7 pm, Brandt Centre, Regina
Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show 6:35 pm
The Pats and Raiders come together for their fourth meeting of the 2012-13 season. With Prince Albert winning the previous two contests by 5-3 and 8-2 scores, the Pats sit 1-2-0-0 against PA this year. Colten Mayor leads the Pats with four points (three of them goals) against the Raiders while Mike Winther and Anthony Bardaro each have five points against Regina. The Pats look to break out of a seven game slump while the Raiders are coming off a 7-0 win over the Tigers.
Lead Up: Pats Wrap Tough Weekend
The Blades scoring spree carried over to Sunday's game as they put up three goals in the first and second periods once again. Matej Stransky continued to pour in the points with three on the night while Josh Nicholls scored two in the game for the fourth time against the Pats to push the total to 7-0 on the afternoon. At the conclusion of the game, Pats fans opened fire, tossing teddy bears to the ice surface to be distributed to some very deserving kids this week.
With this today's rare Thursday game against the Raiders, fans can enjoy $8 big beers. Individual Tickets are available through ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. For more information on Group Tickets call Matt at the Pats Office, 522-PATS.
Klimchuk to Top Prospects Game
Morgan Klimchuk will be off to Halifax for the Home Hardware Top Prospects game coming up January 16th, 2013. Tied for the Pats points lead, Klimchuk is ranked fifth among WHL skaters by Central Scouting for the upcoming 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Three New Faces
The Pats completed a trade with the Red Deer Rebels Wednesday, acquiring forwards Marc McCoy and Filip Vasko. McCoy ('94, 6'2", 192 lbs) has six points in 28 games while Vasko ('93, 5'11", 172 lbs) brings eleven points to the lineup. The Pats then acquired defenceman Darian Henry ('94, 6'4", 185 lbs.) from the Calgary Hitmen.
Down But Not Out
The Pats have had their struggles over the past string of games, but are still positioned to gain a playoff spot. They only trail 8th place in the conference by five points and are just seven points away from 6th spot.
- Four Pats are in double digits in the goal column: L. Scheidl (18), M. Klimchuk (16), C. Mayor (11), D. Stevenson (10)
- With 29 games played in the WHL and 65 in the QMJHL, Emil Sylvegard is six games from 100 in his CHL career
- Matt Hewitt is eighth in the WHL with 854 saves in 24 games played
at Calgary – Saturday Dec. 15th, 8 p.m. CST – Scotiabank Saddledome (CKRM)
at Edmonton – Sunday Dec. 16th, 5 p.m. CST – Rexall Place (CKRM)
at Lethbridge – Tuesday Dec. 18th, 8 p.m. CST – Enmax Centre (CKRM)
(Courtesy Pats PR/Daniel Fink)