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PREVIEW: Pats hit the road to take on the Broncos in Swift Current Friday

 

The Regina Pats (3-14-2-0) start a stretch of seven straight road games on Friday night when they visit the Swift Current Broncos (5-12-1-2). Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m. at Innovation Credit Union Iplex. The Pats are coming off a 4-2 loss at home to the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday. The Broncos fell 6-2 on home ice Wednesday at the hands of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Tonight is the second of six meetings between Regina and Swift Current in 2019-20, the Pats are 0-1-0-0 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 Swift Current
Record 3-14-2-0 5-12-1-2
Goals For/Against 48/81 (-33) 42/84 (-42)
Powerplay 9.8% (8/82) 10.9% (6/55)
Penalty Kill 77.6% (66/85) 75.7% (63/70)
Team Save Percentage 0.865 0.899
Leading Scorer Austin Pratt (9-9-18) Ethan Regnier (5-6-11)
Leading Scorer (Defence) Zach Wytinck (2-11-13) Kasper Puutio (6-4-10)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT-SO) 18-17-11-0-2 15-14-11-2-0

Quick Facts
– The Pats and Broncos are meeting for the second time this season, Swift Current took the first meeting on Tuesday, 2-1 at the Brandt Centre.
– The Pats are 2-4-2-0 in their last eight games.
– The Pats are 1-6-2-0 against the Central Division so far this season.
– Ty Kolle recorded his fourth multi-point game of the year on Wednesday with a goal and an assist.
– Kyle Walker picked up an assist Wednesday to snap a nine-game pointless streak.
-Max Paddock has made 30 plus saves in six of his last eight starts.
-The Pats penalty kill has gone 17 for 21 in their last four games (80.9 per cent).

Kolle’s Strong Start
Pats 19-year-old forward Ty Kolle is off to a fast start offensively this season. The product of Kamloops, British Columbia has put up eight goals and 15 points in his first 19 games of the year. Kolle was acquired from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2018-19 and in 43 games with the Pats he had nine goals and 16 points. He is on pace to well surpass his career high in goals (16), assists (12) and points (28) this year. Kolle leads Regina with three powerplay goals and one game winner. His point totals are second on the team and tied for 63rd in the Western Hockey League.

Paddock’s Busy Stretch
Pats goaltender Max Paddock has started seven straight games since the Prairie Classic on October 27. The 19-year-old has put up a 1-4-2-0 record in that stretch, with a 3.83 goals against average and a .893 save percentage. Paddock has made 30 plus stops in five of those seven contests, once stopping over 40, on October 27.

Pats Approaching Notable Career Highlights
Austin Pratt is 27 games away from 300 in his WHL career.
Robbie Holmes is 7 games away from 200 in his WHL career and 23 points away from 100.
Zach Wytinck is 20 games away from 200 in his WHL career and 21 points away from 100.
Max Paddock is 2 games away from 100 in his WHL career, 14 wins away from 50.
Riley Krane is 15 games away from 100 in his WHL career.

Last Pats Game
The Regina Pats fell 4-2 at home to the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. In the first, the Pats got a goal from Austin Pratt, his team leading ninth, and it was 1-0 after one. In the second, the Hitmen tied it 15 seconds in on the powerplay. 24 seconds later, Ty Kolle potted his eighth to give the PatS the lead back at 2-1. Calgary responded with two goals from Mark Kastelic, the first on the powerplay, the second shorthanded and the Hitmen took a 3-2 lead to the third. Calgary would seal the victory with a goal late in the third from Riley Stotts, his eighth and Regina fell 4-2. The Pats were outshot 36-33, the powerplay was oh for five and the penalty kill went one for three. Ty Kolle led the Regina offence with a goal and an assist, while Max Paddock made 32 saves.

Last Pats Game Vs Swift Current
November 19, 2019 – Max Paddock made 26 saves and Zack Smith scored the lone goal in the Pats 2-1 home defeat to the Swift Current Broncos. Ethan Regnier and Sergei Alkhimov scored for Swift Current, while Isaac Poulter made 48 saves.

Last 10 Games Vs Opponent
November 19, 2019 – Swift Current 2 @ Regina 1
March 13, 2019 – Swift Current 2 @ Regina 0
January 5, 2019 – Regina 0 @ Swift Current 1
December 12, 2018 – Regina 3 @ Swift Current 4
November 10, 2018 – Swift Current 0 @ Regina 2
October 28, 2018 – Swift Current 1 @ Regina 7
October 5, 2018 – Regina 6 @ Swift Current 5
March 17, 2018 – Regina 2 @ Swift Current 3 OT
March 16, 2018 – Swift Current 2 @ Regina 3 OT
January 28, 2018 – Swift Current 4 @ Regina 1

Pats Leaders Vs Swift Current (Career)
Zach Wytinck – 17 GP, 3G, 9A, 12 PTS.
Austin Pratt – 23 GP, 0G, 7A, 7 PTS.
Caiden Daley – 23 GP, 1G, 5A, 6 PTS.
Riley Krane – 5 GP, 2G, 0A, 2 PTS.
Robbie Holmes – 16 GP, 1G, 1A, 2 PTS.
Max Paddock – 8 GP, 3-4-0-0, 16 GA, 1 SO.

Individual Streaks (Active)
N/A

Individual Streaks (Recent)
Logan Nijhoff – 5 games, October 12-November 1 (4G, 2A).
Austin Pratt – 4 games, October 13-October 27 (4G, 2A).
Ty Kolle – 4 games, October 13, October 27 (2G, 3A).

Upcoming Schedule
Pats @ Brandon – Saturday November 23, 7:30 p.m. – Westoba Place (CKRM)
Pats @ Lethbridge – Wednesday November 27, 8:00 p.m. – Enmax Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Calgary – Friday November 29, 8 p.m. – Scotiabank Saddledome (CKRM)

 

 

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