Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Pats - Tigers Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (28-23-3-4) bring a season high five game winning streak into tonight’s road game in Medicine Hat against the Tigers (22-34-3-1). The Pats are looking to complete the season sweep of the Tigers tonight after winning the first three by scores of 5-1, 4-2 and 6-2. Puck drop is at 8:00 Regina time with the pre-game at 7:35 on 620 CKRM. 

Team Comparison
Medicine Hat
Goals For/Against
192/200 (-8)
178/246 (-68)
16.9% (44/248)
19.4% (48/248)
Penalty Kill
77.5% (193/249)
75.6% (177/234)
Team Save Percentage
Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (33-64-97)
Chad Butcher (20-35-55)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Connor Hobbs (17-18-35)
D. Quenneville (9-31-40)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
Average Age
17.82 yrs
18.04 yrs

The Lead Up
The Pats got 48 saves from goaltender Tyler Brown on Sunday to beat the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Brandt Centre. It was Browns seventh consecutive win in the Pats goal. Cole Sanford scored twice in the 1st period while Adam Brooks and Sam Steel each had two assists as the Pats extended their win streak to 5 straight games.

The Tigers were in Calgary on Sunday and came away with 3-2 overtime victory. Chad Butcher scored his 20th of the year in the extra frame to give the Tigers the two points. Mack Shields stopped 39 of 41 shots faced for the win.  

The Matchup
The Pats hold a 3-0-0-0 record against the Tigers going into tonight’s fourth and final meeting of the season between the two clubs. The Pats have outscored the Tigers 15-5 in those three games. Adam Brooks leads the way with 2 goals and 6 assists in the three games while the Tigers Max Gerlach and Chad Butcher each have two points. Pats goaltender Tyler Brown holds a 2-0-0-0 record against Medicine Hat with a 1.50 GAA and a .962 save percentage. The Tigers enter the day 9 points back of Edmonton for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 12 games left to play.  

Brooks Named Player of the Week
Pats forward Adam Brooks was named the WHL Player of the Week for the second time this year on Monday. Brooks led the Pats with 13 points in four games last week, all of them wins. The 19-year-old Winnipeg product takes a 10 game point streak into tonight with 26 points over that stretch and has 97 points overall on the season. He is two points back of the Warriors Dryden Hunt for the WHL scoring lead.

Sanford Hits 30
Pats overage forward Cole Sanford scored his 29th and 30th goals of the season in Monday’s win over the Oil Kings. It is the third time in his WHL career that he has hit the 30 goal plateau. Sanford in 16 games with Regina has 9 goals and 17 points, he is riding a 7 game point streak with 6 goals and 7 assists in that span. Tonight is the first time he will play in Medicine Hat on the opposing team.

Upcoming Schedule
Pats @ Lethbridge – February 24, 8:00 PM – Enmax Centre (CKRM)
Pats Vs Prince Albert – February 26, 7:00 PM – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Saskatoon – February 27, 7:05 PM – Sasktel Center (CKRM)


Anonymous said...

Do you think Sanford might do some Euro style slap fighting tonight??? LMAO...

Anonymous said...

Naw...he'll prob just get a hat trick...