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PREVIEW: Pats continue busy weekend at home to Edmonton Saturday

The Regina Pats (19-31-3-2) continue their busy weekend at home on Saturday night when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings (38-10-6-3). Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were last in action on Friday night when they fell 6-3 at home to the Saskatoon Blades. The Oil Kings were in Brandon on Friday and lost 5-2 to the Wheat Kings, snapping a three-game win streak. Tonight is the fourth and final meeting between Regina and Edmonton the Pats are 1-2-0-0 so far in the season series. The game can be heard with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey starting at 6:35 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Regular Season Comparison Regina Edmonton
Record 19-31-3-2 38-10-6-3
Goals For/Against 162/226 (-64) 212/149 (+63)
Powerplay 15.9% (36/226) 22.9% (51/223)
Penalty Kill 78.2% (194/248) 87.3% (186/213)
Team Save Percentage 0.879                    0.911
Leading Scorer Austin Pratt (17-31-48) Riley Sawchuk (23-46-69)
Leading Scorer (Defence) Zach Wytinck (6-35-41) Matthew Robertson (13-27-40)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT-SO) 46-56-53-2-5 56-78-74-0-4

Quick Facts
– The Pats are 4-5-1-0 in their last 10 games against Edmonton, winning once at home and three on the road.
– Regina is 8-4-2 in their last 14 home games.
– Austin Pratt leads the Pats with 14 points in 24 career games against Edmonton.
– Riley Krane had a career high four points the last time the Pats played the Oil Kings on February 14.
– The Pats are 4-5-0-0 in the month of February.
– Jakob Brook made his Pats debut on Friday, playing in his 100th WHL game.
– Ryker Evans also played in his 100th game in the WHL on Friday night.
– Cole Dubinsky had his third multi-point game of the season on Friday, fourth of his career.

Back on Top
Pats captain Austin Pratt has re-taken the team lead in scoring thanks to a goal and an assist on Friday night against Saskatoon. With the two points, Pratt moved past Robbie Holmes with 48 now on the year. Holmes has 47 points so far on the season. Pratt has recorded points in three straight games, scoring a goal and adding three assists in that span. For the season, the 20-year-old has 17 goals and 31 assists for 48 points. Three points shy of his previous career high of 51 points he set last year in 68 games.

100th Games
Pats defenceman Ryker Evans and forward Jakob Brook both played in their 100th games of their WHL careers on Friday night against Saskatoon. Evans has spent his entire career with Regina, Brook reached the 100 game plateau in his first game with the Pats. Evans has put up seven goals and 38 points in his 100 games, 27 of those points have come in his 55 games this year. Brook has nine goals and 21 points in his career, all coming with the Prince Albert Raiders, he has three goals and nine points in 38 games this season.

Pats Approaching Notable Career Highlights
Zach Wytinck is 7 assists away from 100 in his WHL career.
Austin Pratt is 9 assists away from 100 in his WHL career.
Pratt is three points away from matching his previous career high in points for a season (51).
Carson Denomie is 10 games away from 200 in his WHL career.

Last Pats Game
The Regina Pats fell 6-3 to the Saskatoon Blades on Autism Awareness Night on Friday at the Brandt Centre. In the first, the Blades opened the scoring just over three minutes in on the powerplay thanks to Tristen Robins. Chase Wouters added a shorthanded goal at 7:03 and it was 2-0 Saskatoon. Regina got one back on the powerplay at the 10:22 mark, Logan Nijhoff with his 13th and it was 2-1 after one. In the second, Saskatoon went up 3-1 at the 6:10 mark. The Pats came back with a goal from Zack Smith, his 11th and then 16 seconds later Austin Pratt picked up his 17th and it was a tie game. The Blades got the lead back late in the period on a goal from Riley McKay and it was 4-3 after forty minutes. In the third, it stayed a one goal game until the 16:49 mark when Alex Morozoff scored for Saskatoon to make it a 5-3 game. The Blades added an empty netter in the dying seconds and took the two points in a 6-3 final.

Last Pats Game Vs Edmonton
February 14, 2020 – Riley Krane and Robbie Holmes each had four points to lead the Pats to a 5-3 win in Edmonton. The Oil Kings were led by Ethan McIndoe who had two assists. Donovan Buskey made 36 saves for Regina, Sebastian Cossa 20 for Edmonton.

Last 10 Games Vs Opponent
February 14, 2020 – Regina 5 @ Edmonton 3
December 1, 2019 – Regina 1 @ Edmonton 7
October 8, 2019 – Edmonton 5 @ Regina 3
February 15, 2019 – Edmonton 0 @ Regina 4
February 10, 2019 – Regina 2 @ Edmonton 5
December 5, 2018 – Regina 1 @ Edmonton 6
November 2, 2018 – Edmonton 5 @ Regina 1
Mach 4, 2018 – Regina 7 @ Edmonton 4
January 10, 2018 – Edmonton 4 @ Regina 3 OT
October 29, 2017 – Regina 5 @ Edmonton 3

Pats Leaders Vs Edmonton (Career)
Austin Pratt – 24 GP, 6G, 8A, 14 PTS.
Robbie Holmes – 11 GP, 4G, 7A, 11 PTS.
Riley Krane – 7 GP, 3G, 3A, 6 PTS
Carson Denomie – 7 GP, 1G, 4A, 5 PTS..
Logan Nijhoff – 7 GP, 3G, 0A, 3 PTS.
Donovan Buskey – 3 GP, 2-1-0-0, 15 GA.

Individual Streaks (Active)
Austin Pratt – 3 games (1G, 3A).

Individual Streaks (Recent)
Zach Wytinck – 6 games, January 24 – February 8 (1G, 6A).
Robbie Holmes – 5 games, January 24 – February 8 (3G, 6A).
Ryker Evans – 5 games January 26 – February 8 (1G, 7A).

Upcoming Schedule
Pats Vs Brandon – Sunday February 23, 4 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats Vs Medicine Hat – Friday February 28, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Medicine Hat – Saturday February 29, 7 p.m. – Canalta Centre (CKRM)

 

 

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