At least Curtis Hunt liked my new shoes before the game....
That turned out to be the highlight in Regina last night as the Pats won 6-1. I'll give credit to Regina, that's the best they've looked since last October.
They were committed, playing good team defense and fearlessly blocking shots all night long. You could say the Pats got some fortunate bounces in front of the Broncos crease but you work for those breaks and they certainly did.
Jordan Eberle buzzed around most of the night and scored the last two Pats goals when the outcome was already decided.
The Broncos powerplay controlled the puck very well but again couldn't find the mark on any of their three cracks. The PP has dipped below 10.0% on the season.
Kudos to Pats rookie G Dawson Guhle. He looked composed and sharp all night long. I think the Pats have a good one there.
Dillon Wagner scored the only Broncos goal on a nice back-hand high over the blocker of Guhle.
Line of the night?
Pats Coach Curtis Hunt in the pre-game show when I asked about his water bottle toss in Prince Albert Wednesday night which cost him a $500 fine.
"Well I didn't quite have the accuracy that Chinner (Dean Chynoweth) did in Swift Current, but you have to do what you have to do sometimes."
The Broncos host Prince Albert tonight. G Garrett Zemlak is hot after making 43 saves last night in a 2-1 shootout win over Saskatoon.
We're on the air tonight at 7pm with the pre-game show.