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Saturday, February 28, 2015

JLB Electric Game Recap: WARRIORS 6 PATS 5 OT


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The Regina Pats (33-20-4-4) hit the road Saturday to take on the Moose Jaw Warriors (25-31-4-1). The Pats with a win would clinch a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference while the Warriors sat 7 points back of Edmonton for the final wild card spot with a game in hand. The Pats were coming off a 2-1 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday and Moose Jaw won at home to the Saskatoon Blades 3-1 on that night. The Pats held a 3-0-1-0 record over Moose Jaw on the year and the two clubs will play four times in their last 11 games of the season. Austin Wagner remained out of the Pats lineup and Tyler Brown got the start in goal for the Blue and White. Taylor Cooper was riding an 11 game point streak going into the game with 8 goals and 8 assists in that stretch. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted.

Pats                                                                  Warriors
D'Amico-Brooks-Padakin                               Eberle-Point-Rodewald
Cooper-Steel-Christoffer                                    Howden-Smejkal-White
Gabrielle-Kroeker-Cole                                     Duperreault-Shynkaruk-Jeannot
McAmmond-Smith                                            Halbgewachs-Bargar

Williams-Hobbs                                                Perrilat-Adam
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                                     Gardiner-Jensen
Harrison-Hansen                                                Clouston-Valentine
Krushen                                                             Zalitach

Brown                                                              Sawchenko
Wapple                                                             Willms

Pats scratches - Wagner and Mortlock.
Warriors scratches - Brown, Yakubowski, Gregor and Blomqvist.

In the first period the Pats got off to a great start and outshot the Warriors 7-1 before opening the scoring at 6:53. Adam Brooks knocked a loose puck in the crease through the legs of Sawchenko for his 23rd with assists to Pavel Padakin and Connor Hobbs and it was 1-0. The Pats went to the penalty kill after that and got their 15th short handed goal of the year. Adam Brooks stole a puck in the defensive zone, skated up the left wing and fired through the legs of Sawchenko for his second of the game and 24th of the season at 13:27. The unassisted marker tied him with Taylor Cooper for the team lead in goals and put him in the team lead with points with 51. The Warriors responded on that same powerplay 8 seconds later as Jack Rodewald shot from the left side and just snuck it inside the post for his 30th from Brayden Point at 13:27 and it was 2-1. Adam Brooks almost completed the hattrick with a wide open net but shot it into the pad of Sawchenko, the play turned back the other way and the Pats took a penalty. Then 32 seconds later they took another and went down 2 men for the final 11 seconds of the period and 1:17 to start the second. The Pats outshot Moose Jaw 14-12 in the period.

In the second the Warriors did not score on their 5 on 3 powerplay but took all the momentum in the game. It took until 10:57 until they finally tied it up as Tanner Eberle tipped in his 31st from Dustin Perrillat and Austin Adam and it was 2-2. The Pats took two penalties right after that and were down two men again. This time Tanner Eberle converted on a great passing play for his second of the game and 32nd from Jack Rodewald and Brayden Point at 11:21 and it was 3-2. At 15:39 Brayden Point scored on his own rebound for his 29th from Tanner Eberle and Austin Adam to make it a 4-2 Warrior lead. Moose Jaw took a penaley with 12 seconds left in the frame and 1:48 carried over into the third for the Pats powerplay. The Warriors outshot the Pats 15-10 in the period and led overall 27-24.

In the third the Pats did not score on the powerplay but kept he pressure on the Warriors. At 6:01 Jesse Gabrielle jammed his 20th into the net from Patrick D'Amico and Adam Brooks and it was 4-3. Adam Brooks then completed his first WHL hattrick at 9:08 with his 25th of the season from Sergey Zborovskiy and Braden Christoffer and it was 4-4. Patrick D'Amico gave the Pats the lead at 15:28 as he snapped is 18th into the top corner from Taylor Cooper and Sam Steel and it was 5-4. The Warriors tied it up as Brett Howden banged a rebound just over the line for his 15th. Initially the goal was called off on the ice and the game continued for about 45 seconds before they went back and called it a goal. Jack Rodewald the lose assist at 16:56 and it was 5-5. That was the score through regulation, the Pats outshot the Warriors 15-6 in the third and led 39-33 overall.

