Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pats - Warriors Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (14-11-2-0) are in Moose Jaw tonight to finish 9 straight games on the road when they take on the Warriors (14-9-4-1). Tonight is the 5th meeting of the season between the two clubs. The Pats are 2-2-0-0 against the Warriors on the year. Puck drop is at 7 o’clock with the pre-game at 6:35 on 620 CKRM.

Team Comparison
Moose Jaw
Goals For/Against
81/89 (-7)
99/89 (+10)
14.4% (18/125)
23.5 % (27/115)
Penalty Kill
76.6% (98/128)
83.2% (89/107)
Team Save Percentage
Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (14-22-36)
Brayden Point (18-25-43)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Connor Hobbs (7-8-15)
Marc McNulty (3-18-21)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
Average Age
17.79 yrs
17.86 yrs

The Lead Up
The Pats won in overtime on Friday night 2-1 in Brandon over the Wheat Kings. Connor Hobbs scored 1:06 in on the powerplay and the Pats held on to that 1-0 lead until Reid Duke tied it with 1:29 left. Austin Wagner then won it 43 seconds into OT with his 9th of the season. Jordan Hollett made 40 saves on 41 shots in the Pats goal.

The Warriors won on Friday night 6-1 over the visiting Saskatoon Blades. Brett Howden scored twice, Noah Gregor had a goal and an assist while Brody Willms stopped 34 of 35 shots faced.

Williams and Wagner Return
The Pats got their captain Colby Williams and forward Austin Wagner back into the lineup on Friday and they made an immediate impact. Williams set up Wagner in OT for the game winner in Brandon. Williams is up to 5 points in 4 games played with the Pats while Wagner has 20 points now on the season.

Zborovskiy gets the Call
Pats second year defenceman and New York Rangers prospect Sergey Zborovskiy has been invited to World Junior selection camp for Team Russia. Zborovskiy will depart on December 10th and hope to make the national team for the 2016 tournament in Helsinki Finland.  

Tight Season Series
The Pats and Warriors have played some good games in the first four meetings of the season. The Pats picked up both their wins on overtime while the Warriors have won twice in regulation. Sam Steel leads the Pats with 2 goals and 2 assists in the 4 games. Adam Brooks, Austin Wagner and Lane Zablocki all have 3 points in the season series. The Warriors Dryden Hunt has 5 goals and 7 points against the Pats. Brett Howden has 6 points while Brayden Point and Nikita Popugaev have 4. The Pats currently sit three points back of the Warriors with a game in hand.

Upcoming Schedule
Pats Vs Calgary – December 9, 7:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats Vs Kelowna – December 11, 7:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Pats Vs Lethbridge – December 12, 7:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

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