Wednesday, December 30, 2015


The Regina Pats played their third game in four nights on Wednesday in Prince Albert against the Raiders. The Pats were coming off a 3-1 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday where Adam Brooks scored a goal and added 2 helpers as Regina snapped their five game winless streak. The Raiders meanwhile dropped an overtime decision in Swift Current to the Broncos 3-2 on Tuesday. The Pats and Raiders had played two previous times this season, both went to overtime and both times the Raiders came away with the extra point. Here are the lineup's from Wednesdays game with the starters highlighted.






Pats scratches - Knyzhov, Kroeker, Freadrich, Pouteau and Cole. 
Raiders scratches - Paivarinta, Glover and Stransky. 

In the first period the Pats got off to a great start with a goal just 34 seconds in. Colby Williams buried a rebound for his 5th with assists to Chase Harrison and Austin Wagner and it was 1-0. The game stayed 1-0 until the midway point when the Raiders tied it up. Vojtech Budik hammered a slapshot from the left circle for his 2nd with assists to Parker Kelly and Sean Montgomery at 9:11 and it was 1-1. Late in the frame Prince Albert took their first lead when Jesse Lees tipped a centering feed from Reid Gardiner and scored his 13th at 18:55 to make it 2-1 and that was the score through 1 period. The Raiders outshot the Pats 13-8 in the period. 

In the second the Pats evened things up at the 2:14 mark when Sergey Zborovskiy took a loose puck in the left circle and scored into an empty net for his 5th. Goaltender Ian Scott was down and out after Sam Steel was cross checked by Reid Gardiner into his own goalie. The game was tied 2-2, assists on the goal to Lane Zablocki and James Hilsendager. Then after the referees missed an interference penalty on Adam Berg, Berg gave the Pats the 3-2 lead at 3:24. Berg with his 8th with assists to Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner. The Pats then took a penalty and killed it off but after it expired Luke Coleman tipped in his 10th from Tim Vanstone and Jordan Tkatch at 8:46 to tie the game 3-3. And then the Raiders went to another powerplay and on it Jordan Tkatch banged in a loose puck for his 9th with assists to Luke Coleman and Sean Montgomery at 9:47 to give Prince Albert the 4-3 lead. That was the score through 2, the Pats outshot Prince Albert 11-9 in the period but trailed 22-19 overall.

In the third the Pats tied it up at 1:44 when Austin Wagner finished off a pretty passing play with Adam Brooks and Adam Berg for his 13th and it was 4-4. The Raiders got the lead back at 2:57 when Parker Kelly got his second of the year with assists to Dalton Yorke and Jordan Tkatch and it was 5-4. The Pats got the game even at 15:44 when Luc Smith had a puck go off his skate and in for his 2nd from Adam Brooks and Jared McAmmond and it was 5-5. That was the score after 3 with the shots on goal in the 3rd tied 9-9 and the Raiders leading overall 31-28.

In overtime the Pats had a breakaway in the ealry seconds from Adam Brooks but Ian Scott stopped him and then after that Scott may have made the save of the WHL season. He went post to post and absolutely robbed Sam Steel. The game remained 5-5 after OT, the Raiders outshot the Pats 6-3 in the period.

In the shootout the teams were tied 2-2 after 3 shooters. Jordan Tkatch scored for P.A. in the 4th round and Adam Berg could not and the Raiders took the 6-5 victory.

The Pats powerplay was oh for 2 in the game and the penalty kill was 3 for 4.

The games 3rd star went to the Raiders Parker Kelly who had a goal and an assist. The second star to the Pats Austin Wagner who had a goal and two assists and the first star to the Raiders Jordan Tkatch who had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner.

The Pats return to action on Friday when they host the Swift Current Broncos at 7 o'clock at the Brandt Centre. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats Goal at 0:34. Colby Williams (5) from Chase Harrison and Austin Wagner.

Raiders Goal at 9:11. Vojtech Budik (2) from Parker Kelly and Sean Montgomery. 

Raiders Goal at 18:55. Jesse Lees (13) from Reid Gardiner. 

2nd Period

Pats Goal at 2:14. Sergey Zborovskiy (5) from Lane Zablocki and James Hilsendager.

Pats Goal at 3:24. Adam Berg (8) from Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner.

Raiders Goal at 8:46. Luke Coleman (10) from Tim Vanstone and Jordan Tkatch.

Raiders PP Goal at 9:47. Jordan Tkatch (9) from Luke Coleman and Sean Montgomery. 

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 1:44. Austin Wagner (13) from Adam Brooks and Adam Berg.

Raiders Goal at 2:57. Parker Kelly (2) from Dalton Yorke and Jordan Tkatch.

Pats Goal at 15:44. Luc Smith (2) from Adam Brooks and Jared McAmmond.



Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with assistant coach Brad Herauf.


Anonymous said...

Sadly this team is still finding ways to lose. they score five on the road but turn it into a loss. One or two stops in regular time and it's a win. Two great chances in OT but no win. Three of four in the shootout go in and the other shot goes wide. It seems when the offence is good, the goaltending and defence isn't. When the goaltending is good, we don't score. It may be a SO loss but still very disheartening to fans that this team can't rise above mediocrity.

william weppler said...

On the other hand an exciting Junior game where the lead changed hands several times; lots of scoring; great chances for both sides in OT; and goes to extra shooters is SO!!


Anonymous said...

To Willy: you're right it's not all about winning it was about developing ALL the young guys for a year or 2 down the road. With a select few getting the opportunity handed to them it looks like nothing is really happening like ownership and management preached.