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PREVIEW: Pats Continue Road Trip In Winnipeg

Regina, Sask. – The Regina Pats continue their road stretch tonight in Winnipeg against the ICE at 7:05 p.m. inside the Wayne Fleming Arena.

The Pats are coming off a 5-2 loss in Saskatoon against the Blades to begin their 10 game road swing. The Pats trailed 3-0 in the second and 3-1 after two. Connor Bedard and Alexander Suzdalev scored for Regina in the loss. Drew Sim made 22 saves on 26 shots. The Pats outshot the Blades 34-27 in the game, while going 1-4 on the power play but just 1-3 on the penalty kill.

Meanwhile, the Winnipeg ICE are coming off an 8-3 victory Saturday over the Brandon Wheat Kings. Zach Benson scored twice while Connor McClennon, Conor Geekie, Aiden Oiring, Skyler Bruce, Owen Pederson and Vladislav Shilo also found the back of the net extending Winnipeg’s winning streak to 13 games. The ICE went 2-7 on the power play and scored two shorthanded goals while improving their record to 18-1. Daniel Hauser made 32 saves. The ICE have a 6-0 record on their current 10 game homestand.

The ICE are first in the WHL with a 18-1-0-0 record and 36 points. They have scored seven goals or more in back-to-back games with 15 goals over that time. They have allowed two or less in nine of their 19 games this year.

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MATCH UP

Regina

Winnipeg

Team Record 9-9-1-1 — 20 points 18-1-0-0 — 36 points
Division Ranking 4th East 1st East
Conference Ranking 7th Eastern 1st Eastern
League Ranking 11th 1st
Past 10 Games 3-5-1-1 10-0-0-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 13-0-0-0
Last Game 5-2 L @ Saskatoon (Nov 13 2022) Final 8-3 W vs Brandon (Nov 12 2022) Final
Home Record 5-5-0-1 6-0-0-0
Away Record 4-4-1-0 12-1-0-0
GF 71 87
GA 72 47
PP (Overall) (19/83) 22.9% (21/91) 23.1%
PP (Home) (12/46) 26.1% (10/33) 30.3%
PP (Away) (7/37) 18.9% (11/58) 19.0%
PK (Overall) (17/89) 80.9% (9/76) 88.2%
PK (Home) (8/46) 82.6% (4/26) 84.6%
PK (Away) (9/43) 79.1% (5/50) 90.0%
PP vs. Opp. (0/4) 0% (0/4) 0%
PK vs. Opp. (0/4) 100% (0/4) 100%
Leading Rookie Vaughan (2-0-2) Dale (2-4-6)
Most PIM Bedard – 30 Nash – 19
Team PIM/GM 14.1/Game 10.6/Game
Leading Scorers Bedard (18-25-43) McClennon (14-16-30)
Howe (9-16-25) Pederson (10-19-29)
Suzdalev (10-11-21) Benson (10-16-26)
Valis (9-9-18) Zloty (5-18-23)
Svozil (2-14-16) Geekie (11-8-19)
Last 5 Games 5-2 L @ Saskatoon (Nov 13 2022) Final 8-3 W vs Brandon (Nov 12 2022) Final
6-2 W vs Red Deer (Nov 12 2022) Final 7-4 W vs Red Deer (Nov 9 2022) Final
5-4 L @ Swift Current (Nov 11 2022) Final OT 3-1 W vs Red Deer (Nov 8 2022) Final
7-4 W vs Edmonton (Nov 9 2022) Final 5-4 W vs Tri-City (Nov 5 2022) Final
5-2 L vs Swift Current (Nov 5 2022) Final 5-4 W vs Everett (Nov 1 2022) Final
Leading After 1st 7-0-1-0 9-0-0-0
Leading After 2nd 8-0-0-0 16-0-0-0
Tied After 1st 1-1-0-0 8-0-0-0
Tied After 2nd 1-3-0-0 1-0-0-0
Trailing After 1st 1-8-0-1 1-1-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-6-1-1 1-1-0-0
Out Shooting Opponents 6-5-0-1 11-0-0-0
Out Shot by Opponents 3-4-1-0 7-0-0-0
1 Goal Games 3-3-1-1 7-0-0-0
2 Goal Games 1-1-0-0 2-0-0-0
3 Goal Games 3-4-0-0 6-1-0-0

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

HEAD TO HEAD (0-1-0-0)

The Pats are 39-50-2-5-5 vs. the ICE, all-time.

