Pats Shut Down by Tri-City
October 19, 2012
Pats can't put together another third period comeback in 6-3 loss to Americans
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By: Colton Hordichuk - ReginaPats.com
With pressure going back and forth in the early stages of the game, the Tri-City Americans drew the first penalty of the game on Regina Pats’ center, Adam Rossignol. The Pats killed off the two minute minor for high sticking and didn’t allow a shot on goal during process. Shortly after time ran out on the penalty, Tri-City got a quick tally by Marcus Messier, assisted by Zachary Yuen, at 15:39 of the first period. The Pats early penalties continued when Lane Scheidl was called for boarding at 11:36 of the opening frame. The Pats successfully fought off the Tri-City power play with help from tremendous shot blocking and timely saves from goaltender, Matt Hewitt. Just when the Pats seemed to be pouring on the pressure after the T.V. timeout, midway through the first period goaltender Matt Hewitt made a sensational paddle save on a Tri-City 2-on-1. Minutes after the acrobatic save by Hewitt, Justin Feser was called for checking from behind at 6:32 of the first. Tri-City killed off the Pats power play, but just 30 seconds later, the Americans took another penalty for cross-checking. The Pats managed to get on the board with 28.7 seconds remaining in the first with a power play goal from Dyson Stevenson, assisted by Morgan Klimchuk and Chandler Stephenson. Seven point two seconds before the buzzer went, though, Tri-City made the score 2-1 with Marcus Messier’s second goal of the game.
The second period started off where the first left off… an ongoing penalty parade between the two teams. Once the squads were back 5-on-5, Pats’ scoring leader Trent Ouellette evened the score 2-2 with a phenomenal shot from the slot at 9:39 of the second period. The Americans’ quickly retook the lead with a tally from Malte Stromwall 32 seconds after the Pats’ goal. As play settled down, the Pats evened up the score again with a goal at 5:23 of the second period. Jack Rodewald the puck behind Eric Comrie with assists going to Adam Rossignol and Emil Sylvegard. Philip Tot had a response for the Americans when he scored at 1:47 of the second period after the Ams kept up relentless pressure on the Blue and White. As the second period concluded, the Pats took a penalty late in the period resulting in them going into the third period short-handed and down 4-3.
The Blue and White were already down a man going into the third period and made it a 5-on-3 for the Americans with a delay of game penalty at 1:03. Successfully killing it off, both teams continued to take trips to the box. During 4-on-4 action, Pats’ goaltender Matt Hewitt made a fantastic poke check on a potential Tri-City breakaway to keep the score at 4-3 for the Americans. The Pats continued to search for that spark that would allow them to tally the game tying goal. Trent Ouellette attempted to provide that with a bone-crushing hit midway through the third. The Pats went for broke late, lifting Hewitt in favour of the extra attacker, but the Americans scored two empty netters from Justin Feser and Philip Tot to secure their victory with a 6-3 win over the Regina Pats.
1. Marcus Messier - 2G
2. Matt Hewitt - 36 Svs
3. Justin Feser - 1G, 1A
Next Game: vs. Red Deer – Tuesday, October 23rd – 7 p.m. (CKRM)
Next Home Game: vs. Saskatoon – Tuesday, October 30th – 7 p.m. (CKRM)