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Thursday, December 7, 2017

WHEAT KINGS TOP PATS 7-4

Photo: @bdnwheatkings
BRANDON - The Regina Pats fell 7-4 on Wednesday night to the Wheat Kings in Brandon, denying Regina a third straight win.

The Pats got off to a good start when Sam Steel scored his 13th of the year on a breakaway. The Wheat Kings would tie it with a breakaway goal of their own, but Matt Bradley restored the lead for Regina with his team leading 19th and it was 2-1 after 20 minutes.

In the second, the Wheat Kings scored three times to the Pats one which came off the stick of Sam Steel, his second of the night and it was 4-3 Brandon heading to the third.

The Wheat Kings took a 5-3 lead, five minutes into the final frame but, Dawson Davidson got it back with his sixth to make it 5-4. However, 16 seconds later Stelio Mattheos scored his 22nd to give Brandon the 6-4 advantage, they would add an empty netter late for a 7-4 final.

The Pats outshot the Wheat Kings 41-33, the powerplay was 1/1 and the penalty kill was 3/4.

Sam Steel, Nick Henry and Emil Oksanen led the offence with two points each while Tyler Brown made 26 saves.

Quick Hits
- Emil Oksanen extended his point streak to three games with two assists, has four assists in that stretch.
- The Pats are now 2-2-0-0 against Brandon this season.
- Nick Henry has seven points in his last three games played.

What’s Next?
The Pats (15-13-2) are back on home ice for the first time since November 15 when they host the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night at the Brandt Centre, puck drop is at 7 o’clock on Teddy Bear Toss Night. 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)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kelly always wins, even when he’s not running the show. Must drive Rod absolutely nuts.

Anonymous said...

Brandon has a much better team than Regina and it showed just that tonight. Once Steele is gone the trouble really begins .

Don season ticket holder said...

The team played very well in the loss but unfortunately Brown, time and time again let his team down with horrific goal tending. When watching the game the pucks that went past Brown could of been stopped by a midget goal tender.

In the third period with 8 minutes left every time Brown stopped the puck or he thought he did he was always looking behind him in the net. This is complete bullshit from a 20 year old goaltender.

Ever time the team came back against Brandon with quick goals,less than minutes Brown would let a soft one go in. It was sickening and if no one thinks so look at the highlights.

The Pats outshout the Wheat Kings 41-33, the power play was 1/1 and the penalty kill was 3/4. Great nights work boys!!

If John Paddock is blind to see what is happening, and when asked he always finds something wrong with his teams play and will very seldom address the goal tending issue.

Time for a goal tending change and if this team continues to have a goaltender playing the way Brown has been playing we will be out of a playoff spot early in the new year.

All the Pat fans want for Christmas is a goal tender who can compete night after night.If John Paddock is a great coach than fix the problem,yes John you do not have the team of last season so lets see your coaching abilities when you have almost a last place team.

Anonymous said...

Now the pats have to possibly be without their top 2 players in Steel and Mahura until Jan 6th if they both make Team Canada.

Anonymous said...

Actually Swift, Moose Jaw, Brandon are all going to miss key players and coaches as well to world juniors.

Anonymous said...

Team loses blame the goaltender. Hockey is so simple

Anonymous said...

This could be one of the worst team's to host the Memorial Cup in the last decade. John is going to sadly have to make some massive pre-Christmas trade freeze deals and trade away a lot of the talented draft selections they have. Very unfortunate for the future direction of this club.

The questions now to ask, will this club make it out of the first round of the play-offs?

Anonymous said...

Only thing worse then the 2_3_4th lines and goaltending is finding out you are not going to get the same season ticket seats for memorial cup.
We have been saying for 2 years how great it's going to be watching the cup from our seats. I guess some guy from ontario will enjoy the view and I can take the 20,000$ I've spent on supporting the team when they sucked and shove it

Anonymous said...

There is none as blind as he who will not see. This is how the goaltending was to start the season, most of the road trip, and now again last night the soft goals. They try to fix it but they can't because it can't be fixed without an upgrade. Last year we scored at will and could have used anyone in goal. This year we need a goalie who can steal us a game, and that's not going to happen with what we got. With quality goaltending and a couple good shut down d-men, all of the forwards in the league won't matter. If you can't keep the puck out of your net, you will lose. We can't keep it out when it counts. Couldn't last year and haven't been able to this year. You have to wonder if the real problem isn't the players.

Anonymous said...

Memorial Cup ticket package is only $850.00 per seat as a "Valued Season Ticket Holder" you should be glad to have whatever they give you shoved down your throat.

Anonymous said...

Last year in BC on the road trip we had the same goaltending issues. We compensated for it scoring 353 goals. Then in the playoffs like against Swift in game #3 where the OT goes in between he wickets from outside the blueline. Then the the next game it goes in from a bad angle in OT. It's fortunate that our offence saved the day. Again in the Lethbridge series. Then against Seattle Stankowski, a rookie, was the better goalie. They won and we lost.
It's not like this problem hasn't been identified and known by mist hockey people for some time dating back to last year and beyond. The year before poor game 2 in Red Deer coast us the series. It been on and on that when it really counts, it isn't there. Your man in the pipes can win you a series but that's never happened for us.

Anonymous said...

The Pats organization isn't worried. The coaches I spoke to expected to be around .500 at Christmas. They'll add 6-7 guys closer to the 10th of January. How about we wait?

Anonymous said...

