Friday, December 4, 2015


The Regina Pats were in Brandon on Friday night to take on the Wheat Kings. The Pats were coming off a 5-0 win in Saskatoon on Wednesday where Tyler Brown made 32 saves for his first career shutout and Adam Brooks scored twice and added an assist. The Wheat Kings beat up on the Broncos in Swift Current on Wednesday 8-0. Jayce Hawryluk scored a hattrick and had an assist while Jordan Papirny recorded his second shutout of the year making 17 saves. Brandon held a 2-0-0-0 record over the Pats heading into the contest with wins by 6-0 and 2-1 scores. The Pats got Austin Wagner and Colby Williams back into the lineup for the game. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted.



Wheat Kings



Pats scratches - Knyzhov, Smith, Freadrich and Elmer.
Wheat Kings scratches - Armour, McCorrister and Matsuba. 

In the first period the Pats went to the powerplay in the opening minute and took the 1-0 lead. Connor Hobbs beat Papirny from the blue line for his 7th of the year from Adam Brooks and Sam Steel. The Wheat Kings were given their first powerplay after that, the Pats were able to kill it off but Brandon carried the momentum for a stretch and Jordan Hollett stood tall in the Pats goal. The Pats pushed back after the media timeout and Jared McAmmond almost made it 2-0 but hit the post. The Pats got a second powerplay with 1:25 left in the period but the Wheat Kings killed it off and 35 seconds carried over into the 2nd. Brandon led the shots on goal 14-13 through 20 minutes but trailed 1-0.

In the second the Pats had two powerplays to the Wheat Kings one but neither team would score. Sam Steel and Austin Wagner almost scored shorthanded but Papirny made two big saves. The game turned surly in the second half of the period. First John Quenneville jumped Connor Hobbs and they fought and then Austin Wagner and Macoy Erkamps dropped the gloves after that. The second came to an end with the Pats up 1-0. Brandon led the shots in the period 11-8 and 25-21 overall.

In the third the Pats and Wheat Kings each had a powerplay but the game remained 1-0. With less than 2 minutes left the Wheat Kings pulled Papirny for the extra attacker and got the tieing goal. Reid Duke finished from in tight for his 14th from Nolan Patrick and John Quenneville at 18:31 and it was 1-1. The WHeat Kings almost won it after that but hit the cross bar and we went to overtime. The Wheat Kings outshot the Pats 15-9 in the 3rd and led 40-30 overall.

In OT Nolan Patrick had a great chance in the opening seconds but the Pats turned it around and Austin Wagner snapped home the game winner from the left circle at 0:43. His 9th of the year with assists to Colby Williams and Adam Brooks and the Pats took the 2-1 victory. The Wheat Kings and Pats each had a shot in OT and Brandon led 41-31 in the game.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 5 and the penalty kill was 3 for 3.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Austin Wagner who scored the game winner. The second star to Brandon netminder Jordan Papirny who stopped 29 of 31 shots faced and the first star to the Pats Jordan Hollett who stopped 40 of 41 shots. 

The Pats wrap up their stretch of 9 straight games on the road Saturday night in Moose Jaw against the Warriors at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats PP Goal at 1:06. Connor Hobbs (7) from Adam Brooks and Sam Steel. 

2nd Period


3rd Period

Wheat Kings 6v5 Goal at 18:31. Reid Duke (14) from Nolan Patrick and John Quenneville.


Pats Goal at 0:43. Austin Wagner (9) from Colby Williams and Adam Brooks.

Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with Assistant Coach Brad Herauf:

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