Sunday, February 21, 2016


The Regina Pats were looking for a 5th straight win when they hosted the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Brandt Centre on Sunday afternoon. The Pats were coming off a 7-5 win over Kootenay on Friday where Adam Brooks scored twice and had 4 assists while Connor Hobbs recorded his first career hat trick. The Oil Kings beat the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday 3-2 and were playing their third game in as many days. The Pats held a 2-1-0-0 record against Edmonton heading into Sunday's last meeting of the season between the two clubs. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted.



Oil Kings



Pats scratches - Williams, Woods and Pouteau. 
Oil Kings scratches - Dillon, Yewchuk, Patterson, Gruninger and Gable. 

In the first period the Pats struck on their opening shift. Sean Richards centered for Cole Sanford who buried his 29th of the year just 23 seconds in. Sam Steel the second helper and it was 1-0. Sanford's point streak his 7 games with the goal, he had 5 goals and 7 assists in the streak to that point. The Pats then got two straight powerplays and on the second one went up 2-0. Cole Sanford scored his 30th of the year into the top corner from Sam Steel and Adam Brooks at 12:49. Brooks extending his point streak to 10 games with the assists with 6 goals and 19 assists in that stretch. The Oil Kings responded at 14:30 when Dysin Mayo hit Dario Meyer in stride at the Pats blueline, he slip the d a ripped a shot into the top corner for his 11th. Anatolli Elizarov picked up the second assist and it was 2-1. That was the score after 20 minutes with the Oil Kings leading on the shot clock 13-11.

In the second the Pats went to their third man advantage in the early goings but did not score. Then they took four straight penalties of their own. They killed off the first two to keep their 2-1 lead. Late in the period Sean Richards went to the box and then Adam Brooks was called for hooking and Edmonton went to 1:14 of 5 on 3 powerplay. The Pats killed the 56 seconds remaining in the 2nd period and 19 seconds of the two man advantage carried over into the 3rd period. The Pats led 2-1 after 2 but the Oil Kings outshot Regina 16-12 in the second and led 29-23 overall.

In the third the Pats killed off the poweprlay time and then at 4:34 got it to a 3-1 lead. Adam Brooks fed Chase Harrison in the slot and he scored his 6th of the year. Austin Wagner the second helper. That was all the scoring in the game. Brett Pollock came close to getting Edmonton within one but he hit the cross bar. Tyler Brown was fantastic making 20 saves in the period and the Pats won their 5th straight game and 6th in a row at the Brandt Centre, 3-1 the final. The Oil Kings outshot Regina 20-8 in the period and 49-31 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 6 in the win and the penalty kill went 4 for 4.

The third star of the game went to the Oil Kings Dario Meyer who had the teams lone goal. The second star to the Pats Cole Sanford who had two goals and his 9th game winner of the season and te first star to Tyler Brown who made 48 saves on 49 shots for his 7th consecutive win. 

The Pats hit the road this week starting with a visit to Medicine Hat on Tuesday to take on the Tigers at 8 o'clock Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats Goal at 0:23. Cole Sanford (29) from Sean Richards and Sam Steel.

Pats PP Goal at 12:49. Cole Sanford (30) from Sam Steel and Adam Brooks.

Oil Kings Goal at 14:30. Dario Meyer (11) from Dysin Mayo and Anatolli Elizarov. 

2nd Period


3rd Period

Pats Goal at 4:34. Chase Harrison (6) from Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner.

Here are the radio highlights:

Post game interview with Assistant Coach Brad Herauf:

Post game interview with goaltender Tyler Brown:

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