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Sunday, March 26, 2017

VIGR RECAP: PATS 5 HITMEN 1 (REGINA LEADS 2-0)

Photo courtesy Keith Hershmiller Photography
REGINA - In a script very similar to Game 1 of their first round WHL playoff series, Regina and Calgary battled hard early in a tight-checking Game 2 Saturday night in the Brandt Centre, only to see the Pats eventually take over and skate to a lopsided 5-1 victory.

Pats overage forward Dawson Leedahl opened the scoring at 11:44 of the first period and the 1-0 lead held up through 20 minutes.

Hitmen winger Andrew Fyten tied the contest at 2:16 of the second on a 60-foot wristshot which eluded Pats goalie Tyler Brown and it was 1-1.

From there, the Pats took over as Adam Brooks and Leedahl both beat Calgary netminder Cody Porter for a 3-1 Regina lead after two periods.

Regina never let up in the final frame as Nick Henry and Sam Steel (empty net) both scored their firsts of the postseason to put the game away.  The Hitmen weren't able to sustain much pressure in the third, applying only five shots.

GAME OVER: Pats 5 Hitmen 1

Pats fan favourite Sam Steel was the game's first star, collecting a goal and four assists.

Regina outshot the visitors 39-27 while going 1/3 on the powerplay and 4/4 killing penalties.

Tyler Brown made 26 saves to collect the win and improve to 2-0 in the postseason between the Pats pipes.

The attendance was a sellout at 6,484, the Pats' 16th sellout of the year.

The series now shifts to Calgary for Game 3 on Tuesday. It's a 7:00 pm MT faceoff on 620 CKRM and Access/Shaw.

RP
@rodpedersen

MEANWHILE IN MOOSE JAW

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Brayden Burke scored the winner late in the third period and Zach Sawchenko made 34 saves as the Warriors edged Swift Current to even their series at 1-1.

Branden Klatt and Thomas Foster also chipped in for Moose Jaw.


MacKenzie Wight and Tyler Steenbergen had goals for the Broncos, who host Game 3 on Tuesday. Jordan Papirny turned away 31 shots.

(Canadian Press)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Pats.

And thank you to the person. That suggested onhockey.tv.

Got into my hotel room in Hamilton a little late but dialed that website up half way through the second. Boom. Instant and free. Even dialed in the warriors game for a second.
Then I watched my Oilers win. Life is good tonight.
Pilot guy.

william weppler said...

Last night Brooks, tonight Steel ...shut one down the other takes over. Quite a combination for opposition to handle on a nightly basis.
Liked Mahura a lot tonight...very strong defensively.
Brown had another solid game and made some great timely stops. Certainly helps the confidence of the Team.
Two wins this week should wrap up this series.
Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Roddy:

Did Belton Johnson play without a helmet? I only ask this after seeing his last Facebook status!


Mike

Anonymous said...

Good result but poor game. The Pats are starting to slip into bad habits much like before the four game losing streak. They started to play too loose and weren't winning many battles. It appears they scored on turnovers exclusively and did little to generate cycle chances. They will need to be better. That was not a 5-1 game and neither was the game before. Fore check was non existent and Calgary moved out of their end without problem.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday the Shaw menu has Kelowna at Kamloops. Who is correct?

Anonymous said...

It was a perfect night the Pats win AGAIN and the lowly saskatoon rush lose,loving every minute of it

Anonymous said...

The Hitmen are the WHLs version of the Cal Stampeders. They choke when it counts in the playoffs. Again the Regina team - Pats and Riders, own that Cal team in the playoffs. teeee heeee.

Anonymous said...

Mike:

Get a life.

Anonymous said...

No CFL talk during the entire Pats playoff run please

Anonymous said...

1- The Pats are cruising in the first round, great to see with sell out #16 for the year,
2- Laughing at the fact that Calgary chokes in the playoffs. They have more titles that the Riders have dreamed of. Sure they choked in the final last year, but atleast they made playoffs.
3- Thank goodness the Rush play in Saskatoon, everything second rate belongs in Stoon.
4- I am looking forward to lots of WHL coverage on the Sports Cage this week.

Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad for the Hitmen, the Calgary Flames own them and are about to make a boat load of cash in the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Pats! Not their best game but I'm sure the coaches will make any appropriate tweaks and be ready for game 3!

Go Pats!

Anonymous said...

Second Rate belongs in Saskatoon? Give your head a shake MEATLOAF, Saskatoon is by far first hand over Vagina and you know it .

Anonymous said...


Looks like Belton Johnson needs to listen to Sportscage!

Anonymous said...

Don't put the crown on the pig yet, If Pats win Memorial Cup then you can celebrate and I will be happy for them

Anonymous said...

I'm a pretty big Pats fan but have to say I would be happy if any Saskie team won the Memorial Cup.
I like to give Moose Jaw fans a hard time on here but there are some pretty good people over there that I would be happy for if they ever win.

That being said, GO PATS GO!!

Anonymous said...

So is the Tuesday game on Shaw or not?

Rod Pedersen said...

On Shaw in Sask and Alberta.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the game tomorrow night....driving down from Red Deer to catch the Pats take a commanding 3-0 lead on the Hitguys....Go Pats!