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Saturday, March 10, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: PATS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH

CRANBROOK, BC - The Regina Pats clinched a playoff spot for a fifth consecutive year thanks to a 2-1 overtime win in Cranbrook, B.C. over the Kootenay ICE on Friday night.

Sam Steel broke a scoreless tie for the Pats late in the second period when he wired his 29th of the season into the top corner and it was 1-0 after 40 minutes.

The ICE drew even in the third on a two on one when Cameron Hausinger scored and the game needed overtime in a 1-1 tie.

It took just 31 seconds of overtime for the Pats to take the extra point as Sam Steel scored from the slot for his second of the night and 30th of the season to give the Pats the 2-1 victory.

Regina outshot the ICE 34-20, the powerplay was oh for two, the penalty kill four for four and Max Paddock made 19 saves.

Quick Hits
- The Pats have made the playoffs in five straight seasons and in six of the last seven years.
- Sam Steel has his point streak to 10 games with nine goals and nine assists in that span.
- Cale Fleury and Josh Mahura each extended their streaks to four games with a goal and four assists in that stretch.

What’s Next?
The Pats (37-25-6) wrap up their Central Division road trip on Saturday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes. Puck drops at 8 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Wednesday, March 14 against Prince Albert 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 just $13 plus tax.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...


I can't be the only one noticing how Moose Jaw has slipped a little over the last couple of weeks as has Swift Current while the Pats are peaking.

What a great playoff it is going to be!

Anonymous said...

PA is on fire. Wouldn’t want to play them either. Could see an upset happening if PA plays Moose Jaw is the first round. 8th seed knocking out the 1st see. Things are shaping up nicely for the Pats.

Anonymous said...

Remember how the Russian played Possum in 72 ? Be prepared for Moose Jaw and Swift Current , it could and probably will happen to a much weaker team called the Patsies !

Anonymous said...

Pats Swift Current Round 1

william weppler said...

Great win Pats and congrats on clinching a playoff berth!

I too have noticed that the Warriors and Broncos have lost the odd game lately but it is tough to play at top level when you have clinched a playoff spot and are looking forward to a long playoff run. Remember these players are teenagers for the most part and can get distracted.

Both those Teams will be ready when the regular season ends so "buckle up" WHL fans as it going to be a fun playoff in South Saskatchewan!! Unfortunately only 1 will have a chance to get to the Memorial Cup.

Anonymous said...

As much as I'd love to see our Pats win I'd much rather have Brandon pass us so we can have the first wild card seed and go to the central division in round one I still don't want either MJ or swift in the round 1 playoffs as it's just a matter of time before they turn things around

Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes ! Sam Steel is on fire! He is going to have one great play-off experience.

Morgan said...

In the playoffs and in the memorial cup baby!!! Who else can say that other than the regina pats??? Boo yah baby!!! Go Pats Go!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I think the North is getting ready for sone "fun" too...

Anonymous said...

And get that truckload of PAMPERS ready, Horsie fans! Lol!! Skinner will SOIL the crease!

Anonymous said...

I'll take Swift Current in 5 games first round vs Pats.

Anonymous said...

I agree .. partly. You can't start hoping or trying to finish lower because that is a losers mentality. Even though a few years ago we benefited from the current playoff format I hate it. Why is red deer going You get in while the blades are out. That's just hokey . The only way u can approach this as the pats is continue playing winning hockey and play the tougher east teams early while your healthy and if your fortunate to get through tada! You get med hat or Brandon. Not a bad deal. No teams are push overs though.. look at swift last year had us o the ropes and frankly we dodged a big one so anything can happen . May be hunters team quits playing for him again. You never know. I don't mind our odds. Go pats go!!

Anonymous said...

Pats in 6 over the ponies They got demolished in Moose Jaw on Satuday