Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blue and White re-cap

As I was typing out the scoring summary I noticed that Greg Harder had it on his Slap Shots blog along with some tidbits and new "cuts".... It's way easier to use his.

Blue & White results
By Greg Harder Wed, Aug 26 2009 COMMENTS(0) Slap Shots

LUMSDEN — Czech rookie Michal Poletin scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Team Blue to a 6-4 win over Team White in the Regina Pats’ annual intrasquad game at Lumsden Arena.
Both of Poletin’s goals came on pretty setups by Jordan Weal, who finished with three assists. Brayden Metz, Myles Bell, Dayton Reinboldt and Devon Allenby (empty netter) had the other goals for Team Blue. Tomas Hricina, Lucas Froese, Tyler Borstmayer and Garrett Mitchell (penalty shot) replied for Team White.
Mitchell’s penalty-shot marker brought Team White within a goal with 1:35 remaining but Allenby iced it with 33 seconds on the clock, scoring into an empty net.
With veterans Linden Rowat and Damien Ketlo getting the night off, the Pats split playing time between four rookie goalies.
The starting assignments went to top prospects Derek Tendler and Dawson Guhle, who dominated the midget AAA ranks last season and are duelling for a job in the Pats’ muddled crease. They allowed two goals apiece in 1 1/2 periods of work, with Tendler stopping seven of nine shots and Guhle shining with 17 saves on 19 shots.
Cory Nygaard picked up the win in relief with 16 saves on 18 shots. Rogers took the loss with 11 saves on 14 shots. Both goalies were re-assigned following the game, joined by D-men Ty Ariss, Hudson Friesen and Rhett Holland; and, forwards Dyson Stevenson, Reinboldt, Shaq Merasty, Garrett Lockeridge, Matthew Hildebrandt, A.J. Fossen, Aiden Crowther, Thomas Cardinal, Ryan Baskerville, Tayler Balog and Allenby.
Edit: Aaron Enns (D) was designated for assignment as well.
That leaves the Pats with 36 players: Four goalies, 13 defencemen and 19 forwards. They’ll trim that to about 25 for the start of the regular season.
Several veterans got the night off, including D Colten Teubert, RW Jordan Eberle and all five 20-year-olds: LW Matt Strueby, C Mitch Czibere, RW Brett Leffler, D Matt Delahey and G Linden Rowat. LW Jason Gardiner and C Dominick Favreau sat out with knee injuries.
The team has one more day of practice before heading to Edmonton on Thursday for a pre-season tournament. Regina will meet the host Oil Kings (Friday), Medicine Hat Tigers (Saturday) and Swift Current Broncos (Sunday). Those are the first of seven pre-season games for the Pats, whose exhibition home-opener is Sept. 9 against the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Here's the summary from the Blue & White game:

Blue 6, White 4
Intrasquad Game
LUMSDEN — WHL Tuesday night:
First Period
1. Blue, Metz (Miller) 5:17 (pp)
2. White, Hricina (Enns) 14:31 (pp)
Penalties — Graham Blue (holding) 2:40, Stephenson White (holding) 5:07, Friesen White (tripping) 6:53, Hood White (boarding) 8:28, Graham Blue (holding) 10:27, Weal Blue (hooking) 12:46.
Second Period
3. Blue, Bell 3:51 (pp)
4. White, Froese (Fossen) 7:16
5. Blue, Poletin (Weal) 16:29 (sh)
6. Blue, Poletin (Weal) 17:07
Penalties — Froese White (hooking) 2:15, Allenby Blue (holding), Friesen White (delay of game) 2:20, Lockeridge Blue (hooking) 15:01.
Third period
7. White, Bortsmayer 8:33 (pp)
8. Blue, Reinboldt (Balog) 13:54
9. White, Mitchell 18:25 (ps)
10. Blue, Allenby (Weal) 19:27 (pp) (en)
Penalties — Crowther (hooking) White 3:47, Enns White (tripping) 6:01, Weal Blue (interference) 7:27, Borstmayer White (hooking) 15:26, Bench White (too many men) 18:11, Enns White, Sparrow Blue, Breitkreuz White, Metz Blue (fighting) 19:59.
Shots
Blue 4 10 10—24
White 12 13 12—37
Goal — Blue: Guhle (19-17) and Nygaard (18-16) (10:00 second); White: Tendler (9-7) and Rogers (14-11) (10:00 second).
Power play (goals-chances) — Blue: 3-8; White: 2-5.
Referees — Sheldon Dean, Nathan Wieler; Linsemen — Chad Marshall, Sean Dufour.

2 comments:

SAJ said...

By any chance catch the fighting at the end of the game? Was there much to see?

Enns White, Sparrow Blue, Breitkreuz White, Metz Blue (fighting) 19:59.

Kevin Shaw said...

There was hardly any rough stuff throughout the game so I wasn't expecting any extra curricular activities. Then right near the end of the game there was a skirmish at the far end of the ring with all the layers pushing and shoving. Out of nowhere some gloves and sticks started flying....

Enns squared off with Sparrow there was a few punches thrown and some landed. It was a pretty even scrape but I would give the nod to Enns. As they were finishing up their tilt....

Breitkreuz and Metz dropped the gloves and lids and squared off. Metz landed a huge blow that I think stunned Breitkreuz a bit and threw him off balance. Not many more punches thrown but I do give the nod to Metz just due to the huge blow at the start of the fight.