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Saturday, January 31, 2015

PATS 6 HURRICANES 2


The Regina Pats (26-17-4-2) wrapped up their two game road trip Saturday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes (12-30-3-3). The Pats were coming off a 4-3 overtime loss in Cranbrook on Friday where they came back from down 3-0 to force the extra frame. The Hurricanes lose Friday 6-3 at home to the Kelowna Rockets. The Pats were 2-0-1-0 against Lethbridge on the season and needed a win to snap a 6 game losing skid. Regina was 7 points up on Swift Current for 2nd spot in the East Division heading into Saturday night. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                        Hurricanes
Cooper-Steel-Padakin                                           Winther-Lindgren-Baltram
Christoffer-Kroeker-Wagner                                    Folk-White-Skumatov
Gabrielle-D'Amico-Cole                                          Burke-Estephan-Watson
Berg-Smith                                                              Wesley

Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                                          Nielson-Reagan
Williams-Hobbs                                                    Jensen-Pankewicz
Harrison-Hansen                                                     Fafard-Allan
Krushen

Wapple                                                                 Sittler
Brown                                                                    Skinner

Pats scratches - Brooks, McAmmond and Mortlock.
Hurricanes scratches - Walters, Wong, Sheen, Kennedy and Amson.

In the first period the Pats got off to a good start and had some great chances but could not beat Jayden Sittler. The Pats got the games first powerplay after Colby Williams was sent head first into the end wall on a hit from Carter Folk but the Pats did not score. The Hurricanes got a powerplay as well in the frame which the Pats killed off. Lethbridge opened the scoring with 4.1 seconds left in the period as the Pats could not clear the defensive zone and Pavel Skumatov took a centering feed from Kade Jensen and buried his 5th at 19:56 and it was 1-0 Canes after 1. The Pats oushot Lethbridge 14-12 in the period.

In the second the Hurricanes got an early powerplay and Mike Winther came so close to giving Lethbridge the 2-0 lead but Wapple denied him with the blocker. After that the Pats found their game again. At 10:24 they found the tieing goal after a great shift from Adam Berg, Austin Wagner and Luc Smith. berg would shoot from a sharp angle and it went off a skate and in for his 1st in the WHL and it was 1-1. Then at 13:30 Austin Wagner gave the Pats the lead with his 15th from Ryan Krushen and Adam Berg and it was 2-1. Then on the powerplay Sam Steel made it 3-1 with his 12th, the lone assist to Connor Hobbs 15:01. Patrick D'Amico then got his 15th at 16:25 from Rykr Cole and it was 4-1 Regina. The Canes got a break late after a turnover and a long shot that was tipped and stopped but Wapple had it come out of his glove and roll over the goalline. Brayden Burke was credited with his 4th from Kord Pankewicz at 17:11 and it was 4-2. That was the score after 2, the Pats outshot Lethbridge 24-5 in the period and led overall 38-17.

In the third Taylor Cooper scored on a penalty shot for his 20th at 9:31 and then Austin Wagner scored shorthanded into an empty net for his second of the game and 16th of the season at 18:17 and it was 6-2, that was the final score as the Pats snapped their 6 game losing streak. The Pats outshot the Canes 48-30 overall in the game.

The Pats poweprlay went 1 for 7 and the penalty kill was 3 for 3.

The third star of the game went to the Canes Pavel Skumatov who scored a goal in the game. The second star to Sam Steel of the Pats who also scored and the first star to Adam Berg who scored his first WHL goal and added an asisst for the Pats.

The Pats are back in action at home to Prince Albert on Tuesday at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Hurricanes Goal at 19:56. Pavel Skumatov (5) from Kade Jensen.

2nd Period 

Pats Goal at 10:24. Adam Berg (1) from Luc Smith and James Hilsendager.

Pats Goal at 13:30. Austin Wagner (15) from Ryan Krushen and Adam Berg.

Pats PP Goal at 15:01. Sam Steel (12) from Connor Hobbs.

Pats Goal at 16:25. Patrick D'Amico (15) from Rykr Cole.

Hurricanes Goal at 17:11. Brayden Burke (4) from Kord Pankewic.

3rd Period

Pats PS Goal at 9:31. Taylor Cooper (20) unassisted.

Pats EN SH Goal at 18:17. Austin Wagner (16) unassisted.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with John Paddock.



