Friday, January 15, 2016

Pats - Thunderbirds Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (19-19-3-3) continue their U.S. Division road trip in Seattle tonight against the Thunderbirds (23-15-3-0). The Pats are two and two on their road trip so far and are two and one against the U.S. Division. Puck drop is at 9:30 Regina time with the pre-game at 9:05 on 620 CKRM. 

Team Comparison
Goals For/Against
140/158 (-18)
130/120 (+10)
16.3% (31/190)
19.7 % (36/183)
Penalty Kill
78.5% (150/191)
84.1% (143/170)
Team Save Percentage
Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (26-43-69)
Mathew Barzal (12-35-47)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Connor Hobbs (12-16-28)
Ethan Bear (12-28-40)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
Average Age
17.82 yrs
18.16 yrs

The Lead Up
The Pats took a 1-0 lead to the 3rd period in Portland on Wednesday but the Winterhawks scored twice in the first 7 minutes to lead 2-1. The Pats pulled Jordan Hollett late and Portland added two empty netters to win 4-1 and hand Regina their first loss against the U.S. Division on the road trip.    

The Thunderbirds were last in action in Prince George on Wednesday where they shut out the Cougars 4-0. Landon Bow made 26 saves for the shutout while Cavin Leth led the offense with 2 goals.

Brooks Keeps Streak Going
The WHL’s leading scorer Adam Brooks extended his point streak to 15 games with his 26th goal of the season in Portland on Wednesday. The 19-year-old has 12 goals and 20 assists in those 15 games. The 15 game streak is the longest in the WHL this season.

Brown Returns
Pats starting netminder Tyler Brown made his return to the lineup on Wednesday night in Portland but he did back up Jordan Hollett. Brown missed the previous 3 games with an upper body injury and will likely get the nod tonight against the Thunderbirds.

Upcoming Schedule
Pats @ Tri- City – January 16, 9:05 PM – Toyota Center (CKRM)
Pats Vs Prince Albert – January 23, 7:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Pats Vs Brandon – January 24, 4:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

1 comment:

thestoneman said...

Just seen Seattle play in Prince George on Tuesday & Wednesday, Pats better get ready for a physical - they are big and finish their checks hard. They are fast & don't give you much space and Barzal and Eansor stir the drink for them.