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Sunday, March 13, 2016

PATS 5 WARRIORS 1

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Moose Jaw, SK – The Regina Pats (34-27-3-5) and Moose Jaw Warriors (34-26-3-5) met in the final Trans-Canada Clash game of the regular season Saturday night at Mosaic Place.   The Pats rolled to a 5-1 win to sweep the home-and-home series and move within a point of the Warriors for third in the East Division

Game Story
The Pats picked up where they left off Friday night, outshooting the Warriors 18-9 in the first period.  Special teams favoured the Pats as they opened the scoring on a Jared Freadrich powerplay goal 7:08 into the frame.  Cole Sanford followed up with his 41st of the season, also on the powerplay, at the 11:40 mark.  In the Pats goal, Jordan Hollett kept the Warriors off the board making a few big-time stops among the nine saves he made in the period.

Regina’s penalty kill impressed early with three great scoring chances to open the frame.  The best came off the stick of Adam Brooks, but his shot hit the post and stayed out of the Warriors goal.  Moose Jaw hit a post of their own when Ryan Gardiner pounded a shot off the metal behind Hollett.  That was as close as either team came to tallying in a scoreless period.

It only took 21 seconds for the Pats to break through in the third period.  Lane Zablocki skated onto a loose puck to create a two-on-oh with Austin Wagner, put the puck on his tape and Wagner potted the Pats’ third goal.  Across the midway point of the third, Adam Brooks slid a pass out front for Zablocki and he buried a shot to the top part of the net to give Regina a 4-0 lead.  The Warriors broke up Jordan Hollett’s shutout bid with less than five minutes left.  With a four-on-three powerplay and Zach Sawchenko on the bench for a two-man advantage, Noah Gregor put a cross-ice pass on the stick of Brayden Point and he potted the only Moose Jaw goal of the game.  With the net empty again, Wagner broke out of his own zone and gave the puck to Brooks who restored the four goal lead and left the score at a 5-1 count.


Quick Hits
- Adam Brooks now leads the WHL scoring race with 114 points (37G, 77A).
- Cole Sanford has goals in six straight games with eight goals over that span.
- Lane Zablocki was named the first star (1G, 2A) for the second night in a row.
- Jordan Hollett won his tenth game of the season.
- Game attendance was 4,735.

What’s Next?
The Pats are back on home ice Wednesday when they face the Saskatoon Blades in a 7 p.m. matchup.  Tickets for the game are available at Ticketmaster.ca, the Brandt Centre Box Office and Safeway locations throughout Regina.

(Courtesy Daniel Fink/Regina Pats)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most dominating win of the year by the Pats! Warriors were humiliated. Pats will get 3rd this week and on to the Raiders. Raiders are soft and no question Pats win in first round. Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Are the playoff seeds based on division in first round? So, if we finish 3rd we're playing PA in round 1? I was thinking it was based off 1-8 and if we got 6th, we'd play Red Deer.

Anonymous said...

Team with most points of the two conference winners play 2nd wild card. Other conference winner plays 1st wild card. Then the 2nd & 3rd place team of each conference plays each other.

Anonymous said...

That point we gave them Friday night will likely be the killer.

Anonymous said...

Oops. Then the 2nd & 3rd of each division play each other.

Anonymous said...

Humiliated in their own barn, MJ is who we thought they were.

william weppler said...

I was actually surprised the Pats came away with such an "apparent" easy victory at Mosaic Place last night. The Warriors seemed tired or something, although Pats did pour it on right out of the gate and Hollett did his job when needed. Going to need that kind of Teamwork throughout the playoffs.

A week or so ago a blogger on here lamented how Zabloski should not be on the Brooks line because he was too young, too small and Adam Berg deserved to be slotted in upon his return from injury. I too, like Berg but sometimes when injuries hit it allows someone to make their mark in the coaches mind. Zabber did that and has filled in quite admirably. Last 3 games - 6 points, some beautiful offensive skills displayed (e.g. see lone rush goal against Broncos Wednesday night), 1st Star last 2 games, and has the grit that Gabrielle had. He has become yet another young proven weapon on this rebuilding Team.

I am excited about next year already with the likes of Zabber, Woods, Jake L, Friedrich, etc. really coming into their own this year.

I can't see Brooks being back but what a joy to be able to watch this young man mature under the new regime...he takes control of so many games and the opposition seems mesmerized at times. I know the playoffs are a new cat so will be interesting to see what game plans opposition have to slow down the production of the Brooks line...and can the Steel line step up to fill the void if that happens??

This past weekend the Teams top lines were pitted against each other both nights - Point/Hunt/Gregor against Brooks/Wagner/Zabloski and there was no match - Brooks line 13 pts/Point line 4 pts; +/- Brooks line +11/Point line -4.

Will be an interesting last week of reg. season for sure.

Anonymous said...

Zabloski has done good no doubt. However as was noted by Paddock that he is playing with Brooks so he should be. Now I suspect his production would not have been the same had he been on the third line as opposed to the first. I wouldn't read too much into that. I think Berg would have every reason to be ticked off coming back and not even getting onto the second line where Richards hasn't been great. Yet he is relegated to a third line role and he was one of our best players until he got hurt. Your not supposed to lose your spot to injury. Berg deserves better than he is getting and if they want to bury him on a third line, perhaps they should move him in the off season. He's been poorly treated.

Anonymous said...

P.A. beats M.J. Wednesday and Regina beat the Blades sets up a possible first round match with Raiders

Anonymous said...

Well we know Adam or his parents read this blog lol

Anonymous said...

Berg is getting the treatment he deserves. Paddock is the boss and I put all my trust in him to do the right things.

Anonymous said...

When Berg came back, he worked himself back on to the top line as he looked great on the lower lines, but then once he got there, was not the same player he was before. Zablocki got a chance and has been very very good. Lane brings a bit more skill to the table than Berg, with the same physical presence and has really shown how dangerous he can be and the future he has in this league. Berg needs to perform and show he wants to play on those top lines and just hasn't. Other players have responded much better than him to taking on lesser roles. The way Leschyshyn and Cole have been playing together lately, Berg would be a good compliment, but he has to play the way he was before and learn to play with other line mates and not try to do too much. He's a good player, but needs to be better.

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