Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Regina Pats returned home and played their 4th game in 5 nights on Tuesday at the Brandt Centre against the Portland Winterhawks. The Pats were coming off a three game road trip where they went 1 and 2 and sat 5-5-1-0 on the season. Morgan Klimchuk made his home debut on Tuesday and Tyler Brown got his second WHL start in goal and first at the Brandt Centre. The Winterhawks entered the game coming off a 10-3 drubbing at the hands of the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday. The Hawks were just 2-8-0-2 on the year coming in. It was the first and only meeting of the season between the two clubs. Here are the lineups with the starters highlighted.
Hunt-D'Amico-Gay De Leo-Petan-Bjorkstrand
Burroughs-Williams Cederholm- Viveiros
Hilsendager-Hansen De Jong-Czaikowski?/Hanson?
Pats scratches - Fuhr, Zimmer, Kroeker and Reagan.
Winterhawks scratches - Hill, Price, Heid, Predinchuk and Flaman.
In the first period the Pats got off to a good start and got the games first powerplay. They had some good pressure but were unable to score. The Winterhawks got the games second man advantage and the Pats almost scored short handed but on the ensuing rush Keegan Iverson took a pass in the slot and fired his 2nd of the yea 5 hole to make it 1-0 Portland. Evan Weinger and Nicolas Petan the assists at 6:33. The Pats went to their second powerplay in the middle part of the period but on it gave up a shorthanded goal to Skyler McKenzie at 12:30, his first in the WHL. Chase De Leo the lone assist and it was 2-0. The Pats had some chances after that but Brenden Burke made the saves he needed to and the period ended with a 2-0 scoreline. The Pats outshot the Hawks 13-11 in the period.
In the second period the Pats found their first goal 36 seconds in as Dryden Hunt spun and fired a backhand into the top corner past Brenden Burke for an unbelievable goal, his team leading 6th of the season. Connor Gay the lone assist and it was 2-1. The Pats got their third poweprlay shortly after and came oh so close to tieing the game as Colby Williams hit the post but it stayed out. Both teams had good chances as they went back and forth in the period but both goaltenders held and made some big stops. The Hawks hit a couple of cross bars but could not restore the 2 goal lead. The Pats got another powerplay late in the frame but Portland killed the time left in the period and 18 seconds carried over into the 3rd for the man advantage. Regina led the shots in the frame 10-8 and 23-19 overall.
In the third the Pats kept coming, they had two powerplays to find a tieing goal but could not out one into the back of the net. Brenden Burke hurt himself making a pad save in the third and was forced to leave after stopping 24 of 25 shots faced. Bolton Pouliot repaced him and shut the door. The Winterhawks got a late 5 on 3 powerplay and on it Chase De Leo banged home his 7th of the year at 18:17 to make it 3-1. Assists to Miles Koules and Nicolas Petan. That was the final score, the Pats outshot the Hawks 12-11 in the period and 35-30 overall. Tyler Brown played well in goal stopping 27 of 30 shots faced.
The Pats powerplay went oh for 7 and gave up a shorty while the penalty kill went 2 for 4.
The third star of the game went to the Pats Morgan Klimchuk. The second star to the Winterhawks Brendan Burke who stopped 24 of 25 shots faced and the first star to Keegan Iverson who scored the games first goal.
The Pats are back in action on Friday in Swift Current against the Winterhawks at 7 o'clock.
Winterhawks PP Goal at 6:33. Keegan Iverson (2) from Evan Weinger and Nicolas Petan.
Winterhawks SH Goal at 12:30. Skyler McKenzie (1) from Chase De Leo.
Pats Goal at 0:36. Dryden Hunt (6) from Connor Gay.
Winterhawks 5v3 PP Goal at 18:17. Chase De Leo (7) from Miles Koules and Nicolas Petan.
Here are the radio highlights.
