Friday, March 24, 2017

The Captain Comes Through In Game 1

The WHL playoffs are underway and it was a nerve-wracking 30 plus minutes for the Regina Pats and a sold-out crowd at the Brandt Centre.

The Calgary Hitmen stayed stride for stride with the Pats and scored the first goal of the series when Jake Kryski beat Tyler Brown on the power-play at the 10:50 mark of the 2nd period.  Regina responded with a power-play goal of their own courtesy Josh Mahura at 16:28 setting the stage for Brooks.

The Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick deftly converted a Filip Ahl pass into the net to make it 2-1 4 and a half minutes into the 3rd and then added another under two minutes later as Regina took Game 1 by a score of 5-2.

The game was played in front of a sellout crowd of 6484--the Pats 15th sellout of the season.

Game 2 will go tomorrow at the Brandt Centre starting at 7. Phil Andrews will have the radio call on 620 CKRM starting with the pre-game show at 6:35 while those with Access can watch the TV broadcast with Rod Pedersen starting at 7.


Calgary Hitmen 2 at Regina Pats 5 - Status: Final
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Brandt Centre - Regina, SK

Calgary 0 1 1 - 2
Regina 0 1 4 - 5

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Reagan Cgy (cross checking), 11:01.

2nd Period-1, Calgary, Kryski 1 (Bean, Stukel), 10:50 (PP). 2, Regina, Mahura 1 (Brooks, Hobbs), 16:28 (PP). Penalties-Mahura Reg (hooking), 9:55; Fyten Cgy (interference), 15:03.

3rd Period-3, Regina, Brooks 1 (Ahl, Hobbs), 4:25. 4, Regina, Brooks 2 (Ahl), 6:03. 5, Calgary, Kryski 2 (Mrkonjic, Reagan), 9:04. 6, Regina, Lockner 1 (Steel), 14:14. 7, Regina, Wagner 1 (Brooks), 16:59 (SH). Penalties-Hobbs Reg (holding), 10:50; Leedahl Reg (tripping), 16:27.

Shots on Goal-Calgary 2-9-11-22. Regina 9-11-12-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 1 / 3; Regina 1 / 2.
Goalies-Calgary, Porter (32 shots-27 saves). Regina, Brown (22 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Kyle Scrivens (77), Reagan Vetter (39).
Linesmen-Kelsey Mahoney (138), Devan Thiessen (94).


Other WHL Playoff Scores

Eastern Conference

Swift Current 2 Moose Jaw 0   --  Jordan Papirny (SC) 40 saves (Broncos lead 1-0)
Medicine Hat 7  Brandon 2  -- Mark Rassell (MH) 3 goals  (Tigers lead 1-0)

Western Conference

Portland 4 Prince George 2 -- Keegan Iverson (Port) GWG (Winterhawks lead 1-0)
Kelowna 4 Kamloops 0 --  Rockets outshoot Blazers 48-15 (Rockets lead 1-0)
Seattle 4 Tri-Cities 2  -- Keegan Kolesar (SEA) 2 goals 1 assist  (T-Birds lead 1-0)
Everett 4 Victoria 2 -- Patrick Bajkov (EVT) 2 goals 1 assist  (Silvertips lad 1-0)


Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed how the Warriors have just shut it down since they were swept in that home-and-home by Regina?

Meanwhile, the Pats win again. Ho-hum!


Anonymous said...

If Calgary could have made it 2-0, it would have been a lot different result, but once Mahura scored, it seemed to get the Pats at ease.

Somewhat embarrassing when 6400 people come to a rink with a towel draped over their seat and they A) steal towels off other people's seats and stuff them in their purse or pocket and B) have to be told to wave them.

There is a certain element of "DUHHHHHHH" at those going to Pats games! It's OK to cheer and it's OK to wave the towels folks.

Anonymous said...

With as few shots as they had, Calgary was in no serious position to win. Hobbs mad a mistake on the first goal and a lucky deflection on their second. For the most part the Pats were all over them. The Pats will however need to start getting more presence in front of their net. This is the time of year you can't play on the edges. You need to pay a price in front of the net.

Anonymous said...

MJ gave up on their season after the sweep to Regina