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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

JLB Electric Game 3 Recap: PATS 5 BRONCOS 4 OT


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The Regina Pats (2-0) saw their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final shift to Swift Current on Tuesday against the Broncos (0-2). The Pats won game 2 on Saturday 3-2 on an Adam brooks game winner 6:34 into the 3rd and 29 saves from Daniel Wapple. Braden Christoffer and Pavel Padakin entered the game tied for 7th in playoff scoring with 3 points while Sergey Zborovskiy was tied for 3rd in plus/minus at +5. Daniel Wapple held the 4th best GAA at 2.00 and the 5th save percentage at .941. The Broncos Coda Gordon led the club with 3 assists and was also tied for 7th in playoff scoring. Landon Bow sat at a 3.01 GAA with was 9th in the league and the 8th save percentage at .917. Jake DeBrusk had yet to record a point in the series, nor had Colby Cave who was also a minus 5 through 2 games. The Broncos were much better at home during the regular season going 10 games over .500 while on the road they were 9 games under. The Pats went 1-3-0-0 in Swift during the regular season. The lineups were not provided for Game 3 but here are the starters for both clubs.

Pats                                                                 Broncos
D'Amico-Brooks-Padakin                              Rigby-Cave-C.Gordon

Williams-Hobbs                                              Lernout-Lajoie

Wapple                                                            Bow

Pats scratches - McAmmond, Krushen, Mortlock, Elmer and Steel.
Broncos scratches - Harris, Ferletak, Warkentine, Sissons and J. Gordon.

In the first period the Pats got off to a decent road start but for the third game of the series the Broncos opened the scoring. Colby Cave took a cross ice pass in the right circle and scored his 1st of the series from Carter Rigby and Max Lajoie at 3:48 and it was 1-0. The Broncos got the games first powerplay as well but the Pats killed it off and then tied it up late in the frame. Braden Christoffer with a vintage individual effort up the left wing, beat Griffin Foulk and cut in front and scored his 2nd of the playoffs with an assist to Chase Harrison and it was 1-1 at 18:55. Harrison with three assists in two games and a period in the series to that point. That was how a very physical and exciting period ended.

In the second the Pats went to their second PK halfway through the period but on it scored a short handed goal Adam Brooks finished his own rebound for his 2nd at 10:01 with assists to Colby Williams and Sergey Zborovskiy and it was 2-1 Regina. On that same powerplay however the Broncos tied it up as Max Lajoie scored his 1st of the series from Carter Rigby and Jordan Thomson at 11:11 and it was 2-2. Then at 13:43 the Broncos went up 3-2 after a turnover and Code Gordon scored from the slot for his 1st from Carter Rigby. The Pats tied it up at 19:42 as Patrick D'Amico cut into the slot and finished into the top corner for his second unassisted and it was 3-3 after 2. The Pats outshot Swift 15-7 in the period and led overall 28-16.

In the third the Broncos scored 25 seconds in as Colby Cave threw a puck in front it bounced through Wapple to give Swift the 4-3 lead. Coda Gordon and Max Lajoie the assists at 0:25. The Pats pressed after that and got the game tied again at 6:46. Colby Williams with his 1st of the playoffs from Adam Berg and Luc Smith and it was 4-4. The Broncos got a third powerplay in the game but the Pats killed it off. Then late in the period Jake DeBrusk took a stretch pass and James Hilsendager threw a check and hit him up high and DeBrusk left the game. The series went to OT for the first time tied 4-4. The Pats outshot the Broncos 15-9 in the frame and 43-25 overall.

In OT Austin Wagner scored the game winner 4:25 in with assists to Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer and the Pats went up 3-0 in the series. The Pats outshot Swift 5-3 in OT and 48-28 overall.

The Pats did not have a powerplay in the game and the penalty kill was 2 for 3 with a short handed.

The third star went to the Broncos Colby Cave who scored twice in the loss. The second star to the Pats Colby Williams who had a goal and an assist and the first star to the Broncos Carter Ribgy who had three assists in the loss.

Game 3 goes Wednesday night in Swift Current at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Broncos Goal at 3:48. Colby Cave (1) from Carter Rigby and Max Lajoie.

Pats Goal at 18:55. Braden Christoffer (2) from Chase Harrison.

2nd Period 

Pats SH Goal at 10:01. Adam Brooks (2) from Colby Williams and Sergey Zborovskiy.

Broncos PP Goal at 11:11. Max Lajoie (1) from Carter Rigby and Jordan Thomson.

Broncos Goal at 13:43. Coda Gordon (1) from Carter Rigby.

Pats Goal at 19:42. Patrick D'Amico (2) unassisted.

3rd Period

Broncos Goal at 0:25. Colby Cave (2) from Coda Gordon and Max Lajoie.

Pats Goal at 6:46. Colby Williams (1) from Adam Berg and Luc Smith.

Overtime 

Pats Goal at 4:25. Austin Wagner (1) from Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with Goaltending Coach Rob Muntain.



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Rockets Whistle CHL Goalie of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the first week of playoff action ending March 29.

 

Whistle was perfect in goal for the Rockets posting back-to-back shutout victories to open their Western Conference Quarter-Final series against the Tri-City Americans.  On Friday night in Game 1 of the series he made 18 saves and earned third star honours in the 6-0 victory, then stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 2 on Saturday claiming second star honours in the 3-0 win.  The Rockets take to the road as the series continues with Game 3 on Tuesday and Game 4 on Wednesday night.

 

Whistle, a 19-year-old from West Kelowna, BC, is playing in his fourth WHL season.  He finished the regular season campaign with a record of 34-10-5-0 including four shutouts for the Western Conference leading Rockets.  His goals-against-average of 2.55 ranked third in the WHL while his .909 save percentage ranked seventh.  

 

Also considered for the award this week was Jake Smith who helped the North Bay Battalion open their first round playoff series with two straight wins against the Kingston Frontenacs including a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .956.  In the QMJHL, Philippe Cadorette backstopped the Baie-Comeau Drakkar to a 2-0 series lead against the Saint John Sea Dogs posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .962.  

 

2014-15 Vaughn CHL Playoff Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 23 – Mar. 29: Jackson Whistle (Kelowna Rockets)

 

2014-15 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 16 – Mar. 22: Alex Dubeau (Moncton Wildcats)

Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Coleman Vollrath (Victoria Royals)

Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)

Feb. 23 – Mar. 1: Nicolas Lachance (Gatineau Olympiques)

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: √Čtienne 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

Pats - Broncos Game 3 Preview


Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (2-0) and Swift Current Broncos (0-2) shift to Swift Current for game three of their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series at the Credit Union Iplex (7 p.m.tonight.  The Pats used their early home ice advantage to full effect over the weekend by taking a 2-0 series lead with 4-2 and 3-2 victories.  Adam Brooks scored the lone goal of the third period to lift the Blue and White to the game two win.  Pavel Padakin and Braden Christoffer lead the Pats with three points each while Coda Gordon leads Swift Current with three assists in the series.  Tune in to tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m. or watch on Shaw/Access7 starting shortly before puck drop at 7 p.m.
From the Net OutDaniel Wapple has been an early difference maker for the Pats.  The Saskatoon, SK native stopped 64/68 shots for a 0.941 save percentage in the series so far.  The wins were the first two of Wapple’s WHL playoff career.
Zborovskiy Making His MarkRussian defender Sergey Zborovskiy had a very solid WHL rookie season totaling 19 points (3G, 16A) along with a +15 plus/minus rating.  Despite being held pointless, Zborovskiy is tied for third in the WHL with a +5 rating and hasn’t been on the ice for a goal against.
Playoffs Team Comparison
Regina
Swift Current
Record
2-0
0-2
Goals For/Against
7/4 (+3)
4/7 (-3)
Powerplay 
0.0% (0/5)
0.0% (0/3)
Penalty Kill
100% (3/3)
100% (5/5)
Team Save Percentage
0.941
0.917
Leading Scorer
Pavel Padakin (2-1-3)
Coda Gordon (0-3-3)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Chase Harrison (0-2-2)
Brett Lernout (1-0-1)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd)
5-0-2
2-2-0
Average Age
17.5 yrs
18.2 yrs

Upcoming Schedule

Game Four at Swift Current – Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM/Access7)
Game Five* vs. Swift Current – Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Game Six* at Swift Current – Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)
*if necessary
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world still operating from its original location.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications 
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Monday, March 30, 2015

Royals Magee named WHL Player of the Week

CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals forward Brandon Magee is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 29th, 2015.  

