PREVIEW: Pats make first visit to Winnipeg Saturday night


The Regina Pats (2-11-2-0) are on the road on Saturday night for their first visit to Winnipeg to take on the ICE (9-7-1-0). Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. at the Wayne Fleming Arena. The Pats last game was on Sunday where they lost 3-2 in overtime at home to the Red Deer Rebels, their game schedule for Friday night was cancelled due to ice issues at the Brandt Centre. The ICE were in Moose Jaw last night and dropped a 3-2 decision. Tonight is the second of six meetings between Regina and Winnipeg in 2019-20. The game can be heard with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey starting at 7:05 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Regular Season Comparison Regina Winnipeg
Record 2-11-2-0 9-7-1-0
Goals For/Against 37/67 (-30) 58/66 (-8)
Powerplay 10.8% (7/65) 23.9% (17/71)
Penalty Kill 77.3% (51/66) 66.7% (34/51)
Team Save Percentage 0.855 0.867
Leading Scorer Austin Pratt (8-7-15) Michal Teply (7-10-17)
Leading Scorer (Defence) Zack Wytinck (2-10-12) Carson Lambos (4-6-10)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT-SO) 14-12-10-0-1 19-19-18-0-2

Quick Facts
-Tonight is the first visit for the Pats to Winnipeg since the WHL returned to the Manitoba Capital.
-Regina has picked up four points in the standings in their last four games.
-The Pats are 0-1-0-0 against Winnipeg this season.
-Cole Dubinsky has assists in three straight games entering tonight’s contest.
-Zack Smith picked up his first career WHL goal against Red Deer on Sunday.
-Zach Wytinck has a goal and nine points in seven games with the Pats this year.
-The Pats penalty kill is 83.3% in their last 10 games, going 35 for 42.
-The Pats are 1-5-0-0 on the road this season.

Smith Gets #1
Newly signed Pats forward Zack Smith is off to a good start in his WHL career. The 18-year-old scored the first goal of his career on Sunday against Red Deer in the second period. Smith has a goal and an assist in the first three games he’s played in the league. Smith started the year with the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL where he had six goals and 14 points in 15 games

Dubinsky’s Good Stretch
Pats sophomore forward Cole Dubinsky has found some consistent offence this season. The 17-year-old has points in three straight games, putting up three assists, to reach six points on the year. All six of those points have come in the last seven games of the season. The product of Ardrossan, AB has been kept off the scoresheet just twice in the last seven.

Pats Approaching Notable Career Highlights
Austin Pratt is 31 games away from 300 in his WHL career.
Robbie Holmes is 11 games away from 200 in his WHL career and 24 points away from 100.
Zach Wytinck is 24 games away from 200 in his WHL career and 22 points away from 100.
Max Paddock is 6 games away from 100 in his WHL career, 15 wins away from 50.
Riley Krane is 18 games away from 100 in his WHL career.

Last Pats Game
The Regina Pats dropped a tight one at home to Red Deer on Sunday, 3-2 in overtime at the Brandt Centre. In the first period, both teams put seven shots on net, but the game was scoreless into the second period. Regina had two powerplay opportunities in the opening frame to the Rebels one. In the second, Red Deer went up 1-0 when Chase Leslie scored on a two on one rush at 5:19. The Pats came back and scored in the second after a powerplay expired, Zack Smith potted the first of his WHL career from the right circle and it was 1-1 after forty minutes. In the third, the Rebels took the lead with 1:23 left, Josh Tarzwell from the slot, and it was 2-1 Red Deer. The Pats pulled Max Paddock for the extra attacker, and with 40 seconds left, Austin Pratt scored from in tight for his eighth, and the game needed overtime. In the extra frame, Arshdeep Bains scored 48 seconds in to give the Rebels the extra point in a 3-2 final.

Last Pats Game Vs Winnipeg
September 29, 2019 – Carson Lambos scored twice to lead the Winnipeg ICE to a 5-2 win over the Pats at the Brandt Centre. Austin Pratt and Robbie Holmes each had a goal and an assist for Regina in the defeat. Will Gurski stopped 19 of 21 in the win for Winnipeg, while Danton Belluk made 20 saves for the Pats.

Last 10 Games Vs Opponent
September 29, 2019 – Winnipeg 5 @ Regina 2
February 20, 2019 – Kootenay 4 @ Regina 5 SO
January 16, 2019 – Kootenay 4 @ Regina 3
November 13, 2018 – Regina 2 @ Kootenay 5
October 12, 2018 – Regina 3 @ Kootenay 2
March 9, 2018 – Regina 2 @ Kootenay 1 OT
February 9, 2018 – Kootenay 4 @ Regina 2
November 1, 2017 – Kootenay 1 @ Regina 5
October 24, 2017 – Regina 6 @ Kootenay 3
December 6, 2016 – Regina 5 @ Kootenay 4 OT

Pats Leaders Vs Winnipeg/Kootenay (Career)
Austin Pratt – 21 GP, 7G, 8A, 15 PTS.
Zach Wytinck – 16 GP, 3G, 9A, 12 PTS
Robbie Holmes – 9 GP, 5G, 2A, 7 PTS.
Caiden Daley – 14 GP, 1G, 5A, 6 PTS.
Logan Nijhoff – 7 GP, 1G, 3A, 4 PTS.
Max Paddock – 5 GP, 3-0-0-0, 9 GA.

Individual Streaks (Active)
Cole Dubinsky – 3 games (3A).
Zack Smith – 2 games (1G, 1A).
Zach Wytinck – 2 games (2A).

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 Vs Prince Albert – Saturday November 16, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats Vs Calgary – Wednesday November 20, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
Pats @ Swift Current – Friday November 22, 7:00 p.m. – Innovation Credit Union Iplex (CKRM)

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