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Saturday, December 17, 2016

WARRIORS 5 PATS 4


MOOSE JAW - Tristin Langan's even strength goal at 13:11 of the second period was the winner as the Moose Jaw Warriors downed the Regina Pats 5-4 Friday night in the opener of a weekend home-and-home series.

This game had it all!  The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead just 6:48 into the game on goals by Nikita Popugaev and Noah Gregor only to see the Pats storm back with four of their own - a pair from Luc Smith and singles from Sam Steel and Dawson Leedahl - for a 4-2 Regina lead after 20 minutes.

Regina got into penalty trouble in the second period and the Warriors were the benefactors of a pair of 5-on-3's.  The Warriors erupted for three unanswered goals - from Gregor, Brayden Burke and Langan - for a 5-4 lead after 40 minutes.  Burke's goal came on a two-man advantage.

The teams kept it clean in the third and despite pulling goaltender Tyler Brown with 1:23 remaining, the Pats couldn't get the equalizer.  Brown ended up with 24 saves in the loss while Moose Jaw's Zach Sawchenko made 33 stops for the victory.

Regina outshot the Warriors 37-29 while going 0/3 on the powerplay and 3/5 killing penalties.

The attendance was 4,085.

The Pats (21-3-6) host the Warriors (20-7-5) Saturday night at 7:00 on 620 CKRM.

RP
@rodpedersen

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who hoo Go Warriors! Should be a good one Saturday night

Anonymous said...

What was it 3 or was it 4 bad goals against the Pats goalie?? When you score 4 goals on the road and don't get a point, the problem is bigger than you think. Weak short side goals and ones between the wickets have been a problem all season. Does Wagner not think he will get a penalty for a two hand slash in front of the referee?? MJ wins here tomorrow..

Anonymous said...

It will be a great game Saturday night. Go Pats

Anonymous said...

It was a different game than the last time the Pats were in Moose Jaw. The Warriors had Brett Howden, Jayden Halbgewachs and newly acquired Brayden Burke (from the Hurricanes) in the line up this time and it made a huge difference.

The Warriors played hard and out worked the Pats at times. The Pats had weak goal tending (especially early in the game), took stupid penalties, and didn't seem to want it as bad as Moose Jaw did. The Pats didn't play a full 60 minutes.

I'm looking forward to the rematch in Regina tomorrow night. The Pats will need to play hard nosed, disciplined hockey, for 60 minutes if they expect to win. Moose Jaw is a solid team and they play to win.

william weppler said...

Summary - Warriors played very well and were on the Pats constantly other than the 10 minutes in 1st period when Pats scored 4 unanswered.
- Brown - I am sure he would like to have a couple back, but actually made a number of great saves.
- Pats vets didn't come to play
- Pats PP sucked big time (credit to MJ!). I think 0 shots on 3 PP's

Agree should be another good one tomorrow night. After a loss the Pats have usually come back with a vengence the next game so look out Warriors!

Looking forward to the game....but not the temperature.

Anonymous said...

They can't put Brown in a 2nd or 3rd round series he'll have a melt down like tonight again vs a good team and cost a series he's just not good enough come playoff time,pats can't expect to score 5 or 6 come playoffs

Anonymous said...

Besides the obvious sub standard goaltending, defence, and discipline there are some other concerns. The Pats have become too small and were built for run and gun. When they get int greasy defensive games, they don't do well i.e. Saskatoon last week, and the BC road trip. The Warriors have some big and talented forwards who can and did dominate the Pats. I don't like their chances in a seven game series. Last night the Pats didn't win many battles along the wall but then again they don't really have that type of player. It shouldn't be a surprise that big Luke Smith was one of the Pats more effective players.

The Pats have given up 17 goals in their last four road games, which is unacceptable. They have also lost their last three games, and should be thanking their lucky stars they got any points at all. The main problem has been evident for some time and there is no sign it has really gotten any better.

