Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wheat Kings Take Game 4 In OT

(Photo: Keith Hershmiller Photo)

Was it a major or not? 

That will be the talk around the water cooler this morning as the Brandon Wheat Kings moved to within a game of the Eastern Conference Championship series with a 3-2 overtime win over Regina Wednesday night to give them a 3-1 series lead and a chance to wrap it up at home Friday. 

Regina led the game 2-1 after two, but at the 722 mark of the 3rd, Connor Hobbs took a controversial 5 minute kneeing major and game misconduct. It led to Brandon tying the game up on a Peter Quenneville goal and led to them winning it in overtime on Tanner Kaspick's marker 3 and a half minutes into the extra frame. 

If the Pats can win Friday in Brandon, the 6th game will go at the Brandt Centre Sunday night. 

1st Period-1, Brandon, Patrick 2 (Clague, Quenneville), 19:37. Penalties-Wagner Reg (checking to the head), 17:36.

2nd Period-2, Regina, Williams 3 (Padakin), 4:27. 3, Regina, Hobbs 2 (Cooper, Gabrielle), 6:27 (PP). Penalties-Williams Reg (tripping), 2:20; Matsuba Bdn (checking to the head), 4:44; Erkamps Bdn (roughing), 9:43; Shmyr Bdn (roughing), 9:43; Mortlock Reg (roughing), 9:43; Smith Reg (tripping), 9:43; Quenneville Bdn (cross checking), 14:27; Provorov Bdn (boarding), 17:14.

3rd Period-4, Brandon, Quenneville 3 (Provorov, Roy), 7:53 (PP). Penalties-Hansen Reg (holding), 5:29; Duke Bdn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 7:22; Hobbs Reg (major-kneeing, game misconduct), 7:22; Wagner Reg (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 7:22.

OT Period-5, Brandon, Kaspick 1 (McGauley), 3:36. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Brandon 14-13-20-1-48. Regina 8-14-7-3-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Brandon 1 / 4; Regina 1 / 3.
Goalies-Brandon, Papirny 7-2-0-0 (32 shots-30 saves). Regina, Wapple 5-2-1-0 (48 shots-45 saves).
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Ryan Lundquist (106), Tarrington Wyonzek (137).


Anonymous said...

Lets call a spade a spade.

Brandon was the better team tonight, but Regina got screwed on the major.

Clean hit from my vantage point!

Anonymous said...

If Hobbs hit was a major and a game than so was Provorov's! The consistency level of the officials rivals that of the CFL.

Spoiled a great hockey game.

Pats are done if they don't Hobbs and the Russian kid for the next game.


Anonymous said...

Major or not, I think its safe to say these two teams are going to be seeing a lot of each other in the playoffs. Two very talented squads with Brandon having a leg up right now.

Anonymous said...

No penalty on provorov, no penalty on Matsuba and Hobbs gets one.


Season over!

Anonymous said...

Lot of cryin in Regina today it would seem!

Anonymous said...

Some have repeatedly said (and with good reason) that officials should be forced to answer questions from media. Byblow should be allowed to explain his actions.

That was a horse#### call!

Anonymous said...

Relax Pat fans, we all know Brandon is the better team and would win this series whether it takes 5 6 or 7 games and the answer is now 5 games.


Anonymous said...

I'd like to congratulate the Brandon fans who have commented on this blog for being able to read.
A gold star for you! Keep up the good work buckaroo!

Anonymous said...

Give these Brandon fans a break, they do have to cheer for the Grease-Fire Bombers in Football.