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Thursday, April 14, 2016

DOWN TO A BEST-OF-THREE

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REGINA - Lane Zablocki and Connor Hobbs both scored twice as the Regina Pats evened their second round Western Hockey League playoff series at 2-2 on Wednesday night with a 6-4 victory over the Red Deer Rebels.

Cole Sanford and Luc Smith also chipped in for the Pats with Chase Harrison, Adam Brooks and Sam Steel each tacking on two assists.

Luke Philp paced the Red Deer offence with a pair of goals while Austin Strand and Nelson Nogier had the others. Jake DeBrusk added three helpers.

Tyler Brown made 44 saves for the win in net as Rylan Toth turned aside 9-of-10 shots in 27:30 of relief to suffer the loss. Starter Trevor Martin kicked out 18-of-22 shots in 32:18 for the Rebels.

NOTES:  The attendance was 6171 ... The Pats were 4/6 on the powerplay and 1/2 on the penalty kill ... The Rebels outshot the Pats 48-33 ... The 3-Stars were 1) Lane Zablocki, 2) Luke Philp and 3) Tyler Bown.

Game 5 of the series goes Friday night in Red Deer, AB in a 7:00 faceoff on Access 7 and 620 CKRM.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brown should have been #1 star, he stole game 4

Anonymous said...

See you in Red Deer Rod, Go Pats Go! This team is going to the 3rd Round!

Anonymous said...

What a game, a great team win. Wonder if Fleury will be disciplined for shoving and verbally abusing the penalty box official at the end of the game?
Brandt Center the place to be Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Brown+Hobbs+Steel+Brooks+Sanford= Memorial Cup 2016!

Anonymous said...

Brandon could be in trouble...

Anonymous said...

Despicable conduct by Fleury. Are you allowed to 'touch'/'assault' a Pats employee in the penalty box? On top of that his cross check to the head of Jake L in the 3Rd speaks to his character. If he actually makes the NHL he won't last. He will be treated like a b-tch, he is so done. Character is now known.

Anonymous said...

Wow....just a great couple nights at the Brandt Centre. The Pats weren't without mistakes both nights, but they had everyone contributing. Goaltending was the difference tonight, with Brown playing exceptional in the first period. The PP has came from nowhere to become the best PP in the playoffs. The Pats need to beat the Rebels with tenacious speed to win a game in Red Deer. Brown will have to play his best game of the series as well to win in Red Deer. I am looking forward to Sunday, the rink should be rockin.

Anonymous said...

Pats in 6 (possibly in 7)!!

Anonymous said...

+ Padock and the rest of the team!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if the pats weren't so lethal on power play would they even be in this series seems like the refs are making this a series am I not seeing the big picture or were the penalties properly called just wondering and Brandon will be impossible to beat in 7 game series

Anonymous said...

The Pats may not end up winning this series but this is the most fun I've had at Pats games in a long time! They are playing their hearts out for each other. The team unity is amazing.

Great to see the Agridome with so much energy! Good luck to the guys on Friday and see you Sunday! GO PATS!!

Anonymous said...

That's a first blaming the refs for the Pat's success. I'm having trouble seeing your point of view because I can't get my head that far up my ass.

Anonymous said...

Some people have to find something to be negative about so they might as well try blaming the refs. The Pats have been much more disciplined the last couple of games and the Rebels have been worse.

I'm so glad the Pats have made this a series by tying it up! Could be anyone's series now. All the pressure is on the Memorial Cup hosts!

The Pats powerplay is unreal! After it was basically nowhere to be found all season, I can't believe how dominant it has been!

Can't wait until Sunday!!!

LC

Anonymous said...

What did Fleury do? Did he get in Stromberg's face?

Anonymous said...

Boring game

Anonymous said...

I went to the game tues and my comment was that both teams were very disciplined. No after whistle crap. Red Deer got a bit goofy when the game was ending but nothing like the old whl days.
Buying tickets for game 6! I had season tickets for a few years but never saw near the entertainment on the ice or the excitement in the stands.

Anonymous said...

