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PREVIEW: Pats look to even season series against Lethbridge

Lethbridge, Alta. – The Regina Pats (8-10-0) take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes (7-10-0) on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m., CT at the Enmax Centre.

The Pats are coming off a 6-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers at Co-Op Place on Tuesday night. Cole Carrier scored a natural hat-trick in a span of 3:40 late in the third period for his first career three goal game, while Ryker Evans (2A), Borya Valis (2A), Stanislav Svozil (2A) and Drew Englot (1G-1A) each tallied multi-point games, while Matthew Kieper made 25 saves for his eighth win of the season. The final shots were 35-27 in favor of the Pats, with Regina going 2-for-4 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.

The win extends the Pats winning-streak to two straight games under John Paddock, while it also extends their road winning-streak to three games, and snaps the Pats eight game losing-streak against the Tigers.

For the Hurricanes, they are coming off a 7-4 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday, and are 2-1 since they snapped their six game losing-streak on November 13th, when they defeated the Pats in Regina 6-1. on Friday – Justin Hall had six points (3G-3A) while Logan Wormald (2G-2A) and Alex Thacker (4a) each at four points. Nolan Bentham and Logan Barlage also scored in the game while Jared Picklyk made 25-saves in the victory. The ‘Canes were outshot 28-27 in the contest while going 0-f0r-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

Lethbridge will play seven of their final nine games before Christmas at home at the ENMAX Centre. They have posted a 5-3-0-0 record at home this season. Of the seven home games, five will be against Central Division opponents.

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Team Record 8-10-0-0 — 16 points 7-10-0-0 — 14 points
Division Ranking 3rd East 4th Central
Conference Ranking 5th Eastern 9th Eastern
League Ranking 9th 15th
Past 10 Games 6-4-0-0 3-7-0-0
Streak 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 6-2 W @ Medicine Hat (Nov 23 2021) Final 7-3 W vs Medicine Hat (Nov 19 2021) Final
Home Record 4-6-0-0 5-3-0-0
Away Record 4-4-0-0 2-7-0-0
GF 59 49
GA 61 64
PP (Overall) (18/65) 27.7% (15/73) 20.5%
PP (Home) (10/31) 32.3% (7/34) 20.6%
PP (Away) (8/34) 23.5% (8/39) 20.5%
PK (Overall) (16/82) 80.5% (14/60) 76.7%
PK (Home) (10/37) 73.0% (7/32) 78.1%
PK (Away) (6/45) 86.7% (7/28) 75.0%
PP vs. Opp. (0/1) 0% (2/4) 50%
PK vs. Opp. (2/4) 50% (0/1) 100%
Leading Rookie Svozil (1-12-13) Klavdiev (5-2-7)
Most PIM McNutt – 29 Thurston – 26
Team PIM/GM 14.4/Game 11.3/Game
Leading Scorers Evans (3-15-18) Hall (7-16-23)
Bedard (9-5-14) Thacker (3-17-20)
Carrier (8-5-13) Nash (4-7-11)
Svozil (1-12-13) Barlage (4-7-11)
Dubinsky (7-5-12) Wheatcroft (3-7-10)
Last 5 Games 6-2 W @ Medicine Hat (Nov 23 2021) Final 7-3 W vs Medicine Hat (Nov 19 2021) Final
4-2 W @ Moose Jaw (Nov 20 2021) Final 3-2 L @ Moose Jaw (Nov 14 2021) Final
6-1 L vs Lethbridge (Nov 13 2021) Final 6-1 W @ Regina (Nov 13 2021) Final
6-3 L vs Edmonton (Nov 12 2021) Final 5-2 L @ Brandon (Nov 11 2021) Final
3-2 L vs Red Deer (Nov 10 2021) Final 5-1 L @ Winnipeg (Nov 10 2021) Final
Leading After 1st 3-0-0-0 2-0-0-0
Leading After 2nd 8-0-0-0 4-0-0-0
Tied After 1st 4-4-0-0 3-1-0-0
Tied After 2nd 0-2-0-0 2-0-0-0
Trailing After 1st 1-6-0-0 2-9-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-8-0-0 1-10-0-0
Out Shooting Opponents 7-5-0-0 4-4-0-0
Out Shot by Opponents 1-5-0-0 3-6-0-0
1 Goal Games 1-2-0-0 2-2-0-0
2 Goal Games 2-2-0-0 1-0-0-0
3 Goal Games 2-5-0-0 1-3-0-0

