Pats and Warriors Clash for First Time
October 03, 2012
Pats face off with Warriors in first contest since 2012 Playoffs
|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|
It’s the first time in the 2012-13 season the highway rivals face off at the Brandt Centre. The memories of an intense playoff series still burn strong for the Pats after being knocked out of last year’s post-season in five games by the Warriors. In the regular season, the Pats went Regina comes off a road swing needing a win after falling to 1-4-0-0 on the season while the Warriors roll in with a 2-2-0-0 record. Fans not at the game can catch the contest on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 with the Press Box Pre-Game Show.
Lead Up: Pats Drop Two of Three on Road
The Pats started out their latest road trip with a dramatic come from behind win, but the two points were the only ones they would capture on the swing. Stymied by a hot goalie in Kootenay and falling victim to a deadly Medicine Hat powerplay put the Pats on their current two game losing string. Discipline was a major factor as the Pats lead the league in shorthanded situations and powerplay goals allowed.
Loving the Rivalry
Pats forward Dyson Stevenson took it to another level in last season’s playoff series. He totaled five points in four games against the Warriors in the post season. During the regular season, he had two goals and two assists in seven games against Moose Jaw.
In the Community
Teagan Sacher and Patrick D’Amico took time Monday to join CAA and the Regina Police at MacNeil School to honour Safety Patrollers at the school for their exemplary work.
Stay out of the Box
The Pats hold a distinct disadvantage when it comes to anything penalty related. They’re second in the WHL in penalty minutes (112), in shorthanded situations (35) and powerplay goals against (11).
- Three Pats sit on the positive side of the plus/minus stat, Dyson Stevenson (+2), Trent Ouellette (+1) and Tye Hand (+1)
- Lane Scheidl’s next goal will be the 50th of his WHL Career
- Sticking with the 50th theme, Matt Hewitt needs just five more wins to reach that plateau for his career
vs. Red Deer – Friday Oct. 5th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (Calendar Night)
@ Swift Current – Saturday Oct. 6th, 7 p.m. – Credit Union i-plex
vs. Portland – Tuesday Oct. 9th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre