Tuesday, January 12, 2016


The Regina Pats continued the U.S. Divison road trip on Tuesday in Everett against the Silvertips. The Pats were looking to build on a 7-2 win over Spokane on Saturday. The Silvertips beat the Chiefs on Sunday 3-1 and had won 5 of their last 6 games. Cole Sanford made his Pats debut on Tuesday while Tyler Brown missed one last game with an upper body injury and Jordan Hollett got the start in goal again. The Silvertips boasted the best goals against the in the entire WHL by a huge margin. Everett had given up just 85 goals on the season, the next best team was the Seattle Thunderbirds at 114. Here are the lineups for the contest with the starters highlighted.






Pats scratches - Brown, Williams, Pouteau and Woods. 
Silvertips scratches - Martin, Christianson, Skoleski and Ralph. 

In the first period the Silvertips cashed in on an early powerplay at 4:06. Cole MacDonald fired from the left circle and beat Hollett glove side for his 6th from Noah Juulsen and Remi Laurencelle and it was 1-0. The Tips then went ahead 2-0 when Laurencelle buried a rebound for his 24th with assists to Noah Juulsen and Carson Stadnyk. The Pats got 5 powerplays in the period including over a minute up 5 on 3 but Everett did an incredible job blocking shots and Mario Petit made some nice saves and the Silvertips took the 2-0 lead to the break. The Pats were outshot 9-8 in the period but probably put 20 plus shots towards the net that didn't get through.

In the second the Pats powerplay got them on the board. Jake Leschyshyn jumped on a loose puck after a block and he scored his 6th at 11:11 with assists to Chase Harrison and Jared Freadrich and it was a 2-1 game. It stayed that way until the final minute when Everett made it 3-1. Carson Stadnyk took a cross ice pass in the let circle and Jordan Hollett lost his edge and couldn't get over to make the save. Stadnyk scores his 10th from Noah Juulsen and Remi Laurencelle. That was the score after 2, the Silvertips outshot the Pats 10-4 in the period and led 19-13 overall.

In the third the Pats got goals from Adam Brooks at 9:02, his 24th and then again at 14:24 he scored his 25th to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime. The shots on goal were 7-7 in the period and Everett led overall 26-20.

The Pats got a powerplay with 19.3 seconds left and called their timeout. With 2.3 seconds left Cole Sanford ripped a shot into the top corner from the left circle for his 1st as a Pat and 22nd of the year from Connor Hobbs and Adam Brooks at 4:57 and the Pats took the 4-3 victory. Regina outshot Everett 3-0 in OT but trailed overall 26-23.

The Pats powerplay was 2 for 7 in the game and the penalty kill went 5 for 6.

The third star of the game went to the Silvertips Carson Stadnyk who had a goal and an assist. The second star to the Pats Adam Brooks who had two goals and an assist and now leads the WHL in points. The first star went to the Silvertips Remi Laurencelle who had a goal and two helpers. 

The Pats are back in action Wednesday night in Portland against the Winterhawks with a 9 o'clock puck drop Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Silvertips PP Goal at 4:06. Cole MacDonald (6) from Noah Juulsen and Remi Laurencelle.

Silvertips Goal at 7:31. Remi Laurencelle (24) from Noah Juulsen and Carson Stadnyk. 

2nd Period

Pats PP Goal at 11:11. Jake Leschyshyn (6) from Chase Harrison and Jared Freadrich.

Silvertips Goal at 19:33. Carson Stadnyk (10) from Noah Juulsen and Remi Laurencelle. 

3rd Period

Pats Goal at 9:02. Adam Brooks (24) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Adam Berg.

Pats Goal at 14:24. Adam Brooks (25) from Adam Berg and Chase Harrison.


Pats PP Goal at 4:57. Cole Sanford (22) from Connor Hobbs and Adam Brooks.

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


william weppler said...

Great comeback win! Brooks is a Beast!

The Sanford-Steel-Zablocki line played very well and had some great scoring out after a few more practices together. Some of the touch and flip passes between Sanford and Steel were awesome to watch.

Agree that the Silvertips are crazy good shot blockers...Jeez!!...must have blocked more than 20 tonight. Any stats on that Phil?

Well deserved guys...give'r in Portland.

Phil Andrews said...

I wish they tracked the blocks. Tonight's numbers would have been crazy no doubt.

Steve the stats guy said...

Phil you better have someone look at the plus/minus on the 3rd Everettt goal and have things corrected. They aren't even close and this isn't the 1st time I've noticed. They have 3,22,27,34,55 as minuses. Wagner and Fredrich weren't on the ice. Look at the video and its 3,22,39,77,55 as the minuses. How could they get those stats so wrong? If they aren't going to keep correct stats don't keep any at all.

Phil Andrews said...

I get what you are saying. However, it's an amateur league. Mistakes are made. But it can be rectified.

RWAH said...

OMG Is the Everett PA announcer ever annoying . Great win for the team good luck on the remaining three in the USA.

Anonymous said...

Have to give credit where credit is due. The 1st not too good as the Pats couldn't get anything going. But after our 1st goal by our 2nd PP unit the boys seem to turn it around a bit. Last part of 2nd and the 3rd we seemed to really change our forecheck. The boys had a couple really good shifts in the 3rd by our 3 & 4 forth line and bottom pairing and then immediately after the beauty feed from Zboroviskiy to cooper for the 2nd goal. That's when the game changed. From then on it was all Pats and our top guns stepped up. The OT was domination for the most part by the Pats. Must not forget a couple (one unreal) saves by Hollett in the final few minutes. One part that needs improving is our discipline. We took too many penalties and if it wasn't for our PK the game could of got out of hand. Although if our PP was clicking it wouldn't of got to OT. Special teams are an issue but nice to see some 2nd units getting a chance and have been producing. A noticeable change in the use of 2 units lately.

Anonymous said...

Brooks carried the team on his back and was the reason for the win. He is the leading scorer on the! The game really seemed to chang when Zablocki started throwing some heavy checks in the 2nd. We were getting physically dominated and then Zablocki went to work. We may be small but we still need to play physical and finish checks. Hollett made a huge save on their late PP but still let in two he needs to have. He is going to be very good some day but he needs some goalie coach help and we need to get Brown back playing like he did before. Right now tending is a bit of a weak spot. Still an impressive comeback against a very stingy team.

william weppler said...

Agree Anon 10:55 AM - that 2nd unit PP line did well all them a lot of great expereience...which breeds confidence.

Agree Anon 11:49 AM - tending has been a bit shaky lately but Hollett is young and going to have some off nights...not consistent enough yet. Brown may be back tonight and needs to have a solid game.