....Matt Hewitt gets his turn between the pipes tonight. I hope the team backs him up tonight (and that he stands on his head too).
....It looks like the Pats are short bodies tonight.... Reddin, Pavkovich and Rieder didn't take the warm-up.
....I know it's early but I'm thinking that the crowd may be a bit sparse and that there will be a alot of the SaskTel Pats hats left to give away. I'm hoping that more people show.
....It's a dark one in the building. Some of the brighter lights aren't on and only a couple seem to be warming up.
....Tigers take the first penalty of the game 2:18 in on a penalty by Shinkaruk for tripping. Pats to the powerplay.... hopefully they can click.
....Good powerplay with quality chances (Med Hat had one too).
....At the tail end of the powerplay Neigum and Owuya have a nice fisticuff battle. I would call it a draw.... Neigum gets a instigator to go with it. In all honesty I didn't see how it started. Neigum wasn't a happy camper **** this, **** that, etc. Tigers to the powerplay.
....Good kill by the Pats.
....6:51 Tochkin gives the Pats another powerplay on a high sticking call.
....9:53 Valk gives the Pats yet another powerplay on a goalie interference penalty.
....16:25 Shinkaruk gets a holding minor and the Pats get another powerplay. We need to capitialize on this one.
....Action is fast and furious. Scheidl is robbed by Bunz and the loose puck is covered up by a Tiger defender in the crease.
....Penalty Shot by Bell.... Nice attempt but runs out of real estate and Bunz stops him blocker side.
....Man some people aren't happy people. The Pats end the first outshooting the Tigers 19-5 and people are still complaining. It's usually the other way around. C'mon people. With the help of the powerplays the majority of the play has been in the Tiger end. Hewitt has come up huge a couple of times to keep the game knotted at 0's.