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Monday, January 29, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: BRONCOS DOWN PATS 4-1

(Keith Hershmiller Photography)
REGINA - The Regina Pats fell 4-1 at the hands of the Swift Current Broncos on Sunday afternoon at the Brandt Centre.

Despite outshooting the Broncos 17-9 in the first, the Pats found themselves down 1-0 at the break.

In the second, a tough bounce off a skate ended up on the tape of Matteo Gennaro in the slot who spun and buried into the top corner and it was 2-0 Broncos after 40 minutes.

In the third, the Broncos powerplay extended the lead to 3-0 before Cale Fleury broke through for the Pats with his ninth of the season and it was 3-1.

Swift Current restored their three goal lead with another powerplay goal to make it 4-1 and that was the final score.

The Pats outshot Swift Current 42-35, the powerplay was oh for three, the penalty kill two for four while Ryan Kubic made 31 saves.

Quick Hits
- Liam Schioler returned to the lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury.
- Cale Fleury scored his third goal with the Pats and has 26 points in 31 games to go along with a plus 15 rating.
- The Pats and Broncos won’t meet again until the final weekend of the season in another home and home set.

What’s Next?
The Pats (25-21-5) will be back in action on Wednesday against the Prince George Cougars at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where Funzone Tickets are $13 plus tax.

(ReginaPats.com/Phil Andrews)

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rob Muntain said on the post game show that the Pats had a lot of shots but don't be fooled by that as most from the outside but nobody went to the front of the net to get the rebounds Skinner always gives out. That takes courage and most of the Pats showed they had none. its a common theme this year game in and game out. It seems the pats don't seek out that type of player. This wasn't just one game like some say, this weekend was two against a good club and a big failure. just like against Moose Jaw and Saskatoon was a big failure last weekend. Al Dumba said on the post game that they had better find this commitment thing and chemistry thing pretty soon, and as he said get going and start putting their foot on the gas. Don't look now but time is running out. Saskatoon and Prince Albert are both in a position to take out the Pats. How sad and ridiculous would that be. some of the guys brought in are showing to be incredibly lazy and soft. to date the pats get a big "F" for what they have assembled.

Dex said...

The new look Pats have some talent but they sure aren't a team right now. There is way more intensity in beer league most nights. A prime example is Sam Steel being left to defend himself in the first period. Not a single teammate responded, then or later. No heart.

The overagers have been a massive disappointment lately. No intensity. Lots of perimeter play and weak backhand drop passes.

I have evolved from thinking there is a need for a fight all the time, but someone has to get in that guy's face at some point.

All of these new players are above average, not exceptional. None of them have been on a winner in junior. Maybe they can use their 2 months off before the Memorial Cup to bond.

Anonymous said...

Just not Good Enough

Anonymous said...

Very disappointing weekend for the Pats. You could argue that Skinner was outstanding, but there were opportunities in both games to give a little extra / score a timely goal, and the Pats failed miserably. Swift looks a lot like the Pats team from last year. They are also missing a couple guys and were not even at their best. Great teams find ways to win. This weekend is proof that even with the recent trades and Paddock's hard work at the deadline, the Pats fall drastically short in a couple key areas and their hand was forced this year. Nice to see another sellout, as the kids still need the fan support.

Jack F.

Anonymous said...

Even after all the trades this team simply isnt good enough to compete for real. They have tried to emulate their roster of last season and play three lines deep but they dont even have one superior line. Head to head the warriors and broncos outmatch them one every line.

This means the Pats have to out character and out structure their competition. Both things hugely lacking from this group.

Kubic has been the best addition!

Anonymous said...

best new for the pats is they dont have to worry about catching brandon ... bad news is blades and raiders passing them is definite possibility.

Anonymous said...

Very satisfying week for the Broncos. Very satisfying.

Anonymous said...

Don is right about the abuse of Steel. Why didn't anyone step up for him? If one of the Pats had done the same thing to Steenbergen, do you have any doubts that someone would have come in and answered the bell.

