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Sunday, December 30, 2012


REGINA - Chandler Stephenson scored twice and set up four more to lead the Regina Pats to a 6-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades in the Western Hockey League on Sunday night.

Regina (15-21-4) also got plenty of production from Morgan Klimchuk with one goal and four assists.

Rounding out the scoring for the Pats were Lane Scheidl and Kyle Burroughs, each with a goal and two assists, and Colten Mayor with one goal while goaltender Matt Hewitt made 18 saves.

Scoring for Saskatoon (19-18-1) were Darren Dietz with a goal and an assist and Matthew Pufahl.

The loss marks the fourth in a row for the Blades, who are without regular goalie Andrey Makarov. The Buffalo Sabres' draft pick is home in Russia competing in the world junior hockey championship.

The last two times these teams met was a home-and-home series earlier this month in which the Blades outscored Regina 16-0.

This time it was the Pats who poured it on, scoring five of their six goals in a 10-minute span in the second.

Stephenson, a third-round Washington Capitals pick, has four goals and four assists in his last three games since returning from a foot injury that cost him 26 games.

Regina went 4 for 7 on the power play while the Blades were 1 for 2.

(Canadian Press, Photo courtesy reginapats.com)


Anonymous said...

Where is the Go Blades Go! fan? are ya hiding? hahh.. GOOD LUCK IN THE Mem Cup.

Anonymous said...

Blades????better luck next time. " GO PATS GO "

Anonymous said...

Where would we be if Chandler had not gotten injured? He has stepped right back in, is playing very well and is becoming a great leader for the others to follow. Super game for him and Klimmer tonight. Hope they can keep it up. Well done boys!

Bill W

Anonymous said...

The Pats good.It was a very fast paced game.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back Chandler!!! With all the healthy bodies back I believe the Pats can keep this momentum going into the new year and make the playoffs.


Anonymous said...

Is it still too late to award the Mem Cup hosting to Prince Albert?!

Anonymous said...

YA EVER heard....even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now n then!!...go blades!

Anonymous said...

This just in, the pats victory parade starts tomorrow at noon on Albert St. Go Blades.

Anonymous said...

Pats are only three games behind the Blades in the loss column! It's not so easy to beat up on someone when they have some of their weapons back. They may be lucky to make the playoffs...

Anonymous said...

Though I believe the Blades will pick it up a bit when they get some key players back, they really don't have much to brag about. Go ahead and make parade jokes. The Blades only have four more wins than the Pats and only lead them by 5pts with two games in hand. You're hosting the Memorial Cup! Lorne better get to work or Saskatoon's host season is going to be way worse than the Pats was. At least Parker waited till the host year to sell the farm.


Anonymous said...

Hey Blades fan the daily Go Blades Go chants are getting a little old. By the way I wouldn't count on attending any victory parades in Saskatoon in May because there won't be one!

Anonymous said...

And so are the go pats go chants! Let's go Warriors.

Anonymous said...

The same old Garbage coming out of Mollekens mouth after every Blade loss. This team needs to do some firing right after the Memorial Cup. The owner is stagnant, the coaches are stagnant and some of the players should take up knitting . This team will be a joke in the Memorial Cup and it is time for Big Changes. Send them to Winnipeg and lets get an American Hockey League franchise in Saskatoon. We are a BIG City now and we don't have a Professional Sport happening. An AHL franchise would fit in perfectly.