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Thursday, December 8, 2016

PRESS BOX SPORTS BAR RECAP: HURRICANES 5 PATS 4 OT

Photo courtesy Cindy Adachi
LETHBRIDGE -- The Regina Pats erased a pair of two goal deficits on Wednesday night to force overtime in Lethbridge but fell 5-4 to the Hurricanes to wrap up a 2-game Central Division swing.

Lethbridge took a 2-0 first period lead before Sam Steel scored his team-leading 20th and 21st goals of the year to tie it up. Lethbridge then scored twice in the 2nd and led 4-2 going into the third.

Adam Brooks and Jake Leschyshyn found the back of the net in the 3rd to force the extra frame however the Hurricanes Brennan Menell won it with his 4th of the year at the 3:12 make for a 5-4 Lethbridge victory.

Tyler Brown stopped 28 of 33 shots in the loss and the Pats outshot the Canes 46-33 in the game.

Quick Hits
- The Pats pick up seven of eight points playing four games in five nights.
- Adam Brooks extended his point streak to 21 games (14G, 33A)
- Sam Steel has four goals and one assist in three games since returning from injury.
- The Pats outshot the 'Canes 46-33.
- Regina was 0/3 on the powerplay and 5/6 killing penalties.
- The attendance was 2796.

What’s Next?
The Pats return home to host the Swift Current Broncos Friday at the Brandt Centre. Puck drop on Teddy Bear Toss Night is at 7 p.m.  The game will be broadcast on Access 7 and 620 CKRM.

Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.

(Courtesy Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

12 comments:

william weppler said...

A tough loss tonight. Boys looked a little tired tonight after a lot of travel & hockey in the last week. I am sure they will get back on track with a couple of big wins this weekend...albeit minus Steel and Wagner. The younger group gets a huge opportunity to strut their stuff for the next few games. Should be fun!

Anonymous said...

Sure quiet on here when the Memorial Cup Champions lose. Where is Doppler and Company when they lose ?

Anonymous said...

Come on Rod...do you really think that Brown is the answer between the pipes? His numbers are atrocious. When they hit the stronger teams later in the schedule and in playoffs they are in trouble with him. I guarantee you will see an upgrade at the deadline. Ryan Kubic from the Giants or Peyton Lee from Kootenay would look good in Pats jerseys.

william weppler said...

It's a Team game and no way can you lay the blame on Brown for last nights loss. 1st 2 goals completely screeened on the play (Defenseman lax); 3rd goal on a deflection - no chance...other than 1st period we outplayed Hurricanes by a wide margin (SOG not necessarily indicative) and Hurricanes were lucky to get to OT, where 3-on-3 is anyones game. Brown has won games single handedly in the last couple of weeks (if you have watched them and I watch them all).
Are the Pats sometimes lacking defensively? Yes, but their explosive offense and consistent forechecking pressure wins them a lot of games (Note: look at their record)
Losing the last (and only 1) game in OT after playing 4 in 5 nights...I think most Teams in the CHL would relish that record.
They are #1 CHL Team for the 3rd or 4th week in a row, and yes I know that means nothing in the long run, but shows a hell of a lot of consistency, and the ones in the know obviously see that.
Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Memorial Cup Champs were robbed on that OT Lethbridge goal. Oh well, 20-2-5

Anonymous said...

I miss old Phil The Thrill's Wednesday column on this blog. An ideal replacement would seem to be the #1 Pats fan Mr. William Weppler. It may be worth considering bringing him on board to do a weekly Pat's/WHL column - to "Phil" the gap. Maybe call it the Weppler Fan File...

Anonymous said...

I also miss Phil the Thrill

Anonymous said...

As I said...that is fine against weak teams...but you need those tough saves against good teams. That's the difference between good goalies and mediocre...they find a way to make saves they shouldn't(fight through screens).

Anonymous said...

I enjoy Mr. Weppler's game analysis. He echoes exactly what I'm thinking in terms of the team! Looking forward to the game tonight.

I miss the Wednesday column with the Pats coverage.

GO PATS!
LC

Anonymous said...

Mr. Weppler would provide intelligent commentary on the Pats. He appears to understand the game and is able to communicate effectively. He also avoids blaming the goalie when there is a loss, a go to for critics with limited hockey knowledge.
Keep posting Mr. Weppler.

Anonymous said...

I would have to agree with posters calling for a weekly weppler commentary on this blog. His cmoments are refreshing and fairly objective leaving allot of post game emotion out of it which is nice compared to some of the posts (yes sometimes including mine) on here. What do ya say Roddy?

Byob

Anonymous said...

Weppler for Mayor and world cup patsies