In the Pats 4,400+ All-Time regular season a high scoring game like the outcome of last nights' contest isn't uncommon but for a game to end 9-8 is a pretty rare feat.
The last time that the Pats were in a 9-8 contest was back in the 1995-96 season in which the Pats defeated the Wheat Kings February 7, 1996 before 3,334 fans.
Prior to that it happened January 30, 1990 against the Saskatoon Blades in front of 3,372 fans.
The only loss the Pats took was back on October 28, 1979 again against the Blades in Saskatoon with a crowd of 1,500.
The second time it happened was another game against the Blades in Saskatoon on December 15, 1978 (coincidentally 4 days before I was born) that was witnessed by 1,601.
The first time that the score ended in a 9-8 score was 60 years before that. On December 20, 1918 the Pats beat the Regina Victorias.