short handed goal. Mason Shaw stole a puck in front and buried his 4th of the year at 14:06 and it was a 2-1 Medicine Hat. The Pats responded however just 56 seconds later. Jake Leschyshyn found a loose puck in front and back handed in his 2nd of the season from Lane Zablocki and Rykr Cole at 15:02 and it was 2-2. Then 48 seconds after that Austin Wagner buried his 7th of the season from Chase Harrison and Adam Berg at 15:50 and it was 3-2. The Pats added an empty netter at 19:49 thanks to Adam Brooks, his team leading 9th from Austin Wagner and Colby Williams to make it 4-2 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot the Tigers 9-7 in the period but trailed overall 37-28.

The Pats powerplay was oh for 6 in the game and the penalty kill was oh for 3.

The third star of the game went to the Tigers Mason Shaw who scored in the loss. The second star to the Pats Tyler Brown who stopped 35 of 37 shots faced and the first star to the Pats Sam Steel who scored his 7th of the season. 

The Pats kick off a 9 game road trip on Friday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary 

1st Period 

Pats SH Goal at 11:58. Sam Steel (7) from Colton Kroeker. 

2nd Period 

Tigers Goal at 17:10. Max Gerlach (8) from Chad Butcher. 

3rd Period 

Tigers SH Goal at 14:06. Mason Shaw (4) unassisted.

Pats Goal at 15:02. Jake Leschsyhyn (2) from Lane Zablocki and Rykr Cole.

Pats Goal at 15:50. Austin Wagner (7) from Chase Harrison and Adam Berg.

Pats EN Goal at 19:49. Adam Brooks (9) from Austin Wagner and Colby Williams.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interviews with Goaltending Coach Rob Muntain and forward Colton Kroeker.



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