RECAP: Oil Kings Defeat Pats 6-1
Photo Credit: Keith Hershmiller Photography
Regina, Sask. – The Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Regina Pats 6-1 on Wednesday inside the Brandt Centre.
The Oil Kings got goals from six different players and points from 11 different players, as Gavin Hodnett tallied two assists for Edmonton’s only multi-point game. They scored two in the first and four in the second period, snapping their three game losing-streak.
Regina’s only goal came from Tanner Howe. Tonight’s game marked the final home game in the month of November as the Pats begin a five game road swing on Friday in Swift Current.
THEY SAID IT
“It’s an unacceptable performance from our group in all aspects of the game. Our special teams weren’t good enough, our five-on-five play and the details were nowhere to be seen. Our second efforts were hard to come by tonight. We got punched in the gut and deservedly so. I don’t know if we will be flushing this one. We will be utilizing it as a teaching moment for our club and make sure there is maturity coming out of this game tonight. We will rectify it so it doesn’t happen again.” – Assistant Coach Evan McFeeters
FULL POST GAME INTERVIEW WITH EVAN MCFEETERS
FINAL SCORE: Oil Kings 6, Pats 1
1-0 Oil Kings at 6:00 – Ty Nash (1), unassisted (SH) // A turnover at the Pats line led to a battle for the puck in which Nash ended up with the puck and got behind the defender and in alone on Huet and buried the shorthanded goal to give the Oil Kings a 1-0 lead.
2-0 Oil Kings at 9:39 – John Szabo (3), assisted by Ethan McKenzie // Szabo got the puck of another miscue, took it in and fired it by Huet to give the Oil Kings a 2-0 lead midway through the first period.
3-0 Oil Kings at 5:53 – Skyler Bruce (7), assisted by Adam Jecho & Gavin Hodnett // On a delayed penalty, the puck ended up in the Pats crease and with players all around. Bruce was able to find the puck and put it into the Pats net and give the Oil Kings a 3-0 lead.
4-0 Oil Kings at 8:12 – Cole Miller (2), assisted by Nathan Pilling // With the Oil Kings on a rush Miller, let a shot fly from the right circle, and the puck hit Huet on the shoulder and went in to extend the lead to 4-0.
5-0 Oil Kings at 10:31 – Smyth Rebman (1), assisted by Mason Finley // Rebman’s shot snuck under Huet’s pad to give the Oil Kings a five-goal lead at 5-0.
5-1 Pats at 17:46 – Tanner Howe (14), assisted by Parker Berge & Zane Rowan // With Pyne pulled for on a delayed penalty, the Pats had multiple opportunities and Howe connected to get the Pats on the board now down 5-1.
6-1 Oil Kings at 19:50 – Marc Lajoie (6), assisted by Gavin Hodnett & Vojtech Port (5-on3)// The Oil Kings worked the 5-on-3 to perfection as Lajoie connected on a one-timer to extend the lead back to five at 6-1.
SOG: Regina – 11-9-9-29 | Edmonton – 12-19-5-36
PP: Regina – 0/4 | Edmonton – 1/3
Face-offs: Regina – 29 | Edmonton – 28
THE GOALTENDING BATTLE
Regina: Ewan Huet ( 18 saves / 23 shots in 30:31) & Kelton Pyne ( 12 saves / 13 shots in 29:29)
Edmonton: Kolby Hay ( 28 saves / 29 shots)
THE 3 STARS
First: Skyler Bruce – Oil Kings (1G)
Second: Kolby Hay – Oil Kings (28 saves)
Third: Gavin Hodnett – Oil Kings (2A)
- Tanner Howe has scored in three straight contests and leads the team in that category.
- Parker Berge had an assist and now has collected 19 points (4G-15A) in his last 14 games.
- Zane Rowan has two assists in his last three contests.
- The Pats allowed their first shorthanded goal of the season when the Oil Kings opened the scoring.
The Pats will now play their next five games on the road, starting on Friday, November 17, when they skate into Swift Current to face off with the Broncos at the InnovationPlex with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop. They will then travel to Alberta for three games in four days before traveling East to Manitoba before returning home on December 2.