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Thursday, November 8, 2012

PATS 5 T-BIRDS 2 & DUB ROUND-UP

REGINA - Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl each had a goal and two assists Wednesday to help the Regina Pats beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 in the Western Hockecy League.

Regina (8-11-1) also had one goal each from Adam Rossignol, Colten Mayor and Luke Fenske, while Adam Brooks picked up two assists.

Shea Theodore and Justin Hickman replied for Seattle (8-9-1).

Matt Hewitt made 43 saves for the win, while Justin Myles stopped 17 shots in defeat.

Regina led 2-0 after the first thanks to Rossignol's fourth of the season and Mayor's seventh, a wicked wrist shot into the top corner.

Seattle erased the deficit five minutes into the second after back-to-back power-play goals. The first came off a booming slapshot from Theodore, before Hickman tucked a shot under the crossbar.

But Regina got the goals right back thanks to Fenske's second of the year followed by a power-play goal marker Scheidl, his ninth goal of the season.

Klimchuk then finished Seattle off midway through the third with his ninth of the season.

Seattle went 2-for-5 on the power play, while Regina went 1-for-3.
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ELSEWHERE:

Hitmen 2 Warriors 1 (SO)
Greg Chase scored the winner in the shootout to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 2-1 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Brendan Hurley scored the lone goal in regulation for the Hitmen (12-4-3), who have won four straight games.  Carter Hansen scored for the Warriors (7-7-6) at the 1:51 mark of the second period before Hurley replied for the Hitmen 15 seconds later.

Raiders 6 Broncos 5
At Prince Albert, Sask., Mike Winther scored two goals, including the winner, as the Raiders (12-5-2) edged Swift Current (7-9-5).

Hurricanes 4 Royals 2
At Lethbridge, Alta., Macoy Erkamps, Sam Mckechnie and Brady Ramsay all scored in the third period as the Hurricanes (11-7-2) dumped the Royals (9-9-0).

Rebels 4 Silvertips 2
At Everett, Wash., Tyler Ness and Matt Dumba each had a goal and an assist, leading Red Deer (10-10-2) to victory over the Silvertips (6-13-2), who dropped their seventh straight.

Rockets 3 Oil Kings 2
At Kelowna, B.C., Jackson Whistle made 25 saves as the Rockets (11-6-2) slipped past Edmonton (11-5-3).
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VAL-D'OR, Que. - Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice as the QMJHL all-stars defeated the Russian all-stars on Wednesday in Game 2 of the Subway Super Series.

The win ties the series 1-1. Game 3 is in Guelph, Ont., on Thursday as the Russians take on the best of the Ontario Hockey League.

Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin both had a goal and three assists for the QMJHL, while Francis Beauvillier also scored. Zachary Fucale got the start in net, making nine saves on 10 shots. Francois Brassard replaced Fucale after nearly 31 minutes of play, stopping 14 of 15 shots.

Andrei Sigarev and Vladimir Tkachev replied for the Russian all-stars. Andrei Vasilevski turned aside 27 shots.

It took Team QMJHL just 59 seconds to open the scoring. Beauvillier took control of the puck before cutting to the slot and blasting a wristshot past Vasilevski.

The Russian all-stars tied the game 1-1 with a fluky goal. Sigarev was the last player to touch a puck that took two awkward bounces before finding the back of the net.

Huberdeau and MacKinnon had a 2-on-0 breakaway early in the second. Vasilevski had no chance as Huberdeau scored his first goal of the series.

Huberdeau had his second goal off another MacKinnon feed before the end of the second to put Team QMJHL up 3-1.

In the third period, MacKinnon continued his stellar play by pouncing on his own rebound to push the QMJHL all-stars' lead to three at 5:56. Drouin picked up his third assist of the game on the play.

Tkachev responded for the Russians, putting the puck behind Brassard with a well-placed wristshot.

Drouin scored his first goal and fourth point of the night with just over four minutes left in the game.

(With files from Kelowna Courier, The Canadian Press

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

To add to the highlights of last nights game, Hewitt got his milestone 50th win in the WHL.

Anonymous said...

Good that 23 fans got to see the game.

Anonymous said...

It really was a low turnout for sure. Add to which the sound system wasn't working properly. WHL hockey is exciting and it's a good league, but that game was boring.

Anonymous said...

Has the good old slapshot gone the way of the dinosaur. A nice hard slapshot just before you hit the blue line of enemy territory directed at the opposing goalie letting your off winger pick up the big rebound with a quick deke and scoring Into the open cage, no dump and chase. Just a good hard slapshot on target net where anything Is possible.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed watching the victory last night. Go Pats !

Anonymous said...

A gritty game by the Pats last night. Cudos to Mat for leading the way. The coaching staff has done a good job and the boys have obviously bought into the system. They have to learn to win games with the Pats having the 2 to 1 shot advantage.

GO PATS.

JC

Anonymous said...

Personally observed these young Regina Pats listening to coach Conacher Instruction on their bench.These young people In good capable hands. Go Pats Go !