Photo credit: Keith Hershmiller Photography
The Regina Pats wrapped up their four game home stand with a disappointing 8-1 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday.
In the first period the Pats got the games first great chance when Austin Wagner found a loose puck in the slot and fired on goal but Jordan Papirny made a great glove save. The Wheat Kings then made the Pats pay for a turnover below the goal line. Tyler Brown came out to play the puck but Mark Matsuba came in and stole it and found Jordan Thomson at the side of the net and he scored his 5th at 4:14 and it was 1-0. Then at 8:34 Jayce Hawryluk got a loose puck left side to go on the backhand for his 39th with assists to Ivan Provorov and John Quenneville and it was a 2-0 game. The Pats then went to the penalty kill but had two, two on one rushes but Papirny came up huge and the game remained 2-0. Then at 13:49 Ivan Provorov got a short from the left point that went off of James Hilsendager and through the 5-hole of Tyler Brown to make it 3-0 Brandon. Jayce Hawryluk and Nolan Patrick the helpers. The Pats got a late powerplay in the period but did not score and 1:06 carried over into the 2nd. Brandon outshot the Pats 9-8 in the period and led 3-0 on the scoreboard.
In the second the Pats put Jordan Hollett in goal to start the period. The game remained 3-0 until the midway point when Reid Duke blew a shot through Hollett for his 31st at 10:10. 32 seconds later Tim McGauley took a puck from below the goal line and then slid it in for his 21st at 10:42 to make it a 5-0 game. A partial line brawl broke out after the goal and the Pats ended up down 2 men after the scrum. The Wheat Kings made it 6-0 on the man advantage when another Ivan Provorov shot went off a Pats stick and in for his second of the night and 19th at 12:33. That was the score after the second with the Wheat Kings outshooting the Pats 16-12 in the period and led 25-20 overall.
In the third the Wheat Kings got it to 7-0 when Jayce Hawryluk jammed in his second of the night and 40th of the season from Nolan Patrick and Tyler Coulter at 8:36. The Pats got on the barad with a powerplay at 16:45. Cole Sanford rifled one into the top corner short side for his 38th from Jared Freadrich and Adam Brooks and it was 7-1. Brooks extends his point streak to 19 games with the helper with 38 points in that stretch and leads the WHL in scoring with 109 points. The WHeat Kings added an 8th goal of the night late at 19:16 when Macoy Erkamps slapped in his 12th and it was 8-1. That was the final score, the Wheat Kings outshot the Pats 25-11 in the period and led 20-31 overall.
The Pats powerplay was 1 for 4 in the game and the penalty kill was 4 for 5.
The third star of the game went to the Weat Kings Nolan Patrick who had two assists. The second star to Jayce Hawryluk who had two goals and an assist and the first star to Ivan Provorov who also scored twice and ad a helper.
The Pats are back at it on Wednesday in Swift Current against the Broncos at 7 o’clock on 620 CKRM.
Here are the radio highlights: http://bit.ly/1TCuV3x
Post game interview with Goaltending Coach Rob Muntain: http://bit.ly/21QOHfV
Post game interview with goaltender Jordan Hollett: http://bit.ly/21QOJEu