PREVIEW: Pats Wrap Up Road Trip In Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat, Alta. – The Regina Pats finish their four game Alberta road trip today at 5:00 p.m. CST against the Medicine Hat Tigers inside Co-Op Place.
The Pats have grabbed five of a possible six points over the course of the first three games of their Alberta road trip, with all three contests finishing by one-goal.
The Pats are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday for their second straight victory in comeback fashion. The Pats led 1-0 after one but trailed 2-1 after two. Sam Oremba opened the scoring for Regina, while Alexander Suzdalev and Zack Stringer scored the tying and go-ahead goals to give the Pats the lead in the final stanza. Drew Sim stood on his head, making 33 saves for his 20th win of the season. The final shots were 35-25 for the Hurricanes. The Pats went 0-4 on their power play and 2-2 on their penalty kill.
Meanwhile, the Medicine Hat Tigers are coming off a 4-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes last night for their second straight victory. The Tigers fell down 2-0 before scoring four unanswered goals to capture the win. Oasiz Wiesblatt scored twice while Caden Lindstrom, and Tyer MacKenzie rounded out the scoring for the Tigers. Evan May recorded his third win of the year, making 35 saves. The shots were 37-32 for the Hurricanes. Medicine Hat went 1-3 on the power play and 4-6 on their penalty kill.
The Tigers have grabbed at least a point in seven straight games now (5-0-2-0). Over their last seven games, the Tigers have outscored their opponents 33-to-20. They’ve also won four straight home games coming in. 2022 WHL first overall pick Gavin McKenna will play in the lineup today, and he is a distant relative of Pats captain Connor Bedard.
|Team Record||24-21-2-1 — 51 points||20-21-7-1 — 48 points|
|Division Ranking||4th East||5th Central|
|Conference Ranking||7th Eastern||9th Eastern|
|Past 10 Games||6-3-1-0||6-2-2-0|
|Last Game||3-2 W @ Lethbridge (Feb 3 2023) Final||4-2 W vs Lethbridge (Feb 4 2023) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(49/185) 26.5%||(41/211) 19.4%|
|PP (Home)||(22/85) 25.9%||(20/98) 20.4%|
|PP (Away)||(27/100) 27.0%||(21/113) 18.6%|
|PK (Overall)||(50/212) 76.4%||(56/212) 73.6%|
|PK (Home)||(15/87) 82.8%||(22/95) 76.8%|
|PK (Away)||(35/125) 72.0%||(34/117) 70.9%|
|PP vs. Opp.||(1/3) 33.3%||(0/2) 0%|
|PK vs. Opp.||(0/2) 100%||(1/3) 66.7%|
|Leading Rookie||Suzdalev (27-37-64)||Lindstrom (14-15-29)|
|Most PIM||Vaughan – 65||Wiesblatt – 66|
|Leading Scorers||Bedard (44-46-90)||Wiesblatt (19-23-42)|
|Suzdalev (27-37-64)||Basha (11-31-42)|
|Howe (23-35-58)||Lee (20-18-38)|
|Svozil (5-45-50)||Boehm (18-17-35)|
|Valis (17-21-38)||Melin (12-19-31)|
|Last 5 Games||3-2 W @ Lethbridge (Feb 3 2023) Final||4-2 W vs Lethbridge (Feb 4 2023) Final|
|6-5 W @ Calgary (Feb 1 2023) Final SO||6-4 W @ Regina (Jan 29 2023) Final|
|6-5 L @ Red Deer (Jan 31 2023) Final OT||3-2 L @ Moose Jaw (Jan 28 2023) Final OT|
|6-4 L vs Medicine Hat (Jan 29 2023) Final||4-3 L vs Swift Current (Jan 22 2023) Final OT|
|5-2 W vs Swift Current (Jan 21 2023) Final||7-1 W vs Calgary (Jan 21 2023) Final|
|Leading After 1st||17-3-1-0||9-5-1-0|
|Leading After 2nd||19-1-1-0||14-2-3-0|
|Tied After 1st||4-3-0-0||10-8-3-0|
|Tied After 2nd||2-5-0-0||3-5-2-1|
|Trailing After 1st||3-15-1-1||1-8-3-1|
|Trailing After 2nd||3-15-1-1||3-14-2-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||10-6-0-1||14-10-4-1|
|Out Shot by Opponents||12-15-2-0||5-11-3-0|
|1 Goal Games||10-3-2-1||6-6-7-1|
|2 Goal Games||1-3-0-0||3-7-0-0|
|3 Goal Games||7-6-0-0||4-5-0-0|
WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN
- Radio: 620ckrm.com
- Stream: WHL Live
HEAD TO HEAD (1-0-0-0)
The Pats are 127-122-12-2-3 vs. the Tigers, all-time.