Once again we've traded what grit we did have in Buziak, Lockner and Davidson. What's left here? #26 gets handled like a rag doll. #25 has a broken foot. However neither are real tough guys. Paddock had a long time to acquire some but he doesn't believe in it. Last year a cheap shot by Swift took Brooks out. No response. He gets back and another cheap shot by Seattle. No response. The GM doesn't get it that you need a bout three real top physical presences. Yet we near lead the league in penalty minutes taking cheap lazy penalties. Steel gets cut for stitches on Saturday. No response. At some point he just feels if there is no support out there then why put himself in harms way. The Gm always seems to be worried about suspensions…who cares. To protect your team and send a message, it's worth it. Sad that he hasn't learned much about the WHL in four years. Might as well send Harkins up on wing to ride shotgun because nobody else is.

Hajek is better than Davidson? Really. Nobody has been successful building a team at the trade deadline and the Pats won't be either. Some questionable strategies lead to this.

Anonymous said...

Pats won't even make the playoffs

william weppler said...

Agree that they need to get some players into the tough areas in front of the net but then we also have to direct pucks there more often, just as Broncos did.

Still think there is a lot of talent (offensive) on this current team and will just be a matter of time before the gelling starts between the old and new players, resulting in more goals.

BTW goon hockey is a thing of the past fellas.

Joey BiShop said...

Sorry... I put this in the wrong column and it should have been here.
Joey BiShop said...
What is going on in Regina? Mr. Weppler 's last words against the 1st game they played Swift Current was :::"There got it out of my system". Now he's a NO SHOW !
I don't blame him after the performance that the Pats put in for the last 2 games against a much stronger Swift Current team. Pretty bad when you read what John Paddock had to say about his own team and players, and that was "They made some BONEHEAD PLAYS, and "LOTS OF DUMB THINGS WERE DONE OUT THERE TONIGHT" ! Read it in your own Leader Post , that's where it was said. Saskatoon and PA breathing down their neck with games in hand could make it for a strong ending to see who actually makes the playoffs. Should get interesting.

Anonymous said...

Pats are easy 1st round fodder for the Warriors or Broncos 4-0 or 4-1 series , pats fans had better hope for a wild card cross over into the central division.

Anonymous said...

Hajek is their best defencemen. Maybe one of top in WHL. Dont let the lack of structure (aka coaching) cloud your judgement. Hajek will play in NHL for a long time. Davidson will play senior in Moosomin in tow years.

Anonymous said...

The Pats still have a lot of work to do. I wouldn't go as far as completely ruling them out of the playoffs and giving them F's. I guess I just have more faith in the coaching staff. If the team is still playing like this come March, then I may panic a bit!

I predict that the Pats are going to come together and get on a roll for the last part of the season and no one will want to face them come playoffs! Yes, they will make the playoffs!

GO PATS!

Anonymous said...

If comparing last year's Pats to this year I'd say the biggest thing missing is leadership. Adam Brooks was the straw that stirred the drink. This year Sam Steel doesn't command the same respect or leadership....this is not a knock on him as a hockey player or person. Some players are just able to get the best out of other players. Adam made other players better where as Sam needs to be surrounded by better players.
The lack of leadership and respect for the Captain might be the reason why nobody jumped to his defense.

Anonymous said...

Goon hockey may be gone but we are still seeing something very close. When you don't have tough guys yourself your players play like chicken s__ts, and they did last night. There is no coincidence that the top teams in the league have three of them each. Just like Spokane has Fischer, MaKay and Hamiluk for their pretty faces. Intimidation is a huge part of the game. Ask anyone who has actually played the game. The Pats were intimidated big time last night. This "come together" at the last moment is nonsense from a non player.

Anonymous said...

The Pats best players have to be better against the good teams. Steel has been a huge disappointment. You scored 50 last year Sammy, shoot the damn puck. Bradley, Gabriel as overage players are just meh, and lazy to boot. Guys coming off serious injury (Jake & Henry) seem tentative a lot. Guys like Bratt, Legion, Sidlacky, Mahovlich aren't very good and no better than the guys traded away. The Saskatoon kids have been an improvement.

Anonymous said...