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Pats - Hurricanes Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (26-17-4-2) close out an up and down month against the Lethbridge Hurricanes (12-30-3-3) at the Enmax Centre (7 p.m.) tonight.  This is the fourth and final time the teams matchup this season.  The Pats hold a 2-0-1-0 record against the Hurricanes who won the last meeting, 5-4, in overtime.  The Pats are missing their top scorer against the ‘Canes as Adam Brooks had five points (2G, 3A) in the first three meetings of the season.  Tyler Wong leads the hosts with four points (1G, 3A) against the Pats.  The Pats’ losing skid reached six games (0-3-2-1) last night with a 4-3 overtime loss to Kootenay.  The Hurricanes also come into the game on a losing note after a 6-3 loss against the Kelowna Rockets.  Tune into tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 7:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Pats Fight Back in 4-3 OT Loss
The Ice struck for three goals in a 2:25 span in the second period of last night’s game in Cranbrook.  Matt Alfaro, Sam Reinhart and Austin Vetterl had Kootenay ahead 3-0 before Braden Christoffer cut into the lead before the end of the frame.  In the third it was the Pats with the quick strike as Austin Wagner and Pavel Padakin tallied 31 seconds apart to send the game to overtime.  Rinat Valiev scored in the extra frame to send the Ice to the 4-3 win.  Daniel Wapple stood out, making 40 saves in the loss.
Back in Action
Rookie defenceman James Hilsendager was finally able to return to the Pats’ lineup last night against the Ice.  The Lloydminster, AB product missed 17 games with an upper body injury he suffered prior to the Christmas break.  In 30 games this season, Hilsendager has two points (1G, 1A), 35 PIMs and is a +6.
Familiar Foes
Tonight marks the only game Taylor Cooper faces off against his former team in the Lethbridge Hurricanes.  The 19 year old was acquired by the Pats in exchange for defenceman Brady Reagan who also takes on his old club.  Cooper has been on a tear with 12 points (7G, 5A) in ten games.
Pats Points
Connor Hobbs had two assists in last night’s Pats loss for his first points in the Blue and White.  The Saskatoon, SK native has a total of 4 points in 22 games.  Hobbs is CSS’ 100th ranked North American Skater for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Upcoming Schedule
vs. Prince Albert – Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
vs. Saskatoon – Friday, February 6th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
vs. Spokane – Saturday, February 7th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Friday, January 30, 2015

ICE 4 PATS 3 OT


The Regina Pats (26-17-3-2) looked to snap a five game slide on Friday when they took on the Kootenay Ice (26-23-0-1). The Pats were coming off an 8-3 loss in Brandon on Saturday while the Ice lost on the road in Lethbridge on Wednesday 6-3. The Pats were without leading scorer Adam Brooks who suffered a lower body injury against the Wheat Kings and as a result Adam Berg was called up for the weekend. The Pats and Ice had split the first two games of the season series with the home team winning each time. The Pats entered Fridays action 8 points up on Swift Current for 2nd spot in the East Division. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                        Ice
Cooper-Steel-Padakin                                           Bozon-Reinhart-Zborosky
Gabrielle-D'Amico-Cole                                          Cable-Philp-Descheneau
Christoffer-Berg-Wagner                                         Vetterl-Alfaro-Marin
McAmmond-Smith-Kroeker                                    Chynoweth-Beattie-Loschiavo

Williams-Hobbs                                                     King-Valiev
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                                           Hackman-Murray
Harrison-Hansen                                                      Albee-Fleury

Wapple                                                                   Hoflin
Brown                                                                     Williams

Pats scratches - Brooks, Krushen and Mortlock.
Ice scratches - Lishchynsky, Overdyk, Wellsby and Faith.

In the first period the Pats almost scored on their opening rush as Sam Steel fed Taylor Cooper in the left circle but he missed the net on a great scoring chance. The two clubs skated well the entire period but could not score. The Ice came close on a deflection that went off the post but the puck stayed out and it was 0-0 after 1. Neither team had a powerplay and the Ice led the shots on goal 10-7.

