Huge rebound for Connor Bedard in Regina Pats’ blowout clutch over Swift Recent Broncos

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Huge rebound for Connor Bedard in Regina Pats’ blowout clutch over Swift Recent Broncos

The Regina Pats scored four unanswered targets in the third length Tuesday night time en path to a 6-1 possibility over the Swift Recent Broncos.

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Greg More difficult

Regina Pats' Connor Bedard (98) and Kyle Walker (20) check the Swift Current Broncos' Mathew Ward (10) on April 6, 2021 at the Brandt Centre. Keith Hershmiller Photography.
Regina Pats’ Connor Bedard (98) and Kyle Walker (20) test the Swift Recent Broncos’ Mathew Ward (10) on April 6, 2021 at the Brandt Centre. Keith Hershmiller Pictures.

Connor Bedard made his level — basically, he made four of them.

Much less than 24 hours after being held off the scoresheet for the principle time in his WHL career, the 15-twelve months-veteran phenom notched two targets and two assists as the Regina Pats pounded the Swift Recent Broncos 6-1 on Tuesday night time at the Brandt Centre.

Bedard had at the least an wait on in each of his first 12 games this season before the race ended Monday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors. He responded with a four-level sport versus Swift Recent to get the lead in the WHL scoring slump with 26 parts.

Bedard wasn’t accessible to the media after Tuesday’s contest, however captain Logan Nijhoff stated the Pats will leave out their younger celebrity when he leaves on the weekend to affix Team Canada for the enviornment below-18 championship in Texas.

“Seeing what he has performed in these 14 games is supreme great …,” Nijhoff stated. “He has roughly stolen the spotlight from each person so it’ll be immense to scrutinize (how the personnel responds). We’re going to pray to war with it subsequent twelve months, I’m optimistic, when he goes off for U18s and even world juniors … It’ll be fun to get to scrutinize what the younger guys (may presumably well presumably make) in an even bigger role however we’re positively going to fail to see him loads in the locker room and across the personnel ambiance.”

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The Pats shuffled their high line Tuesday as Bedard moved from centre to just appropriate fly, changing Zack Smith. Denomie remained on the left facet whereas Nijhoff became inserted at centre.

The trio combined for four targets and three assists.

“It became fun,” stated Nijhoff, who had a fair and a helper. “It became positively a frigid abilities getting to play with Bedard. I performed with Denomie before and we’ve repeatedly performed supreme staunch together so it became positively thrilling.”

Denomie opened the scoring halfway throughout the principle length, ripping his 12th of the season past goaltender Reid Dyck. Nijhoff added a vitality-play fair 3: 41 later when he knocked in a rebound from your step.

Broncos rookie Mathew Ward place his personnel on the board with 30 seconds left in the principle, drilling a shot over the left shoulder of goaltender Roddy Ross.

After a scoreless middle physique, Bedard gave his personnel a two-fair lead lawful 3: 57 into the third when he cruised down the finest facet and fired a shot past the blocker of Dyck.

Merely 64 seconds later, Cole Dubinsky done a deflection in entrance to function it 4-1. Bedard and Smith added two extra third-length targets as Regina (5-6-2-1) snapped a three-sport losing race.

Swift Recent (3-9-1-0) sits at the bottom of the seven-personnel East Division hub — six parts at the again of fifth-region Regina.

“All people performed a basically staunch sport,” added Nijhoff, whose personnel outshot Swift Recent 36-21. “We stuck to our structure. We positively performed grand better of a personnel sport, getting pucks in. The total traces were going so it became immense to scrutinize. We want to make on this entering into tougher games delight in Brandon.”

EXTRAS: Bedard has a two-level lead over Edmonton’s Dylan Guenther in the WHL parts slump. Denomie and Guenther are tied atop the fair-scoring slump with 12 apiece. Bedard is ranked third with 10 … With Bedard departing after Friday’s sport in opposition to the Brandon Wheat Kings, Regina has known as up F Tanner Howe, 15, who began this season with the U18 Prince Albert Mintos.

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