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Sunday, January 8, 2017

THE NEST PATS RECAP: MOOSE JAW 4 REGINA 1

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REGINA - It took 20 games before the Regina Pats suffered their first home loss in regulation time and it came Saturday night against their top rivals.

Jayden Halbgewachs' even strength goal at 3:10 of the first period stood up as the game-winner as the Warriors skated off with a 4-1 victory before a sixth consecutive sellout crowd of 6,484 in the Brandt Centre.

In fact the Warriors jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Tristan Langan and Halbgewachs before the game was barely three minutes old.  Sam Steel got the Pats on the board with his 31st of the season midway through the opening period and it was 2-1 for the Tribe after 20.  Unfortunately for the Queen City Kids, that was all the offense they could muster on this night.

Brett Howden scored in the second frame for the Warriors and Halbgewachs added an empty-netter in the dying moments as the Warriors improved to 25-9-6-1 on the year and dropped the Pats' home record to 15-1-4.

Some are calling the outcome the "Scruffy Curse" as our Mitchell Blair filled in on the Public Address duties for regular announcer Darren Szabo who was absent.

Regina outshot the visitors 40-38 while going 0/1 on the powerplay and 2/3 killing penalties.

Moose Jaw's Zach Sawchenko won the goaltenders' duel, making 39 saves to collect the win while the Pats' Tyler Brown suffered the loss making 34 stops.

The win moved the Warriors to within four points of Regina for the Eastern Conference lead however the Pats still have three games in hand.

Next up for Regina (27-4-6-1) is a home date with the Tri-City Americans next Friday at 7:00 pm on 620 CKRM.

RP
@rodpedersen

26 comments:

Anonymous said...


OK doom & gloomers- there goes the Mem Cup, first round playoff loss, trade Brooks, Wagner and Brown - you still have two days to improve the team.

Anonymous said...

Hobbs didn't haver to tell us on post game that they were quitters, that was self evident. Of course that's what Paddock was referring to after last night's game. Losing Cole and Smith cut the heart and grit out of this team. All you need to do is forecheck them a little bit and plug up the middle of the ice and they are done like dinner. They didn't win a battle all night which speaks to the grit and character on this team. They haven't played a full 60 minutes for some time, and maybe something they better get a hold off or they might have a short playoff run.

Anonymous said...

Go Riders Go!!!

Anonymous said...

Yepper.... Memorial Cup is gone, crowds will start to dwindle, Patsies are in Big trouble. Within 2 weeks Moose Jaw will take over 1st and that will be it.

Anonymous said...

Tremendous effort by the Tribe

Anonymous said...


Worst effort of the year!

Anonymous said...

Moose Jaw is more than capable of beating the pats in the playoffs

BdnMB Riders said...

The sky is not falling but this result is not surprising either, as the Jaw has looked better of late than Regina or at least have demonstrated that the Pats will have to play very well to get by the Warriors come playoff time. While selling the farm is a bad idea for a chance at success for one year only, and thus far, the stakes have been high, it would seem that the contenders out west are attempting to get deeper to the point where even if Regina wins the east, the odds are they will not win the league; Everett or PG are the front runners currently.

Anonymous said...

Don't matter no how. The London Knights are winning the Memorial Cup.

Anonymous said...

Scruffy curse. LOL!

Anonymous said...

It wasn't that Moose Jaw was that good, the Pats were that bad. When the Pats played like they can and do most nights, MJ couldn't get out of their end the whole third period. Sawchenko won them the game with his work especially in the third.

The problem the Pats are facing is that winning without playing a full 60 minutes is developing a mindset that they can just skate onto the ice and two points will follow. Against both Medicine Hat and Calgary the Pats didn't play a full game and won. They tried that against MJ and lost. Paddock has a serious issue there and he better solve it for the rest of the season. Most players played with zero pride in their uniform.

Paddock was talking about having to play sixty games to win a championship but unless he changes the mindset of his players, his run will be much shorter guaranteed.

