Regina Pats Head Coach and General Manager John Paddock did not mince any words after his team’s 3-0 loss to the Swift Current Broncos in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.
“We weren’t anywhere good enough,” Paddock bristled in a post-game interview with Pats play-by-play man Phil Andrews. “We weren’t close and didn’t do enough things to win. They got better efforts from player one through 18 in their lineup than what we got.”
Ryan Kubic was a surprise starter in goal for Regina as Max Paddock did not dress. Kubic was stellar between the pipes for his team in the final two periods after giving up three in the first period while his counterpart Stuart Skinner blocked all 34 shots sent his way.
Regina also played the game without 20-year-old forward Jesse Gabrielle. It is not known why he or Paddock were not in the lineup and if one or both will be on the ice for Game 2. 2017
The two teams will meet again Saturday in Swift Current in a 7 o’clock start in a game you can hear on 620 CKRM,
Swift Current – Beck Malenstyn (1) from Josh Anderson and Kaden Elder – 3:43.
Swift Current – Tyler Steenbergen (1) from Aleksi Heponiemi – 13:59 PP.
Swift Current – Matteo Gennaro (1) from Colby Sissons and Aleksi Heponiemi – 18:48 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 14-8-12-(34) Swift Current 12-4-10-(26)
Regina 0/4 Swift Current 2/8