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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pats Warriors Game Day Preview

Game #64
Friday, March 1st
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.
Game Sponsor: Scotiabank

Regina Pats (21-35-3-4) Moose Jaw Warriors (21-33-3-6)

Head-to-Head
The Pats and Warriors come together for the sixth time this season as the Pats return to the Brandt Centre after a five game road stretch. Regina features a 2-2-0-1 record against Moose Jaw in the 2012-13 campaign. Chandler Stephenson leads the Blue and White with six points five games. At the other end of the ice, Sam Fioretti leads the Warriors with five points in the five matchups. The Pats come into this evening’s contest after dropping their last outing to the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday and are on a two game slide. The Warriors fell victim to the Raiders as well and find themselves on a similar two game losing streak. 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: Siemens Shuts Down Pats in 7-0 Raiders Win
Despite the Raiders getting on the board first, the Pats fought back in the first period before some penalty trouble started things downhill. Josh Morrissey scored the first of two Raider powerplay goals and Carson Perreaux went on to total a three point night in the 7-0 win for Prince Albert. Luke Siemens made 22 saves to tie the Raiders single season shutout mark with his sixth. Teagan Sacher made 34 saves in the loss. For highlights, click here.

Scotiabank Zamboni Night
For a $5 donation to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, fans can take home their own Zamboni Piggy Bank at Friday’s game against Moose Jaw. The Pats’ Skills Competition Jerseys will also be up for silent auction during the game.

Back From the Road
The Pats return home to the Brandt Centre after a series of five games away from Regina. The Pats went 1-3-0-1 over the five games including a 3-2 win in Edmonton over the Oil Kings and their latest matchup with the Warriors, a 4-3 loss in Moose Jaw. Lane Scheidl and Chandler Stephenson led the Pats with six points each in that span of games.

Playmaker
Missing Wednesday’s game with an illness, Chandler Stephenson carries a five game point streak (1G, 6A) into tonight. The Washington Capitals 3rd round pick is closing in on the 100 point mark for his career with 97 (41G, 56A) in 152 games and needs just six more points to match his career high of 42 points in a season.

Who to Watch on Moose Jaw
Warriors rookie Brayden Point was at his best the last time these two met. The youngster had a goal and two assists en route to a first star selection. Point is fifth among WHL rookies with 46 points on the season.

Quick Hits
- Morgan Klimchuk needs one more goal for the 50th of his career
- Forward Trent Ouellette played his first WHL game at defence against Prince Albert. He was a -1 in the contest.
- Dyson Stevenson’s 4th fight in 5 games on Wednesday set a new career high in PIM’s with 103 and counting

Upcoming Schedule
at Moose Jaw – Saturday, March 2nd, 7 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)
vs. Brandon – Sunday, March 3rd, 6 p.m. – Brandt Centre – Multi-Cultural Night (CKRM/Access 7)
vs. Edmonton – Wednesday, March 6th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre – Wiener Wednesday (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Pats Looking Ahead to a Busy Weekend

Pats Playing Three-in-Three

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats are in the midst of a four game in five night stretch with the bulk of that coming this weekend in a three-game-in three night set. The Pats (21-35-3-4) open the weekend with a full dose of the best rivalry in junior hockey in a home and home with the Moose Jaw Warriors (21-33-3-6) starting Friday night at the Brandt Centre. The Pats finish the weekend with their final contest in their season series against the Brandon Wheat Kings (21-37-4-2) on Sunday.
In addition to the Pats taking on their East Division rivals on home ice, there’s plenty for fans to be excited about off the ice as well.

March 1st, Pats vs. Warriors, 7 p.m. – It’s Scotiabank Zamboni Night at the Brandt Centre this Friday. Scotiabank and the Pats have teamed up to “Save for the Cause” by raising money for the Hospitals of Regina Foundation. Regina Scotiabank locations have been selling Piggy Bank Zambonis with proceeds going to the HoRF and will present a cheque before the game for the money raised to date. If you haven’t picked up your zamboni yet, don’t worry. They’ll be available at the game for a minimum $5 donation to the HoRF. The Pats will also be holding a Jersey Auction as fans will have the opportunity to bid on the jerseys worn by the Pats at the Pats Prairie Mobile Skills Competition. It’s also Footlong Friday at Brandt Centre Concessions, so Footlong Hot Dogs will be $4 all night.

March 3rd, Pats vs. Wheat Kings, 6 p.m. – The Pats’ first Multi-Cultural Night wraps up the weekend as Regina’s diversity will be on full display to start Multi-Cultural Month in the Queen City. The Brandt Centre will be adorned in flags representing nations from all over the World and over fifteen groups from the Regina Multi-Cultural Council will be on hand to share their culture with Pats fans throughout the night. Fans will be treated to dancing and music before the game and during intermissions.

With everything going on at the Brandt Centre, don’t forget it’s Happy Hour one hour before each game when drinks are just $4 around the rink. Fans can pick up their 2-for-1 walk-up tickets for this weekend at the Brandt Centre Box Office.

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Raiders 7 Pats 0

First Period
The Pats found themselves behind the eight-ball early on in the contest when Anthony Bardaro made a strong play behind the net and found Jonas Knutsen out front. Knutsen snapped the opening goal off the cross-bar and into the Pat net. The Blue and White took the play from there and were knocking at the doorstep when they got into penalty trouble. Just seconds into a 5-on-3 opportunity, Josh Morrissey wired the puck behind a screened Teagan Sacher to put the home-side up 2-0 after the opening period. The shots were neck-and-neck as the Raiders outshot the Pats 11-12 in the first period.

Second Period
The second period saw Regina jump out of the gate with sustained pressure and some good scoring opportunities, but once again, the momentum would turn. The Raiders scored three times in the frame with Dakota Conroy finding the back of the net after Teagan Sacher made a couple of highlight reel saves. The Raiders’ powerplay would strike again when Davis Vandane wristed a shot through the crowd and into the goal for Prince Albert’s fourth of the night. The fifth goal came off a fantastic pass from Carson Perreaux as his backhand feed went straight to the stick of Leon Draisaitl for the tap in goal and a 5-0 lead after forty minutes. The Pats trailed on the shot clock, 23-18 after two.

Third Period
It didn’t take long for the Raiders to pounce early in the final stanza. Mark McNeil shot far pad on Sacher and Shane Danyluk shoveled the rebound across the line to put the Raiders into a comfortable 6-0 lead. The Pats struggled to muster offence in the third as the Raiders were content to sit back and play a defensive style. They would add one more, though, as Carson Perreaux solidified his first star status with a goal to make the final 7-0. Luke Siemens ended up with 22 stops on the night for his sixth shutout of the season and tied the Raiders franchise record for shutouts in a season while Teagan Sacher turned away 34 shots in the loss.

The Pats return to action Friday night when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors in the front-half of a home-and-home set with their Highway 1 rivals. Fans can get their Pats Zamboni Piggy Banks at the game with a $5 donation to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.

Three Stars Shots Powerplay Attendance: 2526
1. Carson Perreaux – 1G, 2A Pats: 11-7-4-22 Pats – 0/4
2. Josh Morrissey – 1G, 1A Raiders: 12-11-18-41 Raiders – 2/4
3. Luke Siemens – 22 SVS, SO

Next Game: vs. Moose Jaw – Friday, March 1st – 7 p.m. – Scotiabank Zamboni Night (CKRM)
Next Home Game: vs. Moose Jaw – Friday, March 1st – 7 p.m. – Scotiabank Zamboni Night (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Pats Raiders Game Day Preview

Game #63
Wednesday, February 27th
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.

