POST GAME WRAP UP
GAME STORY – Led by a Michael Ferland hat trick the Brandon Wheat Kings upended the Regina Pats in front of 4400 fans by a score of 5-2 at the Brandt Centre Wednesday night. Adam Beukeboom absorbed the loss for the Pats making 27 saves on 32 shots while Corbin Boes picked up the win making 30 saves on 32 shots. Brandon went 2/5 on the power play the Pats were 2/6. With the loss the Pats slipped into a tie with Saskatoon for 6th in the Conference 1 point up on the Wheat Kings.
1st Period – Michael Ferland got the Wheat Kings the start they wanted when he wired a shot past from the face-off circle past Beukeoom just over 2 minutes into the game. The shots were 9-9 after a well played and fast paced 1st period. Neither team capitalized on their 1st period power play attempt and the teams went to the intermission with the Wheat Kings holding a 1-0 lead.
Pats – 0 Wheat Kings - 1
2nd Period – The Pats tied the score on the power play just over 6 minutes into the period when Martin Marincin showed off his 101 mile per hour slapshot blasting a one timer into the top corner. It was the Brandon special teams however that were the stars of the 2nd period. Ryan Pulock and Michael Ferland scored on both ends of a 5 on 3 advantage late in the 2nd period to give the Wheaties a 3-1 lead heading into the break.
Pats – 1 Wheat Kings – 3
3rd Period – The Pats were hoping to duplicate their come back from four days ago but it was not to be as Darian Dziurzynski scored his 29th goal to give Brandon a 3 goal bulge 8 minutes into the 3rd. Martin Marincin with his 11th cut it to two but Michael Ferland completed his hat trick with his 44th of the year into the empty net to seal the victory for Brandon.
Pats – 2 Wheat Kings - 5
1 – Michael Ferland – Brandon – (Hat Trick)
2 – Mark Stone – Brandon – (3 Assists)
3 – Martin Marincin – Regina - (2 goals)