Magee collected six points (5g-1a) in two games to help the Royals take a 2-0 series lead against the Prince George Cougars in Round 1 of the 2015 WHL Playoffs. 

On Friday, March 27th against the Prince George Cougars, Magee recorded a hat trick and added an assist to earn first star honours in a 5-3 victory. The following night, Magee scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lead the Royals to a Game 2 victory over the Cougars by a score of 5-4 while also claiming first star honours.

The 21-year-old Edmonton, AB native gathered 61 points (23g-38a) while playing in 50 games this season. The 5’9”, 185 lb forward is in his fifth WHL campaign with Victoria and has amassed 264 points (113g-151a) in 318 career WHL regular season contests. In 19 career WHL Playoff games, Magee has 20 points (9g-11a). 

The WHL has also nominated Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Whistle, a 1995-born netminder from West Kelowna, BC, recorded two shutouts last week in the Rockets’ Round 1 match-up against the Tri-City Americans. On Friday, March 27th, Whistle turned aside 18 shots in Game 1 against the Americans to earn a 6-0 shutout victory and claim third star honours. The following night, Whistle stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 2 to pick up his second consecutive shutout and a 3-0 win while earning second star honours. Currently in his fourth WHL campaign, Whistle has posted a 2-0-1 record with two shutouts in thee career WHL Playoff appearances. 

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Mar. 23 – Mar. 29: Brandon Magee, Victoria Royals
Mar. 16 – Mar. 22: Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current Broncos
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland WInterhawks
Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Peter Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 23 – Mar. 1: Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Rihards Bukarts, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks 
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


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pat Canadians, SMAAAHL Champs

The Regina Pats Canadians won 2-1 on the road in game 4 against the Battlefords Stars on Saturday to take the best of 5 championship 3 games to 1.

The game was scoreless after the first where the Pat C's outshot the Stars 14-5.

In the second the Stars took the lead at 10:32 as Braydon Buziak scored to make it 1-0. Regina tied it up less than a minute later as Regina Pats prospect Riley Woods potted his 6th of the post season from Jake Tesarowski and Owen Sillinger and it was 1-1. That was the score after 2, the Stars outshot Regina 12-9 in the period.

In the third the Pat Canadians got the eventual game winner from Owen Sillinger, his 6th, with assists to Jake Heerspink and Riley Woods to make it 2-1 at 8:59. That was the final score. Regina led the shots on goal in the game 31-29. Curtis Meger stopped 28 of 29 for the victory.

Riley Woods and Owen Sillinger finished tied for the playoff scoring lead with 6 goals and 18 assists apiece in 11 games.

The Pat Canadians will now head to Dauphin Manitoba for the Telus Cup Western Regionals. The Parkland Rangers will serve as the host club and the tournament will include Regina, the Northern Ontario champs as well as Manitoba. The tournament starts April 2nd.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

JLB Electric Game 2 Recap: PATS 3 BRONCOS 2


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The Regina Pats (1-0) hosted game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final Saturday against the Swift Current Broncos (0-1). The Pats won game 1 on Friday by a 1-0 score. Daniel Wapple stopped 35 pucks for his first WHL post-season win while Pavel Padakin scored twice including the game winner and Patrick D'Amico finished with a goal and a helper. Landon Bow made 29 saves on 32 shots in the loss and the Broncos got goals from Glen Gawdin and Jay Merkley. The game 1 win was the Pats first in the post-season since 2012 and first home playoff victory since 2008. There was just one lineup change for the Pats from game 1 to game 2. Luc Smith dressed while Colton Kroeker sat this one out. The Broncos went with the same 20 players for the game. Once again the line combinations were not provided. Here are the starters for both clubs.

