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Saturday, March 19, 2016

PATS 5 BRONCOS 4 (OT)

REGINA -- Adam Brooks had a night to remember on Friday.  On the same evening he was named the Regina Pats' MVP for the 2015-16 season, the 19-year old Winnipegger notched a staggering five points to lead the Queen City Kids to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Swift Current Broncos.

It was the Pats' fifth consecutive win and moved them into third-place in the WHL's East Division thanks to the Moose Jaw Warriors' 6-2 defeat at Brandon Friday night.

Brooks set up all five Pats goals on an evening where the club was scoreless after the first period and led 3-1 after 40 minutes.  The Broncos made things interesting going on a 4-0 run to take a 4-3 lead in the third period however Regina's Riley Woods tied the game with just 0:56 remaining in regulation time.

Regina had the only two shots of overtime and it took only 10 seconds of the extra session for Connor Hobbs to put the game away sending another sellout crowd of 6,484 home in a frenzy.

Tyler Brown got the win in the Regina goal stopping 26 of 30 shots while Travis Child and Taz Buman split time in the Broncos' net.  Regina outshot Swift Current 38-30.

Regina was 2/4 on the powerplay and 2/3 killing penalties.

Regina (36-27-8) concludes the regular season Saturday at Brandon in a 6:30 pm Sask Time faceoff on 620 CKRM.  The Warriors, one point back of Regina, host the Broncos at 7:00 pm in Mosaic Place Saturday night.

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Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced its individual award winners ahead of the final home game of the season against the Swift Current Broncos.  The Pats presented ten awards recognizing the individual accomplishments of members of the team.

Player of the Year – Adam Brooks
After leading the Pats in scoring last season, Adam Brooks exploded offensively for the second year in a row.  He quickly eclipsed his 2014-15 point totals and, to date, leads the league in scoring with 115 points.  Not just an offensive threat, Brooks is also tied for 7th in the league with a +41 plus/minus rating.  Brooks has been involved in 49.1% of Pats goals heading into the final weekend.  The Winnipeg, MB native took home WHL Player of the Week honours twice this season.
2014-15 Award Winner: Colby Williams

Charles Johnston Memorial Top Defenceman – Connor Hobbs
Connor Hobbs’ first full season with the Pats has been an impressive one.  With Colby Williams out of the lineup, the Washington Capitals prospect was called on to log even more minutes than initially expected.  Hobbs reached the 40 point plateau for the first time in his career while scoring 18 goals, ranking him fourth among WHL defenders in that category.
2014-15 Award Winner: Colby Williams

Rick Rypien Memorial Award (Unsung Hero) – Jared Freadrich
In his rookie season, Jared Freadrich battled his way into more ice time in the second half of the season.  In addition to providing more defensive depth for the Pats, Freadrich also found his offensive stride.  In 56 games, the Camrose, AB native has 20 points and is just the fourth Pats rookie defender to reach that mark in the last decade.  Freadrich was also voted by fans to be the Pats’ Royer Hardest Working Player.
2014-15 Award Winner: Patrick D’Amico

Nick Papas Rookie of the Year – Lane Zablocki
Leading Pats rookies in scoring most of the season, Lane Zablocki has been a versatile player throughout the Pats lineup.  Lately the 17 year old has found a home on a line with Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner and has nine points in his last seven games.  That run has his total up to 37 points (18G, 19A) which is 16th among WHL rookies.
2014-15 Award Winner: Sam Steel

Hub Bishop Most Sportsmanlike – Sam Steel
Sam Steel’s second season in the WHL saw the skilled forward surpass his rookie totals and develop into a point-per-game player.  Through 70 games, Steel posted 68 points (22G, 46A).  Despite playing in almost every situation for the Pats, Steel only accumulated 18 penalty minutes throughout the season.
2014-15 Award Winner: Adam Brooks

Mike Kartusch Community Service Award – Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown’s enthusiasm and willingness to participate in community events, combined with his play on the ice quickly made the Pats first year starter into a fan favourite.  Taking part in the Lung Association’s ‘Focus. Breathe. Play Hard.’ presentations led Brown to become the Lung Association’s ambassador for the ‘Share the Air’ campaign.  Brown made over 20 community appearances this season.
2014-15 Award Winner: Braden Christoffer

Bill Hicke Most Popular Player – Adam Brooks
Just take a look at the lineups for autographs during post game skates to see the evidence of Adam Brooks’ popularity with fans.  The Pats’ leading scorer and interim captain ran away with the fan voting for this award.  Brooks returned the fans’ adulation with highlight reel play after highlight reel play.
2014-15 Award Winner: Daniel Wapple