In ovetime the first shot went in at 1:31. Jesse Shynkaruk snapped his 7th of the year into the top corner from Jiri Smejkal and Ryan Gardiner and the Warriors took the 6-5 win. The Pats do pick up a point on Swift Current for second in the East Division, now 10 points up with 10 games left to play.

The Pats powerplay went 1 for 3 in the game while the penalty kill was 3 for 5.

The third star of the game went to the Warriors Jack Rodewald who had a goal and two assists. The second star to the Pats Adam brooks who had the hattrick and an assist and the first star to the Warriors Brayden Point who scored a goal and added two helpers.

The Pats host the Warriors Sunday night at the Brandt Centre at 6 o'clock.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats Goal at 6:53. Adam Brooks (23) from Pavel Padakin and Connor Hobbs.

Pats SH Goal at 13:19. Adam Brooks (24) unassisted.

Warriors PP Goal at 13:27. Jack Rodewald (30) from Brayden Point.

2nd Period

Warriors Goal at 10:57. Tanner Eberle (31) from Dustin Perillat and Austin Adam.

Warriors 5v3 PP Goal at 11:21. Tanner Eberle (32) from Jack Rodewald and Brayden Point.

Warriors Goal at 15:39. Brayden Point (29) from Tanner Eberle and Austin Adam.

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 6:01. Jesse Gabrielle (20) from Patrick D'Amico and Adam Brooks.

Pats Goal at 9:08. Adam Brooks (25) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Braden Chtristoffer.

Pats PP Goal at 15:28. Patrick D'Amico (18) from Taylor Cooper and Sam Steel.

Warriors Goal at 16:56. Brett Howden (15) from Jack Rodewald.

Overtime

Warriors Goal at 1:31. Jesse Shynkaruk (7) from Jiri Smejkal and Ryan Gardiner.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with assistant coach Darrin McKechnie.



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Pats - Warriors Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (33-20-4-4) open a home-and-home with the Moose Jaw Warriors (25-31-4-1) at Mosaic Place (7 p.m.tonight.  It’s the fifth meeting of the season between the teams with the Pats holding a 3-0-1-0 record.  The last times the squads came together saw the Warriors snap a season and a half losing streak against the Pats with a 4-3 overtime win January 23rd.  Taylor Cooper leads Regina with six points (2G, 4A) against the Warriors split between Lethbridge and Regina.  Brett Howden is the top Warrior with four points (2G, 2A) against Regina.  Coming into tonight, the Pats have lost two straight after a 2-1 loss to Medicine Hat last night.  The Warriors roll in on a winning note after a 3-1 victory in Saskatoon.  Tune into tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Pats Offence Ineffective in Loss to TigersThe Pats couldn’t get anything going against the Tigers last night and Marek Langhammer was there to shut things down when the home side had its chances.  After a scoreless first period, Ty Stanton got things going for the Tigers with a pair of goals in the second period.  The Pats made things close when Taylor Cooper scored with 1:29 remaining, and almost tied it when Adam Brooks fired the puck off both posts as the Pats fell 2-1.
Stifling While Shorthanded The Pats’ penalty kill has been impressive to say the least in recent games.  The Blue and White haven’t allowed a powerplay goal in six games while killing 29 straight opportunities.  The Pats are up to 80.3% on the season, which is good for 11th in the WHL.    
Important PointsIt’s a perfect example of a four point game tonight between the Pats and Warriors.  With a win against Moose Jaw, the Pats can clinch a playoff spot for the third time in four years.  Meanwhile the Warriors trail the Edmonton Oil Kings and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by just seven points
Leading the Way
Taylor Cooper leads the Pats with 24 goals on the season.  Not only does the 19-year old forward have an 11 game point streak, but he has goals in four straight games played including the three since he returned from injury.  
Upcoming Schedule
vs. Moose Jaw – Sunday, March 1st, 6:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Edmonton – Friday, March 6th, 8:00 p.m. CST – Rexall Place (CKRM)
at Red Deer – Saturday, March 7th, 8:00 p.m. CST – Enmax Centrium (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Friday, February 27, 2015

JLB Electric Game Recap: TIGERS 2 PATS 1


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The Regina Pats (33-19-4-4) were home to the struggling Medicine Hat Tigers (37-21-1-2) on Friday night to kick off a three games in three nights stretch. The Pats were coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Kootenay Ice on Wednesday and were three points away from clinching a playoff spot. The Tigers are coming off a 5-0 loss in Brandon on Wednesday and have dropped 10 of their last 12. The Calgary Hitmen in the meantime have taken over top spot in the Central Division. The Pats Adam Brooks is riding a 11 game point streak with 6 goals and 10 assists in that span, that's the second best streak in the league. Taylor Cooper is not far behind with 10 games and 7 goals and 8 assists. Kyle Burroughs and Druden Hunt made their return to Regina in a Tigers uniform for the first tie since the trade deadline. Austin Wagner missed a second game with an upper body injury for the Pats who were 2-0-0-1 against Medicine Hat on the year. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted. 

