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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BLADES 6 PATS 4

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Regina – The Regina Pats lost 6-4 to the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre.

The Blades led 1-0 and 2-1 in the first but goals from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura drew the Pats even at 2-2. Saskatoon then jumped out to a 4-2 lead before Matt Bradley picked up his eighth and it was 4-3 after 20 minutes.

The clubs traded goals in the second, Brad Goethals for Saskatoon and then George King for the Pats who trailed 5-4 going to the final period.

Regina outshot Saskatoon 13-9 in the third but could not beat Ryan Kubic and Cameron Hebig would score an empty netter with 20 seconds left to give the Blades the 6-4 victory.

The Pats outshot Saskatoon 31-27, the powerplay was oh for two and the penalty kill two for three. Matt Bradley led the offence with a goal and an assist while Max Paddock made nine saves on 14 shots and Tyler Brown stopped all 12 he faced.

Quick Hits
- Koby Morrisseau picked up his first point with the Pats with an assist in the second period.
- Matt Bradley extended his point streak to eight games with a goal and an assist. Has eight goals and eight assists in that stretch.
- Wednesday was the first game this season the Pats have not recorded a powerplay goal.

What’s Next?
The Pats will hit the road on Friday for their next game in Prince Albert against the Raiders. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. Next home game is Sunday against the Edmonton Oil Kings at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is going on here? 3-4-1 to start the season. Terrible game and effort.
Paddock better take a hard look this current team, they aren't close to Memorial Cup standard.
They don't have Hobbs and Zabrovskiy, and there is no Brooks or Leedahl. Nothing close.
Those guys masked a lot of deficiencies last year which are coming to the surface now
It's obvious this team isn't very good and in big trouble. Management had better be all over this mess.

Anonymous said...

Wowee , another huge loss and no comments on here . Low blow for the Pats getting beat from a last place team like the Blades right in their own back yard. Panic button setting in already and with only a couple of losses. Looks like the fans here in Regina expect them to win every game. Not this year I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

All John Paddock will need today is a whistle and a cup of coffee. those kids will do stops and starts until they are blue in the face for the effort 5100 people witnessed last night.

Travis S

Rocker said...

This is a little scary right now. Our bottom 6 forwards just are not very good. Our defense is soft and Mahura will be dead by Christmas if he keeps playing all these minutes. Buziak can't keep up with Steel's line so that makes it tough. We don't have a lot of strength to trade with, making trades tough. Last nights game was not very good to watch. Here's hoping Paddock has some tricks up his sleeve.
Worried season ticket holder

Anonymous said...

Mr. Weppler.. "WHERE ARE YOU" ?

Anonymous said...

The Pats this year have been nothing short of Sad on most nights. Their victories have been ugly, and their losses have been even uglier and even more SAD. This team is nothing close to a Memorial Cup Host team and the only reason they're getting an invitation is because they're the host. I wonder you know how many host teams have finished the year they host with not enough points to qualify for playoffs? I bet you none, but the 2017/18 Pats are likely to be the first team to accomplish such an honour.
Yes the Pats team this past year lost allot of tallent and its hard to replace that tallent, but so does every team and they don't look this God Awful game in and game out. The difference is the other teams players give a damn, they actually try and work hard and don't quit. This Pats team doesn't look like they work, or compete, and have looked like they have no heart. This team on most nights is hard to watch, because their play is not good hockey. This team needs at least 2 or 3 top notch forwards and 2 or 3 top notch defenceman to help out and maybe become anything close to competitive for the Memorial Cup and thats if other teams are willing to become trade partners. Paddock, I certainly hope you know what you're doing because you got your work cut out for you this year Holy Cow

william weppler said...

I'll start worrying when they get beat by a so-called "last place team" come February or March...and even then s&*t happens you know...no panic here :))
JP started filling some things in with the trade this week, and will be more to come...no surprise there. He said himself last night was likely the worst game the Pats have played since he came on board.
I didn't think it was that bad as they basically lost by a goal (had to stick that in for the anon who called it "another huge loss" - LOL), but agree wasn't pretty at times.
I really don't know why anyone is surprised about the slow start, if you are then obviously haven't been following along...not hard to see the talent that has been lost. Replacing that talent will take some time and have to give the Team a chance. January trade deadline a long way off but expect some moves in the mean time...still 64 games to go folks!