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Friday, September 22, 2017

WHEAT KINGS 8 PATS 1

WheatKings.com
BRANDON - The Regina Pats dropped the opening game of the 2017-18 season in Brandon on Friday night, 8-1 to the Wheat Kings.

Ty Lewis led the home side with two goals and three assists while Stelio Mattheos and Cole Reinhardt chipped in with two goals of their own.

Matt Bradley scored the lone goal for Regina late in the first on the powerplay.

The Wheat Kings led 3-1 and 5-1 by periods.

The Regina powerplay was one for five while the penalty kill went two for five.

Tyler Brown and Max Paddock combined to make 37 saves in the Regina goal as the Wheat Kings outshot Regina 45-34.

What’s Next?
The Pats will host Brandon for their home opener at the Brandt Centre on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely pathetic effort……Brown was once again off to a poor start. Paddock seems to be the only one who doesn't realize he needs an upgrade there, along with some dead weight in his veterans. This team is bad enough to go 0-10 out of the gate. He should have done more to prepare for this season. He has lots of excuses why we may not be good right away. Those were the same excuses he gave for not being prepared for last seasons playoff run. Most people don't want more excuses..it's time for results.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Memorial Cup Hosts got Toasted in Wheatie Town on Friday. Can't wait for Weeping Weppler's comment on this one.

Anonymous said...

#1 in the country hey??? Lol

Anonymous said...

wow did our pats get destroyed as much as i love them its gonna be a longgggg year for the boys,we go nowhere without a proven number 1 goalie.

Anonymous said...

Zero buzz heading into a Memorial Cup hosting year.

Anonymous said...

I see the losers were first to the key boards today. The usual idiot comments about the Goaltending,coaching etc etc. Good thing this sad sack team with these issues made it to the league final last year, a short summer for the idiots. It's one game!!!

Rusty Peepot

Anonymous said...

Probably just one guy living in his parents basement Rusty. Don't let it get to you. Hopefully his parents WIFI code gets changed.

Anonymous said...

I hope Mr. Weppler is back to this site again for some more level-headed commentary for the Pat's new season.

Peter said...

i hope the keyboard warrior comments are not pats fan because if they are should be ashamed. you realize it is the FIRST GAME! they have 71 more games to play and you are writing them off! i really want to know where you people work so i can come to your job and ride you be little you and call you names for your absolutely pathetic work ethic and job performance and tell your boss you should be fired because of one poor performance! Saskatchewan more so Regina people cannot be happy unless there teams show 100% effort blow out every team never give up a point. you are such fickle people i would hate to be a athlete in this town. i do live in Regina cheer for the pats and the riders but like normal humans believe every team has ups and downs peaks and valleys.

lets not forgot brown took us to the WHL CHAMPIONSHIP ! without him in net swift would of been there ahead of us!


Greensoup said...

Your talking about young kids here, cool it boys they don't get paid. Not a Pat fan but I'm sure the organization will have a contending team come playoff time.

Anonymous said...

Pats will be a .500 team this year! No size! Will get beat up!

Anonymous said...

I support Keyboard Warriors opinion.

Samy Singh
Milestone, Saskatchewan

Lee said...

Warrior supporter here but for gosh sake its the first game.....Pats will rebound

Western Manitoba Riders said...

I was at the game last night. In all fairness, Regina started well. They had Brandon hemmed in it's own zone at the outset, and were forechecking well, as well as strong along the boards and retrieving pucks. The Pats were playing the body, aggressive at the line keeping pucks in, and hustling, with good pace. Brown also made solid saves initially. However, the one aspect out of the gate which became noticeable and as they say came back to bite them you no where is that they had many chances to score, and either misfired or Logan Thompson made a great save for the Wheat Kings. And as is usually the case in hockey, when one team dominates and yet does not score, the other team capitalizes, and that is exactly what happened and why Regina was.down 3-1 after the first. That said, they looked tired in the second and had little fire in the third; it seemed as if Brandon was just making the most of their chances, and yet they did not in reality seem to completely dominate the game, other than obviously big time on the scoresheet. It was a bit sloppy both ways, to be expected for Game 1. As a result,I would.say there is obviously room for improvement but the sky is not falling, especially when the players away or hurt return, and once there are a few trades made after Christmas. Lots of how hockey for all.

william weppler said...

Ha ha ...just out of country and didn't get a chance to watch the game on WHL Live but liked Paddock's comment after the game "We're a better team than that". Yup only one game in so will see what happens over the 1st qtr of the schedule. Will get some players back and weed out the weak links. Not worried at all.

PS - was that Weepy enough...lol!

Anonymous said...

Good response Mr.Weppler, as a long time season ticket holder I'm waiting until the 5th game of the season before I press the panic button.