Pats                                                                    Tigers
Copper-Steel-Christoffer                                     Hunt-Eisenschmid-Butcher
Gabrielle-D'Amico-Cole                                   Cox-Owre-Sanford
Padakin-Brooks-Smith                                        Penner-Bradley-Labelle
McAmmond-Kroeker-Mortlock                         Rassell-Staples-Mowbray

Williams-Hobbs                                                  Stanton-Burroughs
Hilsendager-Zborovskiy                                      Becker-Lewington
Harrison-Hansen                                              Schultz-Quenneville

Wapple                                                              Langhammer
Brown                                                                 Schneider

Pats scratches - Wagner and Krushen.
Tigers scratches - Vennelli, Fischer and Ast. 

In the first period the game got off to a good start. Both teams skated well but good scoring chances were hard to come by. The Tigers got the games first powerplay which the Pats killed and then got one of their own which the Tigers killed off. Medicine Hat came close to scoring the games first goal but Matt Bradley sent a rebound off the outside of the post. The Pats best scoring chance came from Taylor Cooper who had a puck bounce to him short side with a wide open net but he couldn't get it to go. The teams traded a powerplay each after that but the goaltending was great in the period and it ended scoreless. The Pats led the shots on goal 13-11.

In the second the Tigers had all the jump and got the games first goal at the 2:13 mark. Ty Stanton scored on a shot from the left point for his 8th of the year from Mark Rassell and Matt Staples and it was 1-0. Then 6 minutes later Stanton scored his second of the night and 9th of the season on a big slap shot from the high slot into the top corner at 8:31. Tyler Lewington the lone assist and it was 2-0. Daniel Wapple kept the Pats in the game with come big stops including a point blank tip play from the WHL's leading scorer Trevor Cox. The Pats were forced to kill off two penalties in there as well. With 46 seconds left in the frame Braden Christoffer was assessed 2 minutes for high sticking and 2 minuted for roughing and the Pats penalty kill was forced to go back to work. They killed the time remaining on the clock and 3:14 carried over into the 3rd. The Tigers outshot the Pats 15-8 in the period and led overall 26-21.

In the third the Tigers did not score on the powerplay in the opening minutes but really clamped the game down after that. The Pats powerplay went oh for 2 in the frame. They pulled Daniel Wapple late and Taylor Cooper scored on a rebound for his team leading 24th at 18:31 to make it 2-1. Sergey Zborovskiy and Braden Christoffer the assists. Then on the very next shift Adam Brooks rang a shot off both posts and it stayed out and the Tigers remained up by 1 and held on for the victory. The Tigers outshot the Pats 14-7 in the third and 40-28 overall.

The Pats penalty kill went 7 for 7 and now have killed 28 in a row. The powerplay went oh for 4.

The games third star went to the Tigers Marek Langhammer who stopped 27 of 28 shots faced. The second star to the Pats Daniel Wapple who turned aside 38 of 40 and the first star to the Tigers Ty Stanton who scored both goals.

The Pats are back in action Saturday in Moose Jaw against the Warriors at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 

Follow along as the game continues...

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

NO SCORE

2nd Period 

Tigers Goal at 2:13. Ty Stanton (8) from Mark Rassell and Matt Staples.

Tigers Goal at 8:31. Ty Stanton (9) from Tyler Lewington. 

3rd Period 

Pats 6v5 Goal at 18:31. Taylor Cooper (24) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Braden Christoffer.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interviews with goaltending coach Rob Muntain and forward Adam Brooks.