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The Regina Pats (5-5-1-0) welcome the Portland Winterhawks (2-8-0-2) to the Brandt Centre for their lone meeting of the season. In last year’s game, the Winterhawks took a 5-2 win over the Pats in Portland while the Blue and White grabbed a 3-2 overtime win against the Hawks in Regina in 2012-13. In last season’s matchup Kyle Burroughs and Dryden Hunt each had goals against the Hawks while Winnipeg Jets prospect Nic Petan led Portland against the Pats with three points (1G, 2A). The Pats head into tonight’s game after a 5-1 loss to Calgary to round out their road trip. The Hawks roll into Regina after a 10-3 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings on the weekend. You can listen to tonight’s contest on 620 CKRM with Home Depot Pats Hockey starting at 6:35 p.m.
On the final game of their road trip, the Pats didn’t have any trouble earning scoring chances, but struggled to find the back of the net. That lack of finish caught up to them as the Hitmen started to bury their chances in the middle period with Travis Sanheim scoring twice and Pavel Karnaukhov burying to send Calgary to a 3-0 lead after forty. Morgan Klimchuk scored in the third, but Radel Fazleev and Carsen Twarynski scored to run the score up for Calgary.
at Swift Current – Friday, October 24th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)vs. Swift Current – Saturday, October 25th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)vs. Lethbridge – Sunday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sandhu, 18, was in his third season with the Silvertips after coming over from Portland in a May 2012 trade. The Richmond, BC native has compiled 33 goals and 31 assists for a total of 64 points in 120 career WHL games. He also has two assists in six playoff games. Sandhu was originally selected by the Winterhawks in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) is the world’s premier development hockey league and the number one supplier of player talent for the NHL, Canadian university hockey and Canada’s national hockey teams. Our players are some of the best amateur student athletes in the world and we are proud to provide them with the support, programs and tools to ensure they have the best player experience.
As the CHL we have worked hard over the last decade to continually review, refine and improve the player experience. This player experience, funded by our member teams and leagues, now includes:
· an education program, unmatched in amateur sports, that promotes academic success both during their time in the CHL and after, including post-secondary scholarship programs,
· extensive health and safety, anti-doping and mentoring programs that support our players whether they continue with the sport or pursue other careers,
· a comprehensive mental health program in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, and
· out-of-pocket expense coverage, equipment, billeting and travel costs.
In all three CHL member leagues, the Commissioners have spent much time dealing directly with players and their parents on team-specific issues. The Commissioners are always available to respond to any concerns raised by players or their parents. We will also continue to review and refine our programs through research and talking to our players, their parents, and our teams. We believe that our players are amateur student athletes.
In terms of the class action that was filed today in Toronto late last week, the CHL, our member leagues and teams will vigorously defend ourselves against this action which will not only have a negative effect on hockey in Canada but through all sports in which amateur student athletes are involved.
In addition, despite all mentions to the contrary, recent communications and social media posts by Glenn Gumbley of the CHLPA lead us to believe that the Gumbleys are still actively involved on the fringes of junior hockey in Canada and with this action. The CHL will once again issue warnings to our players and their parents cautioning them about the Gumbleys.
David Branch, OHL Commissioner
Gilles Couteau, QMJHL Commissioner
Ron Robison, WHL Commissioner
Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals’defenceman Joe Hicketts is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 19, 2014.
Hicketts amassed a goal and six assists for seven points along with a plus-5 rating in four road games over the past week, helping the Royals post a 3-1-0-0 record in that span.
On Tuesday, October 14th, Hicketts recorded three assists in a 6-5 overtime victory over the Red Deer Rebels. On Wednesday, October 15th, Hicketts scored his fourth goal of the season in a 3-2 defeat to the Edmonton Oil Kings. On Friday, October 17th, he notched two assists, including setting up the game-winning goal, and was named the game’s 1st Star in a 4-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. On Saturday, October 18th, Hicketts extended his point streak to four games with an assist in a 4-0 shutout win over the Kootenay Ice.
