Friday, March 28, 2014
WHEAT KINGS 5 PATS 1
The Regina Pats were facing elimination on Friday night in Brandon against the Wheat Kings. The Pats dropped game three 5-4 as the Wheaties came back from down 4-1 to win their third straight game to start the series. Daniel Wapple made his series debut in that game and got the start again in game four. Sam Steel dressed for game four in favor of Maximillian Kammerer who played in the last game. The Wheat Kings Jayce Hawryluk who suffered some shortness of breath and chest pains after the last game suited up and played in game 4. Hawryluk had scored a hattrick and added an assist in the win on Wednesday. A must win game for the East Division Champions if they wanted their season to continue until at least Saturday at the Brandt Centre. The Pats scratches for game four were Tyler Fuhr, Tye Hand, Maximillian Kammerer, Rylee Zimmer, Austin Wagner, Chase Harrison and Brady Reagan.
In the first period the Pats got off to another good start and put the first 5 shots on goal and got the first powerplay in the game but were unable to score. The Wheat Kings then got a man advantage of their own and though they didn't score the momentum shifted. Daniel Wapple made some unbelievable saves to keep the game tied. One on a breakaway from Chad Robinson and another on Tim McGauley on a 2 on oh. Brandon would open the scoring at the 12:31 mark off a turnover as Jesse Gabrielle would put home his 3rd of the series from Jayce Hawryluk and it was 1-0. Brandon kept it coming and on a delayed penalty late in the frame would go up 2-0. Richard Nejezchleb put home his own rebound for his 2nd from Eric Roy and John Quenneville at 19:04. That's how the period would end with the Wheat Kings leading the shots on goal 13-8.
In the second the Pats had another good start in a period but Jordan Papirny made some big stops to keep the game at 2-0. The Wheat Kings would get two straight powerplays which the Pats killed off and the game got very testy in the period. A lot of pushing and shoving after the whistles and Dyson Stevenson dropped the gloves with Taylor Green in a short fight that left Green on his backside. The Pats would get their second powerplay of the game with 14 seconds left in the period. On it they got a break as Klimchuk tried a pass from the right corner back to the point but it hit a skate and redirected passed Papirny and in for his 3rd of the series. Connor Gay and Kyle Burroughs the assists at 19:58 and the Pats were within 1 headed to the third. The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 15-12 in the third but trailed overall 25-23.
In the third the Whewat Kings would restore the two goal lead at 1:53 as Jayce Hawryluk snapped home his 5th from John Quenneville and Jesse Gabrielle. The Wheat Kings kept coming and scored at 13:30 off another tunrover, Ryley Lindgren fireing home his 2nd unassisted and it was 4-1. Then on the powerplay Brandon made it 5-1 as John Quenneville put home his 3rd from Rihards Bukarts and Rene Hunter at 17:04. That was the final score as the Wheat Kings completed the sweep of the Pats. Brandon outshot the Pats 17-6 in the third and 42-29 overall.
The third star of the game went to the Wheat Kings Jesse Gabrielle who scored a goal and an assist in the game. The second star to Jayce Hawryluk who also scored once and had an assist and the first star to goaltener Jordan Papirny who stopped 28 of 29 shots.
All the best to the three graduating Pats, Dyson Stevenson, Boston Leier and Jesse Zgraggen.
Wheat Kings Goal at 12:31. Jesse Gabrielle (3rd) from Jayce Hawryluk.
Wheat Kings DP Goal at 19:04. Richard Nejezchleb (2nd) from Eric Roy and John Quenneville.
Pats PP Goal at 19:58. Morgan Klimchuk (3rd) from Connor Gay and Kyle Burroughs.
Wheat Kings Goal at 1:53. Jayce Hawryluk (5th) from John Quenneville and Jesse Gabrielle.
Wheat Kings Goal at 13:30. Ryley Lindgren (2nd) unassisted.
Wheat Kings PP Goal at 17:04. John Quenneville (3rd) Rihards Bukarts and Rene Hunter.