The Pats are a good team but not a great team. A lot of their deficiencies have been exposed. Other teams have made moves to improve themselves but the Pats are starting to fall off somewhat. Don't let the CHL rankings fool you as they don't mean anything in a series. When you add the OT losses to the regular losses a different picture emerges.

Anonymous said...

After reading the comments with the exception of Mr.Wepplers you would believe this has to be the worst 21-3-6 team ever.

Anonymous said...

Some people's heads are always buried in sand. When you have had a problem and don't fix, it doesn't make the problem go away. When they're 23-8 and in second place the same people will try making excuses for that too. Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Even a win tonight doesn't fix what needs to be.

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake the Pats are a good team. So are the Warriors. The fans win if all the games are like the first 2 this year. We will have a couple of good years with this trans Canada clash. I am a Warriors fan.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday you beautiful man! Hope your beautiful wife spoiled you rotten.

Anonymous said...

I think if the pats were 30-0 there are still people out there who would find something to be negative about. I feel sad for them.

Go Pats!

Anonymous said...

No one wants to give MJ any credit and they are three back of Regina going into tonight.

Take nothing away from the Pats, but the coronation many have already started is a long way from happening.

Anonymous said...

✔✔✔✔ GO PATS GO ✔✔✔✔

Anonymous said...

Pats fans relax. Moose Jaw also has a GREAT team. Both teams have outstanding forwards. MJ is better in goal, Pats a stronger defence because MJ's best dmen are all young kids. (Remember - next season is supposed to be MJ's year, not this year) Will be a great playoff series if they end up facing each other.

The only disappointing thing about watching this game on Access was having to watch Rod be such a homer. I know Roddy loves Regina and hates MJ, but seriously... Good crowd and Rod still couldn't resist the urge to make some senseless comments about Warrior fans in 3rd period. Just can't help himself.

Rod - your credibility takes a hit when you make stupid, childish comments like that. It's -30C at Xmas time. 4000+ in a small town is pretty damn good I'd say. Sheesh.

Richard in Regina

william weppler said...

Last Anon re:"No one wants to give MJ any credit" - if you read the posts previous to yours several bloggers gave the Warriors credit for being a good Team.

They outplayed and outmuscled the Pats last night, but that's Junior hocket at its best. You never know which Team is going to show up any given night. The Pats have been consistent from the beginning of the Season and the Warriors are coming on of late. The key to any of this is making the playoffs and peaking during the March/April timeframe. A long way to go for both Teams. Let's just enjoy the ride!

Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

MJ didn't even have their head coach Friday. Keep ignoring the fact Pats ownership that you don't have a goalie issue. Might get to 3rd round at best with what you got.

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge Pats fan, but Moose Jaw should be commended for having 4,000 last night in that cold. Bigger cities like Seattle, Vancouver and Portland usually get 3-4,000 a home game. And Saskatoon with Saskatchewan's largest population, rarely breaks 3,000 fans per home game.

Anonymous said...

There were over 4,000 at the game? From the picture, the stands look mostly empty.

Anonymous said...

Saskatoon hasn't had a decent team in years and the crowds they get are what they deserve. Go to their games and 3000 fans sitting on their hands makes for a quiet night But the Rush make up for it with almost 13,000 showing up in minus 35 degrees wind chill to watch an exhibition game and how many years has it taken for the Pats to get a decent team and draw big crowds, as soon as they start losing that will end just like it does in any WHL city .

Anonymous said...

Ya that's true. I don't know if WHL counts tickets sold, or actual tickets scanned to enter the arenas?

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Phil the Thrill

Anonymous said...

And when the Rush start losing watch the attendance slide. This is Canada we support winners only.

Anonymous said...

The RIDERS haven't won dick all for 3 years and they still fill the stadium Bonehead.

Anonymous said...

I just bought all my Christmas Gifts at the Rider store. So even though I cussed out the team all summer long, I still ended up buying their gear again.