|January 29th||Regina||Medicine Hat||4:00 p.m. CST||L, 6-4|
|February 5th||Medicine Hat||Regina||4:00 p.m. MDT|
|February 22nd||Regina||Medicine Hat||7:00 p.m. CST|
|March 11th||Medicine Hat||Regina||7:00 p.m. MDT|
It’s the second of four meetings against the Tigers this season, and the first of the season inside Co-Op Place. Last season, Regina won the season series 3-1, outscoring Medicine Hat 18-to-9 in the season series. The Pats are 3-9-0-1 against the Tigers over the last six seasons. Prior to last year, the Pats had dropped eight in a row versus the Tigers.
|Medicine Hat Tigers
- The Regina Pats are 6-2-1 over their last nine games, defeating the Calgary Hitmen twice (6-2 & 6-5), Saskatoon Blades (7-4), Portland Winterhawks (4-3), Swift Current Broncos (5-2) and Lethbridge Hurricanes (3-2) which comes following a three game losing-streak from Jan. 1 – Jan. 6…during tha time, they have outscored their opponents 42-to-35…are also 11-for-34 on the PP (32.3%) over their last nine.
- 13 (+1 in shootout) number of goals for the Pats over the first three games of this Alberta road trip, as all three contests on the trip have ended by one goal…the Pats have received goals from seven different players over the last three games.
- Regina Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock (199) is currently one win away from 200 as Pats coach…he is three wins away from tying Frank Mario (202) for third on the all-time wins list, while 7 wins away from tying Murray Armstrong (206) for second on the list.
BY THE NUMBERS
90: Number of points (44G-46A) in 36 games for captain Connor Bedard leads the WHL…his 46 assists are first and his 44 goals are also first…the North Vancouver, BC product had his career best 35 game point-streak and 11 game goal-streak end on Friday.
64: Points for Alexander Suzdalev leads all WHL rookies…his 27 goals also lead all rookies while his 37 assists are first…he is currently riding a nine game point-streak (6G-11A-17PTS)…he also has points in 29 of his last 34 games (21G-34A-55PTS)…his 15 PPG is second the WHL.
4: Four points (2G-2A) for 17-year-old forward Sam Oremba over his last three contests where he is on a three game point-streak…the Regina, Sask. product has tied his longest point-streak of his WHL career has he had one from 2021-4-16 – 2021-4-24 (1G-2A-3PTS)
13: Number of assists in eight games for defenceman Stanislav Svozil since coming back from the World Juniors on Jan. 13…the Czechia product leads all defencemen in assists and is tied for second in the WHL in assists behind Bedard with 45…his 1.39 points/game is tied for first amongst D.
20: Wins this season for goaltender Drew Sim has him tied for fifth in the WHL…The Tees, Alta. product has also ranks sixth in minutes (1994) and seventh in games played (35)…he has faced 1068 shots against this season which is seventh amongst WHL goaltenders.
- 7:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11 Moose Jaw Warriors (31-16-0-3) at Regina Pats (24-21-2-1)
- 7:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 Regina Pats (24-21-2-1) at Prince Albert Raiders (19-27-3-0)
- 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 Winnipeg ICE (37-7-1-0) at Regina Pats (24-21-2-1)
- 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20 Lethbridge Hurricanes (27-18-3-2) at Regina Pats (24-21-2-1)