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Sunday, December 17, 2017

SASKATOON - The Regina Pats will carry a four game losing streak into the Christmas break.

The Pats finished the first half of the season with a 3-2 loss to the hometown Blades on Sunday capping a three-game weekend.

The Blades led 2-0 after the first thanks to goals from Braylon Shmyr and Chase Wouters.

Regina got to within a goal midway through the second frame when Matt Bradley scored his team-leading 22nd but the Saskatoon man advantage got it back and it was 3-1 after 40 minutes.

In the third, Jake Leschyshyn would put home a rebound for his 10th and Regina trailed 3-2.

The Pats went to the powerplay late and pulled Tyler Brown for the extra attacker but could not find the tieing goal and fell 3-2.

The Pats outshot Saskatoon 30-27, the powerplay was one for six, the penalty kill two for four and Brown made 24 saves in the defeat.

Quick Hits
- Josh Mahura rejoined Team Canada for pre-tournament play ahead of the 2018 World Juniors on Sunday as a potential injury replacement.
- The Pats enter the Christmas break in the first wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference with a 16-17-3-0 record.
- Jake Leschyhsyn has points in three straight with two goals and an assist in that stretch.

What’s Next?
The Pats (16-17-3) will enjoy eight days off for the Christmas break and return to action on December 27 in Brandon against the Wheat Kings. Next home game is December 28 against Brandon. Tickets are available at and the Brandt Centre Box office.

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Andrew Wiens said...

So the Pats schedule coming out of the Christmas break from the 27th to Jan3, which is when the World Junior trade freeze is lifted is: Brandon, Brandon, PA, PA, Brandon. Unless there is a monumental improvement in the Pats play coming out of the Christmas break, that 'rabbit' that Paddock is supposedly going to pull out of his hat is going to have its work cut out for it. Should be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Well I could hear her singing all the way from Saskatoon tonight.

Anonymous said...

OMG this situation has gone from ridiculous to grotesque. I almost feel sorry for the coach. For certain every other game this first half he's had to come out and regurgitate the same hockey cliches. Tonight in the post game comments in the LP, he was bemoaning the fact the team took too many needless penalties and continues to turn the puck over and costing goals. It's like the move "Groundhog Day".

It's well documented that this team is rubbish top to bottom and not deserving the big honour it has been given. When there a huge number of problems and deficiencies, there needs to be an equal number of corrections. This likely means significant personnel changes and if that's what it takes so be it. The opportunity these young guys were handed should have been greatly valued and defended with incredible zeal and tremendous effort. That hasn't been the case. It also shows a distinct lack of character. it's clearly time to change this continually prevalent malaise with players who are grateful and want to work hard to accomplish something.

Everybody in the organization will need to work much harder from owners to stick boys. The coaches cannot let the players do as they please. If players won't heed the coaches call for discipline it should be an early shower, and the 4th line. If players won't play the way the coaches want them the same result. There needs to be consequences this second half. Coaches have to demand a total buy-in, and those that won't can sit until they do.

All this lazy country club mentality has brought is losing to the team. Disappointment and embarrassment to the fans. A general diminishment of should have been a lustrous season.

Anonymous said...

Pats are Charmin soft.

Better suited to play in the Scotties than the Memorial cup

Anonymous said...

Time to trade the coach?

Anonymous said...

Pats shut out the Blades in the third period and outscored them as well. Over the last 20 minutes the Pats are unbeaten and starting to make a run for the memorial cup. Those who doubted are lookin silly now.

william weppler said...

1st - Congrats!! to Josh in getting called up to the WJ Team. Nothing against the injured D Man but hope Josh gets to stick with them for the actual Tournament.

2nd - another loss but final score was better than I expected it to be as thought maybe the boys would mail it in tonight prior to heading out for some Family time. Blades goalie (Maier) 2nd Star so I believe that is the 3rd or 4th game in a row the opposition tender has been chosen in Top 3 thing we can do consistently is make them look good it seems :))

It's been a tough first half so can only get better I am thinking.

Merry Christmas to all!

Anonymous said...

Not sure how you pull a rabbit out of the hat. If the players we have are not good enough to win, who will trade for them?

I’m not down in the team yet. I’ve seen enough hockey to know it can turn around quickly.

When you see the kids in their civvies, you realize that they really are just kids. They are easily influenced one way or the other.

Joey BiShop said...

Come on Mr. Weppler you know things will not get any better after the Break unless they make some immediate changes and get some kids that want to play hard and work hard. This bunch right now cannot and will not play 60 minutes of hard working hockey and things will not get any easier after the break because the leading teams will be fighting their butts off for playoff contention.

Anonymous said...

This team might not even make the playoffs let alone win a game in the memorial cup. It will be hard to upgrade when to get something you have to give something. Sure glad now I passed on those outrageous priced packages

Anonymous said...

Full disclosure, I haven't been to any games as I work on the road but just looking for some answers.

I have never been one to jump on Tyler Brown but I consistently read the post game reports and see that 9 out of 10 times we are out shooting the opponent.

Would a series upgrade in that department make a difference. Or is it quality of shots that we are not getting and the other teams are.

Not trolling here, looking for a series response from people who have been to the games like Mr.Weppler.

Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Let's get one thing straight you guys. SHOTS ON GOAL MEANS NOTHING AT ALL. You can shoot from the other end of the rink and that is a shot on goal.
SCORING CHANCES are what counts the most. Some teams get out shot say 49 - 17 in a whole game but still win it. They should eliminate SHOTS ON GOAL all together and count only SCORING CHANCES.

Anonymous said...

The team is in a massive slump but I'm sure Paddock will make the proper tweaks to ready this team to host the Memorial Cup.

They're already in it and I plan to enjoy witnessing the rest of this centennial season! Even if the past few games have been excruciatingly painful to watch!

I wasn't at Saturday's game but I heard there was booing. That's unfortunate. These still are young men/kids.

All the best to Steel and hopefully Mahura at the World Juniors!


Anonymous said...

At least I'll save money on playoff and memorial cup tickets. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

No sh!t Sherlock. I know the difference between scoring chances and shots on goal. What I was asking, as someone who hasn't been able to make a game...are the pats being out chanced.

Anyone with an actual helpful answer please respond.


Anonymous said...

Meanwhile.... I agree it’s a great idea to start registering scoring chances. But they are subjective as some would say every shot is a scoring chance.
I think most people understand scoring chances vs shots.

Anonymous said...

This BS about scoring chances are just that. The only thing that's important is stoping the puck at a rate higher than .884. The Pats don't give up any more chances than they get. The difference being the other teams goalie stops the puck and their defence clear the [puck. Those two things don't happen with our team. When Rob Vanstone who is generally very reserved call our goaltending erratic, he is being exceptionally kind. When your 20 year old goalie is rated #36 in the league and another 20 year old has 4 goals and is −10, I think one major problem area just revealed itself.

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