Regina Pats (15-13-1-0) Moose Jaw Warriors (8-18-3-2)
For already the sixth time this season, Regina Pats (15-13-1-0 and Moose Jaw Warriors (8-18-3-2) face off in the Trans-Canada Clash. The Pats have already clinched their season series with the Warriors, winning all five of the rivals’ previous meetings. Boston Leier has prolific numbers against the Warriors this season, registering 12 points (6G, 6A) in five games. Those 12 points account for 38.7% of Leier’s total of 31 points on the season. Colton McCarthy leads Moose Jaw with two goals against Regina. The Pats come into tonight’s game having lost three of their last four games including a last-minute loss in Brandon Wednesday. The Warriors have dropped three straight, including Saturday’s 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Pats. This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.
The Pats showed character coming back from 1-0, 2-1 and 4-2 deficits, all with Captain Kyle Burroughs out of the game with an injury. Chandler Stephenson scored twice in the contest, once on the powerplay and the other shorthanded. With the score tied 4-4 in the late stages, the Pats couldn’t capitalize on a 5-on-3 powerplay and killed a disadvantage of their own. With overtime looming Jayce Hawryluk snapped a shot by Dawson MacAuley to hand Brandon the 5-4 victory.
The Pats and Warriors have no love for each other, especially after Saturday’s tilt which saw the rivals total 151 penalty minutes. Eight fighting majors went up on the board with eight misconducts being handed out by the officials. Regina and Moose Jaw have combined for plenty of PIMs twice more this season. On October 12th, the teams combined for 113 penalty minutes and November 3rd, tallied a total of 74.
Pats rookie forward Maximilian Kammerer has been invited to Team Germany’s World Junior Championship selection camp. The Dusseldorf native has three points (1G, 2A) in 21 games with the Pats this season. Kammerer will depart from the Pats December 12th to attend the camp.
Chandler Stephenson took over sole possession of the Pats’ points lead Wednesday night in Brandon. The 19-year old forward has 33 points (11G, 22A) on the season with his 22 assists also leading the Pats (tied-17th WHL). Stephenson is also the co-leader in the WHL in shorthanded goals, scoring his fourth of the season in Brandon.
Bruiser Scott Cooke made his impression on the Trans-Canada Clash when he tangled with Dyson Stevenson in his first contest against the Pats. The Warriors acquired Cooke from Vancouver for a sixth round WHL Bantam pick to fill an energy roll and played his first two games of the season after breaking his fibula in the pre-season.
at Saskatoon – Saturday, December 7th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Centre (CKRM)
vs. Kamloops – Wednesday, December 11th, 7:00 p.m. – Global Regina Teddy Bear Toss – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Saskatoon – Friday, December 13th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Centre (CKRM)
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