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Pats - Tigers Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (33-19-4-4) host the Medicine Hat Tigers (37-21-1-2) for the final time this season at the Brandt Centre (7 p.m.).  Through the first three meetings of the season, the Pats have a 2-0-0-1 record against the Tigers.  In their last dust up, the Tigers tied the game with 15 seconds remaining before eventually winning 5-4 in the shootout.  Sam Steel leads the Pats with five points (1G, 4A) in three games while Pavel Padakin has four goals in the season series.  On the other side, former Pat Dryden Hunt and Cole Sanford lead the Tigers with three points (1G, 2A) against Regina.  The Pats come into tonight’s matchup with points in four straight, but fell 5-4 in the shootout to Kootenay Wednesday night.  The Tigers have dropped three straight including a 5-0 loss in Brandon on Wednesday.  Tune into today’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m. and Access 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Lead Up: Ice Climb Over Pats in 5-4 Shootout WinThe Pats looked to be off to the races with a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals from Taylor Cooper and Pavel Padakin.  The Ice picked things up in the second getting goals from River Beattie, Jaedon Descheneau and Sam Reinhart to tie things up at 3-3 with Sam Steel factoring in from the Pats.  Tim Bozon put the Pats in dire straits with a goal in the third period, but Connor Hobbs found a reply to tie it up.  Wyatt Hoflin blanked Regina in the shootout and Descheneau got the winner for Kootenay
Fan Favourites ReturnThe Medicine Hat Tigers lineup features two very familiar faces with former captain Kyle Burroughs and Dryden Hunt making their return to the Brandt Centre for the first time as Tigers.  Burroughs played 220 games and Hunt suited up for 163 in their careers as Pats.    
First as a PatThe centerpiece of the trade sending Burroughs and Hunt to Medicine Hat was defenceman Connor Hobbs.  The rookie defender scored his first as a Pat, tying Wednesday’s game with 45 seconds left. Hobbs has points in three straight games (1G, 2A) and nine points (1G, 8A) in his last twelve games.
Half-Century Mark
Rookie forward Sam Steel continues his steady scoring pace, scoring Wednesday night for his 50th point (16G, 34A) of the season.  Steel is the first Pat to reach the mark this season and second rookie in the WHL to get there.  He has points in 34 out of 50 games and at least one in 16 out of his last 19 contests.
Upcoming Schedule
at Moose Jaw – Saturday, February 28th, 7:00 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)
vs. Moose Jaw – Sunday, March 1st, 6:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Edmonton – Friday, March 6th, 7:00 p.m. – Rexall Place (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

JLB Electric Game Recap: ICE 5 PATS 4 SO


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The Regina Pats (33-19-4-3) hosted the Kootenay Ice (31-27-1-2) at the Brandt Centre on Wednesday night looking to make it four straight victories. Regina held a 1-1-1-0 record against the Ice on the season. The Pats completed the season sweep of the Saskatoon Blades for the second straight year on Monday with a 5-4 shootout win. The Ice lost a heart breaker Tuesday night in Swift Current giving up a three goal third period lead and lost in the shootout 7-6. Austin Wagner was out with an upper body injury for Wednesday game after colliding with Colby Williams in Monday's Pats win, Wagner is expected to miss 10-14 days. Adam Brooks brought a 10 game point streak into the contest with 6 goals and 9 assists in that span, Taylor Cooper had 6 goals and 6 assists in a 9 game point streak of his own. The Pats were two wins or two Moose Jaw losses away from clinching a playoff spot and the magic number to clinch second in the East Division was 17 points. Here are the lineups for Wednesday's contest with the starters highlighted.

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

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

Wapple                                                            Hoflin
Brown                                                               Williams

Pats scratches - Wagner and Krushen.
Ice scratches - Overdyk, Wellsby, Faith and Allbee.

In the first period the game got off to an entertaining start. the game had a lot of flow and the Pats had the edge. James Hilsendager sent an unbelievable stretch pass up the right wing for Taylor Cooper who made a great move to the back hand and scored his team leading 23rd of the year at 8:17 to give the Pats the 1-0 lead. They didn't let up after that and Pavel Padakin jammed home a rebound for his 21st at 11:47 from Adam Brooks and Luc Smith to make it a 2-0 game. The teams traded chances after that, the Ice got the games first powerplay with 29 seconds left in the period but did not score up a man before the horn. 1:31 carried over into the second. The Pats led the shots on goal 15-7 in the period.

