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Sunday, January 17, 2016


KENNEWICK, WA - All 3,728 fans were on the edge of their seat as the Tri-City Americans (19-23-2-0) and Regina Pats (19-20-3-4) went through 10 rounds of a shootout Saturday night at Toyota Center.

Brandon Carlo scored the only goal in the shootout - the longest in Americans' history - giving Tri-City a 5-4 win.

Tri-City led 2-0 after the first period, and 4-2 after 40 minutes.

Regina's regulation time goals came from Adam Brooks, Jared Freadrich, Cole Sanford and Rykr Cole.  Nothing was decided in overtime as the Ams outshot the Pats 3-2.

In the 10th round of the shootout, Brandon Carlo fired a shot high glove side that put the Americans in front. Evan Sarthou shut down Chase Harrison’s attempt to tie, giving the Americans a 5-4 win.

The 10 rounds are the longest shootout in Americans’ history, with the previous record being a seven-round shootout.

Stymied in the shootout for Regina were, in order,: Cole Sanford, Adam Brooks, Sam Steel, Rykr Cole, Adam Berg, Lane Zablocki, Jake Lechsyshyn, Austin Wagner, Sean Richards and Chase Harrison.

Tri-City recorded six penalty minutes and was 1-of-2 on the power play, while Regina was unsuccessful with three power play opportunities and spent four minutes in the penalty box.

Evan Sarthou made 29 saves, and 10 in the shootout, in the win. Tyler Brown stopped 35 shots, and made nine saves in the shootout, in a losing effort.

The Pats finished their six game west coast trip at 2-3-0-1.  They return home to the host the P.A. Raiders next Saturday night at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.

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Anonymous said...

good try boys

Anonymous said...

Did Steel go on this trip?

Anonymous said...

What stood out for me on this road trip was the maturing of kids like Freadrich and Leschyshyn. They played well and I thought found another gear. Freadrich will be a tower of power for this team eventually, as will Jake. What i didn't like was the play of some vets, particularly on defence. We did get 5 points out of the 6 games but it could have been so much more. Each game it was something. An assortment of goaltending, discipline, turnovers, no offence but what stood out the most was the play of veteran defencemen. Additionally we were still plagued by the team failing or refusing to play 60 minutes.

In his post game comments Paddock held nothing back and showed his frustration and displeasure with what's going on. They have a bunch of home games so it's time to straighten out. When this team plays right and puts a full game effort in, they are tough to handle. It's their unwillingness to do it that's the problem. They can still have a decent season but they have to get their act together. Come on guys your so much better than you showed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe its coaching.

william weppler said...

4 tough games in 5 days and I think it showed last night early...but never the less the comebacks from 2 goal deficits were nice to see (about the only thing JP was positive on...oh, and that Brooks was thier best defensman ...LOL..he cracks me up).

The Americans are "giants"...2 roster players under 6 feet tall, and most around could see them manhandling the Pats along the boards, etc.

Agree that Freadrich played very well when given the ice time, and his confidence is growing; handles the puck well and has a good (low) shot. Like R Cole with his grit and shoots a lot, which is something that some of the skilled players should do more of.

A good week of practice should fine tune the Sanford and Steel combination and make that line more of a threat, although Sanford's goal last night was a patented Steel setup for sure.

Thought Brown played pretty after the layoff so look for the tending to go up a notch down the stretch here...we need it.

Get well soon Connor Hobbs!

Anonymous said...

The fellas put in a good effort.

Anonymous said...

IMO what is lacking is REAL veteran leadership. You need the 19/20 yr olds to guide the younger players especially as the season goes on. The 18/17 year olds as much as they are considered vets for the most part haven't been through the grind long enough and also haven't had the opportunity to learn from the older guys because of all the trades last year. 2 of the 20s this year have been traded for so they they don't quite have the same impact. Without Williams around too that compounds the issue.
My opinion only is that what they see happening now is a result of trying to short cut the "rebuild".

william weppler said...

Don't quite understand how they are trying to "short cut the rebuild".
They traded Wapple (20 year old) to make room for Williams coming off injury, and to give the young tenders playing time, thats rebuilding.

Cooper (20 year old year) had an unfortunate injury riddled year and wasn't producing points wise either, likely because of imjury more than anything else, so getting Sanford as a replacement 20 year old for Cooper is an upgrade offensively, but not a shortcut to rebuild by any means.

Having Williams out of the lineup so much is definitely a detriment to the Leadership they counted on from from him but it is what it is. I am assuming he still attends practices and games to provide moral support and leadership from the sidelines, but yes not the same as playing I agree.

As far as leadership I think Brooks is certainly the Pats Leader and showing it; Hobbs is another guy who plays his heart out every night. How many do you need on a Team? Not sure.

IMO - maybe some leadership lacking; but no evidence of short cutting the rebuild.

Dan said...

On the west coast trip pats had 24 power play chances and only scored 5 times that is the problem.

Last three games of road trip had 10 chances and scored 0 times. Houston we have a very BIG PROBLEM.