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PREVIEW: Pats Look For Redemption Versus Broncos At Home

Regina, Sask. – The Regina Pats rematch the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. inside the Brandt Centre as the club ends their six game season series against Swift Current.

Tonight, RE/MAX Presents: Nickelodeon Night for Children’s Miracle Network, which will feature a SpongeBob SquarePants theme, as the Pats will wear special SpongeBob SquarePants jerseys for the game with the jerseys being auctioned off.

It’s also the second game of this home-and-home against the Broncos as these two clubs last met on Friday inside the InnovationPlex with the Broncos defeating the Pats 4-2, ending Regina’s three game winning-streak. The Pats opened the scoring early in the first and took a 2-1 lead early in the third after the game was 1-1 after two. The Broncos would fire back with three unanswered goals to close out their 21st win of the season.

Connor Bedard and Parker Berge scored for the Pats while Drew Sim made 26 saves for the Pats in the loss. For the Broncos, they got goals from Josh Filmon and Drew Englot as well as two goals from Josh Davies. In net, Reid Dyck made 25 saves. The final shots were 30-27 for the Broncos. The Pats went 1-2 on their power play and 4-6 on their penalty kill.

These two clubs are now tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference standings with 44 points.

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Swift Current

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Team Record 21-17-0-2 — 44 points 21-20-1-1 — 44 points
Division Ranking 4th Central 4th East
Conference Ranking 7th Eastern 8th Eastern
League Ranking 11th 12th
Past 10 Games 7-2-0-1 4-6-0-0
Streak 2-0-0-1 0-1-0-0
Last Game 4-2 W vs Regina (Jan 20 2023) Final 4-2 L @ Swift Current (Jan 20 2023) Final
Home Record 14-9-0-2 10-9-0-1
Away Record 7-8-0-0 11-11-1-0
GF 140 155
GA 147 170
PP (Overall) (35/157) 22.3% (45/167) 26.9%
PP (Home) (19/99) 19.2% (20/79) 25.3%
PP (Away) (16/58) 27.6% (25/88) 28.4%
PK (Overall) (46/205) 77.6% (48/196) 75.5%
PK (Home) (32/119) 73.1% (15/82) 81.7%
PK (Away) (14/86) 83.7% (33/114) 71.1%
PP vs. Opp. (4/19) 21.1% (7/28) 25%
PK vs. Opp. (7/28) 75% (4/19) 78.9%
Leading Rookie Caswell (6-14-20) Suzdalev (23-31-54)
Most PIM Ward – 80 Vaughan – 60
Team PIM/GM 13.9/Game 14.0/Game
Leading Scorers Ward (18-31-49) Bedard (37-42-79)
Filmon (29-16-45) Suzdalev (23-31-54)
Hvidston (9-24-33) Howe (22-30-52)
McGinley (7-18-25) Svozil (5-38-43)
Pickering (5-19-24) Valis (15-19-34)
Last 5 Games 4-2 W vs Regina (Jan 20 2023) Final 4-2 L @ Swift Current (Jan 20 2023) Final
5-4 L vs Medicine Hat (Jan 18 2023) Final SO 4-3 W vs Portland (Jan 14 2023) Final
4-3 W vs Prince George (Jan 14 2023) Final 7-4 W vs Saskatoon (Jan 13 2023) Final
6-3 L @ Calgary (Jan 13 2023) Final 6-2 W vs Calgary (Jan 8 2023) Final
5-3 L @ Lethbridge (Jan 11 2023) Final 6-0 L vs Seattle (Jan 6 2023) Final
Leading After 1st 9-3-0-1 15-2-1-0
Leading After 2nd 16-0-0-0 18-0-0-0
Tied After 1st 5-4-0-1 4-3-0-0
Tied After 2nd 2-4-0-0 2-5-0-0
Trailing After 1st 7-10-0-0 2-15-0-1
Trailing After 2nd 3-13-0-2 1-15-1-1
Out Shooting Opponents 10-4-0-0 9-6-0-1
Out Shot by Opponents 10-13-0-2 10-14-1-0
1 Goal Games 11-7-0-2 8-3-1-1
2 Goal Games 5-2-0-0 1-2-0-0
3 Goal Games 3-4-0-0 6-6-0-0

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

HEAD TO HEAD (2-2-1-0)

The Pats are 178-154-19-8-6 vs. the Broncos, all-time.

