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PREVIEW: Regina set to conclude Hub against Winnipeg

REGINA – This is it for the Regina Pats inside the Subway WHL Hub.

Regina’s 2020-21 WHL regular season concludes Tuesday night inside the Brandt Centre, as the Regiment take on the Winnipeg ICE at 6 p.m.

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Tuesday’s contest is the final chapter in what has been a long road to get here. After months of uncertainty, the puck finally dropped on the Pats 2020-21 season March 12. Since then, Regina has gone 9-11-2-1 and can claim fourth place in the East Division standings with a win tonight.

The Pats are coming off a 5-1 loss to the division champion Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday night, while the ICE have won four in a row.

Winnipeg has been a tough matchup for Regina this season, as the ICE have won the previous three meetings, outscoring the Hub hosts a combined 16-6.

Las Vegas Golden Knights draft pick Peyton Krebs leads the ICE into their season finale, as the 20-year-old leads the WHL in scoring with 42 points. He’s part of a Winnipeg attack that features three of the WHL’s top 10 scorers along with Connor McClennon (33 pts.) and Owen Pederson (30 pts.).

On the Pats side of the equation, Ryker Evans enters the night looking to finish the season on a high. The Calgary product had his 12-game point streak snapped last time out and enters the night two points back of Medicine Hat’s Cole Clayton (28 pts.) for the WHL’s defencemen scoring lead.

vsWPGmatchup

HEAD-TO-HEAD: LAST 10 MEETINGS | REG (1-7-1-1) vs. WPG/KTN

  • Apr. 12, 2021: REG 1 @ WPG 3
  • Apr. 3, 2021: REG 2 vs. WPG 5
  • Mar. 23, 2021: REG 3 @ WPG 8
  • Mar. 6, 2020: REG 2 vs. WPG 6
  • Dec. 15, 2019: REG 4 vs. WPG 5 (SO)
  • Dec. 6, 2019: REG 2 @ WPG 3 (OT)
  • Nov. 9, 2019: REG 4 @ WPG 5
  • Sept. 29, 2019: REG 2 vs. WPG 5
  • Feb. 20, 2019: REG 5 (SO) vs. KTN 4
  • Jan. 16, 2019: REG 3 vs. KTN 4

PATS ALL-TIME REG. SEASON RECORD vs. ICE

  •  39-41-2-5-5 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

SPECIAL TEAMS REPORT

  • REGINA:
    • PP – 19/89, 21.3% (12th WHL)
    • PK – 84/108, 77.8% (T10 WHL)
  • WINNIPEG:
    • PP – 32/98, 32.7% (3rd WHL)
    • PK – 62/77, 80.5% (T10 WHL)

PATS LEADERS

  • GOALS: 14 – Denomie (T2 WHL), 12 – Bedard (T10)
  • ASSISTS: 23 – Evans (3rd WHL), 16 – Bedard
  • POINTS: 28 – Bedard (T8 WHL), 26 – Evans
  • WINS: 6 – Ross


BY THE NUMBERS

  • Heading into the night the Pats have scored 72 goals. That marks a significant jump from last season when Regina scored 54 goals in their first 23 games.
  • Defensively, Regina has surrendered 90 goals this season compared to 81 through 23 games in 2019-20.
  • The Pats are 3-5-0-0 since the departure of Connor Bedard.
  • Like Brandon, Winnipeg has a potent PP, accounting for 34 per cent of the team’s goals this season.
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