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Thursday, March 29, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: DOWN TO A BEST OF 3

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Regina – The Regina Pats evened their first round series with Swift Current at two games apiece on Wednesday night thanks to a 6-3 win at the Brandt Centre.

Regina got goals from Cameron Hebig, his third, and Emil Oksanen, his second, to lead 2-0 after 20 minutes.

The Broncos got it to within one early in the second, but the Pats would explode for three straight goals in response.

First, Jared Legien ripped one top corner for his first, then Libor Hajek scored his first while on the powerplay and finally Jake Leschyshyn buried his first and the Pats chased goaltender Stuart Skinner, leading 5-1. Swift Current got one back late in the period with the powerplay and it was 5-2 heading to the third.

The Broncos added another powerplay goal with 7:13 left, but Jake Leschyshyn would seal the victory for Regina with an empty net goal, his second and 6-3 was the final score.

Emil Oksanen led the Pats with a goal and two assists, Sam Steel and Jake Leschyshyn both had two points while Ryan Kubic made 26 saves. Broncos starting goaltender Stuart Skinner was chased from the net after allowing five goals on 20 shots.

Regina was outshot 29-28, the powerplay went 2/4 and the penalty kill 3/6.

Quick Hits
- The Pats doubled their goal total from the first three games of the series with six in game four.
- Emil Oksanen has goals in back to back games and four points in the series.
- Jared Legien and Libor Hajek both scored their first career playoff goals in the win.
- The attendance was another sellout at 6484.

What’s Next?
The Pats and Broncos will meet again in game five Friday night in Swift Current at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM and Access 7. Game 6 is back in Regina on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre Tickets will go on sale Thursday at 12 p.m. at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

13 comments:

Morgan said...

Another domination and this time, a proper outcome! What a win baby!!! Go Pats Go!!!

Anonymous said...

Swift Current just doesn't have it.

Anonymous said...

How about those Warriors leading the series with PA 3-1 after an exciting 2-0 victory last night.

Andrew Wiens said...

Huh, for once I at least partly agree with Morgan.

Anonymous said...

one thing we learned in last years run to the whl final - size matters! swift is a super skilled team but all their forwards lack size and punch. it was evident last night.

swift is good enough to potentially win this series but i don't believe they are a serious league contender.

william weppler said...

A great win...just have to hold it together Friday night now.

william weppler said...

Got my Memorial Cup seat update from the Pats....very happy to hear I have my Season Ticket seat location....THx a lot Pats! Can't wait for this great event to happen. Will be world class I am sure!

Go Pats!

Anonymous said...

Pats dominated last night but hey they have won nothing . Swift Current didnt win all those games all year by not being a bad team and also being one of the top teams in Canada. Every team has a downer game or so . Maybe the Pats will be the cinderrella team at the right time. . Either way a good series . On another note . Hope the exhibition association gets it together for the rest of the games and the Memorial Cup . What a mess inside and outside . Think they could utilize the north hallway and the west end to sell beer, tickets etc so that a person can get to a bathroom during intermission in less than 10 minutes . Hate to see if there was a fire in there .

Anonymous said...

At this point of the season, the pats are competitive with Swift. With all the changes it should not be a surprise they can play with Swift. That was the plan all season long.

If it works out, great. But if it doesn't, its really just rotten luck that Swift and MJ are so strong this year!!

Imagine what would have happened if last years team was optimized for a run at the Mem cup!!!! But..... they had to be ready for this year. Timing......

Anonymous said...

just crickets from swifty fans...weird

Anonymous said...

Gawdin is spouting off the Broncos feel they could have won the games they lost! I'm pretty sure the Pats would feel the same. I good little bit of dressing room reading.

The Pats know they can compete with anyone in the Division or League. Does that mean a win?…of course not. It doesn't this year and it didn't last year. It shouldn't come as any surprise if the Pats prevail in this series. It may not be what the Broncos want but it's entirely possible.

They seems to be getting stronger and finding their game. For the last two season although he had some very good games, the Pats ended up owning Skinner and a couple of very good Lethbridge teams. May not this year but the history is there. The guys were selling out all the time until the third and I bet they will be doing that the rest of the way. Character may be the difference. If the Pats do what they can do, the will be in real good shape.

officiating? that was not officiating last night. It was couple of guys who decided they were going to try to tilt the ice, and they just about did. These supposed journeymen refs stick around the league forever and never seem to improve. The good ones quickly move on and we have to live with these types. Hooking, holding and interference committed all night long yet they decide to call "goof" penalties like a questionable play after and offside had been called. As soon as one team gets a lead, they want to bring the score close so as not to offend anyone. Bloski did a poor job and Iverson wasn't any better. He's the guy who called a phantom holding call on Harrison in game six last year againsdt Seattle, that allowed them back into the game. Yet we get him again. Nothing the WHL should e proud of..

Anonymous said...

If anything it's proven that the Pats belong and will compete in the Memorial Cup. Taking one of the highest ranked teams to the limit...

Oh, and Andrew...I stand by my comment from a few months ago. If the pats lose I will be cheering for Swift or Moose Jaw to make it to the Cup.

Travis

Anonymous said...

Disallowed goal on P.A. to tie the game up was "exciting" too.