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Saturday, March 18, 2017

VIGR RECAP: PATS 7 WHEAT KINGS 1


REGINA - Before another sellout of 6484 Friday in the Brandt Centre, the Regina Pats closed out the home portion of their regular season schedule with a 7-1 pasting of the Brandon Wheat Kings. It was a club record 51st victory of the season.

Pats captain Adam Brooks led the way, being named the game's 1st star with a 2-goal, 2-assist outing. It came on the same night Brooks was named the team's Most Popular Player for second straight year as voted on by the fans.

Brooks' first goal of the night was his 41st of the year and it came just 34 seconds into the contest. The Pats rarely let off the accelator from there, as Sam Steel notched his 50th goal of the season at the 8:29 mark for a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

It was the first time a Pat has scored 50 goals in a season since Jordan Eberle in 2010.

Regina pumped four more goals past Brandon netminder Travis Child in the second - from Brayden Buziak, Austin Wagner, Brooks and Filip Ahl. The Wheat Kings' Daniel Bukac scored their lone goal of the night, on the powerplay, at the 9:05 mark. Regina led 6-1 after two periods.

The lone goal of the third frame was a powerplay tally from Regina's Wyatt Sloboshan with 3:45 remaining.

Brandon star and top NHL prospect Nolan Patrick left the game briefly in the first period after suffering a knee mishap however he returned to dazzle over the final 40 minutes and set up Bukac's goal.

Wheat Kings leading scorer Reid Duke saw his night end at the 7:53 mark of the first period. The Vegas Golden Knights prospect was injured on a crease crash.

Pats goalie Tyler Brown was sharp as a tack, collecting the win with a 21-save effort.

Regina outshot Brandon 36-22 while going 2/4 on the powerplay and 3/4 killing penalties.

The Pats (51-12-7-1) will close out the regular season Saturday night in Brandon in a 6:30 faceoff on 620 CKRM.

Then the Pats will get set to face the Calgary Hitmen in a WHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal with Game 1 in the Brandt Centre next Friday, March 24 on 620 CKRM and Access.

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28 comments:

Dean L. said...

Wow ! What a crowd. And to think the Saskatoon Blades who are NOT going to make the playoffs played and beat PA tonight before a Sparse crowd of ONLY 10,030. I guess if they were in playoff contention they probably would have had over 15,000 there just like the Great Rush team draws every game. To bad Regina has such a small Barn to play out of.

Anonymous said...


Regina wins and Moose Jaw loses AGAIN! Bring windbag Rempel back to tell me how good Moose Jaw is again.

Actually don't, the show is better without him!

Anonymous said...

How many free tickets were there?

Anonymous said...

One crowd of 10,000 does not make up for 35 crowds of 3,100. Those crowds will consistently go up when the Priestners and their brand of business sell.

william weppler said...

Great to see the Blades fan came out tonight to support thier Team. Heard the 50-50 was bigly.

Great game tonight and nice to see the Pats firing on all cylinders going into the playoffs.

Mr. Ahl especially is impressing me this last stretch of games.

Fun times are ahead.

Anonymous said...

Biggest crowd of the year and the Blades weren't even giving away tickets what gives. Oh yeah they were giving away a prize every whistle and a 50/50 starting at $50k. Toon Towners love freebies and handouts. Now back to the WHL Champion Regina Pats, great effort as they get ready for a deep run in the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Given a choice of 1 game at 10,000 and a season of 3300 or a majority of the season sold out at 6484. The Blades would take what the Pats have had this season in a heart beat.
Why would you want to talk about the size of a rink when Saskatoon sits proud with a small football field named after a hockey player or a brand new 280 Million dollar stadium that is presently the nicest facility in the league.
Hmmmm, kinda dumb to start up a juvenile ""our rink is bigger than your rink"" comment.

Anonymous said...

Actually Anon, the football field is called Saskatoon Minor Football Field (SMF Field) which is located within the Gordie Howe Management Area. This also includes the Gordie Howe Kinsmen Arena, Rod Hamm Baseball Field and Ed Van Impe Park. Just a little FYI for the I'll-informed.

Anonymous said...


Cliff Mapes---MAKING SASKATOON GREAT AGAIN!

Anonymous said...


Did you say at the end of last night's broadcast that ALL games will be on Access? Is this the series that is going to be on TV? I haven't seen notification on that from the WHL. Just curious.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to cities in Saskatchewan, Regina will always be the little brother.

Anonymous said...

Hitmen in 6

Anonymous said...

The Blades won the lottery when Nanaimo city council voted down new stadium out on the island. The Blades were already planning to move there and now have to stay in a majority supported Lacrosse, Cricket & Soccer town.

Anonymous said...

Calgary in 6 games. Average Patsies home crowd with increase in ticket prices maybe 4200.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to Saskatchewan cities, Saskatoon will always act like the whiny spoiled little brother.

Anonymous said...

So when does the Pats\Swift Current series start? Friday, April 7th?

Anonymous said...

Ever since wingbag rempel came on the cage saying the Warriors are better than the Pats they haven't won a game lol

Anonymous said...

Seriously? A battle between 2 irrelevant cities over which one is better. When you get to at least 500,000 then you can talk smack. Till then nobody cares.

Anonymous said...

That's funny because that's what Saskatoon problem has always been they think their the little brother. Regina doesn't care about Saskatoon never have and that bothers toon. We're happy being the capital city on the trans Canada highway. I've got nothing against Saskatoon just don't have a need to go there.

Anonymous said...

No desire to go Regina, maybe to see Riders play a few games, Only MLA.s are forced to go there, Go RUSH GO

Anonymous said...

Last Anon ..Capital City . Why ? Only because the Govt. and RCMP work out of there. Population wise not even close to the Largest City in Saskatchewan. The City Of Bridges, Saskatoon.

Anonymous said...

Silver Fox isn't on the cage much anymore. Can't say I'm bothered by that.

Anonymous said...

Except they are the capital city of Saskatchewan and have the roughriders who just moved into a world class stadium... all three of those things cannot be said about saskatoon (*drop mic)

Anonymous said...

Anyone hating on Kelly clearly has never met him. He has opinions but, who hasn't!! Same with Bill Weppler. Guy is an all world beauty and loves the Pats. He has been a season ticket holder when the Pats would lose 12 games in a month let alone a year!! How does a Pats comment session turn into a war between Saskatoon and Regina??? Hope the Pats have a good run.
Bob Ramsay

Anonymous said...

Saskatoon now identifies itself as a big time city because they have a lacrosse team, good for you.... lol

Anonymous said...

He can't stand Blair...

Anonymous said...

And Regina has a CFL team, mark my words, the CFL will be gone in a couple of years.

Anonymous said...

I will laugh my ass off when the Pats get knocked out in the first round.