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Sunday, March 20, 2016

PATS FALL IN BRANDON, WILL FACE HURRICANES

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Brandon, Manitoba – The Regina Pats (36-28-3-5) and Brandon Wheat Kings (48-18-4-2) concluded their regular seasons Saturday night in Brandon.  Jayce Hawryluk scored three times as the Wheat Kings captured a 3-0 win.

Game Story
Both teams took time to feel each other out in the opening frame.  The Pats generated a pair of great scoring chances.  Lane Zablocki slipped through defenders before firing a shot just over the top corner.  Riley Woods followed that by setting up a Sam Steel tip-play that was turned away by Jordan Papirny.  At the other end, Tyler Brown was tested often with his best save coming against Jayce Hawryluk on a cross-ice play.  With twenty minutes in the books neither team found the back of the net.

The Pats came out strong in the second, controlling the play early on, but couldn't find a way to beat Papirny.  Jayce Hawryluk continued his scoring ways against the Pats, knocking in a Mitch Wheaton rebound to open the scoring 6:44 in.  The Florida Panthers prospect struck again when he tipped a Wheaton shot past Brown for a 2-0 Brandon lead before the midway point of the period.  Tyler Brown was the best Pat on the ice, making 22 saves in the period for a two period total of 34 stops.

The third frame saw the Wheat Kings extend their lead when Jayce Hawryluk rolled in on a two-on-one, kept, and netted his third of the night.  The Pats best chance to get back into the contest came when Cole Sanford was awarded a penalty shot, but Jordan Papirny came up with a glove stop.  The Pats couldn't find a way to generate a goal on the night, falling by the 3-0 score.  Papirny made 17 saves for the shutout.

What's Next?
The Pats open the playoffs in either Lethbridge or Prince Albert, dates still to be determined.  Playoff tickets for Games Three and Four (dates TBD) are available Monday, March 21 at noon through reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.

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Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club begins the 2016 Western Hockey League Playoffs against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday, March 25 in Lethbridge.  Game Three, the Pats’ first home date, takes place Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.  Please see below for the complete schedule of games.

Regina @ Lethbridge, Friday, March 25
Regina @ Lethbridge, Saturday, March 26

Lethbridge @ Regina, Tuesday, March 29
Lethbridge @ Regina, Wednesday, March 30

* Regina @ Lethbridge, Friday, April 1
* Lethbridge @ Regina, Tuesday, April 5
* Regina @ Lethbridge, Wednesday, April 6

Individual playoff tickets for Games Three and Four go on sale Monday, March 21 at 12:00 pm.  Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.  Safeway Fun Zone tickets will also be available beginning Tuesday, March 22 for $15 at Regina Safeway locations.
(Courtesy Daniel Fink/Regina Pats)

12 comments:

william weppler said...

Congratulations to Adam Brooks for winning the WHL Scoring Championship! A great 2nd half by him and the Team.

Hopefully Berg and Steel are in for Game 1.

A tough night for the boys but Brown gave us a chance to win...a lot of Wheaties shots not great scoring chances but they were sure throwing them towards the net whenever possible. Some bad penalties but PK was great.

Looking forward to the road trip to Lethbridge next weekend!

Anonymous said...

Must have been those same cheating refs that give all the calls to Kelly Mcrimmon right Rod?

Rod Pedersen said...

They're waiting for the playoffs to do that.

Anonymous said...

Now I hear TBD on suspension to Adam Berg? WTF is up with this league against the Pats? Last year they suspend Hobbs basically for playoffs and Hilsendegger

Anonymous said...

Now you Pat fans can get the smirk off your face!! Warriors ended up in 3rd. Go Warriors!!

Dan said...

Great job boys for an excellent season for such a young team.The road ahead is all bonus for this club, as everyone expected the team to be well behind the other clubs, so that is an accomplishment in itself.

It seems real funny that all the Pat bashers on this site have been very quiet the past five games as they have nothing to cry about.They really need to get a life and comment on a sport they now something about,lets pick lawn bowling.

Finishing 2 games out of second place and 7th in the conference is fantastic, and in the future things can only get better, and the team will mature.

As for the fan from MJ who thinks his team had such a great season, get a life, when they needed two very important games they chocked,oh but we got third.WOW! WE beat the Broncos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great job Pats on the season .

Anonymous said...

/////// Go Pats Go \\\\\\\

Anonymous said...

Pats will get swept I the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Brandon showed last night why they are one of the elite teams in the league. The score flattered us and anyone who watched it knows that's a fact. The coaches comments included words such as embarrassing, discouraging, soft and more.. They know they have lots of work to get to where they are supposed to be next season. Paddock knows what he's got and what he needs. There is much work to do.

The real story belongs to Adam Brooks who won the WHL Scoring Crown. It seems to have been ignored for some reason. Playing on a mediocre team he was able to accomplish an outstanding feat. That five point night on Friday sealed the deal. He's been a treat to watch and I only hope he hasn't played himself out of the WHL. Congratulations Adam Brooks!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed , the Adam Brooks winning WHL scoring championship with 120 points has been overlooked. The last Pat to do this was Dale Derkatch (number retired) with 179 points in 1982-83. Well done Brooks.

Anonymous said...

The Rider season can't come quick enough.

Anonymous said...

I would like to congratulate Adam Brooks on winning the scoring race know let's hope you get drafted in the nhl.