In the second it was more of the same with neither tam getting a lot in the way of scoring chances. The Ice got the games first powerplay but the Pats killed it off. The Ice did open the scoring at 15:19 as Matt Alfaro tipped a point shot for his 7th from Tyler King and Jaedon Descheneau and it was 1-0. 39 seconds later Sam Reinhart scored on a breakaway for his 12th with assists to Troy Murray and Cale Fleury at 15:58 and it was 2-0. The Pats went to the penalty kill again shortly after that and 8 seconds into the kill the Ice went up 3-0 as Austin Vetterl scored on a rebound off the pad of Wapple for his 8th at 17:44. Tyler King and Matt Alfaro the assists. The Pats got one back before the period ended as Braden Christoffer took a left wing pass, skated into the slot and fired his 16th past Hoflin at 18:51 and it was 3-1. Connor Hobbs picked up the line assist, his first point in a Pats uniform. The Ice outshot the Pats 17-6 in the period and led overall 27-13 and took the 2 goal lead to the third.

In the third the Pats found their game and had some great scoring chances early. They got within 1 at 13:30 as Austin Wagner tipped his 14th past Hoflin from Connor Hobbs and Braden Christoffer and it was 3-2. Then 31 seconds later Pavel Padakin tied it with his 16th, assists to Taylor Cooper and Sam Steel and it was 3-3. The Ice through everything at the Pats after that but Daniel Wapple stood on his head and we went to overtime. The Pats led the shots on goal 14-13 in the third but trailed 40-27 overall.

In overtime the Ice got the game winner at 3:27 as Reinhart shot and it was partially blocked and then went off the post and right to Rinat Valiev who scored his 7th to give the Ice the 4-3 win. Kootenay outshot the Pats 3-0 in OT and 43-27 overall.

The Pats powerplay went oh for 1 in the game and the penalty kill was 1 for 2.

The third star of the game went to the Ice Matt Alfaro who had a goal and an assist. The second star to the Pats Braden Christoffer who scored and added a helper and the first star to Luke Philp who assisted on the game winner.

The Pats are back in action Saturday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes at 8 o'clock Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

NO SCORE

2nd Period

Ice Goal at 15:19. Matt Alfaro (7) from Tyler King and Jaedon Descheneau.

Ice Goal at 15:58. Sam Reinhart (12) from Troy Murray and Cale Fleury.

Ice PP Goal at 17:44. Austin Vetterl (8) from Tyler King and Matt Alfaro.

Pats Goal at 18:51. Braden Christoffer (16) from Connor Hobbs.

3rd Period 

Pats Goal at 13:30. Austin Wagner (14) from Connor Hobbs and Braden Christoffer.

Pats Goal at 14:01. Pavel Padakin (16) from Taylor Cooper and Sam Steel.

Overtime

Ice Goal at 3:27. Rinat Valiev (7) from Sam Reinhart and Luke Philp.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with Head Coach John Paddock.



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Pats - Ice Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (26-17-3-2) venture into the Central Division for the second time this month, this time to take on the Kootenay Ice (26-22-0-1) at Western Financial Place (8 p.m. CST).  It’s the teams’ third meeting of the season with both squads taking a win on home ice.  The last time the Pats and Ice came together was in Cranbrook with Wyatt Hoflin standing out in a 1-0 shutout win for Kootenay.  Taylor Cooper leads the Pats with three points (2G, 1A) in three games against the Ice as a member of the Hurricanes.  Jaedon Descheneau tops Kootenay with four points (3G, 1A), all of them coming in one game against the Pats.  Coming into tonight’s game, the Pats try to shake off a five game losing skid (0-3-1-1) including Saturday’s 8-3 loss in Brandon.  The Ice are riding a four game winning streak after a 7-4 win over Prince George.  Tune into tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 7:35 p.m. CST

Lead Up: Pats Drop 8-3 Decision in Brandon
The Pats opened the scoring and held a 2-1 lead past the midway point of their final game in Brandon this season.  The lead didn’t hold as the Wheat Kings displayed their explosive offence by putting up seven unanswered goals before Adam Brooks stopped the run in the third.  Pavel Padakin and Rykr Cole had the Pats goals while Morgan Klimchuk (2A) and Jesse Gabrielle (1A) had helpers against their former teams.

Back in Blue
While Pats fans have yet to see Adam Berg in WHL action in Regina, the prospect has been a mainstay for the Blue and White through the Central Division.  The 17-year old forward was called up for the Pats’ recent four game Alberta road swing where he picked up his first WHL point against Calgary.

