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PREVIEW: Pats Host Rival Raiders On Tuesday

Regina, Sask. – The Regina Pats (15-17-0-1) host the Prince Albert Raiders (15-21-1-1) on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., inside the Brandt Centre.

The Pats are coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Calgary Hitmen on Tuesday, January 18th inside the Brandt Centre. The Pats salvaged their first point when trailing after two periods of play, while becoming the last team to lose in extra time. The Pats scored first, and once trailed 3-1 until Logan Nijhoff and Zack Stringer scored to help tie it.

Tanner Howe tallied a career high three helpers, while both Ryker Evans (1G-1A) and Nijhoff (1G-1A) each contributed with two points. Drew Sim made 28 saves on 31 shots in the loss. The Pats scored all of their goals on the power play, going 3-for-7 while the Hitmen went 1-for-4.

For the Prince Albert Raiders, they are coming off a 6-4 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday on home ice. Prince Albert had a 4-3 lead after two, but gave up three unanswered goals in the third period in the loss. Evan Herman led the way offensively for the Raiders, scoring two goals and an assist. The final shots were 35-27 in favor of Prince Albert. They went 1-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

The Raiders have now lost three straight games, losing to Winnipeg (5-2) and Edmonton (4-1) in their previous two contests. That comes after winning three of their previous four games.

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Team Record 15-21-1-1 — 32 points 15-17-0-1 — 31 points
Division Ranking 5th East 6th East
Conference Ranking 9th Eastern 10th Eastern
League Ranking 16th 17th
Past 10 Games 3-7-0-0 6-3-0-1
Streak 0-3-0-0 2-0-0-1
Last Game 6-4 L vs Medicine Hat (Jan 22 2022) Final 4-3 L vs Calgary (Jan 18 2022) Final SO
Home Record 6-10-1-1 10-8-0-1
Away Record 9-11-0-0 5-9-0-0
GF 114 119
GA 140 125
PP (Overall) (28/160) 17.5% (35/138) 25.4%
PP (Home) (14/76) 18.4% (24/77) 31.2%
PP (Away) (14/84) 16.7% (11/61) 18.0%
PK (Overall) (36/164) 78.0% (37/150) 75.3%
PK (Home) (8/77) 89.6% (22/78) 71.8%
PK (Away) (28/87) 67.8% (15/72) 79.2%
PP vs. Opp. (2/20) 10% (6/23) 26.1%
PK vs. Opp. (6/23) 73.9% (2/20) 90%
Leading Rookie Pakkala (6-6-12) Howe (14-17-31)
Most PIM Thurston – 73 McNutt – 59
Team PIM/GM 12.7/Game 14.2/Game
Leading Scorers Wiesblatt (8-22-30) Evans (6-30-36)
Vitelli (14-11-25) Bedard (19-13-32)
Stanick (14-11-25) Howe (14-17-31)
Kosior (9-16-25) Nijhoff (14-14-28)
Herman (16-8-24) Dubinsky (10-9-19)
Last 5 Games 6-4 L vs Medicine Hat (Jan 22 2022) Final 4-3 L vs Calgary (Jan 18 2022) Final SO
5-2 L vs Winnipeg (Jan 21 2022) Final 7-1 W vs Moose Jaw (Jan 16 2022) Final
4-1 L @ Edmonton (Jan 18 2022) Final 7-6 W vs Moose Jaw (Jan 1 2022) Final OT
7-3 W @ Red Deer (Jan 17 2022) Final 4-2 L vs Winnipeg (Dec 29 2021) Final
4-1 L @ Calgary (Jan 15 2022) Final 6-5 W vs Edmonton (Dec 27 2021) Final
Leading After 1st 8-3-0-0 10-0-0-0
Leading After 2nd 12-2-0-1 14-0-0-0
Tied After 1st 5-5-0-1 4-5-0-0
Tied After 2nd 2-3-0-0 1-3-0-0
Trailing After 1st 2-13-1-0 1-12-0-1
Trailing After 2nd 1-16-1-0 0-14-0-1
Out Shooting Opponents 9-10-1-1 10-8-0-1
Out Shot by Opponents 6-11-0-0 5-7-0-0
1 Goal Games 5-1-1-1 5-4-0-1
2 Goal Games 1-7-0-0 3-5-0-0
3 Goal Games 6-10-0-0 3-6-0-0

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WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

Today Dante De Caria and former Pat’ Matt Strueby have the call inside the Brandt Centre…pre-game show coverage starts at 6:35, with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m., on WHL Live, 620 CKRM, 620ckrm.com and the TuneIn app.

