PREVIEW: Pats aim for fourth straight win

Red Deer, Alta. – Tonight the Regina Pats (9-10-0) play the Red Deer Rebels (14-8-1) at 8:00 p.m., Central Standard Time inside the Peavey Mart Centrium.

It’s the first of two games this weekend and the third game of this four game Alberta road trip. The Pats are coming off a 3-2 overtime win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday night, extending their winning-streak to three games, and to four straight on the road.

Connor Bedard scored the overtime winner with 1.1 seconds left on the clock, while Matthew Kieper was the games first star, making 40 saves on 42 shots, earning his ninth win of the season. Alex Geci got the Pats on the board early, scoring his first two goals in the WHL in the first eight minutes of the opening frame. The final shots were 42-35 for the Hurricanes, with the Pats going 1-for-4 on the power play and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill.

On the other side, the Red Deer Rebels are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Saskatoon Blades on Friday night. Ben King scored his 15th of the season in the loss, while extending his point-streak to three games (3G-2A). Connor Ungar got the start, making 19 saves on 21 shots in the loss, as the Rebels were outshot 41-to-21, going 1-for-3 on their power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The Rebels have now dropped their last two games since their five game winning-streak came to an end on November 24th. They hold a 7-4 record in the month of November, having won three of their last four home games. They lead the WHL in total games with 23.




Red Deer

Team Record 9-10-0-0 — 18 points 14-8-1-0 — 29 points
Division Ranking 4th East 2nd Central
Conference Ranking 7th Eastern 3rd Eastern
League Ranking 13th 5th
Past 10 Games 7-3-0-0 6-4-0-0
Streak 3-0-0-0 0-2-0-0
Last Game 3-2 W @ Lethbridge (Nov 24 2021) Final OT 3-1 L vs Saskatoon (Nov 26 2021) Final
Home Record 4-6-0-0 6-4-0-0
Away Record 5-4-0-0 8-4-1-0
GF 62 78
GA 63 57
PP (Overall) (19/69) 27.5% (26/103) 25.2%
PP (Home) (10/31) 32.3% (12/44) 27.3%
PP (Away) (9/38) 23.7% (14/59) 23.7%
PK (Overall) (17/88) 80.7% (18/100) 82.0%
PK (Home) (10/37) 73.0% (7/44) 84.1%
PK (Away) (7/51) 86.3% (11/56) 80.4%
PP vs. Opp. (1/2) 50% (0/2) 0%
PK vs. Opp. (0/2) 100% (1/2) 50%
Leading Rookie Svozil (1-12-13) (0-0-0)
Most PIM McNutt – 31 Lind – 37
Team PIM/GM 14.4/Game 14.0/Game
Leading Scorers Evans (3-16-19) King (15-9-24)
Bedard (10-5-15) Bains (8-15-23)
Carrier (8-5-13) Uchacz (7-13-20)
Dubinsky (7-6-13) Stevenson (8-11-19)
Svozil (1-12-13) Sedoff (1-17-18)
Last 5 Games 3-2 W @ Lethbridge (Nov 24 2021) Final OT 3-1 L vs Saskatoon (Nov 26 2021) Final
6-2 W @ Medicine Hat (Nov 23 2021) Final 5-3 L @ Edmonton (Nov 24 2021) Final
4-2 W @ Moose Jaw (Nov 20 2021) Final 5-1 W vs Prince Albert (Nov 20 2021) Final
6-1 L vs Lethbridge (Nov 13 2021) Final 2-0 W vs Calgary (Nov 19 2021) Final
6-3 L vs Edmonton (Nov 12 2021) Final 4-2 W @ Prince Albert (Nov 12 2021) Final
Leading After 1st 4-0-0-0 10-2-1-0
Leading After 2nd 9-0-0-0 13-0-0-0
Tied After 1st 4-4-0-0 1-1-0-0
Tied After 2nd 0-2-0-0 1-2-1-0
Trailing After 1st 1-6-0-0 3-5-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-8-0-0 0-6-0-0
Out Shooting Opponents 7-5-0-0 9-4-0-0
Out Shot by Opponents 2-5-0-0 5-4-1-0
1 Goal Games 2-2-0-0 4-0-1-0
2 Goal Games 2-2-0-0 3-6-0-0
3 Goal Games 2-5-0-0 3-2-0-0



2021-22 HEAD TO HEAD

This will mark the second of four meetings this season.

