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Sunday, March 19, 2017

VIGR RECAP: PATS 6 WHEAT KINGS 0

Photo courtesy WheatKings.com
The Regina Pats concluded the 2016-17 WHL regular season in record-breaking fashion Saturday night in Brandon. The club set a new single-season wins total with their 52nd victory, blanking the Wheat Kings 6-0 to sweep a weekend home-and-home series, and wrap up their 72-game schedule.

And Connor Hobbs' 31st goal of the season at 14:14 of the second period for Regina set a new Pats record for goals by a defenceman, Hobbs' record-breaking feat eclipsed the old mark of 30 established by John Miner during the 1984-85 season.

Regina led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by defenceman Jonathan Smart.

The Pats poured three more goals past Brandon goalie Logan Thompson in the middle frame - off the sticks of Austin Wagner, Hobbs and Dawson Leedahl for a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes.

In the third period, Regina rounded out the scoring with goals by Adam Brooks and Filip Ahl.

Jordan Hollett posted the shutout in the Pats net with a 34 save outing, while Brooks led the way offensively with a goal and two assists.

Regina outshot the Wheat Kings 44-34 while going 0/1 on the powerplay and 7/7 killing penalties.

Brandon stars Reid Duke and Nolan Patrick did not play after suffering injuries Friday night in Regina.

The attendance was 5621.

The Pats wrapped up the regular season at 52-12-7-1 and now get set to take on the Calgary Hitmen in an Eastern Conference Quarterfinal beginning Friday in Regina in Game 1. The game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM and Access 7 with a 7:00 pm faceoff.

RP
@rodpedersen

10 comments:

william weppler said...

Congrats to the Players and Organization for a great regular season.
Leading WHL overall points (Steel); leading WHL Defenseman points (Hobbs); Top 3 WHL +/- Players with Sergey leading at +72! Six 30+ goal scorers!

Great individual and team statistics.

Thank You.

Give'r a good run in the Playoffs boys.

Anonymous said...

Hasn't been mentioned at all, but with Hollett's shutout, it also sets a new single season team record for shutouts in a season, Brown(5) Hollett(2) for a total of 7, which was previously held by Dustin Slade(4) and Josh Harding(2) in 2003-04.

FG

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Regina Pats on a great regular season. Good luck in the playoffs.

Go Pat Go.

JC

Anonymous said...

Great regular season, thank you for the best hockey I've seen at the Brandt Center in years. The Brandt Center will be rocking for the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Go Hitmen! Great nickname by the way...love it.

willie said...

Great season for any team with a Record that Regina had this year. Now, down to the Nitty Gritty time of the year. The "Good Old Heart Stopping Playoffs". Regina should not have much trouble in perhaps the 1st or 2nd round but as I have always said and still believe "Watch out if the Opposing Goalie Stands on his Head" ! It doesn't matter what your record was all year , Playoff hockey is much superior than regular season games and no matter what, a HOT GOALIE can burn you. Good Luck to the Pats but beware , anything can happen come playoff time.

Anonymous said...

Predictable that the comments are down when the Pats are rolling! Stick to Lacrosse Saskatoon!

Anonymous said...

Stick to lacrosse NDP

Anonymous said...

And stick to your spa Moose Jaw

Michelle Duncan said...

Friday night was a really exciting night for hockey! The Pats are playing so well right now! I have been going to the games ever since I was a little girl and I have to say it has been a long time since I've been this excited to watch our hometown team. Don't get me wrong or call me a bandwagon jumper, I have continued to go to all the games even during the slump years!

Here's to a great playoff run with the focused, determined team that we have this year!

A special thanks to Powersports Regina for the grand prize for the chuck-a-puck contest! I can't wait to pick it up!

Michelle Duncan