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Saturday, December 19, 2015

BLADES 6 PATS 4


REGINA -- The Regina Pats waited far too long to start playing and wound up with a 6-4 loss to the Saskatoon Blades Friday night in the Brandt Centre.  The Pats spotted their East Division rivals a 5-0 lead before staging a furious third period rally which came up just short.

Saskatoon led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Nick Zajac and Josh Paterson and upped their lead to 3-0 after 40 minutes thanks to Nikita Soshnin's 5th of the year.

Soshnin struck again 1:03 into the third and Terrell Draude made it 5-0 with a powerplay goal at 4:10. With the Pats chasing the play all game, it appeared all that was left to question was if Saskatoon goalie Brock Hamm would hang on for the shutout.

However the Pats we know came to life at 5:23 of the third when Adam Brooks potted his team-leading 17th of the year to spoil the shutout bid.  And then Regina kept coming with a succession of goals from Colton Kroeker, Austin Wagner and Taylor Cooper to make it 5-4 with 3:03 to play.

However Saskatoon's Mason McCarty ended the threat with an empty-netter with just 9.6 seconds remaining.

With the loss, the Pats have dropped back-to-back games on this pre-Christmas homestand.

Pats Coach & GM John Paddock is likely very concerned with the play of his team.  That's two straight games where his club has been outworked and looked disinterested AT HOME.  Still, they're in a playoff spot nearing the Holiday break.

NOTES:  The Blades outshot the Pats 38-34 ... Regina was 1/6 on the powerplay and 1/3 killing penalties ... Tyler Brown took the loss in the Pats net ...The attendance was 3578.

Regina (15-15-4) hosts Moose Jaw Saturday at 7:00 on 620 CKRM.

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Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced today defenceman Liam Schioler (’98) has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team and was in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Saskatoon Blades.

Liam Schioler was the Pats’ second round pick (28th overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  The 6’3”, 200 lbs defender is a native of West St. Paul, MB but played his midget hockey at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Minnesota.  He played in 110 games while picking up 31 points (4G, 27A) to go with 144 penalty minutes.

Schioler started this season with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.  The 17 year old suited up for 22 games with the Stars while posting three assists and 21 penalty minutes.  While in Lincoln, Schioler was rated as a ‘C’ skater by the Central Scouting Service on the September and November ‘Watch List’ for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

The Blue and White also announced the team has recalled under-age defenceman Dawson Barteaux from the Yellowhead Chiefs of the MMHL.  Barteaux was the teams’ first round pick (14th overall) in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.  The Foxwarren, MB product has 11 points (3G, 8A) in 19 games this season.

Tickets for tonight’s 7 p.m. puck drop against Saskatoon are available at Ticketmaster.ca, the Brandt Centre Box Office and Safeway locations throughout Regina.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

3578 for attendance?
Regina, you suck.

Anonymous said...

Go Blades

Anonymous said...

It's a Riders town and with all the off-season signings, the Riders will continue to dominate people's disposable income this year.

Anonymous said...

so does this team

Anonymous said...

DonT worry Pats fans you are still as good as the blades. That's about all.
Your rebuild is starting to look like the maple leafs rebuild.

Anonymous said...

So Saskatoonish

Anonymous said...

Blades beat Pats again... Yab a dab a dooooooooooooooooooooo.

Anonymous said...

As Reggie Dunlop once said "as much as we can get"

Anonymous said...

Lets see what your NLL Rush gets for attendance before we crown Saskatoon the "Queen" of all Sask sports fans.

Anonymous said...

Saskatoon, the place where sports franchises go to die!

Put that logo on the outside of the city.

Anonymous said...

Ever since Regina decided to join the 21st century and install a centre ice score clock, they really think they're something.
Well guess what, the Saskatoon Blades have beat the Pats three times in a row now, and that ain't saying much.

Anonymous said...

The Huskies, the Hilltops, and now the Blades.....all beating up Regina teams. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Paddock keeps saying it's the players responsibility to play a full game. Maybe he doesn't have the team he thinks he has. Since Jan this year they are below .500 and the worst part is they're not getting any better. There is little grit and no leadership. Maybe he better send a message and overhaul his lineup. If it don't get fixed they won't make the playoffs. If the players are good enough then the spotlight has to go elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Gavin and Shaun should pony up the cash to lure Kelly McCrimmon away from Brandon? Nah that wouldn't be good, him and Rod are enemies.

