Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pats - Oil Kings Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (27-23-3-4) bring a four game winning streak into this afternoons contest at the Brandt Centre against the Edmonton Oil Kings (25-27-6-1). Tonight is fourth and final meeting of the season between the two clubs with the Pats holding a 2-1-0-0 record in the first three. The Oil Kings enter the day 4 points back of Regina for the 1st wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference but the Pats hold two games in hand. Puck drop is at 4:00 with the pre-game at 3:35 on 620 CKRM. 

Team Comparison
Goals For/Against
189/199 (-10)
162/186 (-24)
16.9% (41/242)
21.6% (44/204)
Penalty Kill
77.1% (189/245)
79.6% (211/265)
Team Save Percentage
Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (33-62-95)
Brett Pollock (23-40-63)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Connor Hobbs (17-18-35)
Dysin Mayo (4-30-34)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
Average Age
17.82 yrs
18.16 yrs

The Lead Up
The Pats came out on top in a wild affair against the Kootenay Ice on Friday at the Brandt Centre, 7-5. Adam Brooks had a monster night with two goals and four assists while Connor Hobbs scored his first career hat trick and added an assist as well in the win. The Pats powerplay was 2 for 3 in the contest.    

The Oil Kings were in Moose Jaw last night and held on for a 3-2 road victory. Brett Pollock led the way with a goal and an assist for Edmonton while Payton Lee stopped 24 of 26 shots faced for the win.

The Matchup
The Pats are 2-1-0-0 against the Oil Kings this season. The Pats won the first two matchups on October 11th and 16th but lost the last meeting on November 25th. Regina’s Adam Brooks leads the way with 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in the first three meetings of the year. The Oil Kings Lane Bauer has two goals and 4 assists in the season series. The Oil Kings are four points back in the Eastern Conference standings but the Pats have two games in hand.

Brooks Has Career Day
Pats forward Adam Brooks set a career high for points in a game on Friday night with six. The 19-year-old Winnipeg product is on an absolute tear with 10 points in his last two games and is riding a 9 game point streak where he has 6 goals and 18 assists for 24 points. He enters the day with 95 points, a point back of the Warriors Dryden Hunt for the WHL scoring lead but Brooks has three games more to play.

Home Streak
The Pats carry a season high five game home ice winning streak into this afternoon. In those five wins the Pats have outscored their opponents 26 to 11. The powerplay has gone 6 for 27 for a 22.2 % efficiency which is almost 5 per cent better than the season average for the Pats. The PK has been strong as well going 25 for 29 for an 86.2 % success rate with a shorthanded goal. The Pats are 15-10-2-0 at home on the season.

Upcoming Schedule
Pats @ Medicine Hat – February 23, 8:00 PM – Canalta Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Lethbridge – February 24, 8:00 PM – Enmax Centre (CKRM)
Pats Vs Prince Albert – February 26, 7:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)


Anonymous said...

i noticed last night the Oil Kings scored in the last two minutes of the 1st and 2nd period. I hope the Pats are aware of that as well. Sure hope we see #5 back sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

Team was 1 point over .500 in 16 games with Williams in the lineup. Team is now 5 points over .500 after 58 total games. I fail to see the panic for Williams to be back. The work load is spread over the 6 for the most part that are there now and seem to be doing just fine. With Williams and Hobb's both back it will basically be a 2 man defense and won't be near as effective as the group effort we have seen the last 6 weeks. Plus who will you sit out? Has to be a left shot as they are the bottom 2 right now which leaves 4 right shots. How effective will Zoborvskiy be with 10 min games again? I'm sure Williams will put up numbers but as what expense? Will the team do better or will others time and numbers just drop off? Who wears the "C" and the "A"'s? Lots of questions to be answered. Tough upsetting the apple cart in the middle of a roll.