Saturday, 1 October 2011

Regina Pats 4 and Lethbridge Hurricanes 1

LETHBRIDGE - The Hurricanes came out flat in the first period and proved costly as the Regina Pats went on to win 4-1 Saturday night at the ENMAX Centre.

The Regina Pats would open the scoring in this game on a power play thanks to Taber native Brandon Davidson. He let a high shot go from the poit, beating a partially screened Brandon Anderson give the visitors a 1-0 lead. Before the end of the period, the Pats would get another one on the man advantage. This time it was Colten Jobke getting the goal, as he hammered a low shot by Anderson. That put Regina ahead 2-0 after one period. The Pats out shot Lethbridge 12-3 in the opening frame.

In the second, the Pats would increase their lead just past the midway point of the period. Campbell Elynuik dropped a pass back to Tanner Olstad and he roofed a shot into the top of the next to give Regina a big 3-0 lead. The Canes continued to have trouble generating chances as the period moved on. That's the way the period would end and Regina would take a three goal lead into the dressing room. The Pats were out shooting the Canes 25-13 through 40 minutes of play.

In the third, the Hurricanes would finally get on the scoreboard when Brody Sutter fired home his 3rd goal of the season off a nice passing play with Tot and Braes. That cut the Regina lead to 3-1. The Pats would end up putting this game away late in the period with another power play goal, this one by Dyson Stevenson. That gave Regina a 4-1 lead. When it was all said and done, that's the way the game would end. The Pats would win 4-1 and improve their record to 4-1 on the season. The loss drops the Hurricanes to 2-2 on the season. Regina's power play was dynamite. The finished the game 3/6 and the Hurricanes were 0/5. Regina ended up out shooting Lethbridge 36-25 on the night. Assistant Coach Chris Chiasmore wasn't happy with the outcome. He said on the CJOC post-game show that the game was "ugly" and the Hurricanes came out extremely "flat".

The Hurricanes will hit the road for their next three games. They play the Warriors at the new Mosaic Place arena Wednesday night. The pre-game show on CJOC at 6:30. The puck drop at 7:00 pm (MDT). The Saskatchewan road swing will then take the Canes into Regina on Friday and then to Swift Current Saturday. Lethbridge will play it's next home game October 11th when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings.


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  1. U.G.L.Y. Nuf said.

    I see that Jedi mind tricks are alive and well in the home town of Deliverance. What an officiating joke! Edmonton goes up 3-0 midway though the game, and the Tigers are then awarded 9 straight powerplays by Bonnett and Hanson. Oil Kings still manage to outshoot Tigers 46-27, but lose 4-3 in a shootout.

    Really?? 9-straight penalties on Edmonton including a couple 5 on 3s. How do these two keep their jobs? Sorry Edmonton fans, this is the way things work in the Hat. Get used to it.

  2. Sutter was the best player on the ice for the canes again. Amazing how much he has improved over the past 2 years and over the summer even. The game tonight was ugly but on the bright side there wasn't 47 shots against. S.L.

  3. I went to both games and the coaches have to be somewhat to blame for the first can't change every line combination and defence pair except one that were in place when they scored 6 goals and not see players standing around wondering whats going on...after they went back to more familiar lines in the second they played better. Not sure what the coaches were thinking but it didnt work.

  4. What was wrong with the ice last night Pat? Players were falling from both teams and the puck was bouncing like a basketball? Looked aweful......TD

  5. From what I remember from Friday night's game against the Hitmen, Pat said it was really hot up in the broadcast booth. I was surprised to hear that since it's a new building. Didn't they have the AC working??? That would be funny if they didn't have AC in the new building (but not for Pat!)!! Maybe the heat had to do with the ice conditions??

    Anonymous' comments aren't a good sign. Coaching needs to be a stabilizing factor, not a factor that undermines the confidence of the players.

  6. I see Mitch Guiel played for Seattle last night? Did the Canes release him without getting anything in return?

  7. Don't blame the coaches for the lacksadasical effort last night. It was disappointing and none of the players seemed to have any interest.

    Players need to play regardless of the line combinations. They have to adjust. These players have played enough hoockey to be able to adjust.