Pats Wrap Up Home Stand Against Americans
October 19, 2012
Pats face-off with the U.S. Division leading Tri-City Americans
|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 Pats lone contest of the week as they welcome the U.S. Division leading Tri-City Americans. The Pats won both of their contests against U.S. Division opponents this season (4-3 OT vs Portland, 4-3 vs Everett). Tri-City is in the midst of a six game Eastern Division road swing. The Ams are 3-0-1-0 on the trip which concludes Saturday in Swift Current. Last season, the Pats fell to the Americans 6-1 on the road. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show getting underway at 6:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Pats Top Everett Before Week Off
With no weekday games, the Pats previous contest was their 4-3 win against the Everett Silvertips on Saturday. Chandler Stephenson and Dyson Stevenson scored in the third period to bring the Pats back from a deficit in the final frame. Teagan Sacher made 23 saves for his first WHL win.
Friday Night Lights
It’s Hat Giveaway Night at the Brandt Centre. The first thousand kids in the building receive a hat courtesy Kewl Sports Apparel. The Pats are also taking the evening to recognize the success of football in Regina. For information on how your team can be involved, call the Pats Office at 522-PATS. Individual tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.ca or by calling the box office at 543-7800. Pats fans can also use their ticket to tonight’s game as a coupon to purchase a half-price ticket to the Regina Rage LFL game against the Saskatoon Sirens Sunday afternoon.
Defenceman Colby Williams has made an impact since cracking the Pats lineup at the start of the season. Las Saturday, the offensively talented defender jumped on the scoresheet with a pair of assists in the Pats win for his first WHL points and first multi-point game.
With some injuries to the forward ranks as well as D-core, GM Chad Lang added to the Pats lineup Thursday completing a deal with the Red Deer Rebels. The Pats acquired F Colten Mayor (11GP-3G-0A) and D Stephen Hak (1GP-0G-0A) in return for fourth round and conditional sixth round Bantam Draft picks in 2015.
After being held goalless the first six games of the season, Chandler Stephenson is getting on track. The Washington draft pick has four goals in his last five games. In October, Stephenson has seven points in six games.
Five Pats prospects (Brady Reagan, Drew Litwin, Rykr Cole Austin Wagner and Rylee Zimmer) will participate in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup coming up in Calgary in November.
at Red Deer – Tuesday Oct. 23rd, 7 p.m. – Enmax Centrium (CKRM)
at Kootenay – Wednesday Oct. 24th, 7 p.m. – Western Financial Place (CKRM)
at Lethbridge – Friday Oct. 26th, 7 p.m. – Enmax Centre (CKRM)