Date Home Away Time Result
October 7th Regina Winnipeg 7:00 p.m. MDT L, 5-2
November 17th Winnipeg Regina 7:05 p.m. CST
November 19th Winnipeg Regina 8:05 p.m. CST
December 11th Winnipeg Regina 5:05 p.m. CST
February 18th Regina Winnipeg 7:00 p.m. CST
March 3rd Regina Winnipeg 7:00 p.m. CDT

It’s the second of six meetings this season between the Pats and ICE. The last time these two clubs met it was on October 7, with Winnipeg beating Regina 5-2 at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were outshot 35-23 in that game, with Jaxsin Vaughan and Connor Bedard scoring the only goals for Regina. The Pats were 0-4 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill.

Last season, the ICE went 7-0 vs. the Pats (37GA-14GF). The Pats are 0-15-1-1 against the ICE since their move from Kootenay to Winnipeg at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. The last time the Pats defeated the Kootenay/Winnipeg franchise was on February 20, 2019, as the Pats won 5-4 in a shootout.

WPG VS. REG – INDIVIDUAL STATS

Winnipeg ICE

# Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-
34 Ty Nash 1 1 1 2 0 1
17 Owen Pederson 1 1 1 2 0 2
9 Zach Benson 1 0 2 2 0 1
94 Connor McClennon 1 1 0 1 0 1
18 Aiden Oiring 1 1 0 1 0 0
4 Ben Zloty 1 1 0 1 0 2

# Name GP W L OTL SL Mins GA GAA SV%
31 Daniel Hauser 1 1 0 0 0 60:00 2 2.00 0.913
Regina Pats

# Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-
98 Connor Bedard 1 1 0 1 2 -1
51 Jaxsin Vaughan 1 1 0 1 0 0
37 Easton Armstrong 1 0 1 1 0 1
44 Layton Feist 1 0 1 1 0 -2
6 Carter Herman 1 0 1 1 0 1
38 Brayden Barnett 1 0 0 0 0 -1

# Name GP W L OTL SL Mins GA GAA SV%
30 Matthew Kieper 1 0 1 0 0 59:10 4 4.06 0.882

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Parker Berge will play his 100th WHL game tonight.
  • Connor Bedard is 3 games away from 100 career games. If all goes go schedule, Bedard will play his 100th WHL game in Vancouver on Nov. 25.
  • Tanner Howe is 4 points away from 100 career points.

HEADLINES

  • To go along with Connor Bedard’s now 19 game point-streak which is two away from his career-high of 21, he’s recorded seven straight multi-point games with 21 points (8G-13A) during that time, while also holding a four game goal-streak heading into today.
  • The Regina Pats have recorded at least a point in four of their last six games (3-2-1-0), after picking up five of a possible eight points over their last four contests (2-1-1)…during their last six games, the Pats have outscored their opponents 28-to-24.

BY THE NUMBERS

43: Number of points (18G-25A) in 20 games for Pats captain Connor Bedard leads the WHL, while his 18 goals are first, and his 25 assists are also first…the North Vancouver, BC product is on a 19 game point-streak, with all 43 points over his last 19 games.

4: Career-high four points on Friday in Swift Current against the Broncos for forward Alexander Suzdalev (1G-3A)…the Washington Capitals 2021 third-round pick has points in six straight (4G-8A-12PTS)…his 7 PPG goals are tied for first in the WHL.

130: Shots on net in 20 games this season for Connor Bedard leads the WHL, as he is averaging 6.5 per-game, while he averaged 5.25 shots on net per game last year, with 326 shots in 62 games, leading the league.

6: Points over Tanner Howe’s last two games (2G-4A), as he takes a two game point-streak into action today…the Prince Albert, Sask. product has 26 points (9G-16A) in 19 games this season which is tied for 11th in WHL scoring.

12: Power play goals for the Regina Pats over their last eight contests, having scored at least one power play marker in eight straight…during that time, the Pats man-advantage has gone 12-for-36, running at 33.3%…overall, the Pats power play is T-11th in the WHL at 22.9%.

6: Goals since coming back from injury for Borya Valis who has scored in four of his last seven games with six goals and three assists for nine points during that time…on  last Wednesday vs. Edmonton, the Denver, Colorado product recorded a career-high four points, as well as his first career hat-trick.

COMING UP

7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 – Regina Pats (9-9-1-1) at Winnipeg ICE (18-1-0-0)
7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25 – Regina Pats (9-9-1-1) at Vancouver Giants (7-8-2-2)
6:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 – Regina Pats (9-9-1-1) at Victoria Royals (3-14-3-0)
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 – Regina Pats (9-9-1-1) at Kelowna Rockets (6-8-1-0)

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