Scholastic Player of the Year – Lane Zablocki
As a young player in the league, school is as much a part of life as hockey.  Striking the balance between book work and life at the rink isn’t an easy one.  In his rookie season, Lane Zablocki put together a strong campaign on the ice as evidenced by his Rookie of the Year nod.  While doing that he maintained an 88 grade average throughout the school year.
2014-15 Award Winner: Luc Smith

Torchey Schell Top Scorer Award – Adam Brooks
After wrapping up this award in the final week of the season last year, it isn’t even close this go-round.  Brooks leads his nearest Pats challenger by over 40 points.  Brooks put together two massive point streaks this season with 18 and 15 game runs which were first and third in the league respectively.
2014-15 Award Winner: Adam Brooks

Three Star Award – Adam Brooks
The Pats’ leading scorer was named a star in 23 games this season including an impressive nine first-star performances.  Brooks was a full 12 ‘star points’ clear of Tyler Brown who captured the second most points.  Sam Steel rounds out the top three with 21 points on the season.
2014-15 Award Winner: Daniel Wapple

(Courtesy Regina Pats)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

anybody remember former Pats HC Malcolm Cameron saying Brooks wasn't a top line scorer? Well he has 120 points with a game left tomorrow and leads entire WHL

william weppler said...

Didn't reaize Adam assisted on all 5 of the goals...quite the night again!

I am liking the 3rd line more and more...too bad they lost Berg to the game misconduct part way thru. They all work very hard and can wear down the opponents over the course of the night. A good blue collar line for the playoffs.

The boys might have got a little overconfident with the 3 - 0 lead but I am sure JP will set them straight on that before the game tomorrow night in Brandon. Would be nice to get that 3rd spot and play PA...makes the road trip to the away games a lot easier for us fans.

Good job tonight guys and a sell out crowd to boot...people are starting to catch on!

Anonymous said...

Great job Pats! Awesome game and good luck versus the Raiders in the playoffs (yes that means Pats beat Brandon tonight!)! Pats are the last team the Raiders wanted to see in the playoffs. Roddy knows.

Anonymous said...

Brooks is a stud. Hope he's back next year and leads the Pats again. I think next years team is scary good and topples Brandon yet again (after Pats topple Brandon this year in playoffs). Go Pats!

Anonymous said...

Careful.....last guy to win Most Popular Player and 3 Star Award got traded away.

Anonymous said...

MJ just has to lose their game against SC. Then we play the soft Raiders.
Pats in 5!

Harvey said...

I am here to tell ya, ain't no way, no how, that Swift Current will beat the Warriors. Keep dreamin y'all!

Pearse Gribbon said...

Who holds the tie breaker?

Anonymous said...

Nothing is given yet. There is still some work to do tonight. It will be either Lethbridge or PA. Prince Albert as a shorter trip and the Pats have played PA pretty well, as have they Lethbridge. No matter who they face they will have a real tough challenge. Playoffs are very different from regular season.

The Pats really have to find a way to shore of their defence and unforced mistakes. Last night three soft plays cost three goals. If they do that in playoffs it will be done in four games. Defence has hurt us all year and it did again last night. I hope Paddock can get through to some of these guys.

Anonymous said...

Warriors are an extremely soft team. They're getting bounced in first round and will lose to Broncos tonight, wnt be close. Guaranteed win by Swift!

Anonymous said...

The 3 plays you refer too were by one guy for two of the plays (vet import dman) and the other was by the best forward on the team. Some ass time in the stands for the dman would help and put Schioler in his spot. The 3rd hiccup was by Brooks so I think we will cut him some slack.

Anonymous said...

MJ holds the tie breaker with Pats for winning the Season series

william weppler said...

To the Anon - "Careful.....last guy to win Most Popular Player and 3 Star Award got traded away."

That very well may happen I agree...and I am ok with it if provides greater opportunity for success next season and down the line.

With Brooks' performance this season he may get drafted, but if not will surely get a look at a free agent NHL camp in the off season.

JP will have to gauge the likelyhood of Adam not coming back to the WHL vs making a trade for the long term. Tough call but I trust he will make the correct one for the Team.

Does Adam really have anything to prove in the WHL? He's done it all this year, game in and game out, to lead the Pats to a playoff spot and hopefully a long playoff run. Selfishly, I would love to watch him again for another season but realistically I don't see it happening.

Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Yep keep working for next season....and next season.....

Anonymous said...

Negative much...

Anonymous said...

Raiders are a pushover and we need to see them first in the playoffs. Pats will go deep this year!

Anonymous said...

Well guys, Pats getting dominated at Brandon Saturday night , down 2-0 in second; and MJ up 1-0 after first vs Swift Current. Looks like the Pats may be travelling to Lethbridge for games 1 & 2 Friday /Saturday.

Anonymous said...

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Loose Land Sk.

Anonymous said...

Lay off the drugs dude!

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