Hicketts, an 18-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., is in his third season in the WHL with the Victoria Royals. The 5’8”, 186-lb rearguard has amassed 16 goals and 62 points in 115 career regular-season contests, including four goals and 14 points in 11 games to start the 2014-15 season. The Royals’ first round pick, 12th overall, in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft,Hicketts recently signed a three-year entry-level NHL contract with the Detroit Red Wings after attending their training camp in September 2014.
The WHL has also nominated Payton Lee of the Vancouver Giants for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. An 18-year-old product of Cranbrook, B.C., Lee posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout in two starts over the past week, allowing just one goal on 50 shots for a 0.50 goals-against average and a .980 save percentage in that span. On Friday, October 17th, Lee stopped all 23 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season while being named the game’s 1st Star in a 3-0 win over the visiting Kamloops Blazers. On Saturday, October 18th, Lee made 26 saves on 27 shots to earn his sixth win of the season in a 9-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Cougars. Lee is in his third season in the WHL with the Giants, posting a 41-43-4-3 record with three shutouts in 94 career appearances. He selected by the Giants in the second round, 28th overall, in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. Lee is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.
Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Ivan Nikolishin, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos
The Week That Was
A busy stretch for the Pats started on the road as the team went through a three-in-three weekend. It opened in Cranbrook as Wyatt Hoflin shut the door on the Pats in a 1-0 shutout loss to the Kootenay Ice. The following evening saw the Pats’ offence make up for lost time as the Queen City Kids rolled to a 6-1 winagainst the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Dryden Hunt, Connor Gay and Patrick D’Amico combined for eight points on the evening. The weekend came to a close in Calgary where the Pats couldn’t capitalize on early opportunities and the Hitmen powered their way to a 5-1 win.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, October 21st – Pats
It’s a homecoming for the Pats who despite just a quick jaunt West, haven’t played at the Brandt Centre since October 10th. It will be Morgan Klimchuk’s first game on home ice since returning from injury. The Pats face off against the four time defending Western Conference Champion Portland Winterhawks.
Friday, – Pats at Swift Current (7:00 p.m.)
For the second weekend in a row the Pats play three games in three nights. It starts in Swift Current as the Pats take on the Broncos for the first time this season. The teams battled it out last year for the East Division crown. Listen to the action with Home Depot Pats Hockey on 620 CKRM at 6:35 p.m.
Saturday, October 25th – Pats vs. Swift Current (7:00 p.m.)
In the back half of the home and home, the Pats go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The Pats have been Funding the Fight for ten years and look forward to fans joining in to help combat cancer and support those who suffer from it.
Sunday, October 26th – Pats vs. Lethbridge (6:00 p.m.)
A tough stretch of games wraps up as the Pats welcome the Lethbridge Hurricanes. It’s a rematch of Saturday’s matchup in Alberta in which the Blue and White took a 6-1 win over the ‘Canes.
Klimchuk in the Lineup
Morgan Klimchuk returned to the lineup Saturday in Lethbridge and didn’t waste any time in making an impact. The sniper scored a powerplay marker against the Hurricanes and followed it up with the Pats’ only goal Sunday in Calgary.
Brown Makes Debut
Call-up netminder Tyler Brown made his WHL debut Saturday in Lethbridge and almost had a perfect night. The former Winnipeg Wild stopped 29 of 30 shots against the Hurricanes en route to his first win.
Tuesday’s game against Portland marks the first Toonie Exchange Night for Season Ticket Holders. Unused Season Tickets can be exchanged at the Brandt Centre Box Office for tickets to the game for just $2. Only tickets for game dates which have passed may be redeemed.
Funding the Fight for Ten Years
It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Pats Funding the Fight against Breast Cancer. As in past years, the ice at the Brandt Centre will be turned pink for the game thanks to Imagination Ink. More of the details for Breast Cancer Awareness Night will be revealed this week.
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