Brown has proven that he is capable of providing the goaltending they need so any talk of Ingram is foolish especially looking at his Canada Junior body of work. They need a forward and d-man who have size, toughness and sandpaper.

Anonymous said...

You know things were bad when William Weppler does not post his game report!

Anonymous said...

Someone from Moose Jaw even won the 50-50!

Anonymous said...

Just a blip. Everyone in Medicine Hat is still talking about how the Pats kicked the Tigers butts last week.

william weppler said...

Ah....not so fast Anon :))

Was not at the game due to the Regina Mens Bonspiel.

From the highlights looked like Sawchenko had a good game and we all know that a tender can steal a game quite easily.

Was surprised the Sun came up today with all the Negative Nannies on here.

First regulation loss at Home and it sounds like we are cellar dwellers. Only fools think the Pats are going to win all games and not have a bad game once in a while. Every good Team does and everyone who knows anything about hockey knows that. Remember these are teenagers for the most part and emotions run high and low. 3 - 1 with a 4th into an empty net is not a blow out so not worried; and believe Pats outshot them. I saw some great saves by both in the highlights so sounds like could have been a much higher scoring game.

Warriors are a good team as well and should we meet in the playoffs it will bring back memories of the rivalry of years past, and there are some good ones.

The West Teams are "building" as they know there is tough competition in their Division as well as in the East. Only one Team comes out of each, so I hope the West beat each other up in a tough 7 game series. They also knew that they had a few holes to fill, likely more holes than the Pats at this point so not a surprise at all.

Have a great day Folks....off to the sunnier DR this week Thursday. May the COLD weather be with you!

Anonymous said...

…once again Weppler looks at a couple of highlites and has everything figured out right…in all reality the Pats been beaten 11 times this year and that is hardly elite territory….the loser points have padded the numbers..looks like too much partying going on after Fridays games…this team hasn't played a full game for some time..now it's catching up…Paddock got rid of too much character and identity…that lineup needs an injection of guts and character…its bad when your assistant captain says you rolled over…surprising the guys would do that considering the trade deadline is still a couple days away…MJ wasn't that crap hot and you seen it in the third…Pats were that bad.

Anonymous said...

Uh, no, no we aren't. Please get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

No doubt about it Moose Jaw has a very good team also, maybe lack some of the speed of the Pats. I thought the Pats played a good third period, just lacked the finish around the net. Surprised the Warriors traded Popuguav, but he will sure strengthen PG. Really impressed with the warriors defenseman Jett Woo, he is going to be a good one.

Anonymous said...


Yeah, blame that effort on the public address announcer. #sad

Anonymous said...

Nice plug last night for Sam Steel on Coach's Corner by Mr. Don Cherry! (And for Regina and other small markets for hosting World Juniors).

william weppler said...

Nope...got nothing figured out...just that a loss to a good team is nothing to be alarmed over.
Which team do you support? Obviously not Warriors or Pats based on your comment.

Anonymous said...

Both teams are very good. I am a Warriors fan and didn't think we had a chance against the mighty Pats this year - considering all the talk on the Cage.

Let's hope they meet in the third round of the playoffs that would be a lot of fun. Medicine Hat might have something to say about that but hey... Go Warriors Go!!

Anonymous said...

Pats have Med Hat's number , but Moose Jaw seems to have Pats number

Anonymous said...

Warriors have a very good team. If they meet in the playoffs Sawchenko may be the difference...he is a shut down tender...amazing game on Saturday. MJ getting Vancouvers 20 year year old Foster will help them as well.

Gotta wonder what Paddock is going to do in the next 24 hours. They need one more solid gritty Dman at least.

Morgan said...

Pats lost to a very good moose jaw team on Saturday night. It's not like they lost to a garbage basement dweller or something. Settle down everyone

Anonymous said...

Moose Jaw MAY win one game in a playoff series against the Pats. But probably not. The Pats lose ONE GAME out of 20 at home and idiots from MJ flock to OUR blog to try say we are done. I CANNOT WAIT to shove this all up your you know whats. What morons. Pats are getting MUCH better at the deadline too,,, I'll make sure of that...

Pon Jaddock