In the second the Ice did not score with the powerplay to start the period but did get on the board a short time later. Rinat Valiev shot from the right point and it was tipped in front by River Beattie who scored his 5th at 2:17. Jon Martin the second assist and it was 2-1. Sam Steel restored the two goal lead for the Pats as he shot off a left in the slot and it ricocheted past Hoflin and in for his 16th goal and 50th point. Taylor Cooper and Braden Christoffer the assists and it was 3-1 at 6:21. Kootenay got within 1 again at 8:25 as Jaeden Descheneau jammed in a rebound after Wapple made an unbelievable stop on Luke Philp all alone. Austin Vetterl the second assist and it was a 3-2 game. Then with 33 seconds left in the frame Sam Reinhart was all alone in front, took a pass and scored his 16th from Austin Vetterl at 19:27 and it was 3-3 after 2. The Ice outshot the Pats 14-9 in the period but Regina led overall 24-21.

In the third the Ice got the go ahead goal at 11:11 as Tim Bozon was left all alone in the slot and he took a pass and fired home his 29th from Sam Reinhart and Rinat Valiev. The Pats pulled Daniel Wapple late and Connor Hobbs hammered a slap shot from the right point and scored his first as a Pat and second of the season at 19:14. Taylor Cooper the lone assist and it was 4-4 forcing overtime. The Ice outshot the Pats 13-10 in the third and it was tied 34-34 overall.

In overtime Daniel Wapple stopped all 7 shots directed his way while Adam Brooks almost gave the Pats the win on a breakaway but Wyatt Hoflin stopped him as he tried to go 5-hole. The Ice led the shots 7-2 in OT and overall 41-36.

In the shootout it went to the 5th round without a goal scored. Jaeden Descheneau got the game winner for the Ice to give them the 5-4 victory.

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

The third star of the game went to the Ice Austin Vetterl who had two assists. The second star to the Pats Connor Hobbs who scored the tieing goal late for the Pats and the 1st star to Kootenay's Sam Reinhart who scored and added a helper in the win.

The Pats are back in action on Friday against the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock.

Scoring Summary 

1st Period

Pats Goal at 8:17. Taylor Cooper (23) from James Hilsendager.

Pats Goal at 11:47. Pavel Padakin (21) from Adam Brooks and Luc Smith.

2nd Period

Ice Goal at 2:17. River Beattie (5) from Rinat Valiev and Jon Martin.

Pats Goal at 6:21. Sam Steel (16) from Taylor Cooper and Braden Christoffer.

Ice Goal at 8:25. Jaeden Descheneau (29) from Luke Philp and Austin Vetterl.

Ice Goal at 19:27. Sam Reinhart (16) from Austin Vetterl.

3rd Period

Ice Goal at 11:11. Tim Bozon (29) from Sam Reinhart and Rinat Valiev.

Pats Goal at 19:14. Connor Hobbs (2) from Taylor Cooper.

Overtime 

NO SCORE


Here are the radio highlights and post game interviews with assistant coach Darrin McKechnie and forward Taylor Cooper.



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4 WHL Clubs in CHL Top 10

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the twenty-second 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 22

 

Rank:

Team:

Last Week Rank:

Number of Weeks Ranked:

1

Oshawa Generals (44-8-2-3)

1

19

2

Kelowna Rockets (46-10-3-1)

2

22

3

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (45-11-0-2)

4

22

4

Brandon Wheat Kings (44-10-4-2)

3

22

5

Moncton Wildcats (39-16-0-3)

7

11

6

Erie Otters (39-13-2-2)

6

21

7

Rimouski Oceanic (38-15-2-2)

5

22

8

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (37-14-2-6)

8

9

9

Everett Silvertips (36-17-3-4)

9

18

10

Calgary Hitmen (37-18-1-4)

-

2

Honourable Mention:

Barrie Colts (37-18-1-1)

-

0

Medicine Hat Tigers (37-20-1-2)

10

19

Portland Winterhawks (36-20-1-3)

-

1

 

