Pats Wheat Kings
Pats scratches - Hollett, Zborovskiy, Harrison, Cole, Elmer, Steel and Hobbs.
Wheat Kings scratches - Taraschuk, Waltz, Hawryluk, Bukarts and Lisoway.
In the first period the Wheat Kings put the first 4 shots on goal but the Pats generated some offense after that and got the games first poweprlay. On it Colby Williams fanned on a pass at centre and Peter Quenneville hit Nolan Patrick going to the goal who scored his 3rd of the playoffs at 12:52 and it was 1-0. Reid Gow was given an assist on the short handed tally. The Pats got another powerplay after that and came close as Pavel Padakin hit the post but the puck stayed out. The Wheat Kings lead 1-0 after 1 and outshot the Pats 16-9.
The Wheat Kings started the 2nd with 1:48 of powerplay time but the Pats killed it off. The game stayed 1-0 until 13:41 when the Pats tied it up. Jake Leschyshyn tipped in his 1st career WHL playoff goal with assists to Nathyn Mortlock and James Hilsendager and it was 1-1. Then on a fast break late in the frame the Pats took their first lead of the game as Taylor Cooper fired off the bar and in for his 4th from Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer at 18:58 and it was 2-1. Adam Brooks with his first point of the series on the goal. The Pats took the lead to the break. The Wheat Kings outshot Regina 11-10 in the period and led overall 28-20.
In the third the Wheat Kings threw everything at the Pats. Daniel Wapple made the save of the year for the Pats with the glove along the goal line, denying Peter Quenneville to keep the Pats ahead. The Wheat Kings got two straight powerplays but the Pats killed them off. They couldn't keep the lead however as Nolan Patrick snapped home his 2nd of the nigh from the right circle, his 4th of the playoffs from Morgan Klimchuk and Peter Quenneville at 13:39 and it was 2-2. The Pats held on after that and we went to overtime for the second straight game in the series, tied 2-2. The Wheat Kings outshot the Pats 20-5 in the period and 48-25 in regulation.
In overtime the Pats got an early powerplay and Patrick D'Amico came oh so close but Papirny made a great pad save. Then at 6:15 the Wheat Kings got the series winner as Peter Quenneville buried his 4th from John Quenneville and Tyler Coulter and Brandon wins 3-2 and wins the series in 5 games.
The Pats powerplay was oh for 5 in the game and the penalty kill went 5 for 5.
The third star of the game went to the Wheat Kings Nolan Patrick who scored twice in the win. The second star to the Pats Daniel Wapple who stopped 48 of 51 in the game and the first star to Brandon's Peter Quenneville who scored the game winner and had two assists.
Wheat Kings SH Goal at 12:52. Nolan Patrick (3) from Peter Quenneville and Reid Gow.
Pats Goal at 13:41. Jake Leschyshyn (1) from Nathyn Mortlock and James Hilsendager.
Pats Goal at 18:58. Taylor Cooper (4) from Adam Brooks and Braden Christoffer.
Wheat Kings Goal at 13:39. Nolan Patrick (4) from Morgan Klimchuk and Peter Quenneville.
Wheat Kings Goal at 6:15. Peter Quenneville (4) from John Quenneville and Tyler Coulter.
Here are the radio highlights and post game interview with assistant coach Dave Struch.
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