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Friday, December 11, 2015

ROCKETS 4 PATS 3

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REGINA (CP) -  Dillon Dube and Cole Linaker had a goal and an assist each as Kelowna edged the Pats 4-3 Friday in the Brandt Centre.

Justin Kirkland and Cal Foote also chipped in for the Rockets (23-6-1), who won their fourth in a row.

Taylor Cooper, Adam Berg and Connor Hobbs provided the offence for Regina (14-13-3), who's dropped back-to-back home games after going 4-3-2 on their nine game rodeo trip.  Cooper's goal at 10:02 of the first period signalled the Pats' annual Teddy Bear Toss promotion where fans littered the ice with plush toys for sick and under-privileged local children.

NOTES:  The Pats outshot the defending WHL champs 35-18 ... Jackson Whistle got the win in goal for Kelowna while Tyler Brown and Jordan Hollett split netminding duties for Regina ... Each team was 1/3 on the powerplay ... The attendance was 4511.

The Pats host Lethbridge Saturday at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey "Notes"...How many Rockets are at World Junior camp?? Pats would be lucky to hit double digits in shots if Kelowna fielded their whole team...

Anonymous said...

Point?

Anonymous said...

Was a good atmosphere there last night

Anonymous said...

I think he means we are still a marginal team. Kelowna rode the bus 14 hours, have four world class players away, have an all rookie d-corps, and we still can't beat them. A number of team in the dub are just as young as us but are better. We have been under .500 since the trades last deadline. We can only wish we had an organization like Kelowna. Time for some hard questions to be answered regarding this teams overall direction. Mediocre at best and they need to shake things up.

william weppler said...

Some of the Scrooges are out early :))

Just getting into the 2nd year of a rebuild under new ownership Team and some people want miracles and a Memorial Cup appearance....sheesh! Take a pill. I'll take mediocre this year and a couple of close & exciting 1 goal losses to 2 of the best Teams in the Dub anyday. Overall this year we have faired pretty well against the top teams to my recollection.
Superior goaltending did us in last night...better effort than Wednesday though so the kids listened to the coaches. Missing our 2nd pairing of defensemen (Sergey and Hilsy) didn't help either but gives the young D core some great experience.
Was great to see the support for Teddy Bear Toss night! Way to go folks!

william weppler said...

Anon - "We have been under .500 since the trades last deadline" - the new ownership plan (and they have told us from day 1) is to bring a MC contender to Regina in a couple of years. How do you do that? You have to give up some vets (and they were very good players) and concentrate on going younger for awhile. This ownership group can't be held accountable for errors of the past Parker regime but hopefully some of Parker's Bantam draftees are gems that will help the new ownership out. So far I like the talent for the most part, but obviously Kelowna's crop of Bantam picks are panning out better.

Since January 10th/2014 (which I think was the trade deadline) the Pats are 26W 32L 8OTL 4SOL so yes they are under .500 but have points in 38 out of 70 games. For the amount of talent they gave up to go younger I don't think that is too shabby. They are sitting in 7th place in Eastern Conf, nine points up on the 9th place team so looks like going to get some playoff experience as well, which can only help down the line.

Anonymous said...

"The Pats out shot the defending WHL Champs" the "point" the reason? What a spin for hometown folks...lol

Anonymous said...

William NO NO AND NO NO MORE EXCUSES THEYRE YOUNG THEYRE INEXPRIENCED/? NO THEYRE JUST PLAIN not good enough players! Brnadon went all the way to the eastern conference finals last year they ere just as young and they won not because theey were young but they had better players