Monday, February 29, 2016


The Regina Pats hosted the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup host Red Deer Rebels on Monday morning at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were looking to put an end to a 2 game losing streak which included a 5-2 defeat in Saskatoon on Saturday. The Rebels were coming off a loss of their own on Saturday, 6-2 at home to the Victoria Royals. The Pats took a 2-1-0-0 record into the fourth and final meeting of the regular season between the two clubs. Adam Brooks was riding a 14 game point streak coming into the game with 7 goals and 32 points over that stretch. Defenceman Connor Hobbs was a late scratch from the contest, Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.



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Pats scratches - Williams, McAmmond and Hobbs.  
Rebels scratches - Toth, Mahura, Bleackley, Johnson, Purtill and Sakowich. 

In the first period the Rebels had a lot of jump in the early going but the game remained scoreless until the second half of the period. Red Deer took the 1-0 lead at 11:30 when Evan Polei put home a rebound for his 15th from Adam Musil and Ivan Nikolishin. The Rebels kept coming and got it to 2-0 when Michael Spacek fed Jake DeBrusk who slid home his 18th at 16:53. Brandon Hagel the second helper. Michael Spacek thought he had the 3-0 goal but Tyler Brown made an unbelievable stick save coming across his crease. The Pats got their second powerplay of the game late in the period and came close but could not beat Trevor Martin. 21 seconds carried over into the second with the Rebels leading on the shot clock 12-6.

In the second the Pats got off to a good start and had two good scoring chances but Austin Wagner was hooked and couldn't finish and then Cole Sanford missed the net on a breakaway. The Rebels pushed after that and had a number of grade A scoring chances but Tyler Brown again made some massive stops and the period ended with the Pats still trailing 2-0. The Rebels led on the shot clock 13-6 in the period and 25-12 overall.

In the third the Rebels kept the Pats off the board until literally the last second of the game Sam Steel scored his 22nd of the year with 5 tenths of a second left with assists to Adam Brooks and Cole Sanford and it was 2-1 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot Red Deer 16-9 in the period but trailed 34-298 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 4 in the game and the penalty kill was 4 for 4.

The third star of the game went to the Rebels Michael Spacek who had an assist in the win. The second star to Red Deers Trevor Martin who stopped 27 of 28 shots and the first star to the Pats Tyler Brown who stopped 32 of 34 shots faced. 

The Pats return to action on Wednesday when they host the Kootenay Ice at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Rebels Goal at 11:30. Evan Polei (15) from Adam Musil and Ivan Nikolishin.

Rebels Goal at 16:53. Jake DeBrusk (18) from Michael Spacek and Brandon Hagel. 

2nd Period


3rd Period

Pats 6v4 PP Goal at 19:59. Sam Steel (22) from Adam Brooks and Cole Sanford.


Anonymous said...

none of this next year stuff what we have to do next year? to be a contender why does John paddock think that they cant win this year? and that jst dosent go for the pats that goes for every team that makes the playoffs you've got to believe everytime you put youre foot on the ice why throw in the towel before it even starts that just dosent make sense!

Anonymous said...

Phil do you know why that wrap around goal of Steel's wasn't allowed? The puck went into the net and hit the back lower bar very quickly and then came back under the goalie. It was in the net and the goal wasn't kicked in. There didn't appear to be any whistle before the puck went in. Replay shows it clearly enter the net.

Phil Andrews said...

It wasn't a question of whether the puck went in the net. That was obvious. The call on the ice was that the puck was kicked in, then there was no video evidence to say that it wasn't kicked in during the review.

Anonymous said...

I have looked at that numerous times in slo mo and there is absolutely no kicking motion by anyone. Cole never kicked and neither did Steel. There was clear cut evidence it wasn't kicked in. A horrible call to say the least. Considering the two morons calling this game what could one expect. Clearly no kicking motion. If it were the other way around you can be assured the goal would have counted.

Anonymous said...

well if that was the case it was a bonehead call and the pats were robbed I thought it was because he already blew the whistle