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Saturday, December 10, 2016


REGINA -- 20-year old forward Dawson Leedahl scored two goals and added three assists to pace the Regina Pats to an 8-1 rout of the Swift Current Broncos Friday in the Brandt Centre.

It was the second Pats victory in a week over the Broncos, after winning 6-3 in Swift Current on Sunday.

On Global TV's Teddy Bear Toss Night on Friday, Regina product Riley Woods opened the scoring at 11:45 of the first period, triggering thousands of teddy bears and stuffed toys to be launched onto the ice by Pats and Broncos fans alike.  The toys were collected to be distributed to sick children in Regina hospitals by the Pats players next week.

Regina led 3-1 after the first period on goals by Woods, Nick Henry and Filil Ahl.  The Broncos' lone goal of the game came from Kaden Elder late in the frame.

Regina upped its lead to 4-1 after 40 minutes on Connor Hobbs' 12 of the season.  That chased Broncos starting goalie Taz Burman from the net after making 12 saves on 16 shots.

The Pats continued the onslaught in the third, with a pair of goals by Leedahl along with Henry and Hobbs past the Broncos' Travis Child.

Regina outshot Swift Current 45-27 on the night while going 2/3 on the powerplay and 3/4 killing penalties.

The attendance was 5128.

The Pats (21-2-5 overall, 11-0-3 at home) return to action Saturday night when they host the Saskatoon Blades at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.

Our next Access broadcast of Pats hockey is next Friday in Moose Jaw when the Pats and Warriors collide in a 7:00 puck drop.



Anonymous said...

I was at the game tonight and I swear this is the best team I have ever seen since I started going to games in 1979-80.

This team is a once in a generation team, so enjoy it while it lasts. Zborovskiy , Hobbs and Steel are guaranteed to make the NHL (barring injuries) in my opinion. Leedahl deserved the 1st star he received tonight, and not only for scoring 5 points. The guy brings exactly what the Pats needed last year for the dressing room in leadership.

Anonymous said...

Have the Blades cracked 3,000 fans average for games yet ? Oh right, they are a Lacrosse town now.

Anonymous said...

Yeh Mr. smart ass but their Lacrosse team draws 3 times as many fans as your Patsies do on average per game. So get a life.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for all the Government workers in Regina your population would probably be around 170,00 and your hockey team would probably draw about 2800 per game and by the way that is usually what they do draw when they are losing. To bad they have to play in such a small chicken coop like they have in Regina.

Anonymous said...

Can't we all just get along?

william weppler said...

Kudos to all the fans that came out in that weather to support Teddy Bear Night...2600 stuffed animals!!

With these ongoing offensive outbursts on Home turf I'm not sure what's going to happen needing to let all my pants out, or Mr. Mike's Restaurant going broke with their "6 Goal -Free Appetizer Promotion"!

Thought both Teams played a somwhat listless game last night perhaps because Broncos had been off for a week and Pats were playing their 5th in 7 nights. Once the Pats got up 4 - 1 early in the 2nd period they actually went into a defensive mode (1st time this year - lol) where they dumped it into offensive zone and changed to get fresh legs on, again indicative of a tired team maybe. Brown solid in net again and his stats are pretty darn good the last 8 games, as Rod's blog indicates.

Jon Smart is fitting in nicely (5 games/6 points/+8) and playing in all situations. His Gretzy-like vision on the pass to Nick Henry for his 2nd goal was not that of a 17 year old! This kid is going to be fun to watch for a few years. Also an honorable mention to Riley Bruce who played with an edge (and always does). He should get ample opportunity in the next few games, with Harrison still out and Sergey going to Junior camp.

We lose Steel and Wagner tonight and Sergey & Ahl Wednesday. All headed to the World Junior camps. Best of luck to them. It would be nice to see 4 Regina Pats in the tournament but here's my predictions: Sergey is a shoe in for Russia; Ahl is 50/50 on making it with Sweden - not sure if he has the speed required; I like Wagner's chances, but don't think they will have a spot for Steel, who will have his chance next year as a 19 year old. Don't get me wrong as I am a huge Steel fan and we are spoiled as can see him play 36 times a year, but there is a whole lot of 19 year old talent in the CHL...his time will come in 2017 Tourney. PS - hope I am wrong :))

Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait till the pats put double digits on the board tonite against the blades...quit trolling an do read les lazaruks blog if he even has one....Go Pats!!!

Anonymous said...

Pats go up fast 1-0 on the listless Blades. Stick to lacrosse boys.

Anonymous said...

The Pats put up 1 digit, if I was a pat fan, I'd demand my money back.

Anonymous said...

Hey smart butt, Blades defeated Pats 2-1 in OT

Anonymous said...

Hey Baby... The Lacrosse Boys kicked ass on the Patsies. ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

Our football team in Regina draws 30000 a game, enjoy your LaCrosse

Go Pars!!!

Anonymous said...

Your football team?? Ha ha . More than half the crowds are from all over Saskatchewan . Our Lacrosse Champions draw 15,000 to every game and mostly right from good old Saskatoon.

Anonymous said...

Toon town boy, get over yourself. Rush will be moving to Regina in 4 years when the Rush support dwindles after a couple of losing seasons.