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Wednesday, Nov. 2/2016
7:00 pm, Brandt Centre Regina
PATCHAT: The Regina Pats (10-0-3) play Game 2 of a three game homestand Wednesday evening when they welcome the Kootenay Ice (3-8-3-1) ... The Pats enter the night as the #2 ranked team in the latest CHL rankings and are the lone team in the CHL without a regulation loss ... The Pats lead the WHL's Eastern Conference by two points over Medicine Hat ... Regina is 6-0-3 at home ... They are #1 in the conference in goals against (39) and #2 in goals for (68).
LAST GAME: The Pats dumped Seattle 6-3 on Sunday before 6484 fans in the Brandt Centre ... Dawson Leedahl (Saskatoon, SK) led the Pats with 2-2-4.
LEADERS: The Pats are led by Sam Steel (10-12-22), Jake Leschyshyn (7-9-16), and Leedahl (5-11-16) ... Austin Wagner leads the club in penalty minutes (25).
PATS LEAD THE LEAGUE: Sam Steel was named the WHL's Player of the Month on Tuesday and is 4th in league scoring ... Teammate Austin Wagner leads the league in shorthanded goals (3) ... Forward Filip Ahl is #1 in game winning goals (4) .... Defenceman Chase Harrison is tops in the WHL in plus/minus (+22).
ICE CHIPS: Kootenay is 1-4-0 on the road and is 11th in the Eastern Conference, four points behind Brandon for the final playoff spot ... The Ice begin a 4-game road trip through the East Division Wednesday evening ... Kootenay beat the Pats 4-3 in overtime back on Oct. 7 in Regina ... The Ice are coming off a 2-game sweep of Brandon on the weekend in Cranbrook ... Kootenay is led by Zak Zborovsky (12-5-17), Matt Alfaro (6-8-14), and Cale Fleury (2-7-9) ... Barrett Sheen is their PM leader (29).
ISN'T THAT SPECIAL: The Pats are 5th-ranked on the powerplay (25.8%) and 10th on the penalty kill (79.2%) ... The Ice are 12th on the man advantage (20.%) and 16th killing penalties (77.4%)
GOALTENDING LEADERS: Tyler Brown has played the most minutes in goal for the Pats this season (6-0-2, 2.96 GAA, .908 SAV) while Payton Lee has been the busiest for the Ice (3-1-3-1, 2.55 GAA, .935 SAV).
NEXT UP: The Pats close out the homestand Friday evening versus the Saskatoon Blades at 7:00 pm on Access/Shaw and 620 CKRM ... They are on the road next Thursday when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors.
LAST NIGHT IN THE 'DUB: Moose Jaw 3 Prince Albert 1, Seattle 4 Saskatoon 3, Kamloops 5 Kelowna 1, Victoria 6 Red Deer 4.
ELSEWHERE TONIGHT: Moose Jaw at Brandon, Seattle at Prince Albert, Edmonton at Swift Current, Lethbridge at Kamloops, Medicine Hat at Prince George, Red Deer at Everett