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Saturday, October 21, 2017


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Regina – The Regina Pats saw their four game win streak come to an end in a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre.

Vancouver scored twice in the opening frame to lead 2-0 after 20 minutes.

Regina got one back in the second off the stick of Emil Oksanen, his 10th and it was 2-1 heading to the third.

In the final frame, the Giants scored twice in the opening seven minutes to extend the lead to 4-1.

Braydon Buziak drew the Pats back to within two with a shorthanded goal for his first of the year and it was 4-2.

Regina would pull the goaltender while on the powerplay in the dying moments and the Giants would seal it with an empty net goal and take the game 5-2.

The Pats went 0/3 on the powerplay in the loss and the penalty kill was 1/3.

Max Paddock made 45 saves on 49 shots for Regina who were outshot 50-35 in the contest.

Quick Hits
- Max Paddock set a career high in saves with 45 in the loss.
- Braydon Buziak scored his first goal of the year and his third shorthanded goal of his career.
- Emil Oksanen scored in the defeat and leads all WHL rookies with 10 goals on the season.

What’s Next?
The Pats(7-5-1)  kick off a four game road trip on Tuesday when they visit the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Tuesday November 1st against the ICE. 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...

Seriously???? This organization actually thinks it can ice a Memorial Cup team?? The talent level is poor overall with far too many passengers. No defence and a bunch of rookie defence men trying to hold the fort. One quality guy on defence and he was out and considering we gave up the farm for him. Then a bunch of mediocre forwards. If Paddock is hoping that injured players are going to make a difference and put them over the top with this team, he's delusional. Not one move yet of any substance. No urgency or fire at all. Last night's game was an embarrassment to the fans and the organization. Didn't they just have one of these a little while back against Saskatoon where Paddock said the same things? There's a pattern here and it's not a good one. Lazy losses and an inability to get through and motivate this team. No sense of urgency by anyone in the organization. Very disturbing lack of performance. This team has had time assess and gel or whatever. There are some serious problems and I'm sure there are many in the hockey world watching.

Anonymous said...

Lol to the above. You really know nothing about hockey, the whl, and the age of these
Kids. It sounds like your wife shut you down when you got home too.

They just beat the top team last night??? Why didn't you mention that ?

Why don't you mention 2 out of our top d were out. Vancouver plays a big game dumby.

I wish you would of posted your name so people would know how much you humiliated

Go pats.

Anonymous said...

Over react much lol. It's October.

Anonymous said...

It was a very disappointing effort for sure but I'm pretty sure this exact lineup won't be the one come May in the memorial cup. No need to panic! I believe the right moves will be made to contend for the cup!


Andrew Wiens said...

Paddock didn’t just ‘give up the farm’ for Mahura; he did get de Wit in the deal as well - doesn’t that make things all better?

william weppler said...

Hahaha - I knew it! Assume not a word from this 1st blogger after winning 4 in a row but a loss last night and the sky is falling.
Yes it was a stinker for sure but a winning % of 80 over the last 5 games is not bad with a team that is missing some key players at this point...remember a couple of nights ago they knocked off the #1 Team in the WHL pretty handily...did you comment then? NOT
Upcoming road trip will be a good team builder.
Was good to see Paddock have a very good game after he had been a bit shaky in a couple of earlier outings. Certainly gave the boys a chance to win but they couldn't get a positive bounce around the net.
Some more dumb penalties and some sloppy play in your own end is going to cost you against any team in the WHL.
Chins up boys lots of games to go.

Anonymous said...

Have a look at this team...John and Dave have a lot of work to do to acquire talent to contend for MC...our goaltending is ok for some games but will not do job in MC..we are to small...going to be interesting couple of months