Sunday, August 30, 2009

Story and summary from the 3rd game

From the Oil Kings website....


St. Albert: August 30, 2009

The Regina Pats and the Swift Current Broncos were hoping to get their first win in Game 6 of the Edmonton Oil Kings Pre-season Invitational Tournament presented by Elite Sportswear and Awards.

The Broncos score first on a breakaway. Mike Brown goes upstairs on Regina goaltender Derek Tendler. It doesn’t take Swift Current long to strike again. Andy Blanke drives the net, Jordan Peddle tips in his centering pass, and it is 2 – 0. Regina comes back to score less than a minute after that. Michal Poletin beats Bronco goalie Chad Ketting to make it 2 – 1. The Pats tie it up at 2 before the half way point of the frame. Jordan Weal goes in alone, dekes and sticks the back hand under the bar. The Broncos Brown gets another break away and is hooked going in. He gets a penalty shot, elects to shoot, but Tendler makes a pad save to keep the score 2 – 2.

Period two starts with five goals in just over seven minutes. Swift Current gets goals from Jordan Evans, Peddle with his second of the game, and Eric Doyle. Regina replies with markers from Tomas Hricina and Andrew Rieder. Add it all up, and the Broncos are up 5 – 4. Things settle down, until the Pats take back to back penalties. The Broncos Justin Dowling has a shot goes off a defenseman, and in, to make it 6 – 4. Regina gets it back to within one. Poletin feeds Graham Hood in the slot for the quick one timer. The period ends 6 – 5.

The Broncos get the two goal lead back in the third when Dane Muench finds Dillon Wagner alone in the slot. He whips one past Regina’s second goalie, Dawson Guhle. The Pats get back within one on a blast from the high slot from Matt Strueby, its 7 – 6. Regina pulls even when Poletin scores his second of the game with just over two minutes to play. The third period ends with the score tied seven all, and so does overtime. We have a shootout.

Swift Current goalie Alexandre Sirard is the hero stopping 2 of 3 Pat shooters. The Broncos win 8 – 7, after a 2 – 1 win in the shootout.

The Edmonton Oil Kings can close out the Pre-season Tournament with three straight wins when they take on the 0 - 2 Medicine Hat Tigers, at 7:00 pm tonight.

Game 6 – Regina Pats 7, Swift Current Broncos 8 (2-1 Shootout)

First Period
1. SC - Brown ES, 4:20
2. SC – Peddle (Blanke) ES, 6:17
3. REG – Poletin (Hood) ES, 6:53
4. REG – Weal ES, 9:38
Shots on Goal: REG 12 / SC 9

Second Period
5. SC – Evans (Sullivan, Dowling) ES, 3:14
6. SC – Peddle (Hoban) ES, 3:41
7. REG – Hricina (Metz, Czibere) ES, 4:02
8. SC – Doyle (Evans, Wagner) PP, 6:32
9. REG – Rieder (Strueby, Stephenson) ES, 7:05
10. SC – Dowling (Hewett, Molle) PP, 14:43
11. REG – Hood (Poletin, Bell) ES, 17:57
Two Period Totals: REG 21 / SC 21

Third Period
12. SC – Wagner (Muench, Luhning) ES, 5:43
13. REG – Strueby (Stephenson) ES 10:49
14. REG – Poletin (Weal) ES, 17:45
Three Period Totals: REG 30/ SC 25

No Scoring

Final Shot Totals: REG 34/ SC 27
REG – Tendler 9/14 Guhle 11/ 13
SC – Ketting 15/19 Sirard 12/15

SC – Hoban Goal, Dowling Goal, Doyle X
REG – Poletin Goal, Weal X, Hricina X

For more information, contact Oil Kings Manager, Communications Kelly Row at or (780) 231-2819