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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


REGINA -- Jacob Doty's even strength goal 7:50 into the third period was the winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers knocked off the Regina Pats 4-3 Tuesday night in the Brandt Centre before 4187 fans.

Regina's Carson Samoridny opened the scoring just 51 seconds into the contest but the lead didn't hold.  The Tigers led 2-1 after the first period and 2-1 after 40 minutes.  The other Pats goals came from Marc McCoy and Morgan Klimchuk as both clubs scored twice in the final frame.

Matt Hewitt took the loss for Regina making 31 saves while the Tigers' Cam Lanigan got the win with 26 stops.  The victory moved Medicine Hat (28-26-3) 13 points up on Regina (20-31-6) for the final playoff spot in the WHL's Eastern Conference with 15 games remaining for the Pats.

Regina was 0/3 on the powerplay and 7/8 killing penalties.  Medicine Hat won the shot clock battle 35-29.

The Pats host the Swift Current Broncos Friday night at 7 pm on 620 CKRM (Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show at 6:35 pm).


Anonymous said...

The WHL should lobby the Hockey Hall of Fame to induct the Tigers play by play broadcaster Bob Ridley. He's been their p x p man since 1970 and has called over 3,000 games. On top of that he drove the team bus over two million miles.

Anonymous said...

I second that one!!! He is way better then the guy the Pats used to have let's call him R Pedersen, no no How about Rod R. That's better, no one should know who I am talking about now. hahaha

Anonymous said...

He also never had to deal with the Parkers.

Anonymous said...

The Pats are done like dinner. Its next year country.

Anonymous said...

As a kid did you ever try to stop yourself when you were sliding down one of those super massive Monster slides? It was basically impossible. Plus it really hurt and burned when you did try. So you stopped trying and just went with it instead.
Well, that kind of sums up Season 2012\13 Season of the Regina Pats.

Sandy Slider

Anonymous said...

If next year there is no better record and playoffs then you know what is going to hit the fan.

Anonymous said...

It's always one thing or another with the Pats. They actually played pretty well last night and could have won. The problem is that their goaltending didn't meet the mark. We have good journeyman goaltending but we don't have great goaltending. When we were scoring the bad goal a game we were letting in didn't matter. Now that we aren't scoring a lot, it hurts big. The referee Reagan Vetter is in another big reason. He was in one of his "hate the Pats night". He was awful.

I listened to Chad Lang on your show last night. While I respect him, I hope his comments were tongue in cheek last night. Just because a lot of people are eligible to return doesn't mean they should. There are at least four or five guys who just can't skate at the WHL level. The speed needed for the transition game simply isn't there. I feel as do many others, that there are only a few positions or players that can be deemed untouchable.

Since we don't have much quantity or quality of 19 year olds coming back, maybe we should look at gearing up for the following year when Klimchuk is a 19 year old.

Anonymous said...

Terrible officiating

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comments on the officiating last night, it was brutal. The Pats deserved most of the penalties they got but you have to call it both ways but that was not the case last night.Medicine Hat got away with a lot last night thanks to Vetter and his sidekick. Our goaltending has been decent in some of these close games but it seems the other teams tenders have been that much better and it might not hurt if our guys hit the net once in a while as well, way too many shots missing the net in critical situations.

Anonymous said...

Vetter has been a Pat killer for a long tine. He shouldn't be assigned any Pat games.

Anonymous said...

It seems the pats always get screwed on penalties or stuff not called. Its been going on for years.Does the league have something against the pats or just against our owner for his whining to the league.

Anonymous said...

Why do fans always blame the refs? Rarely is that the issue. The Pats talent level has not been there for years and the quality of the coaching is questionable. The Pats remind me of the Flames and Leafs, don't want to trade a "star" to help with a rebuild, content to maybe squeak into the playoffs. "we don't rebuild, we chose to squeak in and if so maybe, maybe we get lucky". Now that's a winning mantra.