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Friday, March 1, 2019


SASKATOON - The Regina Pats concluded their season series with the Blades in Saskatoon with a 4-0 defeat on Friday night at the SaskTel Centre.

In the first, the Blades got a shorthanded goal two minutes in from Eric Florchuk to lead 1-0. It stayed a one goal game until late in the frame when Max Gerlach scored with 14 seconds left on the clock and Saskatoon led 2-0 after one.

In the second, the Blades got goals from Ryan Hughes and Kyle Crnkovic in the first 10 minutes to lead 4-0. Dean McNabb made four highlight reel saves after that to keep it 4-0 after 40 minutes.

In the third, McNabb stopped all 12 shots he faced but the Pats were unable to find a goal and fell 4-0.

The Pats were outshot 35-19, the powerplay was oh for seven, the penalty kill nine for nine and Dean McNabb made 31 saves in a third star performance.

Quick Hits
- The Pats finish their season series with the Blades with a 1-4-1-0 record.
- The Pats are 48 for 53 on the penalty kill in their last 12 games (90.5 per cent).
- Regina killed all nine short handed situations in the contest.

What’s Next? 
The Pats (18-41-1-2) are right back at it Saturday afternoon against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 2:30 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.

(Phil Andrews/


Anonymous said...

The pats PR people post the PK stats like a badge of honour. Last night the Pats killed off 9 penalties with one a 4 minute job. That's 20 minutes or one full period they had to play shorthanded.lAgainst a good team there's not a chance in the heck they could be a competitive team. It's a big problem for this organization and something that has to be addressed before they will ever be anything. It's unacceptable the team's hockey operations can't fix this but they haven't. The ownership had better be concerned and ask some questions.
The Riders are projected for last place in the division and the blame is being directed away from their management and coaching. The Pats have only had on decent season in the last five if you look at it honestly. No better than the Parkers! Yet praise is being heaped on the management??? It must be true that we in this area enjoy the losers tag we too often wear.

william weppler said...

Where did anyone say we "enjoy" losers? Please point it out in the article.
PK stats are STATS and killing off all 9 penalties against the Blades PP is rather amazing so no problem with reporting it IMO.
When you have a good Team like the Blades playing their brand of hockey against a much weaker Pats Team penalties result. I see it all the time in Junior hockey, not that taking 9 penalties is a good thing, and the Team will get better in that area as it matures.
I am not worried as Paddock has put some great pieces in place early in this rebuild. Keeping the main core in place for next year and making some tweaks which JP is also great at will provide even more entertaining, and more consistent Team showing in the next 2 years.
PS - will be great to see Jack and Nick back in Brandt Center today.
To The Regiment - Let's make sure that we don't embarrass ourselves like the Islanders fans did in the Tavares return.

Anonymous said...

* Canada News Flash Article * hot off the press. March, 2nd, 2019.

Regina enjoys perpetual loser tag. Regina embraces losing all day long.

Canada News

Unknown said...

Hmm. Maybe rather than some real lame trash talk look up "rebuild." In fact this team has some very good though very young talent. Watching these young guys develop is a lot of fun and I have thoroughly enjoyed this year.