Canadian Hockey League

Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services


Pats - Ice Game Day Preview

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (33-19-4-3) wrap up their season series with the Kootenay Ice (31-27-1-2) at the Brandt Centre (7 p.m.) tonight.  In the previous three meetings, the Pats have a 1-1-1-0 record against the Ice.  Last time out saw the Pats battle back from a 3-0 deficit, but fall 4-3 in overtime in Cranbrook.  Taylor Cooper leads the Pats with four points (2G, 2A) in four games against the Ice split between the Pats and Hurricanes.  Jaedon Descheneau leads all skaters with five points (3G, 2A) in three games against Regina.  The Pats roll in after winning their last three including a 5-4 shootout win in Saskatoon.  The Ice have points in five straight, but didn’t do the Pats any favours as they fell 7-6 in the shootout to Swift Current last night. Tune into today’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.
Promotions at the Brandt Centre
This evening is the 6th Annual Howard Anderson First Nations/Metis Awareness Night.  There will be performances celebrating First Nations culture throughout the game and a teepee set up on the concourse for fans to visit.  It’s also a Wiener Wednesday, featuring 2-for-1 hot dogs at concessions all night.
Lead Up: Pats Edge Blades 5-4 in Shootout
It wasn’t a gem from the Pats after a sleepy start to the 11:30 a.m. game at SaskTel Centre.  They woke up in the third period after falling behind 3-1.  Rykr Cole and Taylor Cooper scored to bring the Pats even and Luc Smith got them in front before Ryan Graham tied the game 4-4.  Daniel Wapple slammed the door shut in overtime and the shootout while Taylor Cooper scored to send the Pats to a 5-4 win.
Cooper Back in a Big Way
Taylor Cooper manufactured a crucial return to the lineup Monday after missing five games with a lower body injury.  Cooper scored and added an assist in regulation and tallied the shootout winner.  He sits tied with Adam Brooks for the team lead in goals (22) and fourth on the Pats with 45 points.
Streakin’
Two Pats are among the league leaders when it comes to active point streaks, and they both just returned from injury.  Adam Brooks has points in three straight since returning to the lineup to move his total to ten straight (3rd – WHL).  Cooper had points in eight straight before his injury and sits fourth in the league behind Brooks at nine.  Cooper has points in 11 of his 14 games with the Pats.

Upcoming Schedule
vs. Medicine Hat – Friday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM/Access 7)
at Moose Jaw – Saturday, February 28th, 7:00 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)
vs. Moose Jaw – Sunday, March 1st, 6:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

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Some thoughts and facts during this busy week. 

1.) The Regina Pats completed the season sweep of the Saskatoon Blades on Monday with a 5-4 shootout win. The Pats went six and oh against their division rivals and swept the season series for the second straight year. 14 straight games. 

2.) The magic number for the Pats to clinch the playoffs is two wins or two Moose Jaw losses. In all likelihood the Pats will make the post season for the second straight year and for the third time in four seasons. 

3.) The Pats sit 8 points clear of Swift Current for second in the East Division with a game in hand. The Broncos won last night at home to Kootenay and now have 12 games left on their schedule. The magic number for home ice for the Pats in the first round is now 17 points. 

4.) Adam Brooks has 5 points in the 3 games he's played since returning from injury. The 18-year-old picked up right where he left off almost a month previous and led the team to three wins on the weekend. He has points in 10 straight gamed with 6 goals and 9 assists in that stretch. He sits a point back of Sam Steel for the team lead in scoring with 48 points. 

5.) The same was true for Taylor Cooper in his return to action on Monday after missing 6 games. He scored and added a helper as well as the shootout winner. 

6.) The Pats have 6 players with 40 plus points and three more who will likely eclipse that mark. Only the Brandon Wheat Kings have more players with 40 plus points in the WHL. 

7.) How about this stat, Regina is one of 5 teams in the entire league with less than 20 losses. Calgary and Brandon are the only other two in the Eastern Conference. 

8.) The Regina Pats are represented by four prospects at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Goaltender Jordan Hollett is 1-0 with Team BC stopping 21 of 24 shots in a 5-3 win over New Brunswick. Jake Leschyshyn, Erik Gardiner and Carson Welke are oh and 2 with Team Saskatchewan who lost 4-1 to Alberta and 2-1 to Quebec. 

9.) The Medicine Hat Tigers have lost 9 of 11 games. Injuries have played a big part in that but it's hard to fathom how far they have fallen. The Calgary Hitmen have taken over top spot in the Central Division as they have won 13 of 14.

10.) If the playoffs started today. In the East Brandon would host Edmonton, Regina would play Swift Current, Calgary vs Kootenay and Medicine Hat would take on Red Deer. Moose Jaw is 7 points out of a playoff spot. In the West Kelowna would play Tri-City, Victoria against Vancouver, Everett against Spokane and Portland would play Seattle. Prince George is 3 points out of a playoff spot. 

Be sure to catch tonight's episode of Pats TV at 6:30 on Access 7. My guests tonight are Adam Brooks and Taylor Cooper. 

