Pat Chat October 8th
October 08, 2012
Pats pick up pair of wins at home
|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 Week That Was
Wednesday, October 3rd – Pats 4 Moose Jaw 1
Once again, special teams were key in the outcome of the Pats previous contest. The Blue and White scored three times on the powerplay and once shorthanded to roll out a convincing 4-1 win over their highway rivals from Moose Jaw. Morgan Klimchuk led the way with a powerplay and shorthanded goal while Chandler Stephenson tallied two assists to be named the evening’s first star.
Friday, October 5th – Pats 3 Red Deer 2
Colton Jobke’s first game back in Regina was an eventful one with a Gordie Howe Hat-Trick. The new Pats Captain scored the first goal of the evening and assisted on Chandler Stephenson’s winner with only 15.4 seconds left on the clock. The back and forth affair featured 14 powerplays in the contest, but no powerplay goals as the penalty kills dominated the evening. Stephenson’s clutch goal gave the Blue and White their second win in a row.
Saturday, October 6th – Pats 1 Swift Current 2
Once again, the Pats found themselves fighting back into a game at the Credit Union i-Plex in Swift Current. Down 2-0 in the second period, Trent Ouellette continued his hot streak, scoring his fourth of the season to bring the Blue and White within one goal. In the third period, the Pats did everything they could, but couldn’t get a puck past goaltender Eetu Laurikainen. Despite outshooting the Broncos 12-3 in the third period, the Pats couldn’t tie the game and fell 2-1.
Pats release forward Andrew Rieder (pending trade)
Quote of the Week
“It’s a big honour. If you look at some of the guys who have been captain before… I’m honoured to wear it and I’m looking forward to the challenge this season” – Colton Jobke on being named Captain of the Pats.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, October 9th – Portland @ Pats
The Pats take on their first American Division team of the 2012-13 season. After visiting the Winterhawks last year, the Pats welcome Western Conference Champions to the Brandt Centre for a post-turkey day dust-up.
Friday, October 12th – Swift Current @ Pats
For the third time on the young season, the Pats and Broncos go head to head. Regina split its first two games against the Broncos so far, and will be looks to advance that mark on home ice.
Saturday, October 13th – Everett @ Pats
The American Division tour continues with the Everett Silvertips making a stop in Regina in their tenth season in the WHL one night after taking on the Wheat Kings in Brandon.
Monday, October 8th – Practice 10:00-11:30 a.m. – No Media Availability (Brandt Centre)
Tuesday, October 9th – Portland @ Pats – 7 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*
Wednesday, October 10th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 11th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.
Friday, October 12th – Swift Current @ Pats – 7 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*
Saturday, October 13th – Everett @ Pats – 7 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*
*Broadcast on CKRM
There are plenty of reasons to get out and see some of the American Division teams visiting over the next week. First up are the Portland Winterhawks featuring possible 2013 first overall pick, defenceman Seth Jones. Following up on Saturday is Columbus’ 2012 second overall pick, blue-liner Ryan Murray who skates with the Everett Silvertips.
Friday, October 12th – vs. Swift Current (Calendar Night)
Friday, October 19th – vs. Tri-City (Hat Giveaway)