Sunday, March 6, 2016


Photo Credit: Keith Hershmiller Photography
The Regina Pats wrapped up a four game home stand on Sunday afternoon against the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were coming off a shootout loss to Swift Current on Friday while the Wheat Kings were playing their third game in three nights and had beaten the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday and Saturday night. The Pats clinched a playoff spot while having Saturday of when Swift Current won in Medicine Hat. The Pats took a 2-4-0-0 record against Brandon into Sunday's 7th of eight meetings between the two clubs. They sat four points back of the Warriors for third in the division with a game in hand which they used Sunday afternoon. Adam Brooks carried a league leading 17 game point streak into Sunday with 8 goals and 28 assists for 37 points in that stretch. Here are the lineups for the contest with the starters highlighted.



Wheat Kings



Pats scratches - Williams, Pouteau and either Woods or McAmmond.
Wheat Kings scratches - Lewis, White, Gutenberg and McCorrister. 

In the first period the Pats got the games first great chance when Austin Wagner found a loose puck in the slot and fired on goal but Jordan Papirny made a great glove save. The Wheat Kings then made the Pats pay for a turnover below the goal line. Tyler Brown came out to play the puck but Mark Matsuba came in and stole it and found Jordan Thomson at the side of the net and he scored his 5th at 4:14 and it was 1-0. Then at 8:34 Jayce Hawryluk got a loose puck left side to go on the backhand for his 39th with assists to Ivan Provorov and John Quenneville and it was a 2-0 game. The Pats then went to the penalty kill but had two, two on one rushes but Papirny came up huge and the game remained 2-0. Then at 13:49 Ivan Provorov got a short from the left point that went off of James Hilsendager and through the 5-hole of Tyler Brown to make it 3-0 Brandon. Jayce Hawryluk and Nolan Patrick the helpers. The Pats got a late powerplay in the period but did not score and 1:06 carried over into the 2nd. Brandon outshot the Pats 9-8 in the period and led 3-0 on the scoreboard.

In the second the Pats put Jordan Hollett in goal to start the period. The game remained 3-0 until the midway point when Reid Duke blew a shot through Hollett for his 31st at 10:10. 32 seconds later Tim McGauley took a puck from below the goal line and then slid it in for his 21st at 10:42 to make it a 5-0 game. A partial line brawl broke out after the goal and the Pats ended up down 2 men after the scrum. The Wheat Kings made it 6-0 on the man advantage when another Ivan Provorov shot went off a Pats stick and in for his second of the night and 19th at 12:33. That was the score after the second with the Wheat Kings outshooting the Pats 16-12 in the period and led 25-20 overall.

In the third the Wheat Kings got it to 7-0 when Jayce Hawryluk jammed in his second of the night and 40th of the season from Nolan Patrick and Tyler Coulter at 8:36. The Pats got on the barad with a powerplay at 16:45. Cole Sanford rifled one into the top corner short side for his 38th from Jared Freadrich and Adam Brooks and it was 7-1. Brooks extends his point streak to 19 games with the helper with 38 points in that stretch and leads the WHL in scoring with 109 points. The WHeat Kings added an 8th goal of the night late at 19:16 when Macoy Erkamps slapped in his 12th and it was 8-1. That was the final score, the Wheat Kings outshot the Pats 25-11 in the period and led 20-31 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 4 in the game and the penalty kill was 4 for 5.

The third star of the game went to the Weat Kings Nolan Patrick who had two assists. The second star to Jayce Hawryluk who had two goals and an assist and the first star to Ivan Provorov who also scored twice and ad a helper. 

The Pats are back in action Wednesday when they visit the Swift Current Broncos in a 7 o'clock puck drop on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Wheat Kings Goal at 4:14. Jordan Thomson (5) from Mark Matsuba and Shael Higson.

Wheat Kings Goal at 8:34. Jayce Hawryluk (39) from Ivan Provorov and John Quenneville.

Wheat Kings Goal at 13:49. Ivan Provorov (18) from Jayce Hawryluk and Nolan Patrick. 

2nd Period

Wheat Kings Goal at 10:10. Red Duke (31) from Macoy Erkamps and Jordan Papirny.

Wheat Kings Goal at 10:42. Tim McGauley (21) from John Quenneville and Stelio Mattheos.

Wheat Kings 5v3 PP Goal at 12:33. Ivan Provorov (19) from Kale Clague and Tanner Kaspick. 

3rd Period

Wheat Kings Goal at 8:36. Jayce Hawryluk (40) Nolan Patrick and Tyler Coulter.

Pats 4v3 PP Goal at 16:45. Cole Sanford (38) from Jared Freadrich and Adam Brooks.

Wheat Kings Goal at 19:16. Macoy Erkamps (12) from Tanner Kaspick and Duncan Campbell.

Here are the radio highlights:

Post game interview with Goaltending Coach Rob Muntain:

Post game interview with goaltender Jordan Hollett:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hollett battled pretty hard considering the mess he was thrown into. Pretty much no pride or guts shown by anyone. Playing afraid won't cut it. The only glimmer of starch was from Smith and Macklin who at least displayed a little rage and embarrassment. This team should never do this again to their fans. We desperately need some defensive help. Colby Williams would sure help but it sure doesn't seem too likely, but hopefully sometimes before the season ends.