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

2021-22 HEAD TO HEAD

The Pats are 85-72-4-6-1 vs. the Hurricanes, all-time & 35-47-0-2-0 on the road.

Date Road Home Time Result
November 13th Lethbridge Regina 7:00 p.m. CST  L, 6-1
November 24th Regina Lethbridge 7:00 p.m. MST
February 4th Regina Lethbridge 7:00 p.m. MST
March 5th Lethbridge Regina 7:00 p.m. CST
March 11th Lethbridge Regina 7:00 p.m. CST
March 16th Regina Lethbridge 7:00 p.m. MDT

This will mark the second of six meetings this season and second of two in the first half.

Last season, the Regina Pats did not play the Lethbridge Hurricanes as they were not in the Hub Centre.  The Pats went 0-4 in the 2019-20 season series, outscored 18-to-8. The Pats have lost six straight contests against the Hurricanes and are 1-8-0 vs. Lethbridge since the 2018-19 season. The Pats are also 1-3-0 over their last four meetings in Lethbridge and have lost their last three road games against the Hurricanes.

HEADLINES

  • Regina Pats forward Tanner Howe will don the Maple Leaf later this month, after he was named as an injury replacement for Team Canada Black at the Capital City Challenge from Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Ottawa, Ont…he has recorded at least a point in seven straight games with nine points (6G-5A) during that time…this season, the Prince Albert, SK, native has scored seven goals, with five of his seven goals are to tie or take the lead.
  • The Regina Pats are 4-3 in the month of November, and have been outscored by opponents 26-23 during that time…the power play is 8-for-23 in November, running at 34.7% while the penalty kill is 23-for-26, running at 88.4% this month.
  • Regina Pats forward Cole Carrier became the fastest player in modern franchise history (since 1996) to score a natural hat-trick, scoring three goals in a span of 3:40 for his first career hat-trick.

BY THE NUMBERS

4: Game point-streak for Pats forward Borya Valis…over his four game point-streak, the Denver, Colorado, native has scored one goal and four assists…he also has points in five of his last six games with one goal and seven assists over that span.

7: Number of points (1G-8A) for rookie Pats defenceman Stanislav Svozil over his last six games…he has points in four of his last six contests, with three multi-assist efforts during that time…his 13 helpers and 44 shots ranks first among all rookie defenceman.

18: Number of points (3G-15A) for Regina Pats defenceman Ryker Evans is tied for second amongst defenceman in in the WHL, while his 15 assists are also tied for second…he is tied for fourth among defencemen in power play points (8), & tied for fourth in power play assist.

97: Shots on goal for Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard leads the WHL…the North Vancouver native is averaging 5.38 shots on net per contest this season along with nine goals and 14 points in 18 games…he scored 3G-1A over his last four games.

265: Faceoff wins for Pats captain Logan Nijhoff is the highest total in the WHL ahead of Prince Albert’s Reece Vitelli (263)…he went 17-25 on the faceoff dot on Tuesday in Medicine Hat and holds 57.6 faceoff win percentage this season…he also has goals in back-to-back games.

COMING UP

  • 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov 27th – Regina Pats (8-10-0) at Red Deer Rebels (14-6-1)
  • 11:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov 28th – Regina Pats (8-10-0) at Calgary Hitmen (7-9-0)
  • 7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec 3rd – Regina Pats (8-10-0) at Prince Albert Raiders (6-11-1)
  • 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec 4th – Swift Current Broncos (6-10-3) at Regina Pats (8-10-0)
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