Saturday, December 19, 2015


The Regina Pats wrapped up their pre-Christmas schedule on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre against the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Pats were looking to end on a high note and snap a three game slide. The club lost 6-4 to the Saskatoon Blades on Friday night where they found themselves down 5-0 but battled back to get within a goal but the Blades held on for the win. The Warriors were also looking to snap a bit of a losing skid having dropped 2 in a row including a 2-1 decision at home to the Kamloops Blazers on Friday night. The Pats got Colby Williams back into the lineup for the game and held a 2-2-0-1 record against the Warriors on the season heading into the contest. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.






Pats scratches - Zborovskiy, Hilsendager, Knyzhov, Richards and Elmer. 
Warriors scratches - Perillat, Smejkal, Point and Howden. 

In the first period the Pats got the start they wanted and put the first 10 shots on goal and scored the first two of the game. First Colby Williams saw his point shot ricocheted off two Warriors and end up in the net for his 4th at 5:10. Liam Schioler with his first WHL point with an assist and Adam Brooks extended his point streak to 6 games with the other helper. The Pats then got it to 2-0 at 11:20 on a pretty passing play. Adam Brooks fed Austin Wagner right side and he found Taylor Cooper on the back door with a beautiful no-look backhand feed and Cooper buried his 6th of the year. The Warriors got one back at 17:19 when Ryan Bowen scored on his own rebound for his 4th with the lone assist to Jesse Shynkaruk and it was a 2-1 game. That's how the period ended with the Pats leading on the shot clock 15-3.

The Pats started the second with 1:34 of powerplay time. but did not score. They kept it coming however and allowed just one shot against through more than 10 minutes in the period. Austin Wagner was then hauled down on a breakaway and awarded a penalty shot however Sawchenko made a shoulder save to keep the Warriors within a goal. Wagner did however make it a 3-1 game less than a minute later. He hammered a slap shot from the slot for his 12th with assists to Liam Schioler and Adam Brooks at 14:47. The Pats took the two goal lead to the break, they outshot Moose Jaw 16-11 in the period and 31-14 overall.

In the third the Warriors got within 1 at 1:58 when Tristan Langan snapped home his first WHL goal with an assist to Landon Quinney and it was 3-2. Then on the powerplay at 12:16 the Warriors tied the game as Ryan Bowen's shot from the right circle squeaked through Tyler Brown for his second of the night and 5th of the season. Nikita Popugaev and Jesse Shynkaruk the asssists and it was 3-3. The game stayed that way through 60 minutes. The shots on goal were 11-11 in the 3rd and the Pats led overall 42-15.

In OT Marc McNulty tried centering feed from behind the net and it went off a skate and beat Tyler Brown 5-hole for his 4th at 4:19. Assists to Jesse Shynkaruk and Tanner Faith and the Warriors to the 4-3 win.

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

The third star of the game went to the Pats Adam Brooks who had a 3 assist night. The second star to the Warriors Ryan Bowen who scored twice and the first star to Moose Jaw's Zach Sawchenko who made 41 saves in the win. 

The Pats are off for the Christmas break until December 27th when they head to Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings at 4 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats Goal at 5:10. Colby Williams (4) from Liam Schioler and Adam Brooks.

Pats Goal at 11:20. Taylor Cooper (6) from Austin Wagner and Adam Brooks.

Warriors Goal at 17:19. Ryan Bowen (4) from Jesse Shynkaruk. 

2nd Period

Pats Goal at 14:47. Austin Wagner (12) from Liam Schioler and Adam Brooks. 

3rd Period

Warriors Goal at 1:58. Tristan Langan (1) from Landon Quinney.

Warriors PP Goal at 12:16. Ryan Bowen (5) from Nikita Popugaev and Jesse Shynkaruk.


Warriors Goal at 4:19. Marc McNulty (4) from Jesse Shynkaruk and Tanner Faith.

Here are the radio highlights and post game interviews with Assistant Coach and Assistant GM Dave Struch and forward Adam Brooks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I disagree that the team should have had a better fate. They got what they deserved. After side stepping it Struch admitted they hadn't played a full 60. Getting close but not enough. Mj was outplayed for about 50 minutes but the stuck with it the full 60+ and that's why they won. Had the Pats done that and buried a few more chances, they could have won going away. This is the third consecutive time they've given up a late lead to MJ. It's simply not good enough and there is lots to be concerned about. It was much better for one game tonight but still not a full game effort.