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Sunday, March 18, 2012

SUNDAY SPORTS


The University of Regina’s women’s basketball team mounted a spirited fourth-quarter comeback but couldn’t overcome a deficit that reached as many as 22 points, losing to the host Calgary Dinos 75-66 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals at the CIS Championship.   The Cougars will now take on Acadia in the consolation semifinals on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., while Calgary will meet Windsor in the semifinals on Sunday night.

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The Regina Pats were thumped 7-2 in Brandon Saturday night in the final game of the 2011-12 regular season.  Dryden Hunt and Dyson Stevenson scored for the Pats who lost both ends of the home-and-home series.   The Pats finish the regular season in 7th-place in the WHL's Eastern Conference and will play Moose Jaw in round one of the playoffs.  Here are the first-round match-ups:

(1)Edmonton vs (8) Kootenay
(2)Moose Jaw vs (7) Regina
(3)Calgary vs (6) Brandon
(4)Medicine Hat vs (5) Saskatoon
 
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In the NHL Saturday night:  James Reimer was solid in net again, making 29 saves in Toronto's 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. It was the second win in a row for the Maple Leafs goaltender ... Josh Bailey was the shootout hero as the New York Islanders edged the Canadiens 3-2 in Montreal ... Dmitry Kulikov returned from a knee injury and scored the winning shootout goal as the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2.

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The Regina Hornets are in the championship final of the Jeff Jurgens Basketball Classic in Glasgow, MT however their opponent has yet to be named. Tip-off is 4:00 pm at the Glasow Civic Center.

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In the NBA Saturday night: C.J. Watson scored 20 points and Joakim Noah added 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 89-80 win over the Philadelphia 76ers ... Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 106-99 victory over San Antonio.
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Captain Torsten Frings was forced to leave Toronto F-C's MLS season opener in Seattle. The former German international limped off the pitch with the trainer calling for a substitute at the 23rd minute.

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Vin Scully will no longer be calling Los Angeles Dodgers games in Colorado this season as the revered announcer is scaling back his workload and travel schedule entering his 63rd season with the team.

(With files from the Canadian Press and Cougar Athletics)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pats, Warriors, bring it on! This series truly will be a WAR!!!

Anonymous said...

Pats Vs Warriors in the playoffs! Gonna be crazy!

Anonymous said...

For weeks now on this blog Pat fans have said "we want MJ" or "we would beat MJ" in the playoffs. I guess now we will find out if our guys can step it up against a powerful and physically superior team (in size anyway) over a gruelling 7 game series.

My heart says Pats, my head says MJ. I will be at every single game, loving every minute of this amazing spectacle we are about to witness.

I AM PUMPED BEYOND BELIEF! (Scared shitless too)

Anonymous said...

Hey Regina Pat Fans!

I encourage everyone of you that reads this #1 blog by Rod Pedersen that is coming to games 3 and 4 in Regina to bring some beach balls. Let's take it to Cody Beach ( beach bum) and bounce them around in the stands. As Pats will bounce the Warriors out of the Playoffs in 6 games.

Go Pats Go!

Darryl

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to seeing playoff hockey, and I know this is the matchup everyone wanted. It could either be real entertaining or we might get it handed to us. However, should be fun, the hill billies are coming' to town.

Anonymous said...

How are the Hornets doing?

-Paris' mom

Anonymous said...

The WHL gives us a Tuesday and Wednesday games? good Job on that!!! yeah right!

Well I guess I can't go to the first round of the play-offs. and if the Pats play like how they play Brandon I don't need to worry about the second round, a good credit for my next years season tickets

Anonymous said...

Pats better do their chin straps up REAL tight. Here comes the train.

Anonymous said...

Quit the bitchin on what nights the game are. That's just a excuse. Why don't you call the Pats up and tell us what your precious schedule is so they can schedule around it. Its guys like the one who commented that I just can't stand. One excuse after the other and then he bitches and puts the blame on someone else. Give me a freakin break!

Ken

Anonymous said...

haha what nites did u think we were going to get? I said all along that our games would be tues & wed nite for games 3 & 4

the pats have alawys battled hard against the warriors this year, should be an interesting series... but i agree it will either be a great series or the warriors r going to end our season by game 5

Anonymous said...

Geez 4-4-1-1 is not the way to be going in to the playoffs. Weal-Schiedl-Maricin were horrible this weekend. Didn't they get a day of rest? Hewitt sagging again with 7 goals on 27 shots won't cut it. Do these guys think they can just turn it on when they want to? Lack of discipline from guys like Davidson-Bidlevski-Oulette is killing us. The three guys who scored for us this wekend were Olstad, Hunt, and Stevenson...Seriously!

This series may be a war but it likely won't last long when you consider how this team played down the stretch. I expected more from our leaders and our stars, but didn't get it. The fact we were in games with MJ means nothing now, it's the "playoffs". We all expected more from this team this weekend. It was supposed to be a tune-up for the playoffs. The tune-up showed this bus isn't running very well and won't last too much longer.

Anonymous said...

How is Finchy doing?

Stifler's Mom

Anonymous said...

Wow we are in the playoffs,How awesome is that.If our goaltending stays sharp and we can get MJ into penalty trouble I think we have a better chance than most people are giving us.What we have to do is not get caught up in the rivalry BS and stick to hockey.
That is why I disagree with the Cody Beach beachball thing.The kid has made a living and thrived with antagonizing oposing fans and players.The more you go after him the better he plays.Everybody thinks he is just a big goof but his stats show he has 56 points in 58 games and is a plus 12.One thing we have going for us is the officials also hate him and will not give him a break.Good for us.So I say completely ignor him and don't wake him up.
Whatever happens it should be one hell of a series and the fans will be the big winners.
Go Pats Go

Anonymous said...

Neither team is going past the second round anyway. Tri-City/Edm final. Book it.

Anonymous said...

It will be a beatdown in every way possible. Can the Pats just forfeit the series to save some beaten bodies and black eyes? No playoff fever for me, MJ in 5 at the most.