Saturday, November 7, 2015


The Regina Pats were home to the WHL's top team in the Victoria Royals on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were coming off a 3-1 loss in Swift Current on Friday night where Tyler Brown made 37 saves on 39 shots and Taylor Cooper scored his first goal of the year in the defeat. The Royals meanwhile won in Brandon on Friday 4-1, their 5th straight win and were looking for the sweep on their East Division road trip against Regina. The Royals entered the night with 27 points in 19 games and were atop the league standings. The Pats were without Connor Hobbs, Aaron Macklin and Rykr Cole once again. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                Royals
Cooper-Steel-Kroeker                    Dmytriw-Fisher-Thomson
Berg-Brooks-Wagner                   Peckford-Soy-Walker
Richards-McAmmond-Zablocki    Forsberg-Hanoun-Phillips
Woods-Smith-Elmer                      Nagy-Bobylev-Price

Pouteau-Harrison                        Hicketts-Pachal
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                Reddekopp-Gagnon
Knyzhov-Freadrich                        Jarratt-Ibragimov

Brown                                           Outhouse
Hollett                                            Vollrath

Pats scratches - Williams, Macklin, Leschyshyn and Hobbs.
Royals scratches - Wharrie, Walford, Anderson and Dykstra.

In the first period the Pats got off to a good start and almost got the games first goal just over 8 minutes in when Jake Elmer made a great move and fired on the backhand but hit the crossbar. On the fast break the other way Jared Dmitriw took a pass in the slot and buried his 3rd of the season from Tyler Thompson and Logan Fisher at 8:41 and it was 1-0. The Pats got that one back at 14:13 when Jared Freadrich kept a puck in at the right point and slapped home his 1st ever WHL goal to make it a 1-1 game. The Royals then got the games first powerplay and 12 seconds into it Jack Walker scored on his own rebound for his 4th from Vladimir Bobylev and Tyler Soy and it was 2-1. That was how the period ended with the Royals up on the shot clock 6-5.

In the second the Pats got off to a good start in the period but the Royals were the ones who got the next goal. Tyler Thompson fired from the left side and scored his first at 4:15. Logan Fisher the lone assist and it was 3-1 and that was it for Tyler Brown in the Pats goal. He allowed 3 goals on 9 shots. Jordan Hollett replaced him and was busy making 11 straight saves. The Royals got the 4-1 goal at 19:14 when Nikolai Knyzhov turned the puck over in his own zone and Jack Walker walked in all alone and scored his second of the night, 5th of the season unassisted. The Royals took the 3 goal lead o the break, they outshot the Pats 17-11 in the period and led 23-16 overall. Jordan Hollett a very solid 15:45 of work stopping 11 of 12 shots faced.

In the third the Royals got two more, the first from Matthew Phillips and the second from Tyler Thompson at 13:46 and 15:49 to make it a 6-1 game. The Royals outshot the Pats 15-7 in the period and 38-23 overall.

The Pats powerplay was oh for 4 and the penalty kill was 1 for 3.

The third star of the game went to the Royals Tyler Thompson who had a goal and an assist. The second star to the Royals Logan Fisher who had two helpers and the first star to Jack Walker who scored twice.

The Pats are off until Friday when they host the Red Deer Rebels at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Royals Goal at 8:41. Jared Dmytriw (3) from Tyler Thomson and Logan Fisher.

Pats Goal at 14:13. Jared Freadrich (1) unassisted.

Royals PP Goal at 16:40. Jack Walker (4) from Vladimir Bobylev and Tyler Soy.

2nd Period 

Royals Goal at 4:15. Tyler Thompson (1) from Logan Fisher.

Royals Goal at 19:14. Jack Walker (5) unassisted.

3rd Period 

Royals Goal at 13:46. Matthew Phillips (8) unassisted.

Royals PP Goal at 15:59. Tyler Thompson (2) Ryan Gagnon and Jared Dmytriw.

Here are the radio highlights and post game interviews with Assistant Coach Brad Herauf and defenceman Jared Freadrich.

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Anonymous said...

Victoria is a shade younger than us and they completely schooled us. This wasn't a veteran club kicking our butts. If the Royals are this good why aren't we? Why is their talent better than ours? Who will be Mem Cup contenders in two seasons? The Pats have been bad three out of their last four games. This slump is more serious than some are suggesting. Coach Herauf appears to be a little less learned than one would expect. He says you have to positively reinforce these guys however how do you reinforce negative behaviour and expect different results. Perhaps his inexperience affects his grasp of the situation.

With a tough home stand and the team playing as poorly as it is, this could get ugly very quickly. This home stand is followed by nine road games. Unless something is done we could be cellar dwellers by the time that's over. Leadership, talent, work ethic, grit and chemistry are all big concerns..

Anonymous said...

Anon ....... Show your face so I can come slap it. Don't hide behind the scenes. The team is inexperienced with there older players not performing right now & 2 goalies trying to find there stride. With good tending that was a much closer game than the score showed. After a couple weak goals the team shut down. Yes that's inexperience. Your negative spew is getting old. Idiot!

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Anonymous said...

Phil I think the bigger question is why would you allow or condone a poster to specifically threaten another poster with physical violence? "show your face so I can come slap it" There are kooks out there who threaten violence to people and it should be a concern that is taken seriously. You seemingly take the part of that poster by trying to put your own slant on an innocuous response. The response you refer to makes no direct specific reference to anyone doing anything to anyone. You can never go wrong with good advice. It's a criminal offence to make a direct threat to do physical harm to someone, and only one person did that. Your response is entirely inappropriate and lacks credibility.

Anonymous said...

To the 1st,3rd & 5th poster. I am not sure if you are a black belt grade 8 English teacher but the Pat's do not need a negative viewer like yourself spewing your crap around the web. Just stay at home in your kids basement and stay away from the rink and refrain from being a armchair coach, manager or owner. We would all appreciate it. Thanks.