REGINA - Scott Glennie scored twice and Jay Fehr added three assists as the Brandon Wheat Kings beat the Regina Pats 5-2 in a divisional first-place match-up in the Western Hockey League Tuesday night.
The win puts Brandon (20-9-0-1) atop the East Division while the loss drops Regina's record to 19-12-0-1. Brandon did most of their damage during a six-minute feeding frenzy in the first period. From the 8:36 mark to 14:44 of the period, Brandon averaged a goal every two minutes, almost all of which were dandies.
The first was set up by Brayden Schenn and Matt Calvert after they duped Regina goalie Linden Rowat out of position, leaving the net wide open for Glennie to pot his 11th of the year.
With Regina's Kirt Hill in the penalty box and Brandon on the power play, the Wheat Kings struck next at the 10:44 mark when Theran Yeo deflected a point shot from Fehr into the top corner for his second of the year.
The third was credited to Daniel Bartek after a scramble in front for his 13th of the season. Fehr and Keith Aulie assisted on the effort.
After eight minutes, four shots and three goals, Rowat hit the showers and Jeff Bosch took over between the pipes for Regina.
But there wasn't much Bosch could do against yet another Brandon tic-tac-toe beauty started by Schenn and Brodie Melnychuck and finished by Glennie to put the Wheat Kings up 4-0.
Brandon kept up the barrage in the second but let up on the score sheet with just one goal, though it was another pretty one.
After Regina coughed up the puck in the neutral zone, Fehr and Bartek spun around to create a two on one. Fehr waited long enough to dupe Bosch to the ice then feathered a perfect pass to Bartek, who dumped the puck into another wide open net to put Brandon up 5-0.
At 3:26 of the third Regina's Logan Pyett broke up Brandon goalie Joe Caligiuri's shutout with a bad-angle shot at the end of a rush that squeezed through the short side.
Jared Jagow added another one for Regina two minutes later but that was all the Pats could manage.
Recording the loss for Regina was Rowat (14-9-0-1) while the win went to Caligiuri, whose record now stands at 17-8-0. Bosch made 19 saves and allowed two goals in relief of Rowat.