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Thursday, December 6, 2012

REBELS 5 PATS 1

REGINA -- On a night when the Regina Pats honoured franchise hero Jordan Eberle by retiring his #7 jersey, the Red Deer Rebels spoiled the party.

Rhyse Dieno scored twice as the Rebels (18-11-1-1) pulled away in the second period and notched their eighth consecutive victory Wednesday evening in the Brandt Centre.  With the loss, the Pats (11-16-2-2) saw their winless skid hit five games.

The game was tied 1-1 after one period as Adam Rossignol scored what turned out to be Regina's lone goal on the night.  The Rebels led 3-1 after 40 minutes and added two more in the third period to skate off with the victory.

The Rebels outshot Regina 49-20 as Matt Hewitt took the loss in the Regina goal while Patrick Bartosak netted the win.  Regina was 0/3 on the powerplay and 2/3 killing penalties.   The attendance was 5858.

The Pats will look to snap the slide Saturday night at Saskatoon in a 7:00 faceoff on 620 CKRM (Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show at 6:35 pm).

Here are some more photos from Wednesday's event...


Your MC for the evening, CTV/TSN's Lee Jones...


The man of the hour, Jordan Eberle...


Jordan is congratulated by his parents Darren and Lisa...


There were several videotaped messages including this one from Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe...


And from Jordan's Oklahoma City teammate and former Pat Colten Teubert...


One of the speakers was Jordan's lifelong buddy and former Regina Pat Matt Strueby...


Eberle gets a nice memento from the Regina Pats and Russ Parker...


The Sports Cage was broadcast live from the Brandt Centre box office.  Here are Scruffy and me along with the voice of the Rebels, Cam Moon.

Congratulations Jordan!  What a great night...

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Pats marketing department should sue the hockey operations staff.

Anonymous said...

Its really too bad Jordan has got stuck playing for such lousy teams in the Pats and the Oilers.

Anonymous said...

"The Pats marketing department should sue the hockey operations staff."

What exactly happened to spur this comment?

Craig said...

I am resident of Prince Albert and a die hard fan of the Raiders. The best thing about being part of the WHL is getting to see great young hockey players on their way up to professional hockey, not only on my home town team but on the visitours as well. Jordan Eberle was one of those players, highly skilled, relentless and classy. Congratualations Jordan from PA.

Anonymous said...

I would also like an explanation on the marketing department suing the hockey operations staff. Please explain yourself!

Anonymous said...

i didn't make the comment, but it seems pretty simple. the marketing dept puts on a first class event and the hockey side stinks the place up on that night. what don't you understand?

Anonymous said...

It was an excellent ceremony put on by the Pats organization to honour one the Pats greatest players. I feel very fornutate to have seen him play in the Brandt Centre.

I was hoping the Pats would've played a little more inspired hockey last night. Here's hoping they break out of this slump soon.

LC

Anonymous said...

What is with not having the lights on for these events, instead of everyone sitting in the semi-dark faceoff circle?

I am going to the games just to see if the Pats can outshoot someone, that would be a win in my books. Heck you could even give them two points for it! That's harder than getting the win!

Can you change your first paragraph to say "On a night when the Regina Pats honoured franchise hero Jordan Eberle by retiring his #7 jersey, the Regina Pats spoiled the party."
WOW they played terrible.

On a side note, one guy who was in line was just yelling as he walked away from the line because he couldn't get an autograph. Did you really expect Jordan to sign EVERY autograph in the line!? My suggestion for anything like that, kids only get auto's, that's it.

Anonymous said...

For the first time in four games, the Pats goalie faced less than fifty shots. This time Hewitt only had to face 49.

Mike said...

Anonymous... with not having the lights on. It seems you do not attend Pats games at all do you. About 1000 of you so called fans that were there last night do not attend at least one game a year do you. Im one that like hte lights off and the spotlight on the ice. Its called creating atmosphere. People sitting behind me last night seemed to me they never attend games and complained about everything about the teams play. Why don't you go out and try .Look the Pats are missing a few of their top guys due to injury and I have seen this season when they are healthy and on their game they can play with anyone in the league. Im sick of these fans whom never attend a game sit there and criticize the team. I felt like turning around and telling them to shut up.

Sir said...

Ummm the place is dark at every game during pre-game introductions, not just last night's retirement ceremony.

You people who are complaining here need to go out to games more than once every couple of years.

Congrats to Jordan. Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

I am a seasons ticket holder and have been for a number of years. That doesn't give me any special status. To Mike: the walk-ups pay more money than I do. Without them last night would have been a bust. They have a right to criticize the team because they suck and have done so so for going on decades.

A great tribute to great young player but probably done way too soon in his life. The Blazers are just now retiring Neidermeyer's jersey. It may have been better to wait several years until Jordan and and perhaps a future wife could attend. Since our team is so bad perhaps it is more of diversion as to what's going on in this organization.

Sylvegaard and Oulette returned but no difference. This problem happened long before these guys went out. We made some trades for very unacceptable players on defense. We didn't improve our skill or size after last season, we overrated some young talent, and we have failed to react to what's going on here. I am sure Conacher is ticked at how little he has to work with, even with a full line-up. Can't make chicken salad out of chicken s__t. A month ago the Rebels were in the same boat as us. Sutter got rid of a bunch of players including Inglis. Now they are playing better than .600 hockey. When you have a personnel issue you do something about it. In regina we stand Pat and give up 50 shots a game. 5 losses in a row and counting. Don't blame this on injuries. That is too easy and lets the responsible parties off the hook. No way.

