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Friday, December 1, 2017

PATS CLIP REBELS 4-2

Photo: RedDeerExpress.com
RED DEER - The Regina Pats got back into the win column thanks to a 4-2 road win over the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night.

The Pats jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the opening period after Sam Steel scored on the powerplay for his 11th and then Jake Leschyshyn added his sixth.

In the second, Red Deer got one back on a five on three powerplay and it was 2-1 Regina after 40 minutes.

In the third, Matt Bradley scored on the powerplay, his team leading 18th, to make it a 3-1 game. The Rebels drew to within a goal with just over two minutes left but Sam Steel sealed it with an empty netter, his second of the night and 4-2 was the final score.

The Pats outshot Red Deer 31-23, the powerplay was two for three and the penalty kill four for five.

Sam Steel and Nick Henry led the way with three points each while Tyler Brown made 21 saves in a first star performance.

What’s Next?
The Pats (14-12-2) are back in action on Sunday in Calgary against the Hitmen. Puck drops at 5 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday, December 8 against the Kelowna Rockets on Teddy Bear Toss Night at the Brandt Centre. 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.

(ReginaPats.com/Phil Andrews)

6 comments:

william weppler said...

Where are all the Brown and Pats haters? Oh yea it was another win.

Brown played very well and deserved 1st star status. 2ndary scoring still a issue but PP looked great.

Sucks that Wags isn't coming back but wish him all the best in the AHL and hopefully next step into the NHL.

Anonymous said...

Where did you hear that wags isn't coming back?

william weppler said...

LAK announced this week he is staying with their AHL affiliate Ontario Reign. Ready to play soon.

Anonymous said...

By no means am I a Brown hater but face the facts Pats will not be playing Red Deer...Calgary inplayoffs or MC...he had 20 shots against Rebels...you saw what happened when Pats played elite teams...Brown was on bench in 3rd...without major changes we have to be happy winning against these teams that will not be here in end...if you are OPK with that keep saying how wonderful it is

Anonymous said...

Next year country Pats

WesternManitobaRiders said...

Has anyone applied the general rule of thumb NHL principle to the Dub, insofar as that if you are in the playoffs by American Thanksgiving, you are more than likely going to be in the playoffs when the regular season is in the books? Not many teams miss the WHL playoffs but could there be any credibility to a modified concept that the leaders now will more or less be the leaders in April and May? If so, that would suggest the Jaw and Speedy Creek, who have been very good thus far, will presumably be at the top come playoff time? Swifty has made one larger deal already and there may be one more to come. Perhaps Moose Jaw does the same before the trading deadline? If so, for the Pats, the fact that they have their west coast swing behind them is one positive. But, in order to keep up with the Broncos and Warriors, and ice a decent team which is not embarrassing as the hosts for the Memorial Cup, I am assuming that there will be an attempt made by Regina to add one or two pieces after Christmas for a boost, especially when it seems to be generally accepted in hockey circles that they had a better team last year (and really should have won the WHL last year, had it not been for Brooks getting injured, Seattle learning from their loss the year before to the Wheat Kings, getting pushed to 7 earlier in the playoffs by Swift Current, and simply suffering from some very bad luck at inopportune times). Where do they need help? Is Steel hurt and it is being kept hush hush? The Speedy Creek Three are running away with the points derby and Steel is well back, with Bradley being first on the Pats. If Wagner is now out of the running to return, is it going to be a scoring forward or two? Or is the need on the back end? Mr. Weppler is a fan of the game and remembers that these players are teenagers, so any critique ought to be kept with this perspective in mind. However, is he one of the few in the camp of Brown? A star goalie can steal some games. Even if the Pats were outshot and outplayed at the Memorial Cup, they could find that they get to the final with a game changer in goal. And from what I recall of when the Pats hosted the Memorial Cup back in 2001, Donald "Don't ya call me I'll cha call you" Chikolasis was subpar and doomed the Pats chance of getting to the final (where it is like the Super Bowl or Grey Cup, and that is the underdog just has to be better than the favorite on one day, over three hours, and can win; ask the Patriots who were about 90 seconds away from the perfect season when Eli and the Giants stolen the game with a crazy throw and catch). So, learn from past error, and have another goalie around, so it can be a star goalie and Brown, if there is a goalie who is much better than Brown out there? Regina us playing here on Wednesday, so I am very interested to see them. Last time here, my thought was that they played somewhat uninspired, and were looking for the pretty or cute play around the net, instead of getting the puck on net and going in the dirty places to pickup up rebounds. They also seemed to be a tad small overall and not aggressive in the boards or on the forecheck. In any event, it is junior hockey, and who really knows?