Pats Head to Saskatoon to Shut out Weekend

November 13, 2022 – Western Hockey League (WHL) – Regina Pats News Release

Regina, Sask. – The Regina Pats head to Saskatoon today to play the Blades at 4:00 p.m. inside the SaskTel Centre.

The Pats are coming off a 6-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday, improving to 9-8-1-1 on the season. Tanner Howe matched his career-high in points with four (2G-2A) while Borya Valis (1G-2A), Alexander Suzdalev (2A), Connor Bedard (1G-1A) and Stanislav Svozil also had multi-point nights and Easton Armstrong and Sam Oremba rounded out the scoring.

Matthew Kieper made 36 saves in the victory as Regina was outshot 38-20 as they snapped a five game skid against the Rebels while also breaking a streak of nine straight games against Red Deer that were decided by two goals or less. The Pats went a perfect 3-3 on the power play and 4-5 on the penalty kill.

Meanwhile, the Saskatoon Blades are coming off a 5-0 win on Saturday after the struggling Edmonton Oil Kings on home ice. Ethan Chadwick helped the Blades improve to 13-4-0-0 with his first career shutout, making 21 saves as Saskatoon outshot the Oil Kings 43-21 for their second straight win. Egor Sidorov tallied a four point game (1G-3A) while Saskatoon also got goals from Jayden Weins, Trevor Wong, Aidan De La Gorgendiere and Vaughn Watterodt. The Blades finished 2-4 on the power play and 3-3 on the penalty kill.

The Blades have won three of their last four games to start November, having outscored their opponents 17-to-7 over that span. Last season, the Blades finished with 80 points, going 38-26-3-1, which was good for fifth in the Eastern Conference standings.

Match Up

Regina Saskatoon

Team Record 9-8-1-1 – 20 points 13-4-0-0 – 26 points

Division Ranking 4th East 2nd East

Conference Ranking 7th Eastern 3rd Eastern

League Ranking 10th 4th

Past 10 Games 4-4-1-1 8-2-0-0

Streak 2-0-1-0 2-0-0-0

Last Game 6-2 W vs Red Deer (Nov 12 2022) Final 5-0 W vs Edmonton (Nov 12 2022) Final

Home Record 5-5-0-1 6-2-0-0

Away Record 4-3-1-0 7-2-0-0

GF 69 61

GA 67 31

PP (Overall) (18/79) 22.8% (18/74) 24.3%

PP (Home) (12/46) 26.1% (9/32) 28.1%

PP (Away) (6/33) 18.2% (9/42) 21.4%

PK (Overall) (15/86) 82.6% (8/67) 88.1%

PK (Home) (8/46) 82.6% (3/31) 90.3%

PK (Away) (7/40) 82.5% (5/36) 86.1%

PP vs. Opp. (0/0) 0% (0/0) 0%

PK vs. Opp. (0/0) 0% (0/0) 0%

Leading Rookie Vaughan (2-0-2) Keller (4-3-7)

Most PIM Bedard – 30 Lies – 31

Team PIM/GM 14.3/Game 12.0/Game

Leading Scorers Bedard (17-24-41) Wong (7-13-20)

Howe (9-14-23) Lisowsky (8-11-19)

Suzdalev (9-11-20) De La Gorgendiere (5-13-18)

Valis (9-9-18) Roulette (7-10-17)

Svozil (2-14-16) Sidorov (8-7-15)

Last 5 Games 6-2 W vs Red Deer (Nov 12 2022) Final 5-0 W vs Edmonton (Nov 12 2022) Final

