Realty One

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Photo courtesy Pat Ansell
LANGLEY, BC - The Regina Pats scored four times in the first period on the way to an 8-3 win over the Vancouver Giants on Sunday afternoon.

The victory avenged the Pats' 5-3 loss the night before in Victoria, which snapped their win streak at 11 games and was their first regulation time loss of the season.

On Sunday at the Langley Event Centre, Regina's Adam Brooks got the offence started with a goal and two assists in the opening frame and ended with a four point night.

Brooks has points in every game since returning from training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs (8G, 24A).

Sam Steel also had three points while Connor Hobbs, Luc Smith and Filip Ahl each had a goal and an assist.

Jordan Hollett made 21 saves to win in his hometown.

The Pats led 4-0 after the first period and 6-2 after 40 minutes.  They outshot the Giants by a narrow 27-25 margin.

Regina was 2/6 on the powerplay and 5/5 killing penalties.

Quick Hits
- The Pats scored their league leading 13th shorthanded goal in the contest.
- Connor Hobbs extended his goal scoring streak to four games, he has six goals in that stretch.
- Adam Brooks four point night extended his point streak to 14 games (8G, 24A).

What’s Next?
The Pats (16-1-3) will play the fourth of six games on their West coast swing on Tuesday in Prince George against the Cougars. Puck drop is at 9 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM.

(Courtesy Phil Andrews)


Anonymous said...

Hollett got yanked after 3 goals on 20 shots so didn't finish game

thestoneman said...

Correction - he got hurt not yanked

william weppler said...

Hollett was injured in a goal mouth scramble on the 3rd goal and left with a lower body injury (on the replay looked like right leg got put in a vulnerable position) so hopefully not too serious.

He was playing very well as Vancouver had some very good scoring chances in the initial period, meanwhile Van's Goaltending left very much to be desired even after they changed tenders in 1st period.

Pats PP is a treat to watch but could shoot a little more I think...seems they are always trying for the "pretty" setup...going to need a goal anyway they can get it against the real good teams, like Prince George tomorrow.

The Pats forechecking skill and speed is I think what sets them apart from previous years Teams. They take a lot of chances but more often than not get a turnover, or at least make the opposition make a desperation pass out of the zone. So far other teams haven't got an answer for it.

If Hobbs and Steel don't get a real shot at the World Junior Team this year it wll be a shame. Hobbs is getting better every game and now is a consistent scoring threat with the big targeted shot from the point. And Steel...well he is just Steel...tremendously talented in all aspects of the game. I know there are a lot of great players in the CHL but sure would be nice to see a couple of Pats on the Canadian Team. I assume Zabber and Ahl will be on their respective Teams and well deserved.

The next match up SHOULD be a great one. With the addition of DMan Guhle it's obvious Cougars are going after it this year.
Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Steel was considered the best WHL forward during the Canada/Russia Series and is being talked about around the country. His performance there with his strong defensive game put on display, paired with his leading the WHL in points, it sounds like he is pretty well a lock for Team Canada. Hobbs has been ridiculous since then as well, taking over the league lead in points for defencemen and though some other guys still have the upper hand, with Bean (and Patrick) possibly being left off due to not being in game shape, Hobbs could get a better shot yet. A lot of people are even wanting to see Wagner on the Team Canada PK. His speed really opened peoples eyes that don't get much chance to see him. He could even get an invite to camp with his particular skill set. Not sure he'd have much chance to crack the squad though.

As for Zborovskiy, he's gotta be a lock after getting cut just before Russia's first game last year. Ahl is hard to say. Depends on what talent is coming out of Sweden this year but, you'd have to think they'd love to have him in front of the net if they've been paying any attention to him.