Friday, March 30, 2012

                      REGINA PATS and MOOSE JAW 

                               PLAY-OFF SERIES

 Taken from Rod Petersen's blog:

This is something that I agree - Well said Rod

* It took awhile but it seems everyone is engrossed in this Pats-Warriors first round WHL playoff series which continues tonight with Game 5 at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.   The Warriors lead the series 3-1 and are looking to close it out this evening.  Hockey people from across the league are sending notes and asking what's going on while fans from other centres like Swift Current and Saskatoon are writing into this blog or chiming in on our radio show about the series.   What else did you expect?  Fines, suspensions, overtimes, sold out arenas, damaged property, etc.   This is exactly what I expected when we learned the top two rivals in the CHL would collide.

* The series should be 2-2 in my opinion, but sadly it's not.  There will be no further referee discussion here.  One of the Pats' parents emailed me a story about the referee in question and his role in getting an MJHL coach suspended for 12 games not that long ago.  Meh, I don't expect much from these guys anymore.

* The greatest, and worst, thing I ever heard yelled from the crowd came during Game 3 on Tuesday night.   "Hey ref!  I thought you were supposed to be on OUR side!!"

* It will be an extremely difficult row to hoe for the Pats tonight without suspended forward Dyson Stevenson and injured captain Brandon Davidson.  The word we received yesterday is that Davidson is done for the series with an upper body injury.    Still, as several from across the WHL have said, the Pats aren't out of it yet.