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Sunday, January 15, 2017

THE NEST PATS RECAP: REGINA 7 P.A. 6 (OT)

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Regina – The Regina Pats overcame a 4-0 first period deficit to beat the Prince Albert Raiders 7-6 in overtime on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre.

Regina scored three times in the second to get within a goal heading to the third.

Prince Albert didn’t go away however, restoring their lead to two goals, twice in the final stanza. However the Pats kept coming and with the extra attacker,

Adam Brooks scored with 8.5 seconds left to tie the game 6-6 and force overtime. 18 seconds into the OT period, Brooks ripped a shot into the top of the net for his second of the night and it gave the Pats the 7-6 victory.

Brooks and Sam Steel led the club with three points apiece while Max Paddock stopped 13 of 15 shots in a relief effort to pick up his second win in as many WHL appearances.

Quick Hits
- Jonathan Smart and Jeff de Wit scored their first goals in a Pats uniform in the win.
- Bryan Lockner has goals in consecutive games for the Pats.
- Adam Brooks and Sam Steel each had three points and lead the WHL with 73 on the year.
- The attendance was 5127.

What’s Next?
The Pats are right back at it Sunday against the Prince Albert Raiders at 4 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. Next home game is Friday January 20 against Medicine Hat. Tickets are available at reginapats.com 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/ReginaPats.com)

13 comments:

Morgan said...

Hot dog!!! These pats are the comeback kids!!! Good night CHL! These boys are scary good!!!

Anonymous said...

Team chemistry has left the Pats bench.

Anonymous said...

So when a CFL team gives away tickets it is an embarrassment, but when the nationally #1 ranked local team does it I'm guessing it will be just fine & a shining example of the team giving back to the community

Anonymous said...


This team got a tune-up and now they are in need of one. They have forgotten what its like to play a full 60 minutes it would seem. Playing one period won't get it done in a couple of months.

Anonymous said...

No team will ever win the Memorial Cup when they give up 6 goals to the worst team in the league. Comeback or no Comeback. Patsies are slipping and it will get worse.

Anonymous said...

I don't even know where to start this morning.

Anonymous said...

Can't allow 5-6 goals per game come playoff time, warriors in 6 games in the 2nd round

william weppler said...

Well that must have been a wild one!
Kudos to JP for benching some players...lesson learned hopefully.
See the lineup tonight is very interesting.

Anonymous said...

This year’s team resembles the 2001 Memorial Cup team. Up front very strong. Back end very good. Goaltending was an issue.

In 2001, the Pat's made a bunch of trades at the trade deadline. They added some top end forwards and defenseman. Like this years team, they did not make a change in goal. The last trade the Pats made at the deadline was Garnet Exelby. Exelby was a tough, hard-nosed dman, but was really not needed. They had strong defense already. Everyone was wondering why the Pats didn’t try and upgrade in goal, their current goalie Donald Choukalas (19), who was an average goalie at best. Their back up at that time was 18-year-old Chad Davidson who played 20 games during the season.

We all know what happened during the Memorial Cup. Goaltending failed them. Choukalas was not good and Chad Davidson came on in relief. Though Davidson played well enough, goaltending was the downfall of that team’s chances of winning the Memorial Cup.

When a team thinks that good forwards and defenseman alone wins you championships, you are just fooling yourself. Great goaltending is a must!

Fast forward to this year. Do you see where I’m going with this?

william weppler said...

Didn't they lose memorial cup semi final in OT? ...And goaltending was the problem?

Anonymous said...

This team is NOTHING like 2001. Don't recall the 2001 team being ranked #1 in Canada for most of the season. Don't recall the top 2 leaders in points being with the Pats. Don't recall the top 5 ± leaders being with the Pats. Don't recall multiple sellouts during the coldest months of the year. Don't recall a Pats coach with 30plus years of pro experience. Paddock knows better than all of us. Goaltending is great! Let's have a group chat again after the last game in late May! Go Pats Go

Anonymous said...

your kidding. Brown, average, Hollett wins against the weakest teams who plays on a team that outscores everyone, Chapman - 9.18 GAA and .746 save %, plays backup on his team, has proven he can't play in this league or Jr A - maybe Jr B. Paddock, seems to be a gamer, but at 16 to carry your team, I don't think so..

Anonymous said...

Last anon. your comments are golden. except your a welder, as I am. Welders are not hockey professionals, be quiet, in Paddock we trust!