Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Broncos 5 Pats 2

The Broncos scored three goals on the powerplay to defeat the Regina Pats 5-2 at the Credit Union i-plex. It's the fifth time in a row the Broncos have downed the Pats this season.

Some of the highlights included Geordie Wudrick's PP goal in the 2nd period. Wudrick now has goals in seven straight games tying him with Brandon F Jay Fehr for the longest streak this season in the WHL.

Travis Yonkman was solid in goal making 26 saves including a penalty shot save on Jordan Eberle midway thru the third period.

Here's some quotables from last night's game:

"Dean (Chynoweth) harps on getting pucks to the net, when I got the chance I had Dean's head in my mind saying Shoot the puck!, Shoot the puck!. That's what I did and luckily it made it's way through some legs and found it's way to the net." - D Spencer McAvoy on his 2nd period PP goal.

"I don't ever want to get in a slump like that again. It was a rough start coming back from L.A.'s camp but right now things are going well and taking it one game at a time. I'm more worried about the four possible points our team can get with two wins this weekend." - F Geordie Wudrick after scoring in his 7th straight game and reaching the 30 goal plateau on the season. Wudrick got off to a slow start and didn't score until the 12th game of the season.

"I love beating this team they are our biggest rival no doubt about that. I think Teubert might have been about -20 tonight with three minor penalties and I came up with a big one so I think I got him tonight as well." - Wudrick talking about the friendly rivalry between himself and Pats D Colten Teubert. Both are L.A. Kings draft picks, both went 1-2 in the 2005 WHL bantam draft.

"I want to know this Keener, in your honest opinion if I dye my hair orange will I a) get more three star selections and b) be a fan favorite?" - Wudrick in our post-game show after being left out of the three star selection at the end of the night. Cody Eakin (redhead) was awarded third star in the building.

"No. 1, they skate better than we do. They really skate and push the pace. If we’re not on top of our game and being physical with them, we have a tough time. That was what happened. We stayed with them when we stuck to our game but as soon as we give up some power plays, their skill shows through.” - Pats Head Coach Dale Derkatch told LP reporter Greg Harder postgame when asked why the Broncos have the Pats number this season.

The Pats are crying foul on the Broncos third goal which also turned out to be the game winner. Apparently D Matt Delahey got caught up with the linesman on his was back to retrieve a puck which provided Dillon Wagner to go in uncontested. I honestly didn't see it. All I know is that Wagner had a breakaway out of nowhere so something significant happened.

The Pats left after the game for Calgary as they meet the Hitmen tonight. The game is on Rogers Sportsnet.



Anonymous said...

Yup, Delahey got caught up with the linesman. Same thing happened to Postma the last time the Hitmen were in town, the difference being Postma let it go and played a great game. Delahey and the rest of the Pats? Not so much.


Anonymous said...

Hey John:

Not to jump on the negative to Regina bandwagon but I am missing your commentary on the less than average play of Jess Dudas, to me he looked poor and seemed to be labouring with his skating. Also how about Colton Teubert taking himself out of the game completely? What was he doing yapping at Cody Eakin the whole third period? If he thought it might help him or his team he was obviously wrong.

Jon Keen said...

Im not going to worry about the play of the Pats. Their own fans are harsh enough. It's true Jesse's return to the i-plex was pedestrian at best.

O said...

One thing I noticed about Dudas is he seems to be friendless. During warm up nobody talked to him and during pre-game huddle he was the only Pat not in it. Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy, imo.