Hitting Twenty
Adam Brooks is the second Pat to reach twenty goals on the season following Connor Gay who has since moved on to Red Deer.  Brooks is in the midst of a breakout campaign with 43 points (20G, 23A) in 48 games.  The 18-year old’s 23 assists matches the combined point total from Brooks’ first two seasons in the league.  Brooks will not dress tonight due to a lower body injury.

Host Powerplay Be Wary
The Pats are tied for the WHL lead with 12 shorthanded goals.  Breaking those down into home and away, the Pats have four shorthanded markers at home while scoring eight of their shorties on the road.

Upcoming Schedule
at Lethbridge – Saturday, January 31st, 8:00 p.m. CST – Enmax Centre (CKRM)
vs. Prince Albert – Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
vs. Saskatoon – Friday, February 6th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)


Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

3 WHL Clubs in CHL Top 10

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the eighteenth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2014-15 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

 

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 18

Rank:

Team:

Last Week Rank:

Number of Weeks Ranked:

1

Oshawa Generals (37-7-1-1)

1

15

2

Kelowna Rockets (37-8-3-0)

2

18

3

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (35-9-0-2)

4

18

4

Brandon Wheat Kings (35-9-3-2)

3

18

5

Erie Otters (33-9-1-2)

6

17

6

Rimouski Oceanic (30-13-2-1)

5

18

7

Medicine Hat Tigers (34-12-1-1)

7

16

8

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (29-12-2-4)

9

5

9

Moncton Wildcats (30-14-0-3)

8

7

10

Baie-Comeau Drakkar (27-13-5-2)

-

4

Honourable Mention:

Everett Silvertips (30-14-3-1)

10

14

London Knights (29-14-0-3)

-

2

Red Deer Rebels (27-14-3-4)

-

0

 

Canadian Hockey League

Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services

Pat Canadians 6 Maulers 2

The Regina Pat Canadians travelled to Yorkton on Tuesday, January 27th to play RawTec Maulers.  They got back on the winning track with a come from behind 6 – 2 victory.  They fell behind 0 – 2 after the 1st period.  They scored the next 6 goals on their way to the victory. This is the Pat Canadians 12th victory out of the last 13 games.

 

Nathan Gelsinger started the comeback with the first goal of the 2ndperiod, his 8th goal of the season.  Also scoring for the Pat C’s were Arthur Miller (26th), Bryce Platt (11th), Owen Sillinger (18th), Conner Chaulk (21st) and Colby Brandt an AP player his 1st as a Pat Canadian.  Owen Sillinger and Tyler Adams added two assists each.

 

Curtis Meger stopped 20 of 22 shots directed his way in the victory.

 

Scoring for the Yorkton RawTech Maulers were Cole Keenyside and Carson Miller.

 

Carter Phair stopped 23 of 29 shots directed his way

 

This week will prove to be a real test for the Pat Canadians as they travel to Tisdale to play the 2nd place Trojans.  The first game is 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 31st and then they play again on Sunday, February 1st at 2:00 pm.  The Trojans currently trail Regina by 5 points but have three games in hand.

 

The Pat Canadians only have 8 regular season games remaining before the league begins its playoffs.

 

The next home game for the Regina Pat Canadians is Saturday,February 7th, when the Prince Albert Mintos are in town – puck drop is 6:15 PM.


Courtesy John Smith. Pat Canadians PR

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I had the amazing privileged of spending the last week in Ocho Rios Jamaica at the RIU Resort. My wife's sister Kaitlin got married to Dustin Riley. It was a great week. Above is the view from the balcony in our hotel room. 


The ceremony on the beach outside the resort. My wife is all bleary eyed in the left in the photo. 


Some of the clan.


The poolside view.


Got a chance to play a round of golf at the Sandals course in Ocho Rios. Was in great shape and felt good to swing the sticks in January. You had to employ a caddy for the round and I wish I had one every time I golfed. It was hot but a great time. 

It was a great week, other than the touch of food poisoning we got on the Friday. Always seems to happen on these types of trips to someone involved.

A big thanks to the Pats ownership for allowing me to take the week and go with my family. I missed being in the booth and look forward to Friday in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice. 

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On the to the world of sports. I felt pretty disconnected out there without TV but I've managed to get caught up since. 

-The Pats hit the road today ahead of Fridays game against the Kootenay Ice and then the game Saturday in Lethbridge. A big four points with the Pats having lost 5 in a row. They do have two points in that stretch however. They sit 8 points up on Swift Current for second spot in the East Division with 24 games left on their schedule. 

