Thursday, October 9, 2014

Regina 5 Kootenay 4

From Chris Wahl ...

A late goal from Adam Brooks helped the Regina Pats edge past the Kootenay ICE 5-4 Wednesday at the Brandt Centre in Regina.

Brooks broke a 4-4 tie with a shot that caromed off a goalpost into the ICE net as the Pats withstood a sensational performance by Kootenay forward Jaedon Descheneau, who finished with four points.

Descheneau got the ICE off the mark early in the first period, converting on a setup from linemate Luke Philp at the 5:21 mark. Kootenay took a 1-0 lead into the intermission.

The hosts, however, found their offensive stride 90 seconds into the second period through Chase Harrison, who collected his first career WHL goal.

Nelson product Dryden Hunt put Regina ahead ten minutes later on a two-man advantage, but the lead was short-lived as Descheneau added to his tally on a Kootenay power-play 1:14 after the Pats' go-ahead goal to send the two sides into the second intermission tied 2-2.

Regina reclaimed their lead inside the opening minute of period three thanks to Brooks, then pushed the score to 4-2 at the 1:15 mark.

The ICE, though, battled back. Descheneau fired home his hat-trick goal on a breakaway at 4:52, then set up forward Levi Cable for the tying goal with 4:08 remaining in regulation time.

Brooks found time and space to deposit the eventual winning goal at 18:08, however, quelling the Kootenay comeback as the Pats put 47 shots at ICE netminder Wyatt Hoflin.

Descheneau recorded his fourth career regular-season hat-trick and has now scored in three consecutive games.

Cable and Philp both compiled multi-point efforts.

Kootenay killed 7 of 8 Regina power-plays, including two of three two-man advantages.

Daniel Wapple collected the win in goal for the Pats, making 27 saves.

UP NEXT: the ICE are back in action Thursday in Moose Jaw. Game time is 7:00 pm.