A great couple of nights at the Brandt but time to take the rose coloured glasses off. Last night the Pats were hit repeatedly and you can see them wearing out game by game. By the late second and most of the third they were on the ropes bad. The did not dominate RD and that's a team with four regular stars out of the lineup. What I think the Pats showed is that they are gamers with a lot of guts. However you can see them wearing out. Sanford looks slow and tired as ix Brooks. I don't think the scores are any concern to RD as I think their plan was to wear them out over a long series and it looks to be working. Much like what always happened to Medicine Hat and their small teams. RD looks to have their #1 goalie back and they are highly dangerous offensively as we witnessed last night. Brown was deserving of a star but he has given up bad short side goals too days in a row and three times this series. Is he tiring and losing his focus? RD wasn't the only ones careless with their stick. Williams takes another untimely penalty and got away with two minutes but it easily could have been more. The resulting goal made it closer than it needed to be. They were good games but not great games by the Pats.

william weppler said...

Jake L is really coming into his own this playoff season. Working 110% every shift and outworking the much bigger RD players. Great to see!

Getting 2 days rest is going to help immensely so Red Deer had better be ready.

Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

I disagree with last anon. RD is in trouble. They are taking stupid penalties because they are frustrated with Pats speed and skill. I totally disagree that they were only "good" games, they were "great" games by a 7th seeded team that wasn't supposed to push the Mem. Cup team. Well done Pats, outstanding effort!

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see people from Regina always second guessing the Pats. History shows that if you complain about something, you will eventually be right. Heck, they havnt been passed the second round since 1993.
1) The Pats have been leading the WHL in PP goals this playoffs, yet they dont have the skill that other teams have. The hockey "intelligence" in my section keeps yelling shoot on the Powerplay....the clearly have it figured out. I dont need to say anything more about the person that mentioned it was the refs fault Regina was scoring PP goals.
2) The Pats lack the size, Red Deer has them where they want them. Yeah I bet the Rebels are really happy with wearing them down the last two games as they have lost the games.
3) Sanford and Brooks look slow cause they are wearing down. They are both producing at a high level.....oh and Brooks is leading the playoffs in scoring.
4) Red Deer is missing some key pieces which they absolutely are. The Pats were missing key pieces last year in playoffs as well. The Pats were missing Williams all year, Hobbs missed some chunks too. Where would the Pats be if they had been healthy all year?

Am I claiming the Pats are better then the Rebels? No, I think they are two pretty even teams. I am looking forward to enjoy the end of this series. Either team could win.......enough with the negativity. They might lose....but lets enjoy an entertaining product.

Anonymous said...

Hey!!! Where's the Rider news....Always just the Pats....lol

Anonymous said...

As a long time fan, I'm so glad to see the fans coming out and not only showing their support but enjoying being at the rink. I for one have never needed to be swayed by marketing or in house gimmicks but the show the Pats staff puts on is second to none in this league. Its been a long time since I've seen so many families at the games, former season ticket holders returning and people having a great time.

Win or loose this series, congratulations to the ownership group Regina will soon find itself in the echelons of the Kelowna, Calgary, London, Guelph, Edmonton, Rimouski and Brandon's (to name a few) of being one of the best run programs in the CHL.

Anonymous said...

Like

Anonymous said...

It's funny when I read a comment blaming the refs. I thought the refs were being hard on the Pats and letting the Rebels off easy. The games have been fun even if they are giving me a heart attack every night. Can't wait for game 6. Hopefully the Pats win in Red Deer on Friday night. That will really have things rocking on Sunday. GO PATS GO!

Anonymous said...

Pats in 8!

Anonymous said...

The Pats will WIN against Red Deer this series. No doubt whatsoever. The Rebels have no idea what's hit them. All their trades throughout the season has created no chemistry amongst the players and they don't know how to handle being pushed back by a more skilled team. I don't care whatever anybody states, being amongst a brotherhood throughout the course of a year is irreplaceable. Blood, sweat, and tears so goes the saying. This is the Pats experience. They have had highs and lows through the year and they are truly a TEAM. The Rebels have piecemealed their team for this year only and it shows. Their penalties and undisciplined play is evident for all. As a hockey observer the Pats are truly outclassing the Rebels. Wheat Kings versus Pats in Eastern Conference Finals. Book it!

Anonymous said...

Zablocki had 3

Anonymous said...

Looks like about 150 tickets left for Sundays game (on Ticketmasters seat map). Good job Pats fans!

Anonymous said...

I love these comments. Bang on man!

Anonymous said...

Pats lose in Red Deer, one game away from elimination like the Warriors tonight