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Friday, January 20, 2017


Regina – The Regina Pats dropped a back and forth affair with the Medicine Hat Tigers, 8-5, at the Brandt Centre on Friday night.

Medicine Hat jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead but the Pats got to within one before the intermission.

In the second the Tigers scored twice to the Pats one and it was 5-3 after two.

In the third, the Pats drew even at 5-5 but the Tigers responded with three in a row, one into an empty net and picked up the two points.

Sam Steel led the Pats with a goal and three assists while Max Paddock made 26 saves in goal. Other Pats goal scorers were Jeff De Witt, Dawson Leedahl (2) and Adam Brooks.

Regina was two for four on the powerplay in the loss and outshot Medicine Hat 41-34.

Quick Hits
- Sam Steel’s four points puts him at 80 points on the season which leads the WHL.
- Jeff de Wit has two goals and an assist in four games with the Pats.
- Adam Brooks has three goals and six assists in his last four games.
- The attendance was another sellout at 6484.

What’s Next?
The Pats next action is Saturday on the road in Swift Current. Puck drop with the Broncos is at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM and Access 7. The next home game at the Brandt Centre is Sunday against Brandon at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the Brandt Centre Box Office. Come into Subway and order a Pats Fresh Value Meal (sandwich, 21 oz. drink and side) and receive a free bronze level ticket to a Pats home game! While supplies last at participating restaurants in Regina.

(Courtesy Phil Andrews/


william weppler said...

Well I love turnovers, but only with blueberries or apples, not watching them at Pats games. Attrocious number by both D and forwards tonight, and you could see JP not very happy. Even without them the Tigers were hungrier tonight for the most part. We had lots of good scoring chances but didn't take advantage, whereas Tigers did. They have quick forwards and forechecked the "H" out of us...that's normally what we do to the oppostion.
My 1st opportunity to see the new guys in action and for the most part liked what I saw.
Oh well, lots of offense along with some shady goaltending on both Teams, makes for exciting game for the fans.

Great that Access is covering the game in Bronco land tomorrow. Another good test for the boys.

JP said there might be a chance Brown and/or Hollett may make an appearance in the next 2 games. Paddock is pretty good for a 16 year old and is getting some great experience by getting thrown into the fire. Will only pay dividends down the line.
Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Memorial Cup Chumps to be, lose another one giving up 8 goals in a 8-5 blow out by the Medicine Cat Tigers and right in their own back yard.

Anonymous said...

Don't get a chance to get into town for the games so I really enjoy the updates on the blog and definitely the fan perspective from Bill Weppler. Thank you Rod and Phil and Bill.

Anonymous said...

This is not the stellar goal tending needed to win a Memorial Cup, especially against the sharp shooters out east.

Anonymous said...

Anybody still think Hobbs should have been on Worl junior team? Guy is a super talent but serves at least two brutal turnouvers a night.

Anonymous said...

This game is not a "one off" by any means and this poor defensive play has been going on all season. In the second half teams are better and know how to play against the run and gun. This type of play is destined to failure and if the Pats don't learn some defence PDQ, they will be gone in one or at best two rounds. DeWitt is an average player and Mahura isn't even a #6 d-man. Really how many people think that he is worth three first round picks and Zablocki?? We got so robbed by Sutter it just has be a red flag to team ownership. They had better get a grip soon and for sure a price will have to be paid.

The coaching staff hasn't taught this team to play defence all season and it may be too late now. Mahura −3, Hobbs −3, Harrison −4..really! How come management was caught without a competent insurance goalie, how come all the grit and guts were traded away, How come we gave up so much and got so little. If they keep playing like they have the last month they will have a long off-season to do the autopsy.

william weppler said...

Well Last Anon spouting stats about +/-.
If you look at the season rather than "a game" you will see that Harrison is +41; Hobbs +24; De Wit -1 since coming to Pats. When you get 8 goals scored against there is liable to be a nunber of players with a think?
Harrison and Hobbs play against the top forwards in most situations so not too shabby overall.
Hollett was the "competent" insurance goalie behind Brown and before his injury was undefeated with 7 wins. Not often you get your top 2 goalies injured at same time for a lenghty period.
Medicine Hat was beaten by Blades Wednesday night so I guess even the "top teams" have an off night.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anonymous, you are obviously the most knowledgeable Junior Hockey troll on this blog. Hard to believe your not employed by a Major Junior team. Like most trolls your good at criticizing, offer no solutions and lack any knowledge of the inside workings of the league. Go back to couch managing your kids atom team.

Anonymous said...

Hobbs is about a plus 30 on the season, so if you think that's not what the NHL is looking for, go back to cheering for guys like Shaw, Butcher on Med Hat or Burke on Moose Jaw, or Wong on Lethbridge (those guys don't play D and will never make NHL)