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PREVIEW: Pats host Kootenay Wednesday to wrap season series with the ICE

 

The Regina Pats (16-38-1-2) return to home ice on Wednesday night to take on the Kootenay ICE (11-37-7-1). Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were last in action on Saturday, falling 6-3 in Moose Jaw to the Warriors. The ICE were home to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in their last game on Monday, losing 5-2. Tonight is the fourth and final meeting between Regina and Kootenay in 2018-19, the Pats are 1-2-0-0 in the season series. Tonight’s game can be heard with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey starting at 6:35 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Regular Season Comparison Regina Kootenay
Record 16-38-1-2 11-37-7-1
Goals For/Against 147/225 (-78) 153/264 (-111)
Powerplay 18.0% (41/228) 18.7% (45/241)
Penalty Kill 75.2% (209/278) 80.5% (132/164)
Team Save Percentage 0.882 0.871
Leading Scorer Austin Pratt (22-23-45) Peyton Krebs (19-42-61)
Leading Scorer (Defence) Nikita Sedov (0-15-15) Martin Bodak (10-14-24)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT-SO) 40-57-47-2-1 41-51-58-1-2

The Lead Up: Pats fall 6-3 in Moose Jaw Saturday
The Regina Pats dropped a 6-3 decision in Moose Jaw to the Warriors on Saturday night. In the first, the Warriors opened the scoring 29 seconds in. Kjell Kjemhus had a shot go off his leg and in to make it 1-0. The Pats got the game tied on a strange play. Moose Jaw pulled their goalie for the extra attacker with a delayed penalty against the Pats, however the Warriors scored into their own net to even the score. Austin Pratt was given credit with his 22nd. Moose Jaw took the lead back late in the frame on the powerplay and it was 2-1 after one. In the second, the Warriors went up 3-1 on an early goal from Tate Popple. Regina got back to within a goal halfway through the period, Sebastian Streu finished off his seventh, a powerplay marker and it was 3-2. The Warriors came back with two goals in a minute and a half to lead 5-2 and that was the score after 40 minutes. In the third, the Pats got back to within a pair thanks to a five on three powerplay goal from Ty Kolle, his 13th and it was 5-3. The Pats pulled the goalie late for the extra attacker, the Warriors scored into the empty net and took the contest, 6-3 the final score. The Pats were outshot 31-24, the powerplay was two for five and the penalty kill five for six. Austin Pratt led the offence with a goal and an assist, while Max Paddock made 25 saves.

Streu Keeps Going
Pats forward Sebastian Streu continued his strong 19-year-old season on Saturday with a goal against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Streu has points in three straight games and in four of his last five, putting up a goal and three assists in that stretch. He has put up seven goals and 19 points in 29 games this season, already passing his season totals from last year with Kootenay where he had 12 points in 53 games.

Three Game Goal Streak
Pats forward Austin Pratt has scored a goal in three consecutive games entering Wednesday night against the Kootenay ICE. The 19-year-old has also put together back to back two-point nights, with a goal and an assist in his last two contests. Pratt has had multi-point games, nine times this season. He has put up six goals and 10 points in his last 12 games to reach 22 goals and 45 points in 57 games this season, all of which are career highs.

Alternating Wins and Losses
The Pats have alternated a win and then a loss in their last six games, going 3-3-0-0 in that stretch. Regina has put up wins over Lethbridge, Red Deer and Edmonton in their last six games, outscoring their opponents 9-3 in the three victories. Conversely, the Pats have dropped games to Calgary, Edmonton and Moose Jaw. Going back further, the Pats have put up a 4-5-0-1 record in their last 10, their best stretch in the second half of the season. Austin Pratt leads the club with nine points in those 10 games, Sebastian Streu has but up seven points and Nikita Sedov and Ty Kolle each have six points.

Upcoming Schedule
Pats Vs Calgary – Friday February 22, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Moose Jaw – Saturday February 23, 2:30 p.m. – Mosaic Place (CKRM)
Pats Vs Red Deer – Wednesday February 27, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

 

 

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