Pats                                                                 Broncos
Cooper-D'Amico-Padakin                              DeBrusk-Cave-Merkley

Williams-Hobbs                                              Heatherington-Thomson

Wapple                                                            Bow

Pats scratches - McAmmond, Krushen, Kroeker, Elmer and Steel.
Broncos scratches - Harris, Ferletak, Johnson, Warkentine, J.Gordon and Sissons.

In the first period the Pats got off to a good start and led the shots on goal 6-2 early but for the second game the Broncos opened the scoring. Brett Lernout tipped in his first of the series on a 3 on 2 with assists to Coda Gordon and Glenn Gawdin at the 5:00 mark and it was 1-0. The Pats then got the games first powerplay and just as it expired Taylor Cooper carried the puck in behind the net and then into the right circle before finishing up high over the glove of Landon Bow for his 1st from Braden Christoffer and Chase Harrison at 8:39 and it was 1-1. The Pats then got another powerplay and again just as it expired Jess Gabrielle tipped a shot in front for his 1st with assists to Pavel Padakin and Colby Williams at 14:24 and it was 2-1. That was the score after 1 with the Pats leading the shots on goal 12-9.

In the second the Pats kept pressing in the early goings but Landon Bow kept the Broncos within 1. Then at 7:32 Linden Penner took a puck back of the Pats goal and tried to jam it in on the right side. Daniel Wapple held the post with the left pad and the net almost fell on top of him but in came Tyler Steenbergen and he was able to just poke the puck over the line to make it 2-2. The goal was reviewed but counted. Jake DeBrusk with the second assist. The Pats had two powerplays in the period to the Broncos 1 but neither team scored and we went to the 3rd tied 2-2. The Pats outshot Swift 16-13 in the 2nd and led overall 28-22.

In the third the Pats came out and were hungry. They spent the bulk of 3rd in the offensive zone and at 6:34 took the lead as Adam Brooks finsihed his first of the playoffs in front with assists to Austin Wagner and Braden Christoffer and it was 3-2. After that the Pats shut it down and didn't allow the Broncos to breath. Late in the game with the Swift Current net empty the Pats took a penalty and went down 6 on 4 with 53 seconds left. The Pats managed to kill the clock and take game 2, 3-2 the final score. The Pats outshot the Broncos 12-9 in the period and 40-31 overall.

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

The games third star went to the Broncos Landon Bow who stopped 37 of 40 shots faced. The second star to the Pats Daniel Wapple who stopped 29 pucks on 31 attempts and the first star to the Pats Braden Christoffer who had two assists in the win.

Game 3 is Tuesday night in Swift Current with a 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Broncos Goal at 5:00. Brett Lernout (1) from Coda Gordon and Glenn Gawdin.

Pats Goal at 8:39. Taylor Cooper (1) from Braden Christoffer and Chase Harrison.

Pats Goal at 14:24. Jesse Gabrielle (1) from Pavel Padakin and Colby Williams.

2nd Period

Broncos Goal at 7:32. Tyler Steenbergen (1) from Linden Penner and Jake DeBrusk.

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 6:34. Adam Brooks (1) Austin Wagner and Braden Christoffer.


Here are the radio highlights and post game interviews with Assistant Coach Darrin McKechnie and Captain Braden Christoffer.


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Pats - Broncos Game 2 Preview


Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (1-0) and Swift Current Broncos (0-1) go again tonightwith Game Two of their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series at the Brandt Centre (7 p.m.tonight.  The Pats opened the series with a win last night, scoring three goals in the first period en route to the 4-2 victory.  Pavel Padakin scored twice in 59 seconds to build up a 3-1 lead after the first and give the Pats all the offence they would need in the Game One victory.  Daniel Wapple turned aside 35 shots to lead the way for the Blue and White.  Tune into tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:15 p.m.
Toe in the Water Last night was the first WHL playoff experience for nine Pats players (Zborovskiy, Hilsendager, Cooper, Cole, Berg, Leschyshyn, Kroeker, Mortlock and Hobbs).  Three players picked up points in their first outing with Cooper, Berg and Mortlock each earning assists.
The Experienced OnePavel Padakin is the Pats’ runaway leader in playoff experience.  The Kiev, Ukraine product has played 19 games in the post-season and led the way for the Blue and White last night with a pair of goals in the first period.  Padakin has 8 points (3G, 5A) over his post-season career.
Playoffs Team Comparison
Regina
Swift Current
Record
1-0
0-1
Goals For/Against
4/2 (+2)
2/4 (-2)
Powerplay 
0.0% (0/1)
0.0% (0/1)
Penalty Kill
100% (1/1)
100% (1/1)
Team Save Percentage
0.946
0.906
Leading Scorer
Pavel Padakin (2-0-2)
Glenn Gawdin (1-0-1)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Nathyn Mortlock (0-1-1)
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Average Age
17.5 yrs
18.2 yrs

