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Friday, January 1, 2016

Pats - Broncos Game Day Preview


The Regina Pats (16-16-3-3) are on home ice tonight when they host division rival Swift Current Broncos (12-21-3-1). Tonight is the 3rd of 8 meetings between the two clubs with both teams winning once so far this year. Puck drop is at 7:00 with the pre-game at 6:35 on 620 CKRM. 

Team Comparison
Regina
Saskatoon

Record
15-14-2-2
11-17-3-0

Goals For/Against
118/134 (-16)
87/119 (-32)
Powerplay
14.8% (25/169)
14.5 % (18/124)

Penalty Kill
76.5% (127/166)
79.7.0% (98/123)

Team Save Percentage
0.904
0.912

Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (20-36-56)
Jon Martin (26-18-44)

Leading Scorer (Defence)
Connor Hobbs (10-11-21)
Max Lajoie (3-13-16)

Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
39-36-40-5
27-28-30-1

Average Age
17.79 yrs
18.16 yrs


The Lead Up
The Pats and Raiders played a classic contest on Wednesday night in Prince Albert, the Raiders came out on top with a 6-5 shootout victory. Adam Brooks, Austin Wagner and Adam berg each had 3 points in the loss for the Pats.

The Broncos won a 6-4 decision in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Swift Current scored twice in each of the three periods. Kade Jensen, Tyler Steenbergen, Scott Feser and Lane Pederson each had two point nights in the victory.

What a Month
The talk just has to continue about Pats forward Adam Brooks. He put up an incredible 25 points in 13 games in the month of December and is up to second in league scoring with 56 points. Brooks takes a 9 game point streak into tonight with 6 goals and 13 assists in that stretch. He is in contention for WHL player of the month along with the Prince George Cougars’ Chase Witala and the Portland Winterhawks’ Rihards Bukarts.

McAmmond Gets on the Board
The Pats 18-year-old forward Jared McAmmond finally picked up his first point of the season on Wednesday night in Prince Albert against the Raiders. McAmmond had been playing so well and just could not buy a point over the last month. The assist came on a goal in the third period which tied Wednesdays’ game at 5-5 and forced overtime.  

Hilsendager Even Strength
Heading into Wednesday’s contest, Pats defenceman James Hilsendager had three assists on the season and they all had come short handed. However in Prince Albert, Hilsendager recorded his first even strength point on a goal from Sergey Zborovskiy in the second period.

Upcoming Schedule
Pats Vs Prince Albert – January 3. 4:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Kootenay – January 8, 8:00 PM – Western Financial Place (CKRM)
Pats @ Spokane – January 9, 9:05 PM – Spokane Arena (CKRM)







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