That's it from me today, have a great week, talk to you from the rink tonight. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Devon White coming to Regina

The Regina Red Sox are proud to announce that former Blue Jay Devon White will headline the 2015 Regina Red Sox Dinner and Auction presented by Water Warehouse.  

Originally drafted by the California Angels, White joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 1991 and helped them win a pair of World Series Championships. 

During his 17-year career, White, a seven-time gold glove winner, played in 1,941 games, stole 346 bases and hit 208 home runs.    

“Our 2015 speaker, sponsored by 9 agents from Century 21, is Devon White.” said Gary Brotzel. “Devo will be forever remembered by Blue Jay fans for his incredible leaping catch in Game 3 of the 1992 World Series.”

In addition to his time with the Angels and Jays, the three-time all-star also played with the Marlins, Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Brewers.  

“Our Annual Dinner is one of the team’s most important fundraisers,” said Brotzel. “The money raised helps the ball club continue its on-field success.”  

The Regina Red Sox Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Turvey Centre. 

For tickets visit www.reginaredsox.com

Wheat Kings Hawryluk CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Florida Panthers prospect Jayce Hawryluk of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 22 after scoring five goals and two assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.

Hawryluk returned to the lineup for the first time since January 16 and immediately contributed offensively for the Wheat Kings who continue to lead the WHL’s Eastern Conference standings with 94 points.  On Friday night he scored his second hat-trick of the season and was named the game’s second star despite the 6-4 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders, then scored twice with two assists on Saturday earning first star honours in a 7-3 win over the Saskatoon Blades.

Hawryluk, a 19-year-old from Roblin, MB, is playing in his third WHL season with the Wheat Kings.  Selected by the Panthers in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft, Hawryluk has 24 goals and 30 assists for 54 points along with an impressive plus-minus rating of plus-31 in 42 games played this season.

Also considered for the award this week was 2015 NHL Draft prospect Mitchell Marner of the London Knights who became the first OHL player to reach 100 points this season recording three goals and seven assists for 10 points in three games, while Philippe Sanche of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.

2014-15 CHL Players of the Week:
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Jayce Hawryluk (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Danick Martel (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Oliver Bjorkstrand (Portland Winterhawks)
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Jérémy Grégoire (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Evgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Mathieu Lemay (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Trevor Cox (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Connor Rankin (Calgary Hitmen)
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Nikolaj Ehlers (Halifax Mooseheads)
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Daniel Audette (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Cole Cassels (Oshawa Generals)
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Nikita Korostelev (Sarnia Sting)
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets)
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Christopher Clapperton (Rimouski Oceanic)

Paul Krotz
Manager, Media and Information Services
Canadian / Ontario Hockey League

Ice Hoflin CHL Goalie of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Wyatt Hoflin of the Kootenay Ice is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 22 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968.

Hoflin made 92 saves last week backstopping the Ice to three straight victories helping the club maintain the seventh seed in the WHL’s Eastern Conference playoff race.  He began the week with a 17 saves in a 5-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Tuesday, then made 46 saves on Friday against the Edmonton Oil Kings earning first star honours in the 4-1 victory.  He finished the week Saturday with a 29-save shutout performance, his third of the season, claiming first star honours for the second straight night in a 5-0 victory over the Spokane Chiefs.

Hoflin, a 20-year-old from Spruce Grove, AB, is playing in his third career WHL season with the Ice.  This season he carries a 30-23-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 3.22 and save percentage of .899.

Also considered for the award this week was Ottawa Senators draft pick Francois Brassard of the Gatineau Olympiques who won two games posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .966, and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers who went 2-1-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.68 and save percentage of .959.

2014-15 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Wyatt Hoflin (Kootenay Ice)
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Brandon Halverson (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Taran Kozun (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit)
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Mason McDonald (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Adin Hill (Portland Winterhawks)
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Étienne Montpetit (Val’d’Or Foreurs)
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Troy Timpano (Sudbury Wolves)
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Ken Appleby (Oshawa Generals)
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Jake Smith (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Lucas Peressini (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Brent Moran (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Landon Bow (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Jackson Whistle (Kelowna Rockets)
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Landon Bow (Swift Current Broncos)
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Charlie Graham (Belleville Bulls)

Paul Krotz
Manager, Media and Information Services
Canadian / Ontario Hockey League