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Saturday, January 13, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: PATS 3 TIGERS 1

Keith Hershmiller Photography
Regina – It appears Pats fans are going to be in for some very entertaining hockey over the next few months.

Ryan Kubic made 47 saves and Cameron Hebig scored the game winner in his debut as the Pats got by the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1 on Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

The win solidified Regina's grip on the first wild card playoff berth (3 points up on Saskatoon) and pulled them to within a point of the Central Division-leading Tigers in the overall standings.

Regina opened the scoring Friday night when Josh Mahura picked up his 13th on a shot from the blue line and it was 1-0 after one.

The Tigers found the game tying goal in the second when Mark Rassell tipped in his 35th and it was 1-1 heading to the third.

In the final frame, Cameron Hebig scored his first with the Pats and 31st of the season on a beautiful toe drag snap shot into the top corner to make it a 2-1 game. Sam Steel added an empty netter late as the Pats picked up a big two points in a 3-1 final.

Ryan Kubic was outstanding making 47 saves while Josh Mahura paced the offence with a goal and an assist.

Regina was outshot 48-31, the powerplay was 0/3 and the penalty kill 2/2 in the victory.

Quick Hits
- Cameron Hebig scored the game winning goal in his first game with the Pats.
- Ryan Kubic picked up his first win with the Pats, making 47 saves.
- Sam Steel scored a goal in his first game back after winning gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships.
- The attendance was 6033.

What’s Next?
The Pats (22-19-4) are right back at it Saturday night against the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office or stop by any Regina Safeway where Fun Zone tickets are just $13 plus tax.

(With files from Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...


Tyler who?

Anonymous said...

Good game. I like the way Kubic moves in net and plays the puck. Definitely need some more chemistry out front but that'll come soon.

Anonymous said...

tooo funny anon #1,u stole my line!,n my handle!!

Anonymous said...


For the Pats it seemed like an exhibition game. No one really knew what to do around one another except for the Morriseau line because it didn't change.

Pats are a different looking team, but a better looking team. How much better!

Anonymous said...

Typical Regina. One win and it didn't take long for this to get posted.... "It appears Pats fans are going to be in for some very entertaining hockey over the next few months.
Let's see hoe Interesting it is when they play Moose Jaw, Swift Current or even Brandon. Saskatoon Blades might even have something to say about Playoff chances. Go Blades Go !

Anonymous said...

Still lots of concerns on this team. They have a hard time trying to score more than three goals. Defensive coverage is still weak with too many shots. If not for Kubic's play the Hat could have got to double digits. Most concerning is that the work ethic seems to be sliding back down again. Legien had some chemistry with Bradley but now the line has changed and he seems lost, and Bradley is now the right winger for Hebig. Gabrielle looks frustrated. If this team doesn't come together quick it will be the same situation as Red Deer a couple years back and Saskatoon just before that. They need to start playing for each other quick.

Anonymous said...

Now the Pats seemed poised to reach their goal of becoming 1018 Memorial Cup Champs!

dom said...

Double digits? Hmmm. Sure you were at the game or just reading the stats. Most of med hats shots were from the perimeter. A few good scoring chances against hubic; but that’s hockey. Pats also had a chance to make it 5-1 or 6-1 a couple times. Not saying start the memorial cup victory parade by any means but once these guys keep building chemistry they will be very competitive in the playoffs and into the memorial cup. I bet if the pats players and coaches read some of these posts; they would shake their heads in disbelief at some people’s lack of hockey knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Now 2-0-1 since the trades started. Lots of room for improvement as chemistry builds and the lineup gets more complete. But still, very encouraging to see them find ways to win and get points ... shows a lot of character and guts. Can't wait to see them a couple weeks from now when all the big guns are in the lineup at once and they begin to gel as a group. I think we will be favorites to win the league by the time playoffs start. Moose Jaw is good but our big guns are better than their big guns.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy watching now because they will be out in round 2 and will be horrible for the next 6 years.

Anonymous said...

#1 star by a mile, the new Pats goaltender, good trade Mr Paddock.

bdunc said...

All these guys need now is a road trip to spend time together...get to know each other...all will be well real Pat's fans!!

Anonymous said...


If the Pats didn't want to keep Brown, why didn't they roll with Hollett this year? Kubic played well, but at least Hollett has some experience in the playoffs and Kubic doesn't.

Matt

Anonymous said...

Out in round 2? They will be out in round 1 If they play Swift or MJ. And also I have to agree that they will be bad for a few years down the road with the cupboards now empty. With MJ and Swift miles ahead of them they should of been sellers not buyers regardless of hosting the Memorial Cup. Thats another farce IMO with the host team getting a free pass. What other league in sports does this happen? I realize the attendance is the reason but its a joke if you ask me!

Anonymous said...

After the trades the Pats are now the best team in the East. Hopefully will still finish 4th and take the softer road through the central, but for whatever team survives the war between Moose Jaw and Swift, all that awaits the winner is a swift 4 game ass kicking sweep at the hands of the Pats in the Conference final. Pats coming through the front door. We now have the best Pats team in the history of the Regina franchise, although only together 29 games so stats won't reflect that. WHL Champs! Memorial Cup Champs!

Anonymous said...

I guarantee season tickets drop from the 5,300'ish this season to maybe 3,500 upcoming years.

william weppler said...

One game does not make a goalie....sorry Brown haters.

Agree that Team looked out of sorts last night but can understand it with all the new faces and line changes. Sam did not deserve a Star as more or less indicated by Paddock (see post-game interview), and Sam himself.

Things will get better as they get used to each other. Hebig is sneaky fast so it will really fit in with Bradley, and assume Oksanen when he returns. Legien should be a good 3rd line with Jake as centre.

PP looked very good but maybe trying to be "too cute". Doubt these guys have really have had any good long practices so new guys are learning the system on the fly. Exciting times for The Regiment!

Anonymous said...

The pats aren't going to be as bad as some think in the years to come.

Anonymous said...

why do i have a feeling come april you will be hiding under a rock somewhere while the Pats hit the playoffs as the championship favorites. moose jaw beat tonight by the raiders and theyve had all year to build chemistry.