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Friday, September 29, 2017

MOOSE JAW - Sam Steel and Josh Mahura each had three points in their season debut on Friday night in Moose Jaw but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Warriors.

Steel got the scoring started shorthanded in the first to give the Pats a 1-0 lead. The Warriors would tie it with a powerplay goal later in the frame and then added two in the second to lead 3-1 heading to the third.

That’s when the Pats powerplay went to work. Emil Oksanen scored twice, 1:45 apart, and it was a 3-3 hockey game. The Warriors took the lead back on the powerplay with just under 10 minutes left but Regina drew even three minutes later when Dawson Davidson scored his first of the year on a shot from the blueline.

The game went to overtime, and in the extra frame Brett Howden scored on a breakaway to give the Warriors the extra point, 5-4 the final score.

Both teams went two for five with the powerplay and Moose Jaw held the edge in shots at 38-34.

Quick Hits
- Sam Steel had a goal and two assists in his return.
- Josh Mahura picked up three assists in his first game of the season.
- Emil Oksanen scored his first two goals of his WHL career in the defeat.

What’s Next?
The Pats return home on Sunday to host the Red Deer Rebels at 4 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.



Anonymous said...

with combined goaltending running at 5.06 goals against and save % of 0.840 it's no wonder the Pats are off to a slower start than they should be regardless of who is or isn't here. Brown has always been a real slow starter for the first part of the season. The Pats cannot afford that this year and it's killing them. Couple of stoppable goals again last night actually in every game. They need to fix that problem stat..

Anonymous said...

I lived in Regina my entire life and am a Pats fan, but Moose Jaw deserves the #1 CHL spot in Canada next week.

Anonymous said...

In fact they can afford to do this at the beginning of the year. They have a free ride. You won't see the finished product till after the trade deadline

Anonymous said...

Pats need to aquire Ethan Bear playing rights, never know, "he just might be" made available for the Memorial Cup run.

william weppler said...

Agree that the Warriors have a very good Team and the season series is going to be THE one to watch this year. That monster DMan from Russia is fun to his post-goal celebrations! With Brett "I think better than his brother" Howden; Jett Woo; Jayden Halbig^&*% ( uhh you know who I mean); etc.etc. they are good front to back. I hope they are the WHL Rep at the Memorial Cup this year and would be a dream to see them and the Pats in the Final game...a madhouse the Brandt Centre would be.
Now to get to my Team...
With Steel and Mahura back the Team talent has increased JP just has to work the lines to his satisfaction. With Sammy leading the PP and the new Finn(isher) Oksanen on the wing I think PP will be better than last year.
Before any trades are made (and for sure there will be some) we still have to make room for young"stars" Jake L and Nick H on the roster...and rumours are Wagner is going to be sent back (needs to mend from post season surgery shoulder though)...that would improve Team overall but especially the PK. Are you Warrior fans shaking in your boots yet? lol
Going to be some losses in the early going but already an exciting Team to watch.
Go Pats!

Tim Wotherspoon said...

The nice thing is, Miller knows this is supposed to be their year, and with Regina hosting, he will do everything possible to add to this team. I really believe any moves Regina makes, Miller will try to Trump it (hate that name lol). Mj does have alot of picks and great young prospects(more than the Pats) to make it happen. Never the less, it will be a great battle between these two clubs and Swift, some great hockey to watch in Southern Saskatchewan

Anonymous said...

So if Wagner comes back they can release Brown and away we go!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am really starting to think that swift and not Moose Jaw and Regina might be class of east division. I gotta double check but I believe they started their first 3 games on the road and are 3-0. They got skill to match anyone and picked up saskatoons goalie that was pretty good last year on a young team in a under the radar move and swift can play physical as well. I would not sleep on them

Anonymous said...

Right now, Swift Current is mostly a one line team. While there will be some other contributors, it's mostly the top line scoring all their goals. It might be THE best line in the league right now even, but one line won't carry you through to May.