Thursday, March 1, 2012
REBELS 3 PATS 2
The Pats looked sluggish in the early going but got out of the first period locked in a scoreless draw. However a pair of suspect goals by the Rebels' Tyson Ness and Brooks Maxwell put the visitors up 2-0 early in the second. Regina's Dominek Volek notched a powerplay goal at the 11:40 mark to make it 2-1 after two. Jordan Weal assisted on the marker.
Chad Robinson made it 3-1 Red Deer early in the third and that was the end of the line for starting Pats goalie Matt Hewitt who stopped 19 of 22 shots. Backup Adam Beukeboom stopped the only shot he faced the rest of the way and Weal made it a 3-2 game at the 6:20 mark but that's as close as the Queen City Kids would come.
NOTES: Red Deer outshot the Pats 23-18 while going 1/3 on the powerplay ... Regina was 2/5 ... The attendance was 3677 ... The loss leaves Regina a point back of Saskatoon for 6th and a point up on Brandon for 8th ... Red Deer sits eight points behind the Wheat Kings for the final playoff spot.
Regina (33-24-5-2) hosts Brandon in a key game Saturday night at 7:00 while P.A. is here Sunday night at 6:00. Both games can be heard on 620 CKRM with the Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show hitting the air 25 minutes prior to faceoff.