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Wednesday, January 10, 2018


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Regina – The Regina Pats dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre.

Regina opened up a 2-0 lead in the first period when Robbie Holmes scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season. The Oil Kings got one back late with just over seven minutes left and it was 2-1 after one.

The Oil Kings then scored early in the second and added another early in the third to lead 3-2.

Regina would strike back when Matt Bradley scored on a breakaway for his 26th of the season and 100th goal of his career to make it 3-3 and eventually force overtime.

In the extra frame, Brett Kemp scored on a two on one and the Oil Kings took the extra point in a 4-3 final.

The Pats outshot Edmonton 36-33, the powerplay was oh for two and the penalty kill three for three.

Holmes scored twice, Austin Pratt put up two assists and Ryan Kubic made 29 stops in his Pats debut.

Quick Hits
- Matt Bradley scored his 100th career goal in the game.
- Jesse Gabrielle picked up his first assist in his first game.
- Cale Fleury has points in three straight with four assists in that stretch.

What’s Next?
The Pats (21-19-4) are back in action Friday against the Medicine Hat Tigers at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at and the Brandt Centre Box office.

(Phil Andrews/


william weppler said...

Well JP was correct when he said many months ago that the Team we saw then would not be the Team we see in January...I think that was an understatement! :))

This next 2 months are going to be a ride for the Eastern Conference Teams to see who makes it to the WHL Final. As a Pats fan I get truly excited just thinking about this new Team JP has created and what they can accomplish in that same period. Lots of talent acquired and yes some current and future talent given up but can't worry about that now...water under the bridge.

With a lot of the newly acquired players, Sam, and some injured players not in the lineup tonight I thought they looked pretty good...other than in the OT...brutal!

Friday most, if not all, should be in the lineup so will get a better glimpse of what's to come.

Warriors are a steamroller right now and Broncos beefed up big time. The Pats had a super exciting Team last year and it was a lot of fun to watch them. To Warriors and Broncos fans enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Once Sam Steel is back and the team is given a week or so to jell, the New Regina Pats should be ready to kick some WHL butt!!

Andrew Wiens said...

I think that people in Swift Current think they are going to enjoy what they are about to see because the Broncos have sold just over 200 more seasons tickets in the last two days (which means something given the size of our rink). Hopefully people realize that when you add 7 new players in the span of two weeks it might take some time to develop some chemistry, and judging by tonight, they had better not look past the Oil Kings or any other team for that matter. I couple of things I was pondering this evening:

-was Al Miller planning on trading for Clague all along or did he do it in response to the Broncos/Canes trade?

-I wonder what fans in PA think about Curtis Hunt right now - his trade for McDonald seemed rather ill advised at the time; but now, it looks downright stupid. Maybe he didn't think that this would be the craziest trade deadline week in league history (I think) because his only hope now is to catch Saskatoon which seems a slim hope at best. And what if McDonald doesn't come back next year?

Anonymous said...

Pats win and they make the top of the page. When they Lose they are hard to be found on here.
Funny how it works isn't it !

Anonymous said...

Missing : Steel / Hebig (leading scorer on the Pats now)as well as Hyman (6'5, 3rd year man who played in the Memorial Cup last year, winner)

I think Kubic must have found out he was a Pat around 12-1pm? then had to pack and drive to Regina and play with a team of guys whom he has no idea what their habits are. They will figure out how everyone likes to communicate and little things like how each dman prefers the puck set up for them behind the net or how they like the pass or if they prefer the tendy to just leave it alone all together, the little details will make him better as well, but so will this D which I would take over any other D now. Swifts D is neck n' neck but ours is a little more skilled offensively, the teams are about even defensively, about the same in strength but Swift might be a tad meaner. We will see when Hyman and Pouteau get here. With these two and Shoiler and Fleury the Pats may be the meaner D now too?

Gabrielle coulda had 2-3 goals last night and 2-3 assists with any luck, he will find his timing and gel with Steel and Hebig then watch him snipe. Once he figures out where Sammy and Hebig want him he will be dangerous because teams will HAVE TO stay on Sammy and Hebig. Once he starts sniping game in and game out they will have no choice but to stay on him which will open up ice for Hebig and Sammy. This line makes the most sense to me but any way you shake it up is gonna look pretty darn good. This would be a fun coaching decision IMHO.

Either Bradley or Hebig (if he plays center) will now play against the second pairing D and Jake gets to play again the third pair often as well as a sometimes a double shifted top pair which will yield higher scoring in second half of games. Watch for that.

Cant wait to see what Hebig will do with top flight line mates.

Pon Jaddock

Anonymous said...

I think it will be

Gabrielle Steel Henry
Legien Hebig Bradley
Holmes Leschyshyn Pratt

4th line will change a lot with the remaining 5 guys(Mahovolich, Morriseau, Platt, Sidaway, Nijhoff). Oksanen will mix in on the top 3 lines somewhere once he is healthy again. Legien's spot might be the one where he fits in and they will play who is better.