Regina Pats (21-34-3-4) Prince Albert Raiders (34-23-2-4)

Head-to-Head
The Pats and Raiders go head to head for the seventh time this evening at the Art Hauser Centre. Regina features a 3-3-0-0 record against Prince Albert including the teams’ previous meeting, a 9-4 Raiders victory in P.A. Morgan Klimchuk leads the Blue and White with nine points (2G, 7A) against the Raiders in six games. Defenceman Josh Morrissey heads up the Raiders with eight points (3G, 5A) in the six contests. The Pats look to get back in the win column after a loss in Moose Jaw on the weekend. On their current stretch of road games, the Pats sit 1-2-0-1 in four games. The Raiders find themselves in a tight battle for playoff positioning as they head towards the post-season. Prince Albert broke out of a losing skid with a 4-1 win over Moose Jaw last night. 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 Drop 4-3 Decision in Moose Jaw
Morgan Klimchuk and Dyson Stevenson both scored in the third period, but a 3-0 deficit earlier in the game would prove too much for the Pats to come back from. Morgan Rielly scored the game winner off a skate in front and the Warriors held on in the final minutes to take a 4-3 win over the Pats. For game highlights, click here.

Century Mark
Scoring his 31st goal of the season against Moose Jaw, Morgan Klimchuk reached the 100 point mark (49G, 51A) for his WHL career. Klimchuk is second on the Pats with 63 points (31G, 32A) in 62 games this season.

True Grit
Dyson Stevenson matched his career high in goals Friday night with his 15th of the season. The Shaunavon, SK product is also two points away from matching his career high in that department. He’s also second on the Pats in penalty minutes with 98 on the season and leads the team in fighting majors with 14 this campaign.

Who to Watch on Prince Albert
Since heading to the Raiders just before the trade deadline, Jayden Hart has provided some of the offence Prince Albert was hoping for. Hart has 16 points in 25 games with P.A. including seven points (5G, 2A) in his last seven games.

Quick Hits
- Lane Scheidl reached the 70 point (33G, 27A) mark for the first time in his WHL Career and is on a 7 game point streak
- Trent Ouellette has points in two of his last three games
- The Pats are 7-4-0-3 when they enter the third period tied with their opposition

Scotiabank Zamboni Night
For a $5 donation to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, fans can take home their own Zamboni Piggy Bank at Friday’s game against Moose Jaw. Also on March 1st, the Pats’ Skills Competition Jerseys will be up for silent auction on the concourse during the game.

Upcoming Schedule
vs. Moose Jaw – Friday, March 1st, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre – Scotiabank Zamboni Night/Jersey Auction(CKRM)
at Moose Jaw – Saturday, March 2nd, 7 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)
vs. Brandon – Sunday, March 3rd, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre – Multi-Cultural Night (CKRM/Access 7)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pats Klimchuk Projected 1st Rounder by NHL.com

Picture courtesy reginapats.com

The NHL.com mock entry draft for 2013 has Regina Pats forward Morgan Klimchuk going in the first round, 24th overall to the Boston Bruins. The 17 year old was pegged to 33rd by Bob Mackenzie of TSN a few weeks back. Klimchuk picked up his 30th and 31st goals of the year last week in to go along with 32 assists which has him second in Pats scoring with 63 points. Already surpassing his rookie campaign totals of 18 goals and 18 assists by 19 points.

Adam Kimelman put together the mock draft and he described Klimchuk as a "heady player that doesn't do anything excellent but does everything well."

Whether or not the Bruins actually have the 24th overall pick is yet to be seen but to see Klimchuk go in the first round would certainly be a great accomplishment for the Calgary native.

The Pats are in action Wednesday night in Prince Albert against the Raiders at 7 o'clock with the pregame show at 6:35 on 620 CKRM.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pats Head Scout Dale McMullin Hard at Work



The Regina Pats head scout Dale McMullin and his staff are busy monitoring the bantam playoffs in western Canada ahead of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. I had a chance to catch up with Dale today to talk about that as well as how the players that have already been drafted are doing. Here is that interview.



Americans Feser WHL Player of the Week

CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Americans forward Justin Feser is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week, for the second time this season.

Feser collected a remarkable 13 points, scoring six goals and seven assists to go with a +7 rating in three games over the past week, helping the Americans to a 3-0-0-0 record in that span.

On Tuesday, February 19, the Tri-City Americans played host to the Vancouver Giants. Feser scored three goals, including the game-winner, added an assist and was named the game’s 1st Star in Ams’ 5-4 win over the Giants. On Friday, February 22, the Everett Silvertips were in Tri-City to face the Americans. Feser collected two goals, two assists and was again named the games’ 1st Star as the Ams’ tripled the ‘Tips 6-2. On Saturday, February 23 the Americans took on defending WHL Champions the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Toyota Center. Feser nabbed one goal, four assists and for the third straight game was named the games’ 1st Star in the Americans 8-1 triumph over the visiting Oil Kings.

Feser currently sits 5th among all WHL scorers with 92 points (38 goals, 54 assists) in 61 games played thus far this season. The Tri-City Americans have won their last five games and currently sit 4th in the WHL Western Conference with a 36-22-1-2 record for 75 points.

A 20-year-old from Red Deer, AB, Feser is playing his fifth straight year with the Tri-City Americans. Originally a 9th round pick by the Ams’ in the 2007 WHL Draft, Feser has gone on to appear in 340 WHL regular season games collecting 339 points (149 goals, 190 assists) and 181 penalty minutes.

The WHL has also nominated Marek Langhamer of the Medicine Hat Tigers for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Langhamer posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping 66 of 67 shots faced for a 0.985 save-percentage and 0.48 goals-against average. Langhamer, an 18-year-old from Moravska Trebova, Czech Republic, led the Tigers to a 2-1 shoot-out win and a 2-0 shut-out victory, both over the Swift Current Broncos in a home-and-home series.

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Brenden Walker, Saskatoon Blades
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Henrik Samuelsson, Edmonton Oil Kings
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Alex Gogolev, Victoria Royals
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Troy Rutkowski, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 17 – Dec. 30: Anthony Bardaro, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Josh Nicholls, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 19 – 25: Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 12 – 18: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Curtis Valk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks

"Denny's: open 24/7 for all your hunger needs. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night, Denny's has you covered. Open 24/7"

Cory Flett
Director, Communications
Western Hockey League

Pat Chat February 25th



Pats Return Home to Three-in-Three Stretch

The Week That Was
Tuesday, February 19th – Pats 2 @ Red Deer 3 SO
With the Pats leading 2-1, Turner Elson tied the contest and forced overtime in Red Deer.  The only shooter to score in the shootout was former Pat Dominik Volek as the Rebels took the shootout win. 

Friday, February 20th – Pats 3 @ Edmonton 2
Regina gained a measure of redemption against the Oil Kings as Matt Hewitt made 53 saves to help his club to a big road win.  Lane Scheidl scored twice for the second time in as many nights. 

Sunday, February 22nd – Pats 3 @ Moose Jaw 4
To finish the week, the Blue and White took on their arch-nemesis in Moose Jaw.  Dyson Stevenson and Morgan Klimchuk scored in the third, but the Pats would fall just short. 