-Taylor Cooper has been great as a Pat. 7 goals and 4 assists in 9 games. And how about Adam Brooks? 20 goals on the season. What a break out year for the 18-year-old. 

-I would be surprised if James Hilsendager didn't return to the Pats lineup this weekend. He's been out since before Christmas with an upper body injury. 

-I don't care about the NHL All-Star Game. It's pointless. They need to make it mean something like in baseball or scrap it all together. 

-Martin Brodeur will announce his retirement tomorrow in St. Louis and will join the Blues management staff. Is there any doubt he is the best of all time? Not in my mind. 

-I like the Rider trade with the Argos that sent Ricky Foley to Toronto for linebacker Shea Emery. The Riders were and are deep at DE and could afford to give Foley up for Emery who will fill a desperate need in the middle of the defense. Also good to see Tyron Brackenridge re-sign with the club. 

That's it from me today. Be sure to check out tonight's episode of Pats TV at 6:30 on Access 7. My guests this week are defenceman Colby Williams and forward Taylor Cooper. 

Have a great week and talk to you from Cranbrook on Friday. 

Phil
@PhilTheThrill18





Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Logan Flodell returns to Seattle

KENT, January 26, 2015 - Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced goalie Logan Flodell has joined the T-Birds for the remainder of the season.
Flodell was playing for the Nipawin Hawks in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In 13 games with the Hawks Flodell had an 8-4-0 record with a .901 save percentage and a 2.44 goals against average. Last week he was named the SJHL Rookie of the Week after leading the Hawks to two wins by stopping 52 of 55 shots he faced.
Goalie Danny Mumaugh has elected to end his hockey career. In three seasons with the T-Birds Mumaugh had an 18-21-4-4 record with one shutout. He has a career goals against average of 3.76 and a career save percentage of .887.
"Danny came to us recently and told us he did not have the drive to keep playing. To have a player quit this soon after the deadline could have left us in a real bind. We are fortunate that Logan is able to join us. We appreciate the Nipawin Hawks working with us to allow Logan to join the team for the remainder of the season," said Farwell.
Flodell played one game with the T-Birds this year. He made 37 saves on 40 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Prince George Cougars on October 17. Flodell was originally assigned to the Hawks on November 1.
The T-Birds travel to Kamloops to play the Blazers on Wednesday at 7pm. They then have back-to-back games in Prince George against the Cougars on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31. Both games in Prince George start at 7pm. The next home game is Friday, February 6, against the Portland Winterhawks at ShoWare Center at 7:35pm.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2014-15 season are available online at theT-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.
Ian Henry
Director Public and media Relations
Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Club

Rockets Goulbourne WHL Player of the Week

CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets forward Tyrell Goulbourne is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 25th, 2015.  

Goulbourne tallied seven points (3g-4a), while posting a plus-five rating in just two games over the past week, leading the Rockets to two consecutive victories in that span.

On Friday, January 23rd, Goulbourne scored the opening goal and set up another in a 5-3 win over the visiting Everett Silvertips. In the rematch on Saturday, Goulbourne contributed with a five-point effort (2g-3a) and finished the game with a plus-four rating while earning first star honours in a 9-3 triumph over the ‘Tips.

The 21-year-old from Edmonton, AB has notched 33 points (17g-16a) along with a plus-14 rating in 39 games this season. The 6’0”, 200 lb forward is in his fifth WHL season with the Rockets and has amassed 113 points (55g-58a) in 252 career regular season contests. He was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round, 72nd overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.

The WHL has also nominated Mack Shields of the Calgary Hitmen for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Shields, a 19-year-old Saskatoon, SK native, posted a 1.00 goals against average and a .957 save percentage, including one shutout, in two starts during the past week. On Friday, January 23rd, Shields made 24 saves and was named the game’s second star as the Hitmen blanked the visiting Swift Current Broncos 7-0. On Saturday, January 24th, Shields turned aside 21 shots in a 5-2 victory over the host Edmonton Oil Kings. Now in his third campaign in the WHL with the Hitmen, Shields has registered a 50-23-0-3 record with four shutouts in 87 career regular season appearances. 

