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Sunday, September 24, 2017

PATS 4 WHEAT KINGS 3

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Regina –  Matt Bradley scored twice including the game winner in the third to lead the Pats past the Brandon Wheat Kings, 4-3 at the Brandt Centre on Saturday night.

George King got the scoring started for the Pats in their home opener with his first career goal. Matt Bradley added to the lead with a goal on a penalty shot and it was 2-0 after one.

The Wheat Kings drew even with two powerplay goals in the second before Wyatt Sloboshan ripped a shot into the top corner from the left circle to give the Pats the 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.

In the final frame, Bradley scored his second of the night, third of the season to extend the lead to two. Brandon got one back with their net empty from Tanner Kaspick but the Pats held on after that for the 4-3 victory.

Bradley, Sloboshan and Dawson Davidson each had two points while Tyler Brown made 15 saves in the win.

Regina was one for seven on the powerplay and one for three on the penalty kill.

Quick Hits
-George King scored his first career WHL goal in the first period.
-Matt Bradley has scored three times in his first two games with the Pats.
-Emil Oksanen has an assist in each of his first two games of his WHL career.

What’s Next?
The Pats return to action on Wednesday when they host the Swift Current Broncos at the Brandt Centre. Puck drops at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was a game the Pats should have won far easier if they would have had any goaltending whatsoever. Thompson for Brandon was outstanding. Brown was poor again. The Pats may need to find some better goaltending if they hope to challenge this year. This team still doesn't stand up for each other. Lockner gets driven into the boards from behind, the ref doesn't make the call, and nobody goes to war with the perpetrator. The lessons learned from last years final with Seattle seem to have been forgotten. You can't have your players abused without retaliation. Paddock had better start making some moves sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

Complaining about the goaltending and refs is the favourite past time for so many fans. I just don't understand it. Brown has been really good in the second half of the last two years. Refs in the league aren't great, but they aren't screwing the Pats.

Pats7

PS- Go Stamps!

Anonymous said...

Lol so your saying pats should of roughed up the wheat kings after the play and went down a man? That is great coaching maybe the pats keeping there cool was paddocks doing. You anti pats fans and keyboard gms need to keep your selfish opinions to yourself

william weppler said...

1st Anon - "Paddock had better start making some moves sooner than later." Yup it's 2 games in and JP needs to start panicking? Get a grip...especially if you're talking goaltending. Don't imagine you were spouting off about Brown the last month of the season and the playoffs were you...but of course we'll never know because you're afraid to post with your name, or at least tell us which WHL Team you're managing because you claim to know why the Pats went .500 on the weekend.

Over the 2 games Pats tenders have a save % of .825 (I agree not very good) while Brandon's save % is .945 (your word "outstanding"). How about we wait a few games and see what the %'s show. No doubt the Pats % will improve a lot and Wheaties will go down a bunch. Certainly Thompson was "Star Worthy" on the weekend BUT it's only 2 games.

Patience my friend...Patience.

Anonymous said...

He's back!!!! Will be able to sleep tonite