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PREVIEW: Pats Continue B.C. Swing In Kelowna

Regina, Sask. – The Regina Pats continue their Western Canada road trip today at 9:05 CST against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place.

The Pats are 2-0 to begin their six game road trip, coming off a 9-5 win over the Victoria Royals on Saturday. Tanner Howe scored a career-high four goals and six points (4G-2A), while Connor Bedard captured his fourth career hat-trick in a four point outing (3G-1A). Luke Bateman also chipped in with a career-high three assists and Stanislav Svozil tied his career-high with four points (1G-3A). The final shots were 28-28. The Pats were 1-4 on the power play and 1-4 on the penalty kill, allowing four power play goal against for the first time this season.

Meanwhile, the Kelowna Rockets are coming off a 4-3 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors at home on Saturday. The club has now dropped two of their last three games after they had won two in a row, now sitting with a 3-2 record over their last five contests (24GF-16GA). The Rockets are currently eighth in the Western Conference standings with 19 points, just one point behind the Tri-City Americans for seventh.

Last season, the Rockets finished with a 42-20-1-5 record with 90 points, which was good for eighth in the WHL and fifth in the Western Conference.

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Kelowna

Team Record 11-11-1-1 — 24 points 9-10-1-0 — 19 points
Division Ranking 4th East 4th B.C.
Conference Ranking 7th Eastern 8th Western
League Ranking 12th 16th
Past 10 Games 5-4-1-0 6-4-0-0
Streak 2-0-0-0 0-1-0-0
Last Game 9-5 W @ Victoria (Nov 26 2022) Final 4-3 L vs Moose Jaw (Nov 26 2022) Final
Home Record 5-5-0-1 5-5-1-0
Away Record 6-6-1-0 4-5-0-0
GF 90 75
GA 91 74
PP (Overall) (24/101) 23.8% (22/89) 24.7%
PP (Home) (12/46) 26.1% (14/53) 26.4%
PP (Away) (12/55) 21.8% (8/36) 22.2%
PK (Overall) (25/110) 77.3% (17/90) 81.1%
PK (Home) (8/46) 82.6% (9/56) 83.9%
PK (Away) (17/64) 73.4% (8/34) 76.5%
PP vs. Opp. (0/0) 0% (0/0) 0%
PK vs. Opp. (0/0) 0% (0/0) 0%
Leading Rookie Suzdalev (12-14-26) (0-0-0)
Most PIM Vaughan – 35 Dorey – 29
Team PIM/GM 14.3/Game 13.1/Game
Leading Scorers Bedard (22-31-53) Cristall (16-23-39)
Howe (15-18-33) Szturc (8-22-30)
Suzdalev (12-14-26) Kydd (11-12-23)
Svozil (4-20-24) Golder (8-7-15)
Valis (10-11-21) Dach (7-7-14)
Last 5 Games 9-5 W @ Victoria (Nov 26 2022) Final 4-3 L vs Moose Jaw (Nov 26 2022) Final
3-0 W @ Vancouver (Nov 25 2022) Final 4-2 W @ Everett (Nov 25 2022) Final
5-2 L @ Winnipeg (Nov 19 2022) Final 4-2 L @ Seattle (Nov 23 2022) Final
9-5 L @ Winnipeg (Nov 17 2022) Final 5-3 W vs Tri-City (Nov 19 2022) Final
5-2 L @ Saskatoon (Nov 13 2022) Final 10-3 W vs Spokane (Nov 18 2022) Final
Leading After 1st 9-1-1-0 4-0-0-0
Leading After 2nd 10-0-0-0 6-1-1-0
Tied After 1st 1-2-0-0 2-4-1-0
Tied After 2nd 1-4-0-0 2-1-0-0
Trailing After 1st 1-8-0-1 3-6-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-7-1-1 1-8-0-0
Out Shooting Opponents 6-5-0-1 5-4-0-0
Out Shot by Opponents 4-6-1-0 3-5-1-0
1 Goal Games 3-3-1-1 2-4-1-0
2 Goal Games 1-1-0-0 4-2-0-0
3 Goal Games 4-5-0-0 1-3-0-0

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

HEAD-TO-HEAD (0-0-0-0)

The Pats are 10-14-3-4 vs. the Rockets, all-time, going 5-7-1-3 at home & 5-7-2-1 on the road.