Upcoming Schedule

Game Three at Swift Current – Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM/Access7)
Game Four at Swift Current – Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM/Access7)
Game Five* vs. Swift Current – Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
*if necessary
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world operating from its original location.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications 
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Friday, March 27, 2015

JLB Electric Game 1 Recap: PATS 4 BRONCOS 2


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The Regina Pats hosted the Swift Current Broncos in game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal at the Brandt Centre on Friday night. The two clubs last met in the playoffs in 2008 when the Broncos won in 6 games. The Pats are playing in the post season for the 3rd time in four years while Swift has made the playoffs for the third consecutive year. The Pats went 3-5-0-0 against the Broncos on the season but did win two of the last three meetings. The Pats outshot Swift 313-252 in the 8 game season series but the Broncos out scored them 24-20. The Pats powerplay was 2 for 28 while the penalty kill was 29 for 36 in the eight games. Even strength that Pats outscored the Broncos 18-15. Jesse Gabrielle led the Pats with 7 points in 7 games against Swift while Jake DeBrusk had 12 points and Colby Cave 10 for the Broncos. Daniel Wapple held a 2-3-0-0 record in the season series with a 2.91 GAA and a .909 save percentage. Landon Bow was 5-2-0-0 against the Pats with a 2.37 GAA and a .938 save percentage. Bow made his playoff debut on Friday night. Neither team provided line combinations prior to the game but here are the starters.

Pats                                                                     Broncos
Cooper-D'Amico-Padakin                                  DeBrusk-Cave-Merkley

Williams-Hobbs                                                  Heatherington-Thomson

Wapple                                                                Bow

Pats scratches - Smith, McAmmond, Krushen, Elmer and Steel.
Broncos scratches - Harris, Ferletak, Johnson, Warkentine, J.Gordon and Sissons.

In the first period the Broncos got off to a great start and after furious pressure opened the scoring at 2:01. Glenn Gawdin took a puck off the end wall and scored his 1st of the post season, snapping an 11 game goalless streak with assists to Andreas Schumacher and Coda Gordon and it was 1-0. The Broncos kept coming but Daniel Wapple stood on his head and kept the Pats within 1. After the media timeout the Pats found their legs and got the game tied. Patrick D'Amico snapped in his 1st from the left circle at 12:38. Nathyn Mortlock and Adam Berg the assists and it was 1-1. Then at 18:34 on a 3 on 2 rush, Taylor Cooper found Patrick D'Amico on the left side and he hit Pavel Padakin on the back door and he scored his 1st to make it 2-1 Regina. 0:59 seconds later the Pats went up 3-1 as Padakin took a bouncing puck in front and finished his second of the game with assists to Chase Harrison and Adam Brooks at 19:33. That was the score after 1 though the Broncos outshot the Pats 18-10 in the period.

In the second the Pats continued to press but they were without their MVP defenceman Colby Williams who did not come out of the dressing room for the period. Landon Bow found his game in the period and kept the Broncos within 2. The Pats got the games first powerplay but did not score. Swift Current got to within 1 at 10:53 after a puck bounced away from Carter Hansen in the corner and right to Jay Merkley who scored his 1st off the post and in short side and it was 3-2. The Broncos got a powerplay of their own after that but the Pats killed it off as well. The period ended with the Pats up a goal, they outshot Swift 14-10 in the period but trailed 28-24.

