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Regina Pats Final (2005-06) Weekly Report

The Pats 2006 playoff run ended last Tuesday with a 5 - 1 loss on home-ice to Saskatoon in game six of their best-of-seven series with the Blades ...

Roster Update: The Pats finished the season with twenty-eight players on their roster, including three goaltenders, nine defencemen, and sixteen forwards ... Fourteen were selected in the Bantam Draft ... Ten were acquired via trade ... Three were protected list additions ... One was selected in the CHL Import Draft ...

Playoff Leaders: Nineteen-year-old forwards Garrett Festerling, Kyle Ross & seventeen-year-old defencemen Logan Pyett led the team offensively in the series with Saskatoon recording seven points each ... Czech rookie Petr Kalus led the team with four goals, while Pyett paced the team with six assists ... Denis Tolpeko led the team with sixteen penalty minutes in six games ...

Injuries: Rookie netminder Linden Rowat missed the playoffs after having surgery on his finger last month … Eighteen-year-old forward Scott Brownlee missed the final five games of the series after suffering a concussion in Game One ... Brett Leffler skated in warm-up in Game Six, but was scratched after suffering from a virus for over two weeks ...

Special Teams: The Pats were 5/31 (16.1%) on the power-play in their series with Saskatoon … Regina was 25/35 (71.4) in penalty-killing ...

WHL Playoff Series B (Regina vs. Saskatoon)
Game One - Friday, March 24 - Regina 2 @ Saskatoon 3 (OT)
Game Two - Saturday, March 25 - Regina 1 @ Saskatoon 4
Game Three - Tuesday, March 28 - Saskatoon 4 @ Regina 5 (OT)
Game Four - Wednesday, March 29 - Saskatoon 5 @ Regina 3
Game Five - Friday, March 31 - Regina 5 @ Saskatoon 2
Game Six - Tuesday, April 4 - Saskatoon 5 @ Regina 1

Game Six Review:
Tuesday, Apr. 4 - Saskatoon 5 @ Regina 1 - Record (2-4) Attendance 6,058
Goals: 1 – Kalus (4) from K. Ross & Pyett
Goalie: David Reekie (21 Saves, 5 GA)

Experience Gained: Prior to the series the Pats had a combined sixty-six playoff games from ten different players ... At the conclusion of the series the Pats had twenty-four players on their roster with playoff experience with 186 career playoff games ...

Robo & Denis Move On: Tuesday's game was the final WHL game for twenty-year-old graduating players Matt Robinson & Denis Tolpeko ... Robinson joined the Pats in a Draft Day trade from Vancouver last May, while Tolpeko was acquired from Seattle in October ...

Over 6,000: Game Six was played before a near capacity crowd of 6.058 fans at Brandt Centre last Tuesday ...

Drafted Players: Petr Kalus - Boston Bruins (2nd Round, 39th Overall), Derek Reinhart – Columbus Blue Jackets (6th Round, 177th Overall)

Rod's Blog: Voice of the Pats Rod Pedersen has his personal blog site with WHL insights at: http://rodpedersen.blogspot.com/


East Division:
(Series A) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. Brandon Wheat Kings (Moose Jaw Lead 3 - 2)
(Series B) Saskatoon Blades vs. Regina Pats (Saskatoon Won 4 - 2)
Central Division:
(Series C) Medicine Hat Tigers vs. Swift Current Broncos (Medicine Hat Won 4 - 0)
(Series D) Calgary Hitmen vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes (Calgary Won 4 - 2)


B.C. Division:
(Series E) Vancouver Giants vs. Prince George Cougars (Vancouver Won 4 - 1)
(Series F) Kelowna Rockets vs. Kootenay Ice (Kelowna Won 4 - 2)
U.S. Division:
(Series G) Everett Silvertips vs. Tri-City Americans (Everett Won 4 - 1)
(Series H) Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winter Hawks (Portland Leads 4 - 3)

Medicine Hat Tigers vs. Saskatoon Blades
Calgary Hitmen vs. Moose Jaw Warriors

Vancouver Giants vs. Portland Winter Hawks
Kelowna Rockets vs. Everett Silvertips

Key Summer Dates:
May 3 WHL Awards Luncheon (Calgary)
May 4 WHL Bantam Draft (Calgary)
June 1 WHL Expansion Draft (Conference Call)
June 2 - 4 Pats Spring Fitness Camp (Twin Arenas)
June 19 WHL Scheduling Meeting (Calgary)
June 20/21 WHL Annual General Meetings (Calgary)
June 24/25 NHL Entry Draft (Vancouver)
June 28 CHL European Draft (Conference Call)
August 24 Wickenheiser Golf Classic (Deer Valley)

Hockey Canada Calls: Last Wednesday Hockey Canada announced that Regina Pats defencemen Logan Pyett & Craig Schira have been named to Team Canada for the upcoming 2006 IIHF World Under 18 Championship to be played in Ängelholm and Halmstad, Sweden, April 12th – 22nd ... Pyett, a seventeen-year-old from Balgonie SK, led all Pats defencemen in scoring with ten goals and thirty-five assists in seventy-one regular season games ... The U-18 Championships will be Pyett’s third international tournament, having won gold medals with Team West at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in 2005, as well as the U-18 Junior World Cup last summer in the Czech Republic & Slovakia ... Schira, a seventeen-year-old from Spiritwood SK, had five goals & twenty-eight assists in seventy-one regular season games, and was named the Pats Unsung Hero this past season ... Schira was also a member of Team West that captured Gold at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge in January 2005 ... Greg Gilbert of the OHL’s Mississauga Ice Dogs will serve as the Head Coach of Canada’s U-18 team, while Kirk Muller of Queen’s University & Guy Boucher of Rimouski (QMJHL) will serve as Assistant Coaches ... Canada’s team is made up players that have been eliminated or not participating in their club team playoffs ... The team left from Toronto last Friday for Sweden and will have a four-day camp including two pre-competition games prior to its first game of the Championship on April 12th versus Slovakia ... Canada will play in Group B along with Slovakia, Finland, Norway and the host team, Sweden.

Harding In The Record Books: Last Tuesday former Pat & WHL Player of the Year Josh Harding became the first NHL goaltender to win his first career start in a shootout when the Minnesota Wild defeated St. Louis 5 - 4 ...Harding made twenty-two saves in the game, including five in overtime and stopped two shooters in the shootout ...

Ostrow Named MVP: Pats list player Shawn Ostrow was named the SAML MVP after winning the league's scoring title this past season ...

Bantam Tournaments: Two key tournaments remain prior to the WHL Bantam Draft in May ... The Manitoba Director's Cup (Apr. 21 - 23) & Alberta Cup (Apr. 27 - 30) round out the four major provincial tournaments for the top fourteen & fifteen-year-old players in Western Canada ...