It’s the Pats first matchup against the Rockets since Dec. 13, 2019 when Regina defeated Kelowna 4-3 at home. The last time the Pats faced off against the Rockets in Kelowna was Nov. 21, 2018 when the Rockets beat the Pats 3-2. The Pats are 10-14-3-4 against the Rockets all-time, and are 1-3-1 over their last five meetings against them. The last time the Pats won in Kelowna was Nov. 29, 2014, winning 3-1

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Connor Bedard played his 100th career game on Friday.
  • Tanner Howe recorded his 100th career point on Saturday.
  • Braxton Whitehead played his 100th career game on Saturday.
  • Connor Bedard is 4 assists away from 100 career assists
  • Tanner Howe is 5 games away from 100 career games

HEADLINES

  • Drew Sim made 47 saves for his third career shutout on Friday, Nov. 25 against the Vancouver Giants, tying the Pats franchise record for saves in a shutout, tying Damien Ketlo who did so on Jan. 25, 2011 in a 4-0 shutout against the Swift Current Broncos on the road.
  • Tanner Howe was named the WHL Player of the Week on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for his first career POTW honor. The Prince Albert. Sask. product recorded a career-high six points (4G-2A) and a career-high four goals on Saturday in Victoria, finishing with five goals and two assists for seven points in two games last week, helping the Pats to a 2-0 weekend with wins over Vancouver (3-0) and Victoria (9-5).
  • Connor Bedard extended his point-streak to 23 straight games which now passes his career-high of 22. He’s also recorded a multi-point game in 10 of his last 11 contests with 31 points (12G-19A) during that time. He also has goals in six of his last eight contests.

53: Number of points (22G-31A) in 24 games for Pats captain Connor Bedard leads the WHL, while his 22 goals are first, and his 31 assists are also first…the North Vancouver, BC product also leads the WHL in power play points (20) and is T-1st in power play assists (15).

28.6: Shooting percentage for Alexander Suzdalev this season is second in the WHL (12-for-42)…the Washington Capitals 2021 third-round pick had his nine game point-streak end on Saturday (6G-11A-17PTS)…his eight power play goals are tied for second in the WHL.

149: Shots on net in 24 games this season for Connor Bedard leads the WHL, as he is averaging 6.20 per-game, while he averaged 5.25 shots on net per game last year, with 326 shots in 62 games, leading the league.

7: Goals for Borya Valis over his last nine contests, as he has scored in five of his last nine games with seven goals and five assists for 12 points during that time…on Nov. 9 vs. Edmonton, the Denver, Colorado product recorded a career-high four points, as well as his first career hat-trick.

4: Four game point-streak (2G-6A) for Stanislav Svozil heading into tonight’s action…the Columbus Blue Jackets 2021 third-round pick is tied for fifth amongst all WHL defencemen in points with 24 (4G-20A) while tied for second in power play assists with 13 and power play points with 15.

33: Total points this season for Tanner Howe is tied for ninth in WHL scoring, while his 15 goals are tied for seventh…he now has points in five of his last six contests (8G-6A-14PTS).

17: Power play goals for the Regina Pats over their last 12 contests, having scored at least one power play marker in 12 straight…during that time, the Pats man-advantage has gone 17-for-54, running at 31.4%…overall, the Pats power play is 10th in the WHL at 23.7%.

COMING UP

7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Regina Pats (11-11-1-1) at Kamloops Blazers (11-5-3-1)
7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 – Regina Pats (11-11-1-1) at Prince George Cougars (13-10-0-0)
5:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 – Regina Pats (11-11-1-1) at Edmonton Oil Kings (4-20-1-0)
7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 – Regina Pats (11-11-1-1) at Prince Albert Raiders (10-13-2-0)

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