Glad to see the Blades back after that disaster of a Memorial Cup run. Bob Woods seems to know what he's doing and he's got owners with deep pockets backing him up.


Gundersons Yorkton

Anonymous said...

+
Whats wrong with Colby Williams now+!!!!+

Rod Pedersen said...

The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't get McCrimmon out of Brandon. Doubtful the Pats could.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want about the third period comeback but the truth of the matter is that was a horrible hockey game played by two horrible major junior hockey teams. The 2 minute sequence that led up to the blades first goal was some of the worst hockey I have ever seen at that level. Shorthanded, one of the Pats "top players" had full control of the puck and simply rolled it to the blue line. If anyone believes this team is on a road to winning in a year or two you are dreaming! As a contrast, Eberle and Weal were significantly better junior players than Steel appears to be. Announced over 3500 for attendance? My eyes would pop out of my head if there were actually 2000 in the rink. This team and organization has not changed in two years ... I am wrong, they jacked up the price for an inferior product.

I felt like asking for my money back at the end of the game. What a joke!

Anonymous said...

This was a poor hockey game, as was the one before it, and the one before it, and the one before it. In fact the one game they were able to win they nearly blew. We were supposed to be a year behind Brandon meaning we should have a team similar to Brandon was last year. Not even close. They were predicting big things in three years. That's next season and anyone who has watched these guys and knows hockey can tell it aint gonna happen. They may be competitive in the fourth year but not championship calibre. The Portland turnaround was much more dramatic and better than this supposed one. We won a pennant with the last regime at least. We've had teams with little talent here, but at least the worked hard every game. Lazy teams speak volumes about the organization. We've seen a lot of laziness this season. The more things change the more they stay the same.

Anonymous said...

Exactly Roddy, if the Toronto Maple Leafs (centre of hockey universe) couldn't pay McCrimmon enough to leave Wheaties, then the Pats will NEVER get him.

thestoneman said...

Rod, do you now know who Mitch Marner is now after watching the Juniors play today.

Anonymous said...

the blades beating up the pats what a joke! the blades will be lucky to win another game this season!

Anonymous said...

Maybe but you have to wonder how much the Leafs were willing to pay. Just make him an offer he can't refuse. Seven figure salary and a spot on Brandt's board of directors and he'll be there likkidy split.


Gundersons Yorkton

Anonymous said...

the hilltops are the only true champion in Saskatoon right now and the blades will be lucky to win another game this season we win 15 straight over you guys and now you win 2 in a row and know all of a sudden the blades are beating the pats up wow Saskatoon good for you congradulations!on 2 in a row lol the huskies haven't won nothing since the 90s ALOTto brag about there lol ALL I CAN SAY IS REGINA HAS THREE MEMORIAL CUPS AND SASKATOON NOTHING the huskies I believe have 4 vaanies Saskatoon hilltops have won 17 Canadian bowls regina 16 Canadian bowls. sports waxes and wanes really no city can say they are dominant over any other

Anonymous said...

How many times were Eberle and Weal in the playoffs as Pats?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry the blades will end up exactly where the pats are with their rebuild. They both will be trying to get to last place.
Time to ditch privateers with deep pockets. It's not working and rarely does. Community ownership time. Bring a sense of ownership and pride for the respective cities. Works for the riders.

Rod Pedersen said...

Ya. The Leafs' first round pick last year. What's your point?

Anonymous said...

The guy spewing off in Caps above has to be that Raymore douche, lol what a piece of work.

Anonymous said...

WHO ARE THE BLADES. DOES SASKATOON EVEN HAVE ONE SPORTS TEAM??

Anonymous said...

Whatever old Gunderson in Yorkton is puffing on, I would like to try some!

Anonymous said...

The Pats ownership and staff is arrogant to the point that they believe they are fighting with the Riders for share of the Regina sports market. In reality there perceived competition is more on the Rams and all university sports, Thunder and Red Sox. Even though they don't go head to head with some of those sports that is the umbrella they fall under.