HEAD TO HEAD (3-1-0)

The Pats are 159-128-11-11-6 vs. the Raiders, all time

Date Home Away Time Result
October 1st Prince Albert Regina 7:00 p.m. MDT W, 3-1
October 2nd Regina Prince Albert 1:00 p.m. MDT  W, 5-2
December 3rd Prince Albert Regina 7:00 p.m. CST  L, 5-2
December 10th Regina Prince Albert 7:00 p.m. CST  W, 5-2
January 25th Regina Prince Albert 7:00 p.m. CST
January 28th Regina Prince Albert 7:00 p.m. CST
February, 18th Prince Albert Regina 7:00 p.m. CST
April, 2nd Prince Albert Regina 7:00 p.m. CDT

These two cubs last met on December 10th, 2021 inside the Brandt Centre, with the Pats coming away with a 5-2 win on Teddy Bear Toss night. Tanner Howe scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal, with Feist, Rowan Nijhoff and Carrier finding the net as well. Matthew Kieper got the win, making 25 saves on 27 shots as the Raiders outshot the Pats 27-26. The Pats went 3-for-7 on the power play while the Raiders were 1-for-7.

The Pats lead the season series 3-1, having been undefeated at home this season versus Prince Albert. All four meetings this season have been decided by two goals or more. The Pats are 4-6 over their last 10 meetings against Prince Albert as the home team inside the Brandt Centre, and are 8-12 overall over the last five seasons.

HEADLINES

  • Pats forward Tye Spencer will make his Regina Pats debut tonight, wearing #19…the Saskatoon, SK, native was acquired by the Pats on Monday, January 17th in exchange for Drew Englot…he scored three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 32 games this season with Kamloops.
  • A career-high three assists (0G-3A) for Pats 16-year-old forward Tanner Howe on Tuesday vs. Calgary…30 of his 31 points (13G-17A) have come over his last 19 games…he also leads the WHL in shooting percentage (28.0%) and is second among rookies in PPG (8).
  • Regina has recorded at least a point in three straight games (2-0-0-1) and hold a 6-3-1 record over their last 10 games, with all of those victories coming on home ice…the Pats are also off to a 3-1-0-1 second-half start, having outscored their opponents 25-to-20 during that time…the Pats have defeated Moose Jaw (2x) and Edmonton during that time with losses to Winnipeg and Calgary.

BY THE NUMBERS

6-1-1: Record over the Pats last eight home games…during that span, the club has outscored their opponent 50-to-29…this is versus their current season high five game road losing-streak heading into an upcoming road schedule where they’ve been outscored 28-to-14 during that time.

9-7-1: Under John Paddock since November 18th, 2021…they’ve outscored opponents 70-to-67 during that time, while outshooting their opponent in eight of those 17 games, with equal shots twice (600SF, 35.29 avg / 551SA, 32.41 avg).

8: Consecutive games with a point for Pats captain Logan Nijhoff is the longest of his career…the Comox Valley, B.C., native has 17 points (8G-9A) during that span…last week, he reached two milestones, scoring goal #50 on Tuesday vs. Calgary and point #100 on Sunday vs. Moose Jaw.

17: Points (9G-8A) over Connor Bedard’s seven game point-streak…the North Vancouver, B.C., native also has goals in seven of his last 10 games with 11 goals over that time…he is second in the WHL in shots (157) and had his career high four game goal-streak snapped, Tuesday

33: Games this season for the Pats thus far is tied for the second fewest in the WHL (Lethbridge, 33)…the only club that has played fewer games than the Pats is the Kelowna Rockets with 32.

36: Points this season for Pats defenceman Ryker Evans leads the WHL…the Calgary, AB, native is also second amongst defencemen in assists and has one goal and five assists over his last two contests…he has recorded a least a point in 20 of his 33 games this season.

COMING UP

  • 7:00 p.m., Friday, Jan 28 – Prince Albert Raiders (15-21-2) at Regina Pats (15-17-1)
  • 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan 29 – Regina Pats (15-17-1) at Moose Jaw Warriors (20-16-4)
  • 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 2 – Regina Pats (15-17-1) at Saskatoon Blades (21-14-2)
  • 8:00 p.m., Friday, Feb 4 – Regina Pats (15-17-1) at Lethbridge Hurricanes (14-16-3)
  • 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan 6 – Regina Pats (15-17-1) at Calgary Hitmen (16-14-6)
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