In the third Colby Williams returned to the game. The Broncos had a lot of offensive zone time but Daniel Wapple made the saves he needed too and the Pats defence corps made some big plays to keep them ahead by 1. Neither team had a powerplay in the frame. The Broncos pulled Landon Bow late but Braden Christoffer scored with 18 seconds left into the empty goal to give the Pats the 4-2 lead and the game 1 victory. The Pats first post-season win since 2012. The Broncos outshot Regina 9-8 in the third and 37-32 overall. Daniel Wapple was fantastic with 35 saves for his first playoff win.

The Pats powerplay was oh for 1 and the penalty kill was 1 for 1.

The third star of the game with the Broncos Glenn Gawdon who scored the games first goal. The second star to the Pats Pavel Padakin who scored twice in the win and the first star to the Pats Daniel Wapple who made 35 saves.

Game 2 is Saturday night at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period 

Broncos Goal at 2:01. Glenn Gawdin (1) from Andreas Schumacher and Coda Gordon.

Pats Goal at 12:38. Patrick D'Amico (1) from Nathyn Mortlock and Adam Berg.

Pats Goal at 18:34. Pavel Padakin (1) from Patrick D'Amico and Taylor Cooper.

Pats Goal at 19:33. Pavel Padakin (2) from Chase Harrison and Adam Brooks.

2nd Period 

Broncos Goal at 10:53. Jay Merkley (1) unassisted.

3rd Period 

Pats EN Goal at 19:42. Braden Christoffer (1) unassisted.


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Pats - Broncos Game 1 Preview


Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats (37-24-5-6) and Swift Current Broncos (34-33-1-4) open their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final matchup at the Brandt Centre (7 p.m.tonight.  The Pats held a 3-5-0-0 regular season record against the Broncos, but won the final meeting between the teams by a 4-1 score in Swift Current.  Jesse Gabrielle led the Pats with seven points (3G, 4A) in seven games split between his time with Brandon and Regina.  Swift Currents Jake DeBrusk led all skaters with 12 points (5G, 7A) in eight games versus Regina.  Tune into tonight’s game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.
Brooks Wins Scoring RaceAdam Brooks capped off winning the Pats’ scoring title in style by scoring his 30th goal of the season.  It’s the first time the forward has reached both the 30 goal and 60 point plateaus after 23 points over his first two WHL seasons.  Brooks finished with 62 points (30G, 32A) on the season and was also named the Pats Most Sportsmanlike Player.
Paddock NominatedSr. VP of Hockey Operations and Head Coach John Paddock is the Eastern Conference nominee for WHL Coach of the Year.  He led the team to a 22-12-2-0 record through the first half of the season.  The team finished second in the eastern conference, 37-24-5-6.  This was Coach Paddock’s first time in junior hockey since he played for the Brandon Wheat Kings in 1973-74.  
Williams an All-Star
The accolades continue to pour in for Pats defenceman Colby Williams.  At the Pats’ final home game of the regular season, Williams was honoured as the team’s Player and Defenceman of the Year.  Wednesday saw the Regina, SK native recognized by the WHL being named to the Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team.  
Regular Season Team Comparison
Regina
Swift Current
Record
37-24-5-6
34-33-1-4
Head-to-Head Record
3-5-0-0
5-2-0-1
Goals For/Against
263/238 (+25)
221/245 (-24)
Powerplay 
15.3% (47/308)
21.9% (58/265)
Penalty Kill
80.3% (252/314)
81.2% (199/245)
Shorthanded Goals (For/Against)
2/9
Team Save Percentage
0.903
0.908
Leading Scorer
Brooks (30-32-62)
DeBrusk (42-39-81)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Williams (11-30-41)
Lernout (14-28-42)
Number of 20+ Goal Scorers
7
3
Average Age
17.5 yrs
18.2 yrs
Record When Leading After 2nd
23-0-0-2
25-0-0-1
Record When Trailing After 2nd
7-22-3-1 (18 pts)
3-30-0-1 (7 pts)

Upcoming Schedule
Game Two vs. Swift Current – Saturday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Game Three at Swift Current – Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM/Access7)
Game Four at Swift Current – Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM/Access7)
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world operating from its original location.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club