Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pats - Ice Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (5-5-0-0) wrap up their 5 game road trip on Tuesday night in Cranbrook B.C. against the Kootenay Ice (2-9-0-0).  The Pats are coming off a 5-1 loss in Calgary on SundaY where the Hitmen got all of their goals with the man advantage. The Ice meanwhile have been off since Saturday when they lost 1-0 at home to the Prince Albert Raiders. Puck drop is at 7 o’clock with the pre-game at 6:35 on 620 CKRM. 

Team Comparison
Goals For/Against
30/37 (-7)
21/48 (-27)
17.8% (8/45)
6.5 % (3/46)
Penalty Kill
66.7% (38/57)
80.0% (40/50)
Team Save Percentage
Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (7-6-13)
Luke Philp (4-8-12)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Hobbs/Zborovskiy (3-3-6)
Cale Fleury (0-3-3)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
Average Age
17.96 yrs
18.13 yrs

The Lead Up
The Pats gave up 5 powerplay goals on 7 short handed situations on Sunday afternoon in Calgary and lost 5-1. Adam Berg scored the Pats lone goal, his first of the season and Tyler Brown made 28 saves in the loss.

The Kootenay Ice were shutout for the second time on the season on Saturday night at home to the Prince Albert Raiders in a 1-0 game. The Ice have lost 7 of their last 8 games.

Leschyshyn to represent Canada
Pats 16-year-old forward Jake Leschyshyn will be part of Team Canada Black for the upcoming World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John B.C. Leschyshyn will join fellow WHLer’s on Team Black, Nolan Kneen (Kamloops), Stelio Mattheos (Brandon), Michael Rasmussen (Tri-City), Kyle Olson (Tri-City), Josh Paterson (Saskatoon) and Dawson Holt (Vancouver).

Offense hard to come by in Cranbrook
Over the last four seasons the Pats and Ice have combined for just 35 goals in 8 games played. That’s an average of 4.37 goals per game between the two clubs. The Ice have won the last 5 games against the Pats at Western Financial Place.

5v5 Vs Special Teams
The Regina Pats are a minus 7 in the goals for and against ratio so far on the year. Of the 30 goals they have scored, 8 have come on the powerplay, 2 shorthanded and 20 even strength. Of the 37 they have allowed, 19 have come down a man, one shorthanded and 17 at even-strength. Special Teams has the Pats at minus 10 while 5 on 5 they are a plus 3.

Upcoming Schedule
Pats Vs Prince Albert – October 25, 4:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats Vs Moose Jaw – October 30, 7:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Moose Jaw – October 31, 7:00 PM – Mosaic Place (CKRM)

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