Friday, February 26, 2016


The Regina Pats were looking for their first 8 game winning streak since 2001 on Friday night when they hosted the Prince Albert Raiders at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were coming off a 9-8 shootout win in Lethbrigde on Wednesday and were playing their 7th game in 12 days. Adam Brooks recorded 3 assists on Wednesday and he became the first player this season to hit 100 points and sat at 101 heading into Friday. Brooks became the 51st player in Pats history to have a 100 point season. The Raiders were coming off a 3-2 overtime victory over Swift Current on Wednesday and had won two in a row. The Pats held a 2-2-2-1 record against P.A. heading into Friday's final meeting of the regular season. The Raiders were 7 points ahead for 2nd in the East Division but the Pats do hold one game in hand. Here are the lineups for the contest with the starters highlighted.






Pats scratches - Williams, McAmmond and Pouteau. 
Raiders scratches - Paivarinta, Warkentine and Glover. 

In the first period the Pats took an early penalty and the Raiders made them pay. Vojtech Budik finished a pass in front for his 3rd of the year from Sean Montgomery and Brendan Guhle at 1:55 and it was 1-0. The Pats responded after that and threw shot after shot at Rylan Parenteau but the Raider netminder stopped every one of them. The Pats had two powerplays in the frame but could not score and trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes. The Pats outshot P.A. 15-7 in the period.

In the second frame the Raiders picked up their second powerplay and seconds after it expired they extended their lead to 2-0. Jesse Lees buried his 19th from the slot at 6:44 with assists to Jordan Tkatch and Simon Stransky. The Pats had two powerplays after that but did not score but carried all the momentum in the final 10 minutes. Rylan Parenteau was fantastic in the frame to keep the Pats off the board. Regina got a third powerplay with 1:21 left in the period and came oh so close but the Raiders survived to the break with the 2-0 lead. The Pats outshot Prince Albert 15-10 in the period and led 30-17 overall.

The Pats began the third with 39 seconds of powerplay time but did not score. On their 5th powerplay of the night they did finally break through. Cole Sanford snapped home his 33rd from the right circle at 6:58. Adam Brooks and Chase Harrison the assists and it was a 2-1 game. Adam Brooks extended his point streak to 13 games and Cole Sanford to 10 games on the goal. The Pats kept pushing but Rylan Parenteau made save after save and then with 13 seconds left Reid Gardiner sealed it with an empty net goal for his 37th to make it 3-1 and that was the final score. The Pats win streak stops at 7 games. The Pats outshot the Raiders 12-8 in the period and 42-25 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 6 in the loss and the penalty kill was 3 for 4.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Cole Sanford who scored the lone goal. The second star to Adam Brooks who had an assist and the first star to the Raiders Rylan Parenteau who topped 41 of 42 shots faced. 

The Pats are back in action on Saturday in Saskatoon with a 7:05 puck drop against the Blades on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Raiders PP Goal 1;55. Vojtech Budik (3) from Sean Montgomery and Brendan Guhle. 

2nd Period

Raiders Goal at 6:44. Jesse Lees (19) from Jordan Tkatch and Simon Stransky. 

3rd Period

Pats PP Goal at 6:58. Cole Sanford (33) from Adam Brooks and Chase Harrison.

Raiders EN Goal at 19:47. Reid Gardiner (37) from Simon Stransky.

Here are the radio highlights:

Post game interview with Assistant Coach and Assistant GM Dave Struch:

Post game interview with forward Cole Sanford:


Anonymous said...

Zablocki is not first line material…completely out of place. Berg is a much better fir.

Anonymous said...

Agree. Also need to spread the work load out across 3rd & 4th lines and 3rd pairing. Top 10 are beat right now and it's showing. Not the jump they had a few days ago. Getting a bit out coached right now with poor time management. Got away with it last few games but not tonight.