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Sunday, January 1, 2017

PATS 7 RAIDERS 2

Keith Hershmiller Photography
Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats kicked off 2017 with a 7-2 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders at the Brandt Centre on Sunday.  They outshot the Raiders by an astounding 72-32 margin.

The Pats scored twice in the first, twice in the second and three times in the third in the win.

Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner led the way with three point nights while Bryan Lockner scored his first career WHL goal as part of a two point night.

Other Pats scorers were Brayden Buziak, Riley Woods, Jake Leschyshyn, Nick Henry Adam Brooks and Austin Wagner (2).  Nick Henry's goal was the game-winner, on the powerplay, at 10:14 of the second period.

Goaltender Max Paddock made his first WHL start and made 30 saves for his first win.

The Pats improved to 25-3-6-1 on the year.

Quick Hits
- Bryan Lockner scored his first career goal and had his first multi-point WHL game (1G, 1A).
- Adam Brooks three point night puts him atop the WHL in scoring with 63 points.
- The Pats 72 shots in the contest is just 13 short of the WHL record of 85.
- The game attendance was 6,484, marking the Pats' fourth straight sellout.

What’s Next?
The Pats will hit the road to take on the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday night. Puck drop is at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.

(Courtesy Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hunt needs to go!! 14 trades this season to date, valuable draft picks gone and to top it off, like our "president,"doesn't even live here. This team's in trouble for three years to come minimum.

Annoyed Fan

Anonymous said...

72 shots ! How sickening can it get ?

william weppler said...

Fantastic to see another full house tonight with the weather showing it's cold ugly head again. Bravo to you all!

Another case of Pats domination but to be expected with Raiders putting together the pieces for a couple of years down the road...hopefully that is what they are doing anyways. They certainly do miss the likes of Stransky.

9 days to Trade deadline day!! With recent successes I keep forgetting we are missing Sergey and Ahl as well, and one of the best young backup goalies in the league, Hollett. It's hard to believe we will make a (or some) trades with the depth and talent we have, but I fully trust JP will do what he feels is necessary to push for a deep playoff run this year, and also not give away the farm for next year when we will hopefully Host the Memorial Cup.

It's great to see JP use the 4th line more and it certainly shows with Buze, Holmes, and Lockner looking more confident each game. This will pay dividends down the line for sure.

Really looking forward to the game Tuesday in Medicine Hat...the Pats better be ready as Tigers will be hungry to knock them off in their home arena. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I would imagine Paddock has something in the works for one more Dman and possibly a dominant 18 year old tender. I like Brown but I don't think he is Mem Cup ready. Offensively they should fine, unless they try and get the Regina kid Zborosky out of Kootenay.
My guess is the next couple players we see in Pats unis are playing a tournament in Toronto at the moment.

Anonymous said...

get real Hunt inherited Campese's mess and was left with nothing. We could have the best GM and coach in the world and this team would be the same. Give it time.

Anonymous said...

what are you smoking? We have tons of upcoming draft picks. Nevermind first euro and first bantam pick overall

Anonymous said...

It was a good win but hard to draw any conclusions from that. The Pats still need some pieces if they want to go deep. Since the BC trip the Pats have on the road lost to: Victoria, PG, Kelowna, Moose Jaw, Lethbridge and Brandon. Now when you look at it they haven't beat anyone good on the road for some time. They have to address and change that. Beating up on poorer teams won't win them a Memorial Cup.

Anonymous said...

Hey William,

Curious what you or anyone else thought of Max Paddocks performance.

Travis

Anonymous said...

Max was good, bobbled puck when playing it behind net that cost him one goal but he was solid otherwise and that stuff happens from time to time.

Anonymous said...

The Champs are fine tuning

william weppler said...

Yea I thought Paddock looked good for his 1st game...didn't look nervous at all. He got a couple of tough shots early to get him into the game so think that helped.