Saturday, February 27, 2016


The Regina Pats hit the road on Saturday for their seventh meeting of the regular season with the Saskatoon Blades. The Pats were coming off a 3-1 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday where they thoroughly outplayed their opponent but Rylan Parenteau turned aside 41 shots to give the Raiders the win. The Blades had been off since Monday when they won their fourth straight game, 6-5 in overtime over the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Pats took a 3-2-0-1 record against the Blades into the meeting and sat three points back of Moose Jaw for 3rd in the East Division. The Blades meanwhile were 11 points back of Edmonton for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but do hold two games in hand. Here are the lineups for the game with the starters highlighted.






Pats scratches - Williams, McAmmond and Pouteau. 
Blades scratches - Sayers, McCarty, MacKenzie and McIsaac. 

In the first period the Pats got the games first powerplay in the early goings and Sam Steel had a great chance in tight on the left side but Brock Hamm stoned him with the pad to keep the game scoreless. After the PK the Blades too the lead at 8:17. Cameron Hausinger put home a rebound off the glove of Tyler Brown for his 6th unassisted to make it 1-0. Then at 9:36 Ryan Graham stole a puck at his own blueline and skate don a partial breakaway and scored on the back hand for his 17th to make it 2-0. The Blades got it to 3-0 on a weak backhand shot from Wyatt Sloboshan at 11:31 into the far side of the net and then Ryan Graham scored the exact same goal at 13:59 for his second of the night and 18th and it was 4-0 Blades. The Pats got one back at 13:59 when Chase Harrison scored his 7th on a rebound with assists to Rykr Cole and Austin Wagner and it was 4-1. That was the score after 1 period with the Pats leading on the shot clock 13-12.

In the second the Pats found their legs and threw 17 shots at Brock Hamm but he stopped every one of them. The Blades had the periods lonne powerplay which the Pats killed off and the game stayed 4-1 heading to the 3rd. The Pats outhsot the Blades 17-8 in the period and led 30-20 overall.

In the third the Pats continued to press but once again Brock Hamm stood tall. With 6 minutes left the Pats got a powerplay and then pulled Tyler Brown for the extra attacker. That's when the Pats got within 2. Adam Brooks scored his 34th from the left circle at 15:43. Connor Hobbs and Sam Steel the assists and it was a 4-2 game. The Blades however added an empty netter at 18:34 when Ryan Graham completed his hattrick with his 19th and it was 5-2 and that was the final score. The Pats outshot the Blades 15-9 in the period and 45-29 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 3 in the loss and the penalty kill was 2 for 2.

The third star of the game went to the Blades Cameron Hausinger who had a goal in the win. The second star to Brock Hamm who made 43 saves on 45 Pats shots and the first star to Ryan Graham who had a hattrick. 

The Pats are back in action Monday morning when they host the Red Deer Rebels at the Brandt Centre with an 11:30 AM puck drop on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Blades Goal @ 8:17. Cameron Hausinger (6) unassisted.

Blades Goal at 9:36. Ryan Graham (17) unassisted.

Blades Goal at 11:31. Wyatt Sloboshan (15) from Josh Paterson and Colton Waltz.

Blades Goal at 12:30. Ryan Graham (18) from Cameron Hebig and Libor Hajek.

Pats 4v4 Goal at 13:59. Chase Harrison (7) from Rykr Cole and Austin Wagner. 

2nd Period


3rd Period

Pats 6v4 PP Goal at 15:43. Adam Brooks (34) from Connor Hobbs and Sam Steel.

Blades EN Goal at 18:34. Ryan Graham (19) from Cameron Hebig.

Here are the radio highlights:

 Post game interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock:


Anonymous said...

they played fine theyre just fine don't need to panic hey can beat anyone in this league I don't know but I think playing Lethbridge in the first round suits the pats just fine

Anonymous said...

This losing spell could last a while. They were playing poorly and winning. They got into some weak habits. Now they need to go back to work. Unwilling to play a greasy game is hurting them. They want to score highlight reel goals all the time instead of fighting for stuff in front of the net. Brown also sucked which didn't help. Lots of work to do.

Anonymous said...

Somewhat agree. When you have some average skilled players not wanting to get dirty or create anything then their +/- rating drops fast as has been evident the last while. A couple of them need to watch from the stands for a bit and get a dose of reality. A couple of the Pats supposedly more physical players have been somewhat a disappointment this year and have been given more than ample opportunity. Time needs to be cut on a few.