Quote of the Week
"We came into this game knowing it was going to be a huge challenge.  We didn't back down from the challenge. It shows you that if we stick to our roles and responsibilities, we can play anybody in the league and beat anybody in the league.” - Pats Goalie Matt Hewitt on his 53 save win in Edmonton (Courtesy Rob Vanstone – Leader-Post)

The Week Ahead
Wednesday, February 27th – Pats @ Prince Albert

The Pats finish up a stretch of five road games in a row when they travel north to take on the Raiders.  Regina is
3-3-0-0 this season against the Raiders who are trying to reclaim their spot atop the East Division.

Friday, March 1st – Moose Jaw @ Pats
The Blue and White finally return to home ice when they host the Warriors Friday night.  Fans can pick up their Zamboni Piggy Banks for a minimum donation to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.

Saturday, March 2nd – Pats @ Moose Jaw
The back half of the home and home goes Saturday in Moose Jaw as the Pats wrap a set of three out of four games against the Warriors.  Catch the action on 620 CKRM with the Pre-Game Show starting at 6:35 p.m.

Sunday, March 3rd – Brandon @ Pats
Multi-Cultural night caps off a three game in three night stretch for the Pats as they welcome the Wheat Kings as well as fifteen cultural groups to the Brandt Centre to celebrate Regina’s diversity.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, February 25th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27th – Pats @ Prince Albert – 7 p.m. CST*
Thursday, February 28st – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.
Friday, March 1st – Pats @ Moose Jaw – 7 p.m.*
Saturday, March 2nd – Pats @ Moose Jaw – 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 3rd – Brandon @ Pats – 7 p.m. **
*Broadcast on CKRM
**Broadcast on CKRM and Access 7
Important Dates
Friday, March 1st – Moose Jaw @ Pats (Next Home Game, 2-for-1 Tickets, Footlong Friday)
Sunday, March 3rd – Brandon @ Pats (Multi-Cultural Night/Access 7 Broadcast)
Wednesday, March 6th – Edmonton @ Pats (First Nations Night)

Zamboni Piggy Banks
Visit any Regina Scotiabank location until Thursday to get your Zamboni Piggy Bank.  A $20 donation to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation gets you two tickets to Friday’s game against Moose Jaw and, of course, a Zamboni Piggy Bank.  The Zambonis will also be available Friday for a minimum donation to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.

Multi-Cultural Night
Regina’s diversity will be on full display Sunday when the Brandon Wheat Kings visit.  Over fifteen cultural groups will have displays on the Brandt Centre concourse in addition to performances by the groups throughout the evening.  Mayor Michael Fougere will be on hand to kick off the evening’s festivities.

Fan Appreciation Offers
As a ‘thank you’ to the support the Pats receive all season, Pats fans can visit the Brandt Centre Box Office to get 2-for-1 tickets to any remaining Pats Regular Season Game.  Brandt Centre concessions will also be running deals for the rest of the season.  It’s Happy Hour between 6-7 p.m. at Pats games and all drinks will be $4.00, and don’t forget Footlong Fridays when Footlong Hot Dogs are only $4.00.

For game recaps, highlights and more Pats news, visit ReginaPats.com.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Warriors 4 Pats 3



The Regina Pats were in Moose Jaw on Friday looking to build on a 3-2 win in Edmonton from Wednesday. The Pats got a great performance out of goaltender Matt Hewitt who made 53 saves in the win and Lane Scheidl extended his point streak to 6 games with 2 goals while Morgan Klimchuk picked up the game winner on his 30th of the season. The Pats picked up 3 of 6 points on their road trip through Alberta and were 2-1-0-1 versus the Warriors coming into Fridays game. The Warriors were coming off a 5-1 loss to the red hot Saskatoon Blades and were tied with the Pats in points with 49 in the Eastern Conference. Jack Rodewald returned to the lineup for the Blue and White on Friday after missing 8 games with an upper body injury. The Pats scratches on Friday were Tye Hand, Colton Jobke, Carson Samoridny, Dryden Hunt, Connor Gay and Luke Fenske.

In the first period the Pats came out and had the first good scoring chance but Lane Scheidl couldn't quite find the handle in front. The Warriors started to push back a little and had some good zone time but Matt Hewitt made some good saves early to keep his team tied. The Pats top line of Lane Scheidl, Morgan Klimchuk and Chandler Stephenson looked dangerous again on this night and had the teams best chances. The Warriors would get the games first powerplay as Moose Jaw native Sean Whalen was called for charging. The Warriors would score with the man advantage as a point shot bounced off the back glass right in front to Brayden Point who finished his 15th of the season from Travis Brown and Morgan Reilly at 13:39 and it was 1-0 Moose Jaw. The Pats would turn up the pressure after that and Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl had some great chances but were unable to find the back of the net. In the final seconds the Warriors Sam Fioretti took a holding penalty on the Pats Chandler Stephenson and the Pats went to their first powerplay with 5 seconds left in the period. They would carry 1:55 into the start of the second period down 1-0 and trailing the shots on goal 8-7.

In the second period the Pats had some struggles in their own zone and gave up the games second goal. Sam Fioretti picked up his 29th on a loose puck in front from Brayden Point and Tanner Eberle at the 3:00 mark and it was 2-0 Warriors. Then at 8:07 Moose Jaw made it 3-0 as Jordan Wyton put home his 5th on a pass in the slot from Josh Uhrich, Brandon Potomak the second assist. The Pats would get one back as Braden Christoffer made a nice move in front and finished just under the crossbar for his 8th of the year from Dyson Stevenson at 15:01 and it was 3-1. The Pats would then get their second powerplay of the game and while they had a couple chances the Warriors did a good job killing it off and the game remained a 3-1 scoreline. That's how the period would end with the Warriors outshooting the Pats 11-7 in the frame and led overall 19-14.

 In the third period the Pats would get it within 1 as Dyson Stevenson finsihed his 15th on a 2 on 1 at the 1:59 with Trent Ouellette getting the lone assist and it was 3-2. The Warriors would retake the 2 goal lead as Morgan Reilly fired off a skate and in for his 12th from Tanner Eberle and Brayden Point at 6:31 and it was 4-2. The Pats would get it back within one as Morgan Klimchuk went hard to the net and was able to finish his 31st from Chandler Stephenson and Lane Scheidl at 11:03 but that was as close as they would get as the game ended 4-3 with the Warriors picking up 2 points. Moose Jaw outhsot the Pats 11-7 inthe third and 28-21 overall.

Lane Scheidl extended his point streak to 7 games with an assist in the game and Chandler extended his to 5 games with an assist as well. The Pats powerplay went oh for 4 on the night while Moose Jaw went 1 for 1. The third star of the game went to the Pats Dyson Stevenson who had a goal and an assist. The second star to the Warriors Morgan Reilly and the first star to the Warriors Brayden Point.

The Pats are back in action next Wednesday in Prince Albert Raiders at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Pats Warriors Game Day Preview



Game #62
Friday, February 22nd
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.

Regina Pats (21-33-3-4) Moose Jaw Warriors (20-31-3-6)

Head-to-Head
The Pats and Warriors matchup for the fifth time this season when Regina visits Moose Jaw tonight. The Blue and White hold a 2-1-0-1 record against their arch-rivals this season including their previous meeting, a 3-2 shootout win for the Warriors in Regina. Chandler Stephenson is the Pats’ top point getter against the Warriors. He features five points (2G, 3A) in the four meetings this season. Sam Fioretti is the top Warrior in the season set with three points, all assists in four games. The Pats roll into Moose Jaw on a high after knocking off the Eastern Conference leading Oil Kings. On the other side, the Warriors were the latest victims of the Saskatoon Blades in a 5-1 road loss. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m. as well as Shaw TV/Access 7.