Date Home Away Time Result
October 8th Regina Swift Current 7:00 p.m. MDT  W, 4-3
October 14th Swift Current Regina 7:00 p.m. MDT W, 4-3
November 5th Regina Swift Current 7:00 p.m. MDT L, 5-2
November 11th Swift Current Regina 4:00 p.m. CST OTL, 5-4
January 20 Swift Current Regina 7:00 p.m. CST L, 4-2
January 21 Regina Swift Current 7:00 p.m. CST

It’s the finale of six meetings between the Pats and Broncos. Last season, the Pats went 3-3-0-0 against the Broncos, outscoring the Broncos 25-20 in the season series. The Pats are 11-8-2 over their last 21 meetings against the Broncos. The Pats are 2-2-1-0 in the season series this year. Four of the five games against the Broncos have been decided by two or less.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM VS. TEAM

Regina Pats

# Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-
98 Connor Bedard 5 6 5 11 6 1
91 Alexander Suzdalev 5 4 6 10 0 -2
11 Stanislav Svozil 5 1 6 7 0 0
43 Tanner Howe 5 1 4 5 6 0
40 Parker Berge 5 1 2 3 0 -4
37 X Easton Armstrong 4 2 0 2 0 -4
55 Sam Oremba 5 1 1 2 6 0
34 Riley Ginnell (total) 3 0 2 2 0 3

 

# Name GP W L OTL SL Mins GA GAA SV%
33 Drew Sim 4 2 1 1 0 240:58 15 3.73 0.881
30 X Matthew Kieper 1 0 1 0 0 59:10 4 4.06 0.833
Swift Current Broncos

# Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-
24 Josh Filmon 5 6 1 7 6 6
10 Mathew Ward 5 4 3 7 2 4
17 Josh Davies 5 4 2 6 15 5
21 Connor Hvidston 5 2 4 6 11 2
27 Owen Pickering 5 1 4 5 2 4
28 Sam McGinley 3 1 2 3 4 1
20 Braeden Lewis 5 0 3 3 4 1
16 Brady Birnie 5 1 1 2 2 0

 

# Name GP W L OTL SL Mins GA GAA SV%
33 X Gage Alexander 2 2 0 0 0 120:58 6 2.98 0.924
30 Reid Dyck 3 1 2 0 0 178:28 10 3.36 0.901

HEADLINES

  • The Regina Pats have won three of their last four games, defeating the Calgary Hitmen (6-2), Saskatoon Blades (7-4) and Portland Winterhawks (4-3) during that time, which comes following a three game losing-streak from Jan. 1 – Jan. 6…over the Pats last four games, they have outscored their opponents 19-to-13…the Pats are also 7-for-14 on the power play (50%) over their last four games.
  • Connor Bedard scored his 100th career WHL goal (100G-107A-207PTS-109GP) on Friday in Swift Current, becoming the fifth player in league history to score 100 goals before his 18th birthday…Friday, Jan. 13, Bedard recorded his 200th point against the Saskatoon Blades.
  • Regina Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock (196) is currently four wins away from 200 as Pats coach…he is six wins away from tying Frank Mario (202) for third on the all-time wins list, while 10 wins away from tying Murray Armstrong (206) for second on the list.

BY THE NUMBERS

79: Number of points (37G-42A) in 32 games for Pats captain Connor Bedard leads the WHL…his 42 assists are first and his 37 goals are also first…the North Vancouver, BC product is also on a 31 game point-streak with all 79 points during that time.

54: Points for Alexander Suzdalev leads all WHL rookies…his 23 goals also lead all rookies while his 31 assists are first…the Washington Capitals 2022 third-rounder has points in 24 of his last 29 games (17G-28A-45PTS)…his 13 PPG are tied for second the WHL.

8: Points (1G-7A) over Tanner Brown’s last eight games, with points in five of his last seven games and two multi-point outings during that stretch…the Kelowna, B.C. product is two games away from 200 in his WHL career.

6: Six assists in three games for defenceman Stanislav Svozil since coming back from the World Juniors on Jan. 13…the Czechia product is third amongst all defencemen in assists with 38, while leading a D-men in points per-game (1.39).

3: Three game point-streak (2G-1A) for forward Braxton Whitehead…three of his five goals this season have come since January 1st, with two of them scored short-handed…last year, seven of his 10 goals came in the second-half (Dec. 27 – Apr. 17).

COMING UP

  • 4:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29 – Medicine Hat Tigers (17-21-5-1) at Regina Pats (21-20-1-1)
  • 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Regina Pats (21-20-1-1) at Red Deer Rebels (30-8-1-3)
  • 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Regina Pats (21-20-1-1) at Calgary Hitmen (22-15-3-1)
  • 8:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 – Regina Pats (21-19-1-1) at Lethbridge Hurricanes (24-15-3-2)
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