Wednesday, March 26, 2014
WHEAT KINGS 5 PATS 4
The Regina Pats were on the road for game three on Wednesday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings. Brandon won games one and two in Regina by a combined score of 14-7. The Pats were looking for a bounce back effort on the road and get within one in the series. The Pats got some help as goaltender Daniel Wapple returned from injury and got his first start of the series. The Wheat Kings saw Eric Roy and Peter Quenneville return after missing game two in Regina. The Pats were looking to tighten up defensively and play a more disciplined game after giving up 14 powerplays to the Wheat Kings. The Pats scratches on Wednesday were Dawson MacAuley, Tye Hand, Rylee Zimmer, Austin Wagner, Chase Harrison, Sam Steel and Brady Reagan.
In the first period the Wheat Kings would open the scoring at 5:29 as Jesse Gabrielle snapped home his 2nd of the series from John Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk and it was 1-0 Brandon. The Pats would tie it up less than two minutes later as Jesse Zgraggen tipped a point shot for his 1st from Logan McVeigh and Dyson Stevenson at 7:17 and it was 1-1. The Pats would kill off their first penalty and then got one of their own. On it A great passing play resulted in Dryden Hunt putting home his 3rd of the playoffs from Connor Gay and Morgan Klimchuk at 12:10 and it was 2-1. Then 30 seconds later the Pats went up 3-1 as Carter Hansen put his 1st passed Papirny at 12:40. Braden Christoffer and Patrick D'Amico the assists. The Pats werent done there as on another poweprlay Dryden Hunt would score his second of the game and 4th of the series at 13:55. Morgan Klimchuk and Chandler Stephenson the assists and it was 4-1. The Wheat Kings would get within 2 at the 15:39 mark as Jayce Hawryluk skated in on a partial breakaway and beat Wapple on the far side for his 2nd from Rihards Bukarts and Rene Hunter and it was 4-2. Then with 1:59 left in the period Jayce Hawryluk would get his second of the game as Jesse Zgragen was forced to head to the bench after losing his helmet and Hawryluk was left all alone and scored his 3rd from Jesse Gabrielle and John Quenneville and the Pats lead was 4-3. That's how the first would end with the Pats leading the shots on goal 14-10.
In the second the Pats kept pushing and had a number of good chances to score. The Wheat Kings would get an early powerplay which the Pats would kill off. Then the Pats got a man advantage of their own but on it a puck got passed Boston Leier a the line and slid back into the Pats zone. Chad Robinson got to it first in the left corner and fired a pass in front that bounced off the sliding Boston Leier and passed Daniel Wapple to tie the game at 4's. Robinson credited with his second of the playoffs with assists to Taylor Green and Colton Waltz at 3:19 and it was 4-4. The Pats would bounce back well from that goal and continued to carry the play but the Wheat Kings did a good job of blocking shots and kept the Pats off the board. Regina would get another powerplay in the frame but were unable to score and the period ended tied at 4's. The Pats outshot Brandon 12-10 in the period and led overall 26-20.
In the third the complexion of the game changed as both teams played a tighter and less risky game. They went back and forth with dump ins and clears. Neither team would get another man advantage. With less than five minutes left the Wheat Kings would take the lead as Jayce Hawryluk would finish his hattrick on a back door play for his 4th of the post season at 15:10. John Quenneville and Eric Roy the assists and it was 5-4. The Pats would pull Wapple late but were unable to find the tieing goal and dropped their third straight game in the series and will face elimination on Friday night in game 4. The Pats outshot Brandon 7-5 in the third and 33-25 overall.
The Pats powerplay went 2 for 4 in the game while the penalty kill was 2 for 2.
The third tar of the game went to the Wheat Kings John Quenneville who had two assists including one on the game winner. The second star to the Pats Dryden Hunt who scored twice on the powerplay in the first and the first star to Brandon's Jayce Hawryluk who scored the game winner, a hattrick and added an assist.
Game four is Friday at the Westman Place in Brandon with a 6:30 puck drop on 620 CKRM.
Wheat Kings Goal at 5:29. Jesse Gabrielle (2nd) from John Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk.
Pats Goal at 7:17. Jesse Zgraggen (1st) from Logan McVeigh and Dyson Stevenson.
Pats PP Goal at 12:10. Dryden Hunt (3rd) from Connor Gay and Morgan Klimchuk.
Pats Goal at 12:40. Carter Hansen (1st) from Braden Christoffer and Patrick D'Amico.
Pats PP Goal at 13:55. Dryden Hunt (4th) from Morgan Klimchuk and Chandler Stephenson.
Wheat Kings Goal at 15:39. Jayce Hawryluk (2nd) from Rihards Bukarts and Rene Hunter.
Wheat Kings Goal at 18:01. Jayce Hawryluk (3r) from Jesse Gabrielle and John Quenneville.
Wheat Kings Goal SH. Chad Robinson (2nd) from Taylor Green and Colton Waltz.
Wheat Kings Goal at 15:10. Jayce Hawryluk (4th) from John Quenneville and Eric Roy.