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Tyrell Goulbourne, Kelowna Rockets 
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Tim McGauley, Brandon Wheat Kings 
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks 
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Travis Brown, Victoria Royals
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Trevor Cox, Medicine Hat Tigers 
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Cole Sanford, Medicine Hat Tigers 
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Connor Rankin, Calgary Hitmen 
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Lane Bauer, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Conner Bleackley, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Ivan Nikolishin, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos
Corey St. Laurent
Senior Manager, Communications
Western Hockey League

Pat Chat January 26th

The Week That Was
Friday was a historic night at the Brandt Centre as the Pats dropped the curtain on their new centre ice score clock and lighting system ahead of the Pats taking on the Moose Jaw Warriors.  It looked like the visitors had everything well in hand, up 3-1, but the Pats stormed back to tie the game and send it to overtime.  In the extra frame, former Pat Jack Rodewald scored on the powerplay to end the Pats 11 game win streak over Moose Jaw in a 4-3 OT loss.  The Pats hit the road the next day to play in Brandon.  Regina was up 2-1 midway through the game, but the Wheat Kings exploded for seven unanswered to win 8-3.  Both Jesse Gabrielle (1A) and Morgan Klimchuk (2A) had points against their former teams.
The Week Ahead
Friday, January 30th – Pats at Kootenay (8:00 p.m. CSTThe Pats make their final trip to Cranbrook to face off with the Ice.  The teams split the first two games of their season series with both squads taking wins on home ice.  It’s the first time the Pats face Sam Reinhart since his return from the Buffalo Sabres and World Junior Championships.
Saturday, January 31st – Pats at Lethbridge (8:00 p.m. CST)It’s the final time the Pats and Hurricanes meet this season.  The Pats lead the season series, winning two of the three matchups after falling 5-4 in OT to Lethbridge in their last matchup.  Adam Brooks leads the Pats with 5 points (2G, 3A) against the ‘Canes this season.  Catch both road games on 620 CKRM with Home Depot Pats Hockey starting at 7:35 p.m. CST and on WHL Live Web TV.
Ranked by CSS
Four Pats made the newest set of Central Scouting Rankings for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.  Austin Wagner is one of the fastest risers among ranked skaters, going from off the list to 43rd among North American Skaters over the season.  Jesse Gabrielle is up next at 61st among North American Skaters.  Connor Hobbs sits at 100th and import defenceman Sergey Zborovskiy is 197th on the list.  Pats prospect Liam Finlay holds down 189th in North America.
February 28th Fan Bus
The Pats fan bus hits the road for Moose Jaw again in February.  Come cheer on the Pats in another great edition of the Trans-Canada Clash.  Your seat on the bus is just $40 which includes a ticket to the game and transportation to and from Moose Jaw.  Seats are limited so call the Pats Office at 306-522-7287 to reserve yours today!
Home Depot on the Bench
Win the chance for your minor hockey team to practice with a Pats coach.  It’s easy to enter, just fill out the ballot at homedepotonthebench.com.
General Paint Colouring Contest
Colour a page in the General Paint Colouring Book and you could be entered to win an autographed Pats jersey!  Pick up your colouring book at your nearest General Paint retailer or the Neutral Zone Store.
Weekly Schedule
Monday, January 26th – Practice 2:00–3:30 p.m. (Cooperators Centre)
Tuesday, January 27th – Practice 10:30–12:00 p.m.(Cooperators Centre) – Media 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28th – Travel Day
Thursday, January 29th – Practice in Cranbrook
Friday, January 30th – Pats at Kootenay – 8:00 p.m. CST(Western Financial Place)*
Saturday, January 31st – Pats at Lethbridge – 8:00 p.m. CST(Enmax Centre)*
*Broadcast on CKRM                          
Important Dates
Tuesday, February 3rd – Next Home Game vs. Prince Albert – 7:00 p.m.

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications 
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Sunday, January 25, 2015

WHEAT KINGS 8 PATS 3

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (26-17-3-2) made their final visit to Westman Place and allowed six unanswered goals as the Brandon Wheat Kings (35-9-3-1) rolled to an 8-3 win.

