Saturday, March 12, 2016


Photo Credit: Keith Hershmiller Photography
The Regina Pats were looking for a weekend sweep of the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday night at Mosaic Place. The Pats won the first half of the home and home on Friday night, 5-4 in a shootout at the Brandt Centre. Adam Brooks and Lane Zablocki each had a goal and an assist in the win while Sam Steel scored the shootout winner. The Pats entered the night three points back of Moose Jaw for third in the East Division and needed a regulation win to get within a point with three games remaining on the schedule after Saturday. Despite the loss for the Warriors on Friday they still gained a point on the Prince Albert Raiders and sat just three points back from second place. Adam Brooks with his two point night on Friday tied the Warriors Dryden Hunt who had just one point for the WHL scoring lead, both players entered Saturday with 111 points on the season. The Pats were without starting goaltender Tyler Brown for a third straight game so Jordan Hollett made the start. Here are the lineups for the contest with the starters highlighted.






Pats scratches - Brown, Williams, Smith, Gardiner, Elmer and Pouteau. 
Warriors scratches - Brook and Faith. 

In the first period the Pats picked up right where they left off from Fridays game and went right at the Warriors. The Pats got the games first powerplay and the first goal. Jared Freadrich got a shot through from the point that went off a Warrior and in for his 5th with assists to Chase Harrison and Jake Leschyshyn and it was 1-0. The Pats kept coming and then got a second powerplay and again made the Warriors pay. Adam Brooks fed Cole Sanford in the right circle and he ripped one off the cross bar and in for his 41st at 11:40 to make it 2-0. The Warriors got two straight powerplays after that but the Pats killed them off and on the second one had four great chances for a shorthanded markers but could not beat Sawchenko. The Pats took the 2-0 lead to the break and outshot the Warriors 18-9. Regina took a highsticking penalty as the period expired and Moose Jaw went to their third man advantage to start the second.

In the second on the penalty kill to start the Pats almost scored shorthanded. Adam Brooks had two great chances, one hit the post and the game remained 2-0. The Warriors got another man advantage in the period, their fourth of the game but again the Pats killed it. Regina also had a PP in the period but did not score. Zach Sawchenko was solid again in the period as was Jordan Hollett and the Pats were up 2-0 after 40 minutes. Regina outshot the Warriors 10-8 in the period and led 28-17 overall.

In the final period the Pats made it 3-0 just 21 seconds in. Austin Wagner tapped in a back door feed from Lane Zablocki for his 26th of the year. Then at 11:33 Lane Zablocki got it to 4-0 with his 18th when Adam Brooks set him up in front. The Warriors got on the board with the net empty and on the powerplay when Brayden Point chipped one into the top of the net at 15:25 for his 34th and it was 4-1. The Pats added an empty netter at 17:47 when Adam Brooks finished his 37th from Austin Wagner and Lane Zablocki and it was 5-1 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot the Warriors 14-10 in the period and 42-27 overall. With the win the Pats get within one point of Moose Jaw for third in the East Division with three games left to play.

The Pats powerplay was 2 for 4 in the win and the penalty kill was 6 for 7.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Adam Brooks who had a goal and two assists in the win. The second star went to Austin Wagner who also had a goal and an assist and the first star to Lane Zablocki who had a goal and two helpers. 

The Pats are off until Wednesday when they will host the Saskatoon Blades at the Brandt Centre at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats PP Goal at 7:08. Jared Freadrich (5) from Chase Harrison and Jake Leschyshyn.

Pats PP Goal at 11:40. Cole Sanford (41) from Adam Brooks. 

2nd Period


3rd Period

Pats Goal at 0:21. Austin Wagner (26) from Lane Zablocki.

Pats Goal at 11:33. Lane Zablocki (18) from Adam Brooks.

Warriors PP Goal at 15:25. Brayden Point (34) from Noah Gregor and Marc McNulty.

Pats EN Goal at 17:47. Adam Brooks (37) from Austin Wagner and Lane Zablocki.

Here are the radio highlights:

Post game interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock:


Anonymous said...

Would of been a 6-0 game if Zobrovskiy would of stayed at home again. Horrible, selfish effort.

Phil Andrews said...

You can't be serious with that comment...

Anonymous said...

Yah Pouteau must feel really low watching that effort from the stands.

Anonymous said...

Phil, call it like it is for once... we have never had a worse import or defenceman in general than #2. I've been a season ticket holder for 20 years and he's literally the worst player to put on a pats jersey during that time frame.

Anonymous said...

Yes 3 penalties and cost the SO. Oh well, great team effort.

Matt Rowe said...

I thought Zobrovskiy played well minus the penalties! Especially after the 2nd one he was much more responsible for most of the game! If he cleans up that part of his game he'll be ok!

Anonymous said...

The worst player? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. How about the Russian defenceman who was here at the start of the year that got cut?

Phil Andrews said...

Are we actually having this discussion after the weekend the Pats just played... WOW

Anonymous said...

20 year season ticket holder... Guess that makes you smarter than the New York Rangers...

Kellin Enslev said...

This is literally the biggest joke of a conversation on the internet.

The Pats just had the best weekend of their season and people are trolling an 18 year old kid.

Mosh said...

Do you guys even know good hockey when it happens.. The warriors had our number all season.. And we sweep them in the final two. Yet you assholes still have the nerve to Bitch.. Either jump off now.. Or have some faith in the boys going into playoffs. Its disgraceful fans like who who ruin it for everyone elss. We have a would core who have gelled when they need too. Mosh.

Anonymous said...

Attended both games this weekend, great team win last night. The team is playing good hockey right now,doing what needs to be done to be successful in the playoffs. I appreciate Phil and Kellin pushing back on these trolls that spew nonsense.
Going to be a fun ride with Pats.

Anonymous said...

Actually it was a great win and a good time to start getting dominant again. It was very frustrating to give them that point on Friday but that how she goes sometimes. The BIGGEST thing is to be playing strong heading into the payoffs, and the Pats are doing that so let's finish strong. There is a chance but assuming we both win two out of our three games, they still get third in the division. I think it really doesn't matter who you play as long as your near the top of your game when you go into those series. All teams will be tough so you're going to have to beat a good team in the first round no matter what. I've been reading that Williams may be permanently on the shelf and if so that's a big kick. We still need to play on.

Anonymous said...

Gelling at the right time for sure. They used the whole bench last night which will give all confidence heading into playoffs. Still need a bit of a hand from PA or Swift and Pats needs to win next 2. With the way they are finishing the season they could do some damage in playoffs but might get derailed if have to face Lethbridge 1st round. PA would be a much more welcome matchup. Go Pats Go! Hopefully the fans really get behind these boys. Very impressed how their young guys have developed with the mentoring of some of the vets. I would hope some of these draft eligible boys get some looks after this season. Very optimistic for next year.

Anonymous said...

There is always gonna be one dumb-bell out there like anon#1 who feels compelled to post an idiotic comment just because he/she can.

Anonymous said...

Phil, did you happen to catch what Zablocki got a Game Misconduct for at the end?? We left pretty quick after the win.


Phil Andrews said...

No I missed it too

Anonymous said...

Is Hobb's for sure out next game or will they appeal the instigator penalty?

Phil Andrews said...

He's not suspended. It's just a game misconduct for instigating in the final 5 minutes. Doesn't carry a suspension. Just means his night was done.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Good