Pats Look to Extend Home Win Streak
October 12, 2012
Pats face off with Broncos for third time this season
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The Pats and Broncos have already faced off twice in the young season. The first meeting between the two featured a Pats comeback from three goals down and an eventual 4-3 overtime victory. The second contest saw the Pats down two and nearly another comeback, but Swift Current goaltender Eetu Laurikainen came up large by stopping twelve Pat shots in the final frame. The Pats come in after taking an exciting overtime game from Portland while the Broncos dropped their previous game, 2-1 to the Rebels. Tonight’s matchup can be heard on 620 CKRM, starting at 6:35 p.m. with the Press Box Pre-Game Show.
Lucky fans attending tonight’s game will receive a Regina Pats 2012-13 Calendar courtesy of Sasktel.
Lead Up: Hewitt Steals One from Winterhawks
Matt Hewitt was stunning in the first period of Tuesday’s game against Portland. The 20-year old netminder made 14 saves on 15 shots in the first period to keep the Pats in the contest. Goals by Adam Rossignol and Trent Ouellette set the stage for Lane Scheidl to win it in overtime wrapping up a 3-2 Pats win.
Shutting Down the PP
The Pats penalty kill is on a roll right now. The kill hasn’t allowed a powerplay goal in three games and have killed 16/17 opportunities in their last four (94%).
Helping Out Against the Broncos
Dyson Stevenson is off to a solid start this season with seven points in nine games. He has been especially effective with three assists in two games against Swift Current.
Matt Hewitt’s hot streak in net continued against the Winterhawks. He has wins in his last four starts, only allowing eight goals over that stretch while making 121 saves (0.938 Sv%).
Who to Watch on Swift Current
After holding off the Pats third period charge in the teams’ last meeting, Eetu Laurikainen was named the Vaughn CHL Goalie of the Week. The 20th Overall selection in the 2012 CHL Import Draft is certainly turning heads in his WHL rookie season.
- The Pats are the only team in the WHL with two overtime wins
- Trent Ouellette is the only player in the WHL with both a shorthanded goal and shorthanded assist
- The Pats have the 5th best penalty kill on home ice at 86.4%
vs. Everett – Saturday Oct. 13th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM/Access 7)
vs. Tri-City – Friday Oct. 19th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM) *Hat Giveaway Night*
at Red Deer – Tuesday Oct. 23rd, 7 p.m. – Enmax Centrium (CKRM)