Mike said...

To the last Anon.... The pats are missing three or four of their regulars ok or have you not noticed that. They are basically missing their most of their top two lines. Give your head a shake we have a young team or dont you pay attention. Most of our guys whom are playing now are 16 year olds that dont play regularly. Most of these players have not matured yet in size. Chad Lang is no dummy. All the players he has brought in are all good pick ups. Tell me where you are going to find good size veteran players at this time of the season. I bet you not even half of those walk up fans will show up for most of the rest of the year. Give me a break.This is only the second year with a new coaching staff. At least we have more than competent coach.Would oyu rather have someone more less competent like curtis hunt, dale derkatch. Some people dont have the right to criticize the team when you only show up once a year. Give me a break its only $20. A half decent meal in this town is a lot more than that. I guess some people in this town always need to bitch about something. The thing is Chad Lang is trying to clean up the mess left by Brent Parker. Im with you I understand the team sucks and has for years but I think we are far better off with Chad lang and Conacher than with parker as GM.

Mike said...

What do you want the Pats to do , Trade everybody.

Anonymous said...

Yes and fold the team!!!!

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Anonymous said...

This year team is very hard to watch i agree... & with that said i have been a season ticket holder since i have been 8yrs old & have been paying for them myself since ive been 18 & now im 31 so do the math...23yrs of supporting the team for u slow people....

Our defense is very inexperienced i get that but it doesnt help when our coaching staff has us playing the worst HOCKEY defensive stragey in "man to man" our guys our skating around chasing everyone on the ice & are never in a position to be infront of a playerto break the play up....a man to man defense wouldnt of even worked last year with our vetern defense...i would of thought conacher would know that playing defense is all about support, to take away passing lanes which leads to turnovers... a defense that we played last season.

Conacher should ask Curtis Hunt how well man to man defense worked for him in his final year as the pats head coach? he hasnt had a head coaching job since.

scheidl & hewitt cant wait for there ticket out of here... scheidl will be gone by trade deadline easy as for hewitt he may not be moved just due to his age situation & its too bad cuz he deserves to be on a team that can make some noise in the playoffs.

i know we r missing players but that is no excuse to being so outplayed the last few games, there is a reason why the rest of the players were chosen for this team as well....its the same mistakes on a nightly basis its time for these players to look at themselves in the mirror & decide if hockey is really what they want to do cuz right now they r completely embarrassing themselves.

scott

Anonymous said...

The Pats have two 16 yr olds on the team. They are not loaded with 16 yr olds. The 16 yr old aren't the problem. Please don't try to pretent that this is some 16 yr old squad and that's why they are losing. This just a carry over from the Eberle years and pretty much the past two decades of mediocrity. The Rebels changed up nine players and they are a hell of a lot better team than we are. Yes you can change and make yourself better. Firstly you have to have the ability to recognize talent and what you need and secondly you have to have the courage to make the necessary moves. Stay with what you have and there will be more of the same. This team had a losing record before Stephenson and others went injured. This team will be out of playoff contention by the time Stephenson comes back. They are pretty much headed that way. We have goaltending and little else. There are players here who lack courage and heart and should be moved. We can do nothing and miss the palyoffs again. We can get a high pick though. This ineffective cycle seems to suit some people just fine.

Mike said...

I agree with Scott,, you have a point that the season ticket holders are the real ones supporting the team. Like one guy on here said the walk up crowd supports the team year after year. NOT!!!! The problem was before that we keep on trading our high picks but now Lang is willing to keep them and develop them. Im like you Iam getting sick of what Im seeing. The last few games I sat in hte stands and thought to myself, here we go again. I agree its been like that the last 20 years. I am too tired of it. we as fans deserve a winner. I m willing to see what Lang can do.

Mike said...

People I know the pats are very hard to watch but what think for a minute .... they are missing their top players to injury.

Mike said...

I guess we have too many people on here that think they are WHL GMs.

Anonymous said...

for all the people defending that Pats that "they are missing top starters" go back and check the stats, they have been serverly outshot almost every game. even when they win. eg. WIN vs brandon outshot almost 2:1 LOSS to swift outshot only 30-23, with ALL "starters" as you say. It's not the players, it's the system and it needs to be adjusted!! Shake it up! Sutter comes in to RedDeer, shakes it up, and has won 7 in a row? hmmm..

Anonymous said...

Mike I am a season ticket holder, and it creates zero atmosphere. It deos however make for crappy pictures for memories and stuff like that. Guess if we had a scoreboard, it would be a lot better and brighter

Anonymous said...

Going to a Pats game with nobody in the building is like the waning days of Stampede Wrestling when it came to Regina.

Anonymous said...

our injuries are just an excuse some fans are trying to make.... u should still be able to at least compete game in & game out maybe not win but at least put in an effort & not give up 50 shots on a regular basis.... the red deer rebels had an injury plegged season last year as well & i dont recall them ever giving up 50+shots 4 games in a row (sorry wed we gave up 49 *rolls eyes*)

our systems need to change in the D zone before we see any improvement at all, man to man is not the defensive scheme to play in junior hockey or any hockey for that matter.... this is not basketball or football.

scott