Monday, March 19, 2012
Wednesday Prince Albert 1 @ Pats 4
The Regina Pats got off to a goodd start and never looked back as they beat the Raiders 4-1 Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. Jordan Weal got his 40th and 41st goals of the season while Morgan Klimchuk had a goal and an assist and was named the game’s 1st star. The Pats were 2/4 on the powerplay and 3/3 killing penalties. Matt Hewitt made 28 saves for the win.
Friday Brandon 2 @ Pats 1
The Regina Pats dropped their final home game of the regular season Friday night, falling to the Wheat Kings 2-1. Michael Ferland continued his hot play against the Pats scoring both goals for the Wheaties. The Pats got one back in the 3rd from Tanner Olstad, but couldn’t get the equalizer. Matt Hewitt took the loss in net for the Pats turning aside 21 Wheat Kings shots.
Saturday Pats 2 @ Brandon 7
The Regina Pats fell 7-2 in the final game of the regular season at the hands of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Pats had the lead twice in the 1st period but couldn’t hold on as they went to the dressing room down 3-2. In the 2nd the Pats had a tough 10 minute stretch where they gave up 4 goals. With the loss the Pats finished 7th in the Eastern Conference which set up a first round matchup with the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Round 1 – Pats & Warriors:
It will be a dream match-up for Southern Saskatchewan hockey fans as the Regina Pats and the Moose Jaw Warriors are set to clash in the first round of the 2012 WHL Playoffs. The Pats will be making a return to the post season after having missed the WHL Playoffs the last three years, while Moose Jaw was knocked off by eventual WHL Champion Kootenay in the first round last year. The Warriors enter the playoffs as the Eastern Conference # 2 seed while the Pats come in as the #7 seed. The two teams split the regular season series with identical 4-2-2 records.
GM#1 – Friday March 23rd Regina @ Moose Jaw
GM#2 – Saturday March 24th Regina @ Moose Jaw
GM#3 – Tuesday March 27th Warriors @ Regina
GM#4 – Wednesday March 28th Warriors @ Regina
GM#5 – Friday March 30th Regina @ Moose Jaw
GM#6 – Saturday March 31st Moose Jaw @ Regina
GM#7 – Monday April 2nd Regina @ Moose Jaw
Single game playoff tickets are on sale now at the Brandt Centre Box Office or at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/
Quote of the Week
“It’s going to be so new to these guys (playing in the post-season). We have four great days of prep. If we were going to Calgary or Edmonton we’d be hopping on the bus on Tuesday. We’re practicing at home. There’s no excuses. It’s great. I think there’s a lot of positives.” - Pats head coach Pat Conacher talking about the upcoming series against Moose Jaw.
Courtesy of Greg Harder’s article from the Leader Post
2011-12 Awards Winners:
Hub Bishop Memorial(Most Sportsmanlike)-Chandler Stephenson
Scholastic Player of the Year-Jack Rodewald
Torchy Schell Top Scorer Award – Jordan Weal
Molson Cup (3 Star Award) - Jordan Weal
Bill Hicke Memorial Award (Most Popular)-Jordan Weal
Mike Kartusch Memorial Award (Community Involvement)-Tanner Olstad
Rick Rypien Memorial Award (Unsung hero)-Art Bidlevskii
Charles Johnston Memorial Award (Top Defenceman)-Brandon Davidson
Nick Pappas Memorial Award (Rookie of the year)-Morgan Klimchuk
Regina Pats Player of the Year-Jordan Weal
(Courtesy Regina Pats PR)