Pats Stormed by Hurricanes
October 26, 2012
Hurricanes score four in the first en route to 6-1 win over Pats
|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Charlottetown Islanders||Chicoutimi Sagueneens|
|Drummondville Voltigeurs||Gatineau Olympiques|
|Halifax Mooseheads||Moncton Wildcats|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
Pats 1 - Hurricanes 6
The opening frame was a tough one for the Pats as they found themselves down 3-0 at the 8:30 mark of the period. A nice shot in front, a puck off a defender’s skate and a beautiful cross crease connection found their way behind Teagan Sacher who faced twenty shots in the period. The Pats fought back shortly after the third goal when Colten Mayor and Emil Sylvegard stayed hot, connecting to get the Pats back within two. It didn’t last long as the Hurricanes continued to crash the crease and popped another goal after which a scrum ensued as frustrations boiled over. From that point the Pats locked things down with help from Sacher to keep the score at 4-1 through twenty minutes.
The second period saw the Pats try to shake things up by putting Matt Hewitt between the pipes and he was excellent. Hewitt allowed one goal, a wild bouncer that eventually found its way into the net off the stick of Jamal Watson. Hewitt turned away 23 other shots to keep the Pats out of a deeper hole. Regina’s best chance of the period came when Dyson Stevenson found himself looking at an open net, but fired the one time chance wide of the goal. The score remained 5-1 after the middle period.
The Pats poor luck continued in the third period when Colton Jobke tried to block a soft shot which tipped high into the air and fell behind Matt Hewitt and into the goal. The Pats would open things up and get some chances around the Lethbridge goal, but Ty Rimmer would stand strong and hold the Pats to their lone marker in a 6-1 Hurricanes victory. The Pats were outshot 55-29 in the contest.
1. Jamal Watson – 2G
2. Russell Maxwell – 1G, 1A
3. Jay Merkley – 1G
Next Game: at Medicine Hat – Saturday, October 27th – 7:30 p.m. (CKRM)
Next Home Game: vs. Saskatoon – Tuesday, October 30th – 7 p.m. (CKRM)