The man between the pipes should be an outstanding goalie especially being an overage! I have been baffled by this for a long time going back to last year not being an overage and still wondering about this position on the team. Don't think there will be a lot of people paying $850 to watch the Pats most likely not even win a game in the series. On top of that being told where they have to sit for $850 after years of supporting the Pats? Wow!

william weppler said...

The Mastercard email offer has nothing to do with the Pats organization or the CHL so don't take that price as what will be offered to Season Ticket Holders...or go ahead and purchase them up to you.

4 of 5 goals deflected and got past Brown(1 by our own defenseman and 6th was empty net) so if those 4 are soft goals there are a lot of them in the NHL as well. Pats need to do the same and get in front of the opponents tender (like Davidson's goal).

We lose in the WHL final last year to a very good Team and some no-name Anon is complaining about goals scored against us in the Broncos and Hurricanes series!.... get serious. Never get past either series without Brown in net. Basically Brooksy didn't play past Bronco series and Wags and Henry playing with one arm for whole playoffs, and you blame Brown for losing the series. My oh my!

Joey BiShop said...

Pats lose and Mr. Weppler does not show up. This seems to be a common occurrence as of late. Why? He seems to be so interested and uses good hockey knowledge when he is on here but seems to be a Loser when the Pats lose. That is NOT what I would call a real Pat fan. Too many of those around as it is.

Anonymous said...

Hey Willy ask any pro scout and see what they say about Brown being a good goalie. If he is so good and even average why isn't he and why wont he be drafted? You say some pretty ridiculous and out to lunch stuff on here I must say!

Joey BiShop said...

what do you have to do to get your feelings on here ? Why do you keep cutting me off ?

Anonymous said...

The Pats woes are going to fall on Brown when the Pats continue to outshoot other teams and still lose by large margins, they Wheat Kings 41-33 and lost 7-4, those numbers are pretty telling...Brown is not the same tender he was last year and I feel for the kid but it's time for Paddock to figure out the problem between the pipes

Anonymous said...

Weppler is the king of excuses here. Knows very little but makes excuses by the dozen. He fails to mention that last night there was an .800 save % which is pretty much bush league. You don't win championships with excuses. They don't make excuses for Hart now do they. If we had that calibre we would be sitting with between 6-8 losses no doubt. Excuses for injuries and no mention of why we didn't have the depth we should have. Excuses = losers. Ask anyone.

Anonymous said...

6-7 guys is about what it will take to turn this team around. They do need upgrades everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Mr Weppler you keep making excuses for this years edition of the pats, but in reality they really aren't a very good team, they have 2 maybe 3 wins against teams above 500. Brown as a 20 year old should be one of your best players on the ice not mediocre. Look no farther than just west at the 3 20 year olds the warriors have. 140 points between the 3, that is the expected production for your 20 year olds. The pats vastly need an upgrade on their 20 year olds.

Anonymous said...

The last comment really does hit on a major problem, paddocks love for slobo and brown is ridiculous. Anyone who know anything about hockey expected a trade for a goalie last year and he is quoted and not even thinking about it.
Meanwhile he gets Smart and Davidson and guts the character of the team. It quite simple was the worst trade deadline deals imaginable.
Instead of admitting that mistake he doubles down on it this year now what do you have?

Anonymous said...

I've said it before, don't waste a 20 year old spot on a goalie. Your 20 year olds need to be a couple of snipers and a shut down defenceman. Pats have none of these, however Bradley is close, if given better players around him.

WesternManitobaRiders said...

I was at the game in Brandon last night. The Pats started well, with a strong forecheck, speed, killing off a 5 on 3 with some solid saves from Brown, and two high end skilled plays from Steel and Bradley to take the lead into the locker room after the first. Then, in the second, Brandon picked it up, and some cracks in the dam started to show so to speak, with John Paddock likely frustrated and angry in that whenever the Pats scored, Brandon ended up coming back and scoring right after. And in the third, the Wheat Kings just pulled away. One game does not make a season, but it may nonetheless have been a microcosm of this season so far. The Pats have one strong line up front but not enough depth or production coming from the second line or other forwards. This is a noticeable difference from last year. The Pats could use two decent forwards to go with Leschyen on the second line, and if Sloboshian is still there, he should be on the third line. As to the D, they played somewhat soft, other than Fleury who made some solid hits. Mahura is a slick player on the back end but is not the best defender (similar to Clague for the Wheat Kings). Another strong player on the back end would be a big help. But, in addition to needing likely three decent adds up front and on D, the goaltending was an issue as others have mentioned. Brown simply did not make enough big saves at the time needed to stem the tide and hold the lead for Regina. At the other end, letting in 4 is usually not a stellar effort, but Thompson seemed to come up with the big saves when needed. Brown does not seem to be as confident as last year. He can and did make most of the saves he should, but there were few great saves or momentum changers. So, if there is another goalie out there, and if the Pats have anything left in the cookie jar to trade with, they should take a hard look. The reality is this was a great team last year, and should have won the WHL but for some inopportune injuries (like Brooks) and running into a scare with Swifty as well as a tough team from Seattle who had lost the year before to Brandon. Can they bring on as many as 4 new players of average or star quality? If not, it may be a quick exit from the playoffs, and Memorial Cup Round Robin for Regina. Moose Jaw and Speedy Creek are the teams to beat in the East for my money, considering what we have seen thus far. Brandon has been better than expected but it has been due in large part to Logan Thompson, who has stole some games. It also seems that having less star power in the dressing room has caused the team to gel and play well together. Just my two cents, and a lot of hockey to go.

william weppler said...

Joey BS-Hop - you seem to be the one who only comes on when Pats lose.
I show up after every game with my opinion, and with my real name.