RECAP: Pats Win Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Tuesday!
The Regina Pats won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as WHL regular season champions for the second time in franchise history on Tuesday night. The Pats outlasted the Saskatoon Blades 5-4 to clinch the title. Regina got off to a tough start and trailed 3-1 after the first period at the Brandt Centre. In the second however, Jeff de Wit, Josh Mahura and Sam Steel scored to give the Pats the 4-3 lead heading to the third. In the final frame, Connor Hobbs scored on the powerplay to make it a 5-3 game, the Blades got it back to within one but Regina held on for the 5-4 win. Adam Brooks and Sam Steel led the way with three points each while Tyler Brown made 22 saves in the victory. The Pats outshot Saskatoon 35-26, the powerplay was two for seven and the penalty kill six for seven. The Pats (49-12-7-1) return to action Wednesday night against the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Saskatoon – Caleb Fantillo (5) unassisted – 3:04.
Regina – Nick Henry (34) from Adam Brooks and Connor Hobbs – 5:38 5v3 PP.
Saskatoon – Dryden Michaud (1) from Caleb Fantillo and Cole Johnson – 16:23.
Saskatoon – Josh Paterson (16) from Markson Bechtold and Logan Christensen – 16:51.
Regina – Jeff de Wit (9) from Adam Brooks and Jonathan Smart – 3:43.
Regina – Sam Steel (49) unassisted – 13:38 4v4.
Regina – Josh Mahura (17) from Sam Steel and Dawson Leedahl – 18:16.
Regina – Connor Hobbs (29) from Adam Brooks and Sam Steel – 15:22 PP.
Saskatoon – Michael Farren (7) from Jesse Shynkaruk and Braylon Shmyr – 18:43 5v3 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-15-10-(35) Saskatoon 14-4-8-(26)
Regina 2/7 Saskatoon 1/7
– The Pats are WHL regular season champs for the second time in franchise history. The only other time was 1973/74.
– Adam Brooks point streak is up to seven games with six goals and 11 assists.
– Connor Hobbs scored his 29th goal, one away from tieing a franchise record for goals by a defenceman in a single season.
The Pats return to home ice on Wednesday night against the Swift Current Broncos at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.