Lead Up: Hewitt Brilliant in Pats 3-2 Win Over Edmonton
The key players had a hand in the Pats’ victory over the defending WHL Champs. Lane Scheidl scored twice on the powerplay, Morgan Klimchuk added the game winning goal in the third period and Matt Hewitt was almost unbeatable. The over-age netminder stopped 53 Edmonton shots en route to a 3-2 win. For full recap, click here.

Road Warrior
Matt Hewitt played two of his best games of the season on the Pats latest road swing. The New Westminster, B.C. product stopped 93 of 97 shots (0.959 Sv%) in a 3-2 SO loss to Red Deer and 3-2 win over Edmonton helping the Pats to three of a possible six points on the swing.

Powerplay is Back
After a tough stretch where the Pats struggled to score on the powerplay; the Blue and White have goals in four straight games with the man advantage. Their most impressive showing was a 2/3 night against the top ranked Oil Kings penalty kill Wednesday night.

Who to Watch on Moose Jaw
The most familiar name on the Warriors back-end may be Morgan Rielly, but Travis Brown has certainly done his share to be a household name. The fifth round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks is having a career year with 36 points (9G, 27A) in 58 games this season, good for fourth on the Warriors.

Quick Hits
- Lane Scheidl is on a 6 game point streak with 7 goals and 3 assists over that span. He has 2 goals in back to back games
- Morgan Klimchuk reached the 30 goal mark for the first time in his WHL career Wednesday night
- Chandler Stephenson is on a four game point streak with six points (1G, 5A) in that stretch

Upcoming Schedule
at Prince Albert – Wednesday, February 27th, 7 p.m. – Art Hauser Centre (CKRM)
vs. Moose Jaw – Friday, March 1st, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Moose Jaw – Saturday, March 2nd, 7 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WHL Announces 156 Alumni have played in the NHL this season

156 WHL Alumni have played in the NHL this season

Calgary, AB -- The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 20% of all players who have played in the National Hockey League through the first month of the 2012-13 season are graduates of the WHL.

Of the 778 players who had played at least one game in the NHL as of February 19, 2013, 156 are graduates of the WHL.


In addition to the 156 players, there are 36 WHL graduates currently on the coaching staff of NHL clubs, and another 29 WHL graduates who currently occupy key management positions with NHL clubs.

The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars boast the most WHL graduates to have played this season with nine apiece, while the Phoenix Coyotes and Washington Capitals have seen eight WHL grads suit up for the team this season.

All 30 teams in the NHL have at least one WHL grad who have played in the NHL this season.


The Western Hockey League continues to be a leader in developing NHL-caliber players, while also offering a World Class scholarship to every graduating player.

The following is a breakdown of WHL Alumni who have played in the NHL this season, or who are currently with NHL clubs in coaching or management positions:

ANAHEIM DUCKS
Name, Birthplace, WHL Club(s) in brackets (c-indicates WHL coach, ac - indicates assistant coach)
* indicates currently playing in WHL

Players
Emerson Etem, Long Beach, CA (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Ryan Getzlaf, Regina, SK (Calgary Hitmen)
Luca Sbisa, Oberageri, SUI (Lethbridge Hurricanes, Portland Winterhawks)
Sheldon Souray, Elk Point, AB (Tri-City Americans, Prince George Cougars, Kelowna Rockets)

Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Brad Lauer, Humboldt, SK (Regina Pats, Kootenay Ice-ac)
Asst. Coach Scott Niedermayer, Cranbrook, B.C., (Kamloops Blazers)
Goaltending Consultant Pete Peeters, Edmonton, AB (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Asst. Coach Bob Woods, Elk Point, SK (Brandon Wheat Kings)

BOSTON BRUINS

Players
Johnny Boychuk, Edmonto , AB (Calgary Hitmen, Moose Jaw Warriors)
Zdeno Chara, Trencin, SVK (Prince George Cougars)
Andrew Ference, Edmonton, AB (Portland Winter Hawks)
Anton Khudobin, Ust-Kamenogorsk, RUS (Saskatoon Blades)
Milan Lucic, Vancouver, B.C. (Vancouver Giants)

Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Doug Houda, Blairmore, AB (Calgary Wranglers, Medicine Hat Tigers)

Management
Asst. General Manager Jim Benning, Edmonton, AB (Portland Winter Hawks)
Dir. Player Personnel Scott Bradley, Abbotsford, B.C. (Seattle Thunderbirds-scout)
President and Alt. Governor Cam Neely, Comox, B.C. (Portland Winter Hawks)

BUFFALO SABRES

Players
Tyler Ennis, Edmonton, AB (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Tyler Myers, DeWinton, AB (Kelowna Rockets)
Robyn Regehr, Recife, BRA (Kamloops Blazers)

Management
Darcy Regier, Swift Current, SK, (Lethbridge Broncos)

CALGARY FLAMES

Players
Mikael Backlund, Vasteras, SWE (Kelowna Rockets)
Sven Baertschi, Langenthal, SUI (Portland Winterhawks)
Jay Bouwmeester, Edmonton, AB (Medicine Tat Tigers)
Blake Comeau, Meadow Lake, SK (Kelowna Rockets)
Roman Horak, Ceske, Budejovice, CZ (Chilliwack Bruins)
Jarome Iginla, St. Albert, AB (Kamloops Blazers)
Leland Irving, Swan Hills, AB (Everett Silvertips)
Blair Jones, Central Butte, SK (Red Deer Rebels, Moose Jaw Warriors)
Cory Sarich, Saskatoon, SK (Saskatoon Blades, Seattle Thunderbirds)

Coaching Staff
Goaltender Coach Clint Malarchuk, Edmonton, AB (Portland Winterhawks)

Management
Senior Vice President & Asst. G.M. Michael Holditch (Calgary Hitmen – Governor)

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Players
Drayson Bowman, Littleton, CO (Spokane Chiefs)
Cam Ward, Saskatoon, SK (Red Deer Rebels)

Coaching Staff
Dave Lewis, Kindersley, SK (Saskatoon Blades)

Management
Dir. Defenseman Development Glen Wesley, Red Deer, AB (Portland Winter Hawks)

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Players
Marian Hossa, Stara Lubvona, CZE  (Portland Winter Hawks)
Duncan Keith, Winnipeg, MB  (Kelowna Rockets)
Michal Rozsival, Vlasim, CZE (Swift Current Broncos)
Brent Seabrook, Richmond, B.C.  (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Players
Tyson Barrie, Victoria, B.C. (Kelowna Rockets)
Stefan Elliott, North Vancouver, B.C. (Saskatoon Blades)
Chuck Kobasew, Vancouver, B.C.  (Kelowna Rockets)
Cody McLeod, Binscarth, MB (Portland Winter Hawks)

Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Adam Deadmarsh, Trail, B.C.  (Portland Winterhawks)

Management
Executive Advisor/Alt. Governor Joe Sakic, Burnaby, B.C. (Swift Current Broncos)

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Players
Matt Calvert, Brandon, MB (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Derek Dorsett, Kindersley, SK (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Nick Drazenovic, Prince George, B.C. (Prince George Cougars)
Brandon Dubinsky, Anchorage, AK (Portland Winterhawks)
Colton Gillies, White Rock, B.C. (Saskatoon Blades)
Nick Holden, St. Albert, AB (Chilliwack Bruins)
Ryan Johansen, Port Moody, B.C. (Portland Winterhawks)

Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Craig Hartsburg, Stratford, ON (Everett Silvertips – c)