With the Jesse Gabrielle and Morgan Klimchuk facing off for the first time since being swapped on January 2nd, the Pats opened the scoring in the second half of the frame.  Racing into the Brandon zone, Taylor Cooper fired a pass to the far side of the Brandon net that landed right on the tape of a streaking Pavel Padakin who deflected it past Jordan Papirny at 12:43 of the period.  The Wheat Kings answered with Gabrielle in the box for interference.  Klimchuk sent the puck toward the net and rookie sensation Nolan Patrick tipped the puck in mid-air past Daniel Wapple to tie the game on the powerplay with 2:11left in the period.  Gabrielle didn’t wait long to make up for his penalty.  He hit fellow Moosomin product Rykr Cole with a great stretch pass to break Cole into the zone.  Cole fought off a check and ripped a shot past Papirny to restore the Pats’ lead with just over a minute left.  The Pats took the 2-1 lead into the intermission despite trailing 12-8 on the shot count.

The second period scoring all went to the home side in a span of 4:25.  The Wheat Kings tied the game off a bad bounce for the Pats when Ivan Provorov sent a shot from the point and it redirected into the Regina goal off the skate of Reid Duke 13:40 into the period.  The Queen City Kids found themselves battling the Brandon powerplay again and the Wheat Kings struck as Ryan Pilon ripped a one-timer to the top of the net.  The Wheaties made it 4-2 on another powerplay marker as Klimchuk flicked a quick pass to Patrick who scored his second of the night and 20th of the season.  That score held to the break with the Wheat Kings outshooting the Pats 35-21 through forty minutes.

It only got worse for the Blue and White in the third period.  The Wheat Kings got an early marker from Quintin Lisoway, just 3:01 into the period.  He was followed by Duke, Pilon and Rihards Bukarts.  The Pats stopped the bleeding when Adam Brooks stole the puck in the neutral zone and snapped home his 20th of the season.  That would wrap up the scoring with the Pats dropping an 8-3 decision to the Wheat Kings after being outshot 55-27.

The Pats head into a break from game action before hitting the road for a two game trip to face Kootenay and Lethbridge. Catch those road games on 620 CKRM and WHL Live Web TV.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pats - Wheat Kings Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats (26-16-3-2) head East to face the Brandon Wheat Kings (34-9-3-1) for their final visit to Westman Place (7:30 p.m.) of the 2014-15 season.  The Blue and White hold a 3-2-0-0 record against the Wheat Kings this season with their last meeting wrapping up as a 5-4 overtime victory in Brandon.  Braden Christoffer leads the Pats with eight points (3G, 5A) in five games against the Wheat Kings.  Peter Quenneville is the top Wheat King with seven points (2G, 5A) in five games versus the Pats.  Coming into tonight’s game the Pats have lost four straight, but have points in two of those losses including last night’s 4-3 overtime defeat at the hands of the Warriors.  The Wheat Kings have won five straight after rolling by Prince Albert 5-1 last night.  Tune into tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 7:05 p.m.

Lead Up: Warriors Spoil Party with 4-3 Overtime Win
The Pats and Warriors took to the ice in front of a sold out Brandt Centre, and after an initial burst from the Pats the Warriors took over.  Leading 2-1 into the final frame, the Warriors added insurance off the stick of Jaimen Yakubowski and looked to have the game will in hand.  The Pats stormed back with a powerplay marker from Taylor Cooper and tying goal from Pavel Padakin to send the game to overtime.  In the extra frame, Jack Rodewald tallied on the powerplay to send the Warriors to the 4-3 win.

Change Places
Tonight marks the first time a pair of players face former teammates as Jesse Gabrielle and Morgan Klimchuk take on their old teams.  Klimchuk played 224 games in the Blue and White while Gabrielle suited up for 84 games as a Wheat King.  Klimchuk has eight points in eight games for Brandon while Gabrielle has a pair of goals in ten games in Regina.

Paying Dividends
Taylor Cooper continues to produce since joining the Pats prior to the trade deadline.  The 19 year old forward has ten points (7G, 3A) in eight games since coming to Regina from Lethbridge.  Overall, Cooper features 38 points (19G, 19A) in 46 games this season.

Battling Back
After fighting back from a 3-1 deficit in last night’s contest, the Pats earned their tenth point of the season in games where they enter the third period trailing in the game.  

Upcoming Schedule
at Kootenay – Friday, January 30th, 8:00 p.m. CST – Western Financial Place (CKRM)
at Lethbridge – Saturday, January 31st, 8:00 p.m. CST – Enmax Centre (CKRM)
vs. Prince Albert – Friday, February 3rd, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)


Daniel Fink

Director Media and Communications 

Regina Pats Hockey Club