5-4 L @ Swift Current (Nov 11 2022) Final OT 4-1 W @ Brandon (Nov 5 2022) Final

7-4 W vs Edmonton (Nov 9 2022) Final 5-3 L vs Everett (Nov 4 2022) Final

5-2 L vs Swift Current (Nov 5 2022) Final 5-1 W vs Tri-City (Nov 2 2022) Final

7-3 W vs Tri-City (Oct 30 2022) Final 2-1 L @ Lethbridge (Oct 29 2022) Final

Leading After 1st 7-0-1-0 6-0-0-0

Leading After 2nd 8-0-0-0 9-0-0-0

Tied After 1st 1-1-0-0 6-1-0-0

Tied After 2nd 1-3-0-0 4-0-0-0

Trailing After 1st 1-7-0-1 1-3-0-0

Trailing After 2nd 0-5-1-1 0-4-0-0

Out Shooting Opponents 6-4-0-1 10-3-0-0

Out Shot by Opponents 3-4-1-0 2-1-0-0

1 Goal Games 3-3-1-1 3-1-0-0

2 Goal Games 1-1-0-0 2-3-0-0

3 Goal Games 3-3-0-0 4-0-0-0

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

Radio: 620ckrm.com

Stream: WHL Live

HEAD TO HEAD (0-0-0-0)

The Pats are 207-211-27-12-6 vs. the Blades, all-time.

Date Road Home Time Result

November 13th Regina Saskatoon 4:00 p.m. CST

December 17th Saskatoon Regina 7:00 p.m. CST

January 13th Saskatoon Regina 7:00 p.m. CST

March 5th Saskatoon Regina 7:00 p.m. CST

March 19th Regina Saskatoon 4:00 p.m. CDT

March 24th Regina Saskatoon 7:00 p.m. CDT

HEADLINES

To go along with Connor Bedard’s now 18 game point-streak which is four away from his career-high of 22, he’s recorded six straight multi-point games with 19 points (7G-12A) during that time, while also holding a three game goal-streak heading into today.

The Regina Pats have recorded at least a point in four of their last five games (3-1-1-0), and have grabbed five of a possible six points over their last three contests…during their last five games, the Pats have outscored their opponents 26-to-19.

Last night, the Pats improved to 4-1 win playing the second game of a back-to-back, while last year they were 5-10-4.

BY THE NUMBERS

41: Number of points (17G-24A) in 19 games for Pats captain Connor Bedard leads the WHL, while his 17 goals are first, and his 24 assists are also first…the North Vancouver, BC product is on a 18 game point-streak, with all 41 points over his last 18 games.

4: Career-high four points on Friday in Swift Current against the Broncos for forward Alexander Suzdalev (1G-3A)…the Washington Capitals 2021 third-round pick has points in five straight (3G-8A-11PTS)…his 6 PPG goals are tied for third in the WHL.

6: Goals since coming back from injury for Borya Valis who has scored in four of his last six games with six goals and three assists for nine points during that time…on Wednesday vs. Edmonton, the Denver, Colorado product recorded a career-high four points, as well as his first career hat-trick.

122: Shots on net in 19 games this season for Connor Bedard leads the WHL, as he is averaging 6.42 per-game, while he averaged 5.25 shots on net per game last year, with 326 shots in 62 games, leading the league.

82.6: Penalty kill percentage this season, which is sixth in the WHL and fifth in the Eastern Conference…the club has gone 48-56 on the PK’s over their last 14 games (85.7%), after giving up at least one PPGA in five previous games…their PK last season was last at 71.9%.

11: Power play goals for the Regina Pats over their last seven contests, having scored at least one power play marker in seven straight…during that time, the Pats man-advantage has gone 11-for-32, running at 34.3%…overall, the Pats power play is 13th in the WHL at 22.8%.

2-1-1: Overall record in the month of November for the Pats, outscoring their opponents 19-to-16…during that time, the power play is 8-22 at 36.4% and the penalty kill is 18-20 at 90.0%.

COMING UP

7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 – Regina Pats (9-8-1-1) at Winnipeg ICE (18-1-0-0)

7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 – Regina Pats (9-8-1-1) at Winnipeg ICE (18-1-0-0)

7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25 – Regina Pats (9-8-1-1) at Vancouver Giants (7-7-2-2)

7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 – Regina Pats (9-8-1-1) at Victoria Royals (3-14-3-0)

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