Management
Pres. of Hockey Operations John Davidson, Ottawa, ON (Calgary Centennials)

DALLAS STARS

Players
Jamie Benn, Victoria, B.C. (Kelowna Rockets )
Brenden Dillon, Surrey, B.C. (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Cody Eakin, Winnipeg, MB (Swift Current Broncos, Kootenay Ice)
Vernon Fiddler, Edmonton, AB (Kelowna Rockets, Medicine Hat Tigers)
Brenden Morrow, Carlyle, SK (Portland Winter Hawks)
Aaron Rome, Brandon, MB (Saskatoon Blades, Kootenay Ice, Swift Current Broncos, Moose Jaw Warriors)
Colton Sceviour, Red Deer, AB (Portland Winterhawks, Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Tomas Vincour, Brno, CZE (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Ray Whitney, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB (Spokane Chiefs)

Coaching Staff
Glen Gulutzan, The Pas, MB (Moose Jaw Warriors, Brandon Wheat Kings, Saskatoon Blades)

Management
Co-G.M Les Jackson, Manning, AB  (Estevan/NWM Bruins, Great Falls Americans-c, Brandon Wheat Kings-c)
Hockey Ops. Consultant Stu Barnes, Spruce Grove, AB (New Westminster Bruins, Tri-City Americans)

DETROIT RED WINGS

Players
Darren Helm, St. Andrews, MB (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jordin Tootoo, Churchill, MB (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ian White, Steinbach, MB (Swift Current Broncos)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach Mike Babcock, Manitouwadge, ON  (Saskatoon Blades, Kelowna Wings, Moose Jaw Warriors-c, Spokane Chiefs-c)
Asst. Coach Bill Peters, Three Hills, AB (Spokane Chiefs-c)
Goaltending Dev. Coach Chris Osgood, Peace River, AB  (Medicine Hat Tigers, Brandon Wheat Kings, Seattle Thunderbirds)
Asst. Coach Tom Renney, Cranbrook, B.C. (Kamloops Blazers – c)

Management
General Manager Ken Holland, Vernon, B.C.  (Medicine Hat Tigers)
V.P/Asst. General Manager Jim Nill, Hanna, AB  (Medicine Hat Tigers )

EDMONTON OILERS

Players
Devan Dubnyk, Regina, SK (Kamloops Blazers)
Jordan Eberle, Regina, SK (Regina Pats)
Mark Fistric, Edmonton, AB (Vancouver Giants)
Darcy Hordichuk, Kamsack, SK (Saskatoon Blades, Calgary Hitmen)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Burnaby, B.C. (Red Deer Rebels)
Nick Schultz, Strasbourg, SK (Prince Albert Raiders)
Ryan Smyth, Banff, AB (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Kelly Buchberger, Langenburg, SK (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Management
General Manager Steve Tambellini, Trail, B.C. (Lethbridge Broncos)
Dir. Player Development Mike Sillinger, Regina, SK (Regina Pats)
Sr. Dir. Player Development Rick Carriere, Edmonton, AB (Saskatoon Blades, Red Deer Rebels-c, Medicine Hat Tigers-gm)

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Players
Tomas Fleischmann, Koprivnice, CZE (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Quinton Howden, Oak Bank, MB (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Tomas Kopecky, Ilava, SVK (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Peter Mueller, Bloomington, MN (Everett Silvertips)
Jerred Smithson, Vernon, B.C. (Calgary Hitmen)
Scottie Upshall, Fort McMurray, AB (Kamloops Blazers)
Kris Versteeg, Lethbridge, AB (Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kamloops Blazers, Red Deer Rebels)

Coaching Staff
Goaltending Coach Robb Tallas, Edmonton, AB  (Seattle Thunderbirds)

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Players
Keaton Ellerby, Strathmore, AB (Kamloops Blazers, Moose Jaw Warriors)
Colin Fraser, Sicamous, B.C. (Red Deer Rebels)
Dwight King, Meadow Lake, SK (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jarret Stoll, Melville, SK (Edmonton/Kootenay Ice)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach Darryl Sutter, Viking, AB (Lethbridge Broncos)
Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford, Brandon, MB (New Westminster Bruins)
Dir. Goaltender Development Kim Dillabaugh (Kelowna Rockets, Calgary Hitmen, Kelowna Rockets-c)

Management
Vice President/Asst. General Manager Ron Hextall, Brandon, MB (Brandon Wheat Kings)

MINNESOTA WILD

Players
Kyle Brodziak, St. Paul, AB (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Justin Falk, Snowflake, MB (Calgary Hitmen, Spokane Chiefs)
Josh Harding, Regina, SK (Regina Pats, Brandon Wheat Kings)
Darcy Kuemper, Saskatoon, SK (Red Deer Rebels, Spokane Chiefs)
Devin Setoguchi, Taber, AB (Saskatoon Blades, Prince George Cougars)
Jared Spurgeon, Edmonton, AB (Spokane Chiefs)
Clayton Stoner, Port McNeill, B.C. (Tri-City Americans )

Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Rick Wilson, Prince Albert, SK (Prince Albert Raiders-c)
Asst. Coach Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, AB (Kamloops Blazers)

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Players
Colby Armstrong, Lloydminster, SK (Red Deer Rebels)
Brendan Gallagher, Delta, B.C. (Vancouver Giants)
Josh Gorges, Kelowna, B.C. (Kelowna Rockets)
Travis Moen, Swift Current, SK (Kelowna Rockets)
Carey Price, Williams Lake, B.C. (Tri-City Americans)
Ryan White, Brandon, MB (Calgary Hitmen)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Players
Jonathon Blum, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Vancouver Giants)
Martin Erat, Krnov, CZE (Saskatoon Blades, Red Deer Rebels)
Paul Gaustad, Fargo, ND (Portland Winter Hawks)
Scott Hannan, Richmond, B.C. (Kelowna/Tacoma Rockets)
Chris Mason, Red Deer, AB (Prince George Cougars)
Shea Weber, Sicamous, B.C. (Kelowna Rockets)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach Barry Trotz, Winnipeg, MB (Regina Pats)
Asst. Coach Lane Lambert, Swift Current, SK (Saskatoon Blades, Moose Jaw Warriors-c, Prince George Cougars-c)

Management
Advisor, Hockey Ops. Brent Peterson, Calgary, AB (Edmonton Oil King, Portland Winter Hawks, Portland Winter Hawks-c)

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Players
Bryce Salvador, Brandon, MB (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Dave Barr, Toronto, ON (Billings Bighorns, Edmonton Oil Kings, Great Falls Americans, Portland Winterhawks, Lethbridge Broncos)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Players
Michael Grabner, Villach, AUT (Spokane Chiefs)
Travis Hamonic, St. Malo, MB (Moose Jaw Warriors, Brandon Wheat Kings)
Thomas Hickey, Calgary, AB (Seattle Thunderbirds)

NEW YORK RANGERS
Players
Aaron Asham, Portage La Prairie, MB (Red Deer Rebels)
Brandon Segal, Richmond, B.C. (Calgary Hitmen)

Management
Special Asst. to President Mark Messier, Edmonton, AB (Portland Winterhawks)

OTTAWA SENATORS
Players
Jim O’Brien, Maplewood, MN (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Chris Phillips, Calgary, AB (Prince Albert Raiders, Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Zack Smith, Maple Creek, SK (Swift Current Broncos)

Management
General Manager Bryan Murray, Shawille, QC (Regina Pats-c)

