Wednesday, March 6th
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.
Game Sponsor: Casino Regina
Regina Pats (24-35-3-4) Edmonton Oil Kings (46-15-2-3)
The Pats and Oil Kings go head to head in their fourth and final meeting of the season this evening. The Pats hold a 1-2-0-0 record against the defending champions this season. Carson Samoridny leads the Pats with five points (with the Hitmen) against the Oil Kings this season while Lane Scheidl has two goals in three contests against Edmonton. Michael St. Croix and T.J. Foster lead all point getters in the series with seven each. Regina is on a three game win streak after a perfect three-in-three weekend, while the Oil Kings are on a three game streak of their own. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Pats Sweep 3-in-3 with 4-3 SO Win Over Brandon
Early in the third period, the Pats looked to be coming up just short of a perfect weekend when they were down 3-1 in the third. Midway through the frame, though, Carson Samoridny cut the deficit to one and Chandler Stephenson tipped in a Morgan Klimchuk one-timer to tie the game at three. Overtime didn’t solve anything and only one shooter would tally in the shootout as Stephenson’s winner sent the Pats to the 4-3 SO victory. For game highlights, click here.
First Nations and Metis Awareness Night
Casino Regina presents the fourth annual Howard Anderson First Nations and Metis Awareness Night tonight when the Pats take on the Oil Kings. The evening features performances by local singing artist Stacy Cyr as well as drum group Charging Bear. This year’s First Nations and Metis Awareness Night will hold a special focus on the 2014 North American Indigenous Games which will be hosted in Regina.
Morgan Klimchuk had an impressive three game run this past weekend. Sitting second on the Pats in scoring, Klimchuk totaled eight points (3G, 5A) in three games including a four point effort against Moose Jaw. Klimchuk’s 37 assists in 66 games surpass his total points through 67 games last season.
Forwards Trent Ouellette and Emil Sylvegard stepped up this past week to fill in on defence as the battle the injury bug on their blue-line. Sylvegard played defence all three games this past weekend, chipping in with a goal and an assist while finishing the three-in-three set with a +3 plus/minus rating.
Who to Watch on Edmonton
Phoenix Coyotes first round pick (27th Overall) Henrik Samuelsson recently reached the 100 point plateau for his WHL career, features six points against the Pats this season and is third on the Oil Kings with 32 goals.
- Kyle Burroughs set a new career high on the weekend totaling four points (1G, 3A) against Moose Jaw on Saturday
- Jack Rodewald matched his 68 game total of 12 points this weekend in only 49 games
- Dyson Stevenson has matched or set new career highs in goals (15), assists (24) and penalty minutes (118)
vs. Prince Albert – Friday, March 8th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre – Footlong Friday/Poster Giveaway Night (CKRM)
at Saskatoon – Saturday, March 9th, 7 p.m. – Credit Union Centre (CKRM)
at Moose Jaw – Tuesday, March 12th, 7 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)
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Regina Pats Hockey Club