Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pats Beat Hurricanes 6-2; WHL East Final Down to Best of 3

Picture: Lethbridge Herald

The Regina Pats needed to find a way to solve Lethbridge goalie Stuart Skinner in Game 4 of the WHL East final if they were going to even the series at 2.  They did!

It took a while to crack the armor of Skinner, but goals late in the second period from Adam Brooks and Dawson Leedahl just 70 seconds apart gave Regina a 4-2 lead. They added to that lead in the 3rd with goals from Connor Hobbs and Wyatt Sloboshan.

Brooks had 3 points on the night as did Hobbs while Tyler Brown stopped 24 shots to record the win.

Game 5 is in Regina Friday with Game 6 back in Lethbridge Sunday.

 1st Period-1, Regina, Buziak 1 (Harrison, Lockner), 9:53. Penalties-Franklin Let (boarding), 0:11; Vandervlis Let (delay of game), 5:39; Yewchuk Let (high sticking), 14:29; Leedahl Reg (slashing), 16:06.

2nd Period-2, Lethbridge, Cozens 3 (Zborosky, Addison), 2:21. 3, Regina, de Wit 3 (Brooks, Hobbs), 9:00. 4, Lethbridge, Vandervlis 6 (Bellerive, Baer), 9:34. 5, Regina, Brooks 5 (Ahl, Schioler), 18:06. 6, Regina, Leedahl 10 (Steel, Sloboshan), 19:16. Penalties-No Penalties

3rd Period-7, Regina, Hobbs 4 (Steel, Brooks), 7:53 (PP). 8, Regina, Sloboshan 3 (Hobbs), 17:04 (EN). Penalties-Yewchuk Let (hooking), 7:25; Holmes Reg (tripping), 8:38; Leedahl Reg (roughing), 16:15; Wong Let (roughing), 16:15.

Shots on Goal-Regina 11-17-6-34. Lethbridge 8-7-11-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Regina 1 / 4; Lethbridge 0 / 2.
Goalies-Regina, Brown (26 shots-24 saves). Lethbridge, Skinner (33 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Jeff Ingram (82), Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Jared Mackey (52), Michael Roberts (87).

The Western Conference final is also even at two as the Kelowna Rockets beat Seattle 4-2 in Game 4.

Nick Merkley, Tomas Soustal, Kole Lind and Nolan Foote all had a goal and an assist for the winners. 


Anonymous said...

Much better effort than Game 3, but the job isn't done yet.

Anonymous said...

Brown outplayed Skinner. Bottom line. The 2nd goal was a little iffy, but the Pats found out again if you keep pounding, you will eventually break through. Still going to be tough winning two of the next three, but I remain confident. I also remain ticket-less for Game 5. SIGHHH!