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Players
Brian Boucher, Woonsocket, RI (Tri-City Americans)
Braydon Coburn, Shaunavon, SK (Portland Winter Hawks)
Scott Hartnell, Regina, SK (Prince Albert Raiders)
Andrej Meszaros, Povazska Bystrica, SVK (Vancouver Giants)
Brayden Schenn, Saskatoon, SK (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Luke Schenn, Saskatoon, SK (Kelowna Rockets)


Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Craig Berube, Calahoo, AB (NWM Bruins, Kamloops Jr. Oilers/Blazers, Medicine Hat Tigers)
Asst. Coach Kevin McCarthy, Winnipeg, MB (Winnipeg Monarchs/Clubs)

Management
Sr. Vice President Bob Clarke, Flin Flon, MB (Flin Flon Bombers)
Asst. General Manager John Paddock, Brandon, MB (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Dir. Player Personnel Dave Brown, Saskatoon, SK (Spokane Flyers, Saskatoon Blades)

PHOENIX COYOTES
Players
Kyle Chipchura, Vimy, AB (Prince Albert Raiders)
Shane Doan, Halkirk, AB (Kamloops Blazers)
Boyd Gordon, Unity, AS  (Red Deer Rebels)
Martin Hanzal, Pisek, CZE (Red Deer Rebels)
Jason LaBarbera, Burnaby, B.C. (Portland Winterhawks, Tri-City Americans)
Derek Morris, Edmonton, AB (Regina Pats)
David Schlemko, Edmonton, AB (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Michael Stone, Winnipeg, MB (Calgary Hitmen)


Coaching Staff
Development Coach Dave King, North Battleford, SK (Billings Bighorns-c)
Associate Coach Jim Playfair, Ft. St. James, B.C. (Portland Winterhawks, Calgary Wranglers

Management
Asst. General Manager Brad Treliving, Penticton, B.C. (Portland Winter Hawks, Brandon Wheat Kings, Spokane Chiefs, Regina Pats)
Dir. Amateur Scouting Rick Knickle, Dartmouth, NS (Brandon Wheat Kings)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Players
Zach Boychuk, Airdrie, AB (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Deryk Engelland, Edmonton, AB (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Brandon Sutter, Huntington, NY (Red Deer Rebels)

SAN JOSE SHARKS
Players
TJ Galiardi, Calgary, AB (Calgary Hitmen)
Scott Gomez, Anchorage, AK (Tri-City Americans)
Patrick Marleau, Aneroid, SK (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Brad Stuart, Rocky Mountain House, AB (Regina Pats, Calgary Hitmen)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach Todd McLellan, Melville, SK (Saskatoon Blades, Swift Current Broncos-c)
Goaltending Development Coach Corey Schwab, North Battleford, SK (Seattle Thunderbirds)

ST. LOUIS BLUES
Players
Barret Jackman, Trail, B.C. (Regina Pats)
Scott Nichol, Edmonton, AB (Portland Winterhawks)
Roman Polak, Ostrava, CZE (Kootenay Ice)
Ryan Reaves, Winnipeg, MB (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Wade Redden, Lloydminster, SK (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Kris Russell, Red Deer, AB (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach Ken Hitchcock, Edmonton, AB (Kamloops Blazers-c)
Goaltending Consultant Corey Hirsch, Medicine Hat, AB (Kamloops Blazers)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Players
Keith Aulie, Rouleau, SK (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Eric Brewer, Vernon, B.C. (Prince George Cougars)
Brendan Mikkelson, Regina, SK (Portland Winter Hawks, Vancouver Giants)
Nate Thompson, Anchorage, AK (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Dana Tyrell, Airdrie, AB (Prince George Cougars)

Management
Head Amateur Scour Darryl Plandowski, Halifax, NS (Seattle Thunderbirds-ac)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Players
Cody Franson, Sicamous, B.C. (Vancouver Giants)
Joffrey Lupul, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Clarke MacArthur, Lloydminster, AB (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Frazer McLaren, Winnipeg, MB (Portland Winterhawks, Moose Jaw Warriors)
Colton Orr, Winnipeg, MB (Swift Current Broncos, Kamloops Blazers, Regina Pats)
Dion Phaneuf, Edmonton, AB (Red Deer Rebels)
James Reimer, Winnipeg, MB (Red Deer Rebels)


Management
Community Rep. Wendel Clark, Kelvington, SK (Saskatoon Blades)

VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Players
Alexander Edler, Ostersund, SWE (Kelowna Rockets)
Dan Hamhuis, Smithers, B.C. (Prince George Cougars)
Jannik Hansen, Herlev, DNK (Portland Winter Hawks)
Dale Weise, Winnipeg, MB (Swift Current Broncos)


Management
Dir. of Player Personnel Lorne Henning, Melfort, SK (Estevan/New Westminster Bruins)
Dir. of Player Development Stan Smyl, Glendon, AB (New Westminster Bruins)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Players
Karl Alzner, Burnaby, B.C. (Calgary Hitmen)
Troy Brouwer, Vancouver, B.C. (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jason Chimera, Edmonton, AB (Medicine Hat Tigers, Brandon Wheat Kings)
Eric Fehr, Winkler, MB (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Mike Green, Calgary, AB (Saskatoon Blades)
Braden Holtby, Llyodminster, SK (Saskatoon Blades)
Tomas Kundratek, Jrinec, CZE (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jeff Schultz, Calgary, AB (Calgary Hitmen)


 Coaching Staff
Asst. Coach Tim Hunter, Calgary, AB (Seattle Breakers)
Asst./Video Coach Blaine Forsythe (Calgary Hitmen-ac)
Associate Goalie Coach Olaf Kolzig, Johannesburg, RSA (New Westminster Bruins/Tri-City Americans)

WINNIPEG JETS
Players
Dustin Byfuglien, Minneapolis, MN (Brandon Wheat Kings, Prince George Cougars)
Evander Kane, Vancouver, B.C. (Vancouver Giants)
Andrew Ladd, Maple Ridge, B.C. (Calgary Hitmen)
Paul Postma, Red Deer, AB (Swift Current Broncos, Calgary Hitmen)
James Wright, Saskatoon, SK (Vancouver Giants)


Coaching Staff
Goaltending Coach Wade Flaherty, Terrace, B.C. (Kelowna Wings, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Victoria Cougars)

Management
Executive V.P & General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, Saskatoon, SK (Brandon Wheat Kings)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pats 3 Oil Kings 2



The Regina Pats were in Edmonton on Wednesday night to wrap up their 3 game road trip through Alberta. The Pats lost the first two 5-2 in Calgary and 3-2 in a shootout to the Red Deer Rebels. Tuesday night was in Red Deer where the Pats were up 2-1 until the final minute when the Rebels tied the game at 2's and the game ended up going to a shootout with former Pat Dominik Volek getting the game winner. Matt Hewitt was outstanding in goal making 40 saves in that one and Lane Scheidl pushed his point streak to 5 games with 2 goals. He has 5 goals and 3 assists in that stretch. The Oil Kings came in having won 2 straight and 9 of their last 10. They were the lone team to have clinched a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference coming in. Tristan Jarry got the start in goal for the Oil Kings and in their last meeting Jarry picked up his 6th shutout of the regular season. The Pats scratches on Wednesday were Tye Hand, Colton Jobke, Jack Rodewald, Dryden Hunt, Connor Gay and Luke Fenske.