Date Road Home Time Result
November 10th Red Deer Regina 7:00 p.m. CST  L, 3-2
November 27th Regina Red Deer 7:00 p.m. MST
February 26th Regina Red Deer 7:00 p.m. MST
March 4th Red Deer Regina 7:00 p.m. CST

The Pats are 63-44-4-6-5 vs. the Rebels, all-time and 29-25-2-2-3 on the road.

These two teams last met on November 10th at the Brandt Centre, with the Rebels defeating the Pats 3-2. Talan Brigley scored the go-ahead goal short-handed late in the second period, while Kai Uchacz and Kalan Lind had the other tallies for the Rebels in the win. Tanner Howe and Stanislav Svozil scored for the Pats. Final shots were 34-26 for the Pats. Chase Coward made 32 saves on 34 shots and Matthew Kieper stopped 23 of 26.

Last season, the Regina Pats did not play the Red Deer Rebels as they were not in the Subway Hub Centre. The Pats went 3-0-1 in the season series against the Rebels in the 2019-20 season with all four games decided by one goal. Regina is 7-3-3 over their last 13 meetings against Red Deer since the 2017-18 season.


  • The Regina Pats are 3-0 since they parted ways with Dave Struch on November 18th, with GM John Paddock taking over as the Head Coach…the Pats have recorded wins against Moose Jaw (3-2), Medicine Hat (6-2) and Lethbridge (OTW, 3-2) under Paddock, outscoring opponents 12-to-6 during that time, while being outshot in two of those three games (104 SF / 113 SA).
  • The Regina Pats are 5-3 in the month of November, and have outscored their opponents 29-25 during that time…the power play is 9-for-27 in November, running at 33.3% while the penalty kill is 28-for-32, running at 87.5% this month.
  • Zack Stringer will miss the next two games, as he was handed a two game suspension on Thursday after he was given a five minute penalty and a game misconduct for a cross-check in the second period.
  • Tanner Howe scored a goal in a Team Canada Black 7-2 win over Red in the Capital City Challenge opener…he was named as an injury replacement for Team Black, and will be gone until Dec. 1…he has a seven game point-streak with the Pats, with nine points (6G-5A) during that time.


12: Assists this season for Stanislav Svozil is first among rookie defencemen…he also ranks second among rookie defencemen in shots (47), and points (1G-12A) and tied for second in power play assists (6)…he has one goal and six assists over his last seven games.

19: Number of points (3G-16A) for Regina Pats defenceman Ryker Evans is third amongst defenceman in in the WHL, while his 16 assists are tied for third…his seven power play assists ranks fifth…he has points in six of his last nine games (2G-9A-+3).

101: Shots on goal for Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard leads the WHL…the North Vancouver native is averaging 5.31 shots on net per contest this season along with 10 goals and 15 points in 19 games…he has scored 4G-1A over his last five games, and is riding a three game point-streak (2G-1A).

284: Faceoff wins for Pats captain Logan Nijhoff is the highest total in the WHL ahead of Prince Albert’s Reece Vitelli (277)…he went 19-36 on the faceoff dot on Wednesday in Lethbridge and holds 57.3 faceoff win percentage this season.

.947: Save percentage and 1.95 goals against average for Regina Pats goaltender Matthew Kieper over his three game winning-streak…the Winnipeg, Manitoba native is ranked a C level prospect by NHL Central Scouting and ranks second in the WHL in minutes (1021) and fourth in saves (457).


  • 11:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov 28th – Regina Pats (9-10-0) at Calgary Hitmen (7-9-0)
  • 7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec 3rd – Regina Pats (9-10-0) at Prince Albert Raiders (6-12-1)
  • 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec 4th – Swift Current Broncos (7-11-3) at Regina Pats (9-10-0)
  • 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec 8th – Medicine Hat Tigers (4-11-4) at Regina Pats (9-10-0)
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