Swift Current and Moose Jaw both undefeated this year (both 4-0) vs this Hapless Pats team. Soo Greyhounds will defeat Pats 15-1 in the Memorial Cup.

Andrew Wiens said...

So, just a few thoughts:
1. If the Pats somehow miss the playoffs I will be doing a gleeful happy dance like the rest of the population of Swift Current - but it is extremely unlikely to happen. In fact, the way things are going right now I would much rather the Broncos play a Brandon team that is now without Clague and Kaspick - and slumping. It's not like the Pats lost to a crappy team on the weekend, and even a good team like Moose Jaw can have issues on occasion (eg barely beating the Canes in overtime and losing to the Tigers).
2. Why in the world would Sam Steele need to be 'stood up for' after getting hit with an accidental high stick? And for someone who just took a cut requiring stitches it's odd that he was out playing on that same power play.
3. In regards to the tough guy theory, not sticking up for one's teammate seemed to work out pretty well for the Tigers the other night against the Warriors. After Sheen pulled off a completely goonish move the Tigers simply took the 5 minute power play and scored twice (that 5 min major by Sheen basically lost the Warriors the game). Of course, someone could have taken an instigator to fight him thereby negating much of the 5 minute major, and you know that in Sheen's case someone challenging him to a fight is not going to deter him from goon like actions in the future.
4. Funny that some Pats fans are still whining about Ottenbreit's hit on Brooks last year despite the fact that Hobbs and Leedahl did similar on numerous occasions during the playoffs.
5. Joey BiShop, what the heck is your problem with Mr Weppler? He posts on here after EVERY Pats game (win or loss); there's no need for you to try to beat him to the blog just so you can accuse him of being a 'no show' - seriously dude.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with the Pats. Quit trying to apologize for poor play or recommend armchair coaching solutions. The truth is that the Pats were never going to be competitive this year. It was obvious from the start. Too many fans got fooled because they were competitive with the Blades. Smell the coffee.

Joey BiShop said...

Andrew Wiens..... You stick to your guns and comments and I will look after mine. If that works for you Dude. Until next time...

Kellin Enslev said...

Aaron Hyman won the dub last year with Seattle.

Thanks for coming out.

WesternManitobaRiders said...

Timing is everything. Regina had a potential Memorial Cup contender, last year, and had Brooks not got hurt, and Brown been more than very competent, making a game saver or two when they needed it, and they got some more good karma, they could have got past Seattle and done fine in the Memorial Cup. That said, they seemed to lack intensity at times last year, and were pushed to the brink by Swifty. This year, the lack of consistency or effort throughout the line up seems more noticeable, and Steel, while a fabulous talent, has not been the best player in the league like he could have been this year, not even close. Paddock had to do something at the trade deadline, and before, all the while realizing history has shown it is difficult to build a team at by adding so many parts mid season. At the end of the day, they probably hang in there, make the playoffs, lose in 5 or 6 games in round 1, and then practice and take time to heal any injuries while waiting a month a half before the Memorial Cup starts, where I would say they win one game. Thereafter, the long haul to respectability will commence as the rebuild will be in full force, with there to be a decline in season tickets and attendance, unlike in Brandon, who once again have positioned themselves to have a solid team for another number of years with their recent deals.

Anonymous said...

Folks in swift current should be buying lottery tickets this week as they had some incredible luck on the weekend against the pats! Their Broncos were outplayed for 6 straight periods and managed somehow to sneak away with both games!!!

Andrew Wiens said...

To the anonymous poster who obviously didn't watch either game on the weekend: the Broncos have actually been "incredibly lucky" against the Pats for 12 straight periods this year and have somehow managed to "sneak away" with all FOUR games. By the way, any idea how many wins it takes to clinch a playoff series?

Anonymous said...

What games were u watching? Pats not in same league as Broncos

Anonymous said...

Pats will go 0-16 against Moose Jaw and Swift this year (already are 0-8). Then when the Memorial Cup arrives, teams like Soo Greyhounds will destroy the Pats 20-0

Anonymous said...

OK, and when the Pats and Greyhounds play to a 2 goal win either way, you'll slink back under your rock?