In the first the Pats got off to a great start with the games first scoring chances after some turnovers by Edmonton in their own zone but Tristan Jarry was able to make some big saves. The Pats would get the first powerplay of the game but the leagues best penalty kill in Edmonton was able to kill it off. Then the Oil Kings got their first chance on the PP as Marc McCoy took a tripping call. The Pats killed the first 1:30 but then took another penalty and went down 5 on 3 for 32 seconds. But Matt Hewitt made some great saves and the Pats were able to kill the first penalty off. The second penalty would go until the end of the period and the Blue and White killed that as well with 30 seconds carrying over into the second. The Oil Kings out shot the Pats 10-3 in the first period.

In the second the Oil Kings would take the lead 2:03 in as Curtis Lazar put home his 33rd of the season from Henrik Sammuelsson and it was 1-0. The Pats would then get their second powerplay and would find the tieing goal as Lane Scheidl hammered a slap shot from the point and in for his 32nd from Kyle Burroughs and Chandler Stephenson at 4:38 and we were tied at 1's. The Oil Kings would pour it on after that but Matt Hewitt was outstanding keeping the game tied. Edmonton would then take another penalty and the Pats would capitalize once again on a beautiful passing play. Dyson Stevenson went cross ice to Chandler Stephenson who found Lane Scheidl in front and he finished his second of the game and 33rd of the year at 15:43 and it was 2-1. The Oil Kings would keep it coming after that and get another powerplay late in the frame. The Pats would kill it for the 1:33 left in the second and keep their 2-1 lead headed o the third where Edmonton would have the powerplay for the first 27 seconds. The Oil Kings outshot the Pats 25-6 in the second and led overall 35-9.

In the third the Oil Kings would not score with their remaining powerplay time but would et the tieing marker at the 5:31 mark. T.J. Foster shot from the slot and hit the back of Klimchuks leg and it slid in past Matt Hewitt for his 25th from Cody Corbett and Griffin Reinhart and it was 2-2. Then after some offsetting minors the teams skated 4 on 4 and the Pats would take the lead again as Morgan Klimchuk finished a loose puck for his 30th from Dyson Stevenson and Colby Williams at 9:06 and it was 3-2. The Oil Kings would do all but score in the time left but again Matt Hewitt was unbelievable making a total of 19 save sin the period and the Pats held on to win 3-2 over the first place Oil Kings. Edmonton outshot the Pats 20-7 in the third and 55-16 overall and Matt Hewitt made 53 saves in the win.

The Pats powerplay went 2 for 3 and killed all 4 Oil King powerplays and snapped their 4 game losing streak. The third star of the game was The Oil Kings Curtis Lazar who had a goal in the loss. The second star went to the Pats Lane Scheidl who picked up 2 goals and extended his point streak to 6 games with 7 goals and 3 assists in that stretch. The first star went to the Pats netminder Matt Hewitt who played the game of his life making 53 saves for the victory.

The Pats are back in action on Friday night in Moose Jaw against the Warriors. 7 o'clock puck drop on 620 CKRM.

Pats Oil Kings Game Day Preview

Game #61
Wednesday, February 20th
Puck Drop: 8:00 p.m. CST

Regina Pats (20-33-3-4) Edmonton Oil Kings (43-12-2-3)

Head-to-Head
The Pats and Oil Kings meet for the third time this season with Edmonton earning victories in the first two games of the season series and outscoring the Pats 15-1 over those games. Stephen Hak has the Pats’ lone marker against the Oil Kings this season. Michael St. Croix leads the Oil Kings with seven points (5G, 2A) against the Pats. Coming into this evening’s matchup, the Pats have lost four straight games including last night’s heartbreaker of a shootout loss in Red Deer. Meanwhile the Oil Kings continue to sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, winning two straight including a 6-0 win over Prince George. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 7:35 p.m. CST.

Lead Up: Pats at Red Deer
Lane Scheidl scored twice to have the Pats up 2-1 in the third period, but the Pats couldn’t hold onto the lead. With Patrik Bartosak on the bench, Turner Elson tied the game with just under a minute on the clock. Overtime solved nothing and Dominik Volek scored the shootout winner as the Pats fell 3-2. For full recap, click here.

Getting Back in a Groove
After Teagan Sacher started two straight games, Matt Hewitt had a strong bounce back effort against the Rebels. The Pats overage goalie made 40 saves, several in spectacular fashion, in the Pats’ shootout loss to Red Deer. Hewitt stopped 13 shots in the second and third and turned away all five he faced in overtime.

Strong Down the Stretch
Lane Scheidl is on a five game point streak. Over that span, he has five goals and three assists while crossing the 30 goal plateau for the first time in his WHL career (30/31 against Red Deer).

Stay Out of the Box
Discipline will be a key focus for the Pats tonight. In their first two games against the Oil Kings, the Pats found themselves on the penalty kill fourteen times. The Oil Kings scored on nine of those chances. The Pats powerplay, meanwhile, has yet to score against Edmonton on nine chances.

Who to Watch on Edmonton
Michael St. Croix has been a powerplay weapon this season for the Oil Kings. He has five goals against the Pats in two games, all of them on the powerplay. St. Croix leads the WHL with 18 powerplay goals on the season.

Quick Hits
- Kyle Burroughs has points in four of his last five games with 5 points in those games
- Dyson Stevenson leads the Pats with 13 fighting majors on the season
- The Pats powerplay has goals in three straight games

Upcoming Schedule
at Moose Jaw – Friday, February 22nd, 7 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM/Shaw TV)
at Prince Albert – Wednesday, February 27th, 7 p.m. – Art Hauser Centre (CKRM)
vs. Moose Jaw – Friday, March 1st, 7 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Rebels 3 Pats 2 SO



The Regina Pats were in Red Deer on Tuesday night looking to snap a three game losing streak when they took on the Rebels. The Pats were coming off a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Calgary Hitmen on Sunday which kicked off the first of 5 straight road games for the Blue and White. In that loss both Lane Scheidl and Morgan Klimchuk got their 29th goals of the regular season while Teagan Sahcer made 23 saves. The Pats gave Matt Hewitt the start in goal in Red Deer Tuesday after backing up Sacher for the previous 2 games. The Pats were taking on a couple old teammates in Dominiv Volek and Brandon Davidson on Tuesday for the Rebels while the Pats Stephen Hak and Marc McCoy suited up against their former team as well. Red Deer came in having won 2 straight including a 2-1 shootout victory over the Victoria Royals on Friday night where goaltender Patrik Bartosak made 44 saves for his 25th win of the season. The Pats came in 14 points back of 8th place Kootenay with a game in hand on the Ice. The Pats scratches Tuesday were Tye Hand, Colton Jobke, Jack Rodewald, Dryden Hunt and Luke Fenske.

In the first period the Pats got off to a good start and had the first good scoring chance as Chandler Stephenson cut in on goal and had Bartosak beat in the Red Deer goal but had the puck roll off his stick and go wide. Morgan Klimchuk had the next best chance as a rebound slid to the slot off the pad of Bartosak but he got across to make a big save to keep the game tied. Dyson Stevenson would drop the gloves early with the Rebels Devan Fafard and it was a good tilt with both players landing some good punches. Stevenson was given an extra 10 minute misconduct on the play and sat for the remainder of the opening frame. The Rebels did have a couple scoring chances but Matt Hewitt looked sharp early stopping the pucks that came his way. The Pats would get the first powerplay of the game late in the frame and would get the games first goal. Lane Scheidl found a loose puck in front and backhanded home his 30th of the regular season from Kyle Burroughs and Chandler Stephenson at the 19:17 mark and it was 1-0. That's how the period would end with the Pats leading the shots on goal 11-9.

In the second the Rebels seemed to find their legs and got some good scoring chances early. Matt Hewitt absolutely robbed Rhyse Dieno with the glove on one of his best saves of the season to keep his team up by 1. Dieno would find the back of the net a short time later however as Trent Ouellette turned the puck over in his own zone and Dieno would snap one past Hewitt for his 24th unassisted at the 12:30 mark and it was 1-1. The Pats would get their second powerplay a short time later but halfway through Colby Williams was called for holding and the two teams played  4 on 4. The Rebels would head to the poweprlay after that but the Pats killed it off and the game remained tied at 1's. In the final minute the Pats would retake the lead as Lane Scheidl took a pass wide open in the slot and he fired top corner for his second of the game and 31st of the season from Chandler Stephenson and Kyle Burroughs at 19:39 and it was 2-1. That's how the period would end that way with the Rebels outshooting the Pats 14-9 in the frame and led overall 23-20.

In the third and final frame the Rebels pushed early and had the majority of chances. Matt Hewitt was solid again in goal making an unbelievable pad save on Volek at the side to keep his team up 1. The Rebels would get their second powerplay a short time later as Lane Scheidl went to the box for tripping but the Pats PK came up big killing it off. The Rebels would get a second PP chance in the third and again the Pats would kill it off. The Rebels continued the furious pressure in the final frame and would pull Bartosak with just over a minute left. The Rebels would find the tieing goal with 59 seconds left as Turner Eslon finished his own rebound for his 19th from Brady Gaudet and Rhyse Dieno and it was 2-2. That's how it would sit after regulation with the Rebels outshooting the Pats 14-1 in the third and led overall 37-21.

In OT both teams had some chances but the goaltenders made some good saves. Matt Hewitt continued his strong game in net with 5 more saves and finished with 40 on the night after OT. The Pats were outshot in the extra fame 5-1 and 42-22 overall but it solved nothing and we went to a shootout.

In the shootout the Pats shot first and Lane Scheidl lost the puck skating in and missed. Then Rhyse Dieno was svaed by Matt Hewitt for the Rebels. Morgan Klimchuk was next for the Pats and Bartosak stopped him Then former Pat Dominik Volek came on for Red Deer and fired past Hewitt to put the Rebels up 1-0. Then it was up to Dyson Stevenson to extend it, he tried to go 5 hole but was stopped and the Rebels took the 3-2 shootout victory.

Matt Hewitt made 40 saves in the loss while Bartosak made 20 in the win for Red Deer. The third star of the game went to Rhyse Dieno with a goal and an assist. The second star was the Pats Lane Scheidl who picked up 2 goals and the first star was the Rebels Turner Elson who got the games tieing goal in the third.

The Pats are back in action Wednesday night in Edmonton against the Oil Kings. 8 o'clock puck drop Regina time on 620 CKRM.


Warriors Reilly WHL Player of the Week

CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Morgan Rielly is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.

Rielly collected five points, scoring four goals and one assist to go with a +3 rating in three games over the past week, helping the Warriors to a 2-1-0-0 record in that span.

On Tuesday, February 12, the Warriors welcomed the Prince Albert Raiders to Moose Jaw’s Mosaic Place. Rielly scored two goals and was named the game’s 1st Star in the Warriors 4-1 win over the Raiders. On Friday, February 15, the Warriors were defeated by the streaking Saskatoon Blades 3-1. On Saturday, February 16, the Warriors were in Prince Albert to take on the Raiders. Rielly netted two goals, added an assist and was named the game’s 1st Star in the Warriors 4-3 victory over the Raiders.

Rielly currently sits 4th among all WHL defenceman in scoring with 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) in 47 games played thus far this season. The Moose Jaw Warriors currently sit 10th in the Eastern Conference standings with a 20-30-3-6 record for 49 points.

An 18-year-old from Vancouver, BC, Rielly is in his third season with the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Moose Jaw Warriors made Rielly the 2nd overall selection in the 2009 WHL Draft and was recently selected 5th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL Draft..

The WHL has also nominated Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Bartosak posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week, stopping 76 of 78 shots faced for a 0.974 save-percentage and 0.96 goals-against average. Bartosak, a 19-year-old from Koprivnice, Czech Republic, led the Rebels to a 4-1 win over the Prince George Cougars (32 saves, 2nd Star) and a 2-1 shoot-out victory over the Victoria Cougars (44 saves, 1st Star).

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Brenden Walker, Saskatoon Blades
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Henrik Samuelsson, Edmonton Oil Kings
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Alex Gogolev, Victoria Royals
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Troy Rutkowski, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 17 – Dec. 30: Anthony Bardaro, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Josh Nicholls, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 19 – 25: Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 12 – 18: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Curtis Valk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks


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Pats Rebels Game Day Preview

Game #60
Tuesday, February 19th
Puck Drop: 8:00 p.m. CST

Regina Pats (20-33-3-3) Red Deer Rebels (31-22-4-2)

Head-to-Head
Tonight marks the fourth and final time the Pats and Rebels will face off this season. So far, the Pats hold a 1-2-0-0 record against the Rebels, falling 5-1 in the teams’ previous meeting on Jordan Eberle Jersey Retirement Night in Regina. Colton Jobke (not in the lineup) leads the Pats with three points (1G, 2A) against the Rebels in the season series. In the other locker room, Rhyse Dieno only needed one game to jump into the lead for the Rebels in points through the series. He scored twice and assisted on two goals last time out. Coming into tonight’s contest, the Pats have dropped three straight games including their loss in Calgary Sunday evening. The Rebels are winners of two straight contests with their last victory coming against Victoria on Friday. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 7:35 p.m. CST.

Lead Up: Hitmen Score Early in 5-2 Win
The Pats found themselves behind the eight-ball early as the Hitmen scored only 1:31 into the contest and jumped to a 4-0 lead by the early stages of the third period. Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl scored to make things interesting, but former Pat Colten Mayor scored to restore the Calgary three goal lead shortly after in the 5-2 victory.
For highlights, click here.

Familiar Faces
Much like the Pats’ game in Calgary Sunday evening, there are several players lining up against familiar faces. Brandon Underwood patrols the Rebels’ blue-line after being traded to Red Deer two games into the season. On the Pats side of things, Stephen Hak and Marc McCoy take on their old mates. Since joining the Pats, McCoy quickly surpassed his point totals while with the Rebels while Hak has been an important part of the Pats’ young defence.

Sharing the Load
Teagan Sacher is seeing some extra minutes in the last week. He got back to back starts for the third time this season, starting with a 2-1 loss to Swift Current and Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Calgary. Sacher’s back to back starts came after Matt Hewitt started 11 of the Pats’ last 12 games.

Closing in on 30
The Pats will likely feature two 30 goal scorers this season. The question is; who will reach the mark first? Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl both sit at 29 goals and have been trading the scoring lead all season and their combined 58 goals accounts for 38.4% of the Pats markers this season.

Quick Hits
- Morgan Klimchuk needs just two more points to reach the 100 point plateau (47G, 51A, 131 GP)
- The next time Chandler Stephenson steps on the ice will be his 150th WHL game he has 93 points in 149 contests
- Kyle Burroughs is the first Pats defenceman to reach 20 points on the season (3G, 17A)

Upcoming Schedule
at Red Deer – Tuesday, February 19th, 8 p.m. CST – Enmax Centrium (CKRM)
at Edmonton – Wednesday, February 20th, 8 p.m. CST – Rexall Place (CKRM)
at Moose Jaw – Friday, February 22nd, 7 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club