Friday, October 30, 2015

Pats - Warriors Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (6-5-1-0) host their biggest rivals on Friday night at the Brandt Centre, the Moose Jaw Warriors (7-3-1-1). The Pats are coming off a 2-1 overtime loss to the Prince Albert Raiders on Sunday while the Warriors lost in Swift Current on Saturday 3-0. Puck drop is at 7 o’clock with the pre-game at 6:35 on 620 CKRM. 

Team Comparison
Moose Jaw
Goals For/Against
34/41 (-7)
47/35 (+12)
16.1% (9/56)
29.8 % (14/47)
Penalty Kill
66.7% (42/63)
87.5% (42/48)
Team Save Percentage
Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (7-7-14)
Brayden Point (10-14-24)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Sergey Zborovskiy (3-5-8)
Marc McNulty (2-4-6)
Scoring by Period (1-2-3-OT)
Average Age
17.96 yrs
17.86 yrs

The Lead Up
The Regina Pats did everything but win on Sunday at home to the Prince Albert Raiders in a 2-1 OT loss. The club outplayed and outshot the Raiders but Ian Scott stood on his head and made 38 saves for the win. The Pats lone goal came from Connor Hobbs while Daniel Wapple stopped 27 of 29 shots in the loss. 

The Moose Jaw Warriors lost their second straight game on Saturday in Swift Current, 3-0 at the hands of the Broncos. The Warriors lost Friday as well in Prince Albert 7-2. Moose Jaw had won 3 in a row prior to last weekend. 

Head to Head
The Pats and Warriors split their two game set to start the season with the home team winning both games. Sam Steel scored the OT winner at the Brandt Centre for the Pats while Warriors won at home in the first game of the WHL season. That was the first time the Warriors had beat the Pats in regulation going back two seasons. In the last two years the Pats were 13-0-2-1 against Moose Jaw.

Leschshyn gone with Team Canada

Regina Pats 16-year-old forward Jake Leschyshyn has left the club and joined Team Canada ahead of the 2015 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John B.C. Leschyshyn will play with Team Canada Black which starts the tournament against team Canada White on  Sunday at 1 o’clock. 

Brayden Point lighting it up
Moose Jaw Warriors 19-year-old and Tampa Bay Lighting prospect Brayden Point is off to a great start this season. Point in just 10 games played has scored 10 goals and has 24 points which leads the entire WHL. His line mate Dryden Hunt has been great as well, tallying 8 goals and 22 points in his first 12 games as a Warrior. Point will face the Pats for the first time this season. 

Upcoming Schedule
Pats @ Moose Jaw – October 31, 2:00 PM – Mosaic Place (CKRM)
Pats @ Swift Current – November 6. 7:00 PM – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)
Pats Vs Victoria - November 7, 7:00 PM - Brandt Centre (CKRM)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hhhhmmmm….another team that's younger than us. Aren't we being sold we have this extremely young team?