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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

VIGR RECAP: PATS 5 HITMEN 2 (REGINA LEADS 3-0)


CALGARY - Sam Steel scored three times in the Saddledome Tuesday evening, and teammate Tyler Brown made 41 saves to give the Pats a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Hitmen, and a 3-0 series lead in their WHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.

Steel scored twice in the first as part of a three goal period. Dawson Leedahl added another and it was 4-0 after 2.

In the third, Steel completed the hattrick with a shorthanded goal to make it 5-0.

Calgary got two back later in the third but Regina held on for the 5-2 win and are a win away from reaching the second round.

Tyler Brown was fantastic making 41 saves for his third win of the series.

The Regina powerplay was 2/4 and the penalty kill was 4/5 while Calgary outshot the Pats 43-34 in the defeat.

Quick Hits
- Adam Brooks has points in 13 straight games going back to the regular season (13G, 18A).
- The Pats are for four eight on the powerplay in the series.
- The attendance in the Saddledome was 6736.

What’s Next?
The Pats will visit Calgary in Game 4 of the best of seven series Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM, Access and Shaw.  The next home game, if necessary, is April 2 in Game 5 against the Hitmen. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.

(Courtesy Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)
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MEANWHILE IN SWIFT CURRENT:

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Thomas Foster struck twice and Zach Sawchenko made 32 saves as Moose Jaw slipped past the Broncos 4-3 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Jayden Halbgewachs and Brayden Burke also chipped in for the Warriors.

Glenn Gawdin, Ryley Lindgren and Colby Sissons found the back of the net for Swift Current, which hosts Game 4 on Wednesday. Jordan Papirny turned away 38 shots.

(CP)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shot clock guy seemed a bit generous for both sides. 43 shots flatters the Hitmen. I'd argue there were 10 fewer shots each.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Pats!! I didn't get a chance to watch the game last night but listened to most of it. I wish I could've seen some of Brown's stellar saves! No goaltending critics on here lately!!!

They better find a way to stay out of the penalty box as the playoffs continue. As good as their penalty kill is, it's going to be tougher against teams like Moose Jaw, Lethbridge or Medicine Hat.

Finish Calgary off tomorrow night Pats!!

Go Pats!

william weppler said...

Yup, Tyler Brown...goaltending is going to be the reason the Pats don't get past the 2nd round! :)) ...where are all those Brown haters now?

Even though Coach Struch wasn't too happy with their play last night they are up 3 zip in the Series and have dominated since the opening face off Game 1.

I'm liking the play of W Sloboshan in this series...getting more confidence all the time; a great playmaker; and sneaky smooth like Sammy. Going to be great to see him mature even more next year.

Hopefully can cap off this series Thursday and get some rest before 2nd round. Likely going to be meeting the Warriors but whomever it is we better be ready as it's going to be a tough one.

GO Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

They better win and get some rest because they will probably be gone after the next series. Brown is playing over his head and the pressure from Moose Jaw will knock him out in a short series win by Moose Jaw or whoever else they may play. "Go Warriors Go " !

Anonymous said...

Be careful.....Pats r not by the second round...Brown will have to stop shots from blueline when they start playing better teams....

Anonymous said...

Pats won season series 5-3 when Brown wasn't at his best. Why would the Pats all of a sudden be scared of the Warriors?

bdunc said...

Sorry haters...cant see this Pats team losing a 7 game series...Med Hat will be the big test. Getting tougher to listen to the post game coaches comments...they always have to keep their heels on the throats of the players..oh well whatever works I guess. Have not been here for a while has hockey non-genius Kelly Remple retracted his negative comments about the Pats goalies?

Anonymous said...

Don't the Warriors have to get by Swift Current first?

Anonymous said...

Keeping track of every game via Twitter and love the season they are having but imagine how much better they are without all the penalties. Figure it out boys and you'll have a long run in the playoffs. So many great players on the team and the coaching is excellent.

Anonymous said...

Brown is outplaying Sawchenko since the last home and home.

Yes Moose Jaw fans, worry about getting by Swift first. That series could pretty easily by 2-1 Swift.

Anonymous said...

Pats are in cruise control and the lousy warriors are scraping by... round 2 should be an easy peasy lemon squeezy kind of series for these power house pats!!! Kings of the CHL baby!

Anonymous said...

The Pats are starting to go back to the bad habits they had before the losing streak. All the scribes were building them up with an 11 game win streak but they were playing like s$-t. No back pressure, leaving the zone early, needless penalties, and serious brain cramps. Are we listening Mr Harrison? Every aspect of their game has to get better to win the conference. The league is something else. Talent sometimes goes into a slump. Work and defence never do.

Anonymous said...

Moose Jaw's Midgets will be gone soon.

Anonymous said...

All you Pats fans that have said you can't wait for Tyson Jost to be in your line up cause it's going to happen...guess what, your wrong as usual because he has just signed with the Colorado Avalanche and will be in there line up the remainder of the season.

Anonymous said...

Him signing is good news for him coming to Regina cornball.

william weppler said...

"Wrong as usual"?? Brilliant statement Anon.
I believe Paddock picked up his rights which only means that if he came to the WHL he would be playing with the Pats, unless rights traded again.
JP took a shot and it didn't work out to the Pats benefit and I am sure JP wasn't "taking it to the bank", but it would have been a bonus.

As far as your "all you Pats fans" comment - I can't remember when Jost's name was mentioned last on this blog, perhaps early in the year when the World Juniors was on.

Maybe you were thinking about it lots??

thestoneman said...

Doesn't mean a thing - Sakic can still send him back to junior.

Anonymous said...

Him signing with Colorado paves the way to play for Pats in 2018!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah because Colorado doesn't care to get out of the basement...they would rather see the Pats strong and healthy. Remember next year when Jost is playing with the Avalanche and the I told you so comes back at you, all of you will then say that was last year or we never said that. All you fans in Regina can never live up to what has been spoken, always excuses...can't wait to see the riders stomped once again this year.