Next Stop Medicine Hat
September 29, 2012
Pats look to wrap up road trip with 2 and 1 record
|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Charlottetown Islanders||Chicoutimi Sagueneens|
|Drummondville Voltigeurs||Gatineau Olympiques|
|Halifax Mooseheads||Moncton Wildcats|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
The Pats have struggled out of the gate, dropping three of their first four, including last night’s game against Kootenay. Meanwhile, the Tigers are out to a respectable start with a two and one record. In last season’s season series, the Pats took three of four from Medicine Hat with two games needing extra time. You can catch tonight’s game at 620ckrm.com with the Press Box Pre-Game Show starting at 7:05.
Lead Up: Pats Run Into Hot Goalie
The Pats rode into Cranbrook on a high after their first win on Wednesday. Kootenay Ice goalie, Mackenzie Skapski, brought the Blue and White right back down turning out a stellar 19 save performance in his team’s 4-1 over Regina. Despite controlling much of the flow in the first and third periods, penalties got the best of the Pats again as the Ice scored twice with the man advantage.
Loving The Arena?
The Pats weren’t afraid of the Tigers’ den last season, taking two victories from Medicine Hat when on the road.
Pats forward Trent Ouellette is on a three game goal scoring streak. He has four points over that stretch to tie him for the team lead in points. Two more goals and Ouellette will match his total of five last season.
Quality Time in the Sin Bin
Henry Hardarson may only have two WHL games to his name, but it only took one (vs. Kootenay) for him to take over the team lead in penalty minutes. His two fights and surrounding penalties totaled up to fourteen minutes last night.
The statistics may not show it, but Teagan Sacher had a fairly strong showing in his first WHL start. Sacher made 18 saves, some in spectacular fashion in last night’s game.
- Rookie defenceman Griffin Mumby (’96) made his WHL debut for the Pats last night in Kootenay
- Dyson Stevenson leads the Pats in the plus-minus category with a +2 rating
- The Pats have faced the most powerplays in the league (26) and given up the most powerplay goals (8)
vs. Moose Jaw – Wednesday Oct. 3rd, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre
vs. Red Deer – Friday Oct. 5th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre
@ Swift